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The False Promise of Demographics

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

Our culture teaches us some assumptions (like money = sign of success) that are often internalized in our brains. We don't even think of them as assumptions. They're disguised as truths that we must all just simply accept. One such assumption relates to the way we, as business professionals, choose to study our customers and prospects.

Life Lessons From Radical Remission Stories: An Interview With Kelly Turner

Omega Institute | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Kelly Turner has studied 1,500 cases of what she calls radical remission--when someone heals from cancer without Western medicine or after Western med...

Grit Needs Passion, Not Fear

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

At the same time, true grit--persistence and passion--is clearly something we want both for our kids and for ourselves. Fortunately, the life-skills that make us gritty can be learned and practiced.

Can A Change In Mindset Help Teens De-stress?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When teens get ditched by their best friends or teased for their looks, the sharp pain of exclusion feels like it will last forever. But what if we could help teens take a different perspective?

Bulging the Pyramid By Building Value

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

The Boomers wanted self-expression, Gen X wanted experiences, however the Millennia generation wants to make a difference and they don't buy any of th...

Contrary To Popular Opinion, Dogs Actually DO Understand Us

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Contrary to popular opinion, and with all due respect to Gary Larson (creator of the iconic cartoon, in which whatever we say is heard as blah-blah-blah by our dogs), dogs actually do understand us.

Why Companies Are Suddenly Investing Billions On Their Workplaces

Mark C. Crowley | Posted 09.19.2016 | Technology
Mark C. Crowley

What's to become of the traditional work office? Is it possible that communications tools like Skype, Zoom.us and Google Hangouts will have the eff...

The Field of Computer Vision Has Changed So Much in Just 5 Years

Quora | Posted 09.16.2016 | Technology
Quora

In your opinion, what are the most interesting topics to research in computer vision? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network whe...

Innovation and Regulation in Pharmaceuticals

Adam Grossman | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Adam Grossman

I am a caregiver and patient advocate for my mom. I am also a proud co-founder of Give to Cure. My dynamic and awesome co- founder, Lou Reese, is a pa...

Where The Brain And Panoramic Memory Meet

Tara Pattilachan | Posted 09.12.2016 | Science
Tara Pattilachan

Recently MIT neuroscientists were able to locate the two brain regions involved in creating panoramic memories. The method they used to test this hypothesis was rather interesting.

Eureka Moments

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Patricia M. Davidson

Few of us become leaders without the help, shaping, and shielding of mentors, though we might not even recognize at times that we are being mentored--...

Human Vs. Pathogen: The Art Of Battling Infectious Disease

John Aitchison | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
John Aitchison

Today, science is propelling new discoveries every day that hold the potential to save lives. We know the great influence we can have when more of us pay attention and raise our voice.

How Self-Compassion Can Help You Through a Breakup

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Divorce
Greater Good Science Center

By Wendy Paris During the past fifteen years, we've seen a great deal of research about happiness, strengths, and virtues. We've all heard how cultiv...

Do You Have a Negative Attitude about Aging?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Kate Wheeling Everyone reacts differently to stressful events, but new research, published last week in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychologica...

Street Harassment Isn't Just Annoying: It's Psychologically Damaging

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 09.07.2016 | Women
Charlene Haparimwi

Street harassment and the effects of what it does to its victims has been a focus in mainstream media recently. From the company Hollaback!’s viral ...

Can Innovative Transportation Options Help Increase Clinical Trial Diversity?

Jason Resendez | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Resendez

Once reliant solely on buses and subway systems, our nation’s seniors may soon have new choices on how to navigate their communities, including to t...

Exploring Play And Creativity in Children's Tablet Use

David Kleeman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

We often get mired in questions of whether media use is OK for children, long after family patterns and habits have been established. At some point, it makes sense to shift focus and resources to how to make media beneficial for young people.

Insight: The Secret Weapon of the Information Age

Rudy Vidal | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Rudy Vidal

In today's interconnected world we have no lack of facts, statistics and data to help us make business decisions. This abundance however, can be confusing as we try to find insights about our customers and markets. We can simplify things through a better understanding of data types. Lets take a look at the basics ones.

Moving Medical Rehabilitation from Hospital to Home

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

One in six Americans--about 53 million people--have a physical disability, and at least 2.2 million use a wheelchair. Disabilities involving visual, h...

Reducing Student Debt: An Expert's View

Jack Jennings | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

What can be done to make college more affordable? How can students avoid having to take out so many loans?

The Communal Nature Of Science And The Gender Skills Gap

Adi Gaskell | Posted 08.22.2016 | Science
Adi Gaskell

I've written a few times in the past about the increasingly collaborative nature of modern science. Most of the time, these posts have focused upon the productivity gains we see when scientists work together on research.

Crazy Busy? How Much Would You Pay For An Hour Of Calm?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.

Why Trump’s Base Differs From The Typical Republican Crowd

The Huffington Post | Samantha Neal | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

A detailed analysis published Thursday by Gallup’s Jonathan Rothwell finds evidence that disputes the popular “theory of Trump”: the idea that t...

In Response To 'Useless' Surgeries

Jonathan D. Gelber, MD, MS | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan D. Gelber, MD, MS

I agree that ineffective surgeries should not be performed. Unfortunately, people tend to have a reductionist mentality and want to see things as good or bad. Research data can tell us that, but all too often the data tells us something in between.

$100M Solution to Change the World: The Impact Genome Project

Jason Saul | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

In the U.S. today, we invest over $6T/year in solutions to social problems.  We fund thousands of social programs and charities, but we don't know which interventions work the best.  We're spending billions on evaluation, but we're not systematically learning why some programs work and others don't.