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Risky Behavior

Three Gratitude Lessons for K-8 Classrooms

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Vicki Zakrzewski Social-emotional learning (SEL) uses an "outside-in" approach, teaching students skills that help them to work with their emotion...

4 Ways To Become A Better Risk Taker

Ken Budd | Posted 04.30.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

As she approached her 40s, Kayt Sukel suffered a midlife crisis... in reverse. Instead of binging on wild adventures--bungee jumping, big-game hunting, flings with Bieber-aged men-- Kayt became a play-it-safe suburbanite, which is not how she sees herself.

The Science of Lying

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

In this post I am going to take some of the best learnings from our February Book Club book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (by Dan Ariely) and the most interesting tidbits from the research on deception.

Young Invincible On Affordable Care Act

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Rayana Godfrey On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're t...

Low Regard For High Ropes: Why I Don't Want My Kid Roped Into This Common Camp Activity

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

Why do we put kids through these exercises? If we want them to develop the courage to push past fear, can't we do that in a way that doesn't require them to override other instincts we need them to respect in order to keep them safe until their brains fully develop?

James Gandolfini Did Not Die of Natural Causes

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Celebrity
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The idea that a heart attack is "natural" for a man of only 51 is a dangerous fallacy that medicine has tried very hard to dispel. A heart attack is a disease state caused by specific circumstances, and it needs to -- and can -- be prevented.

Sexually Risky Behavior On The Decline Among Black Teens

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices

(Adds details on CDC statistics) By Salimah Ebrahim WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual beha...

What Makes Women More Likely To Have Risky Sex?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.10.2012 | Women

Women who have experienced violence are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new study published in the journal Psychology o...

Tattoo Study Reveals Drinking Differences Between People With, Without Tats

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/16/2012 04:22 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily People with tattoos drink more than their tattoo-less peers, a...

Fatherhood Improves Men's Behavior, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents

Countless studies show how motherhood changes the body and mind of women. But now new research examines how fatherhood propels men to clean up their a...

The Serious Risks of Low Sleep in Teens

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most teens are not getting enough sleep, and their lack of sufficient sleep is being associated with a whole series of risky, unhealthy behaviors, from smoking and drinking to sexual activity and over-eating.

D.C. Schools Students Reveal High Rates Of Sex, Fear And Suicide Attempts

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson had some revealing statistics to share with city council members Tuesday -- almost 10 percent of 8th gra...

What Parents Should Know About Teenage Driving and Risky Behavior

David Petrie | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
David Petrie

I can say that parental attitudes had an impact on my driving history. When I was little I was my father's co-pilot. No matter where he went I wanted to ride shotgun. And my father usually followed all of the laws of the road.

14 Things My Cat Taught Me

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

1. If you're going to scratch someone, wave your tail first. If someone you know annoys you enough so that you want to pounce, claws first, to make th...