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Autism Without Fear: We Raise Money for Autism Research... But Not for Our Kids' Schools and Service Agencies?

Michael John Carley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael John Carley

Many of us, as parents of spectrum kids, participate in "autism walks" or other events to raise money for autism research. But we don't volunteer anywhere near the same capacity for entities that directly impact our children -- our kids' schools or service agencies. Why?

Registered Nurses Are Ebola Fighters and Scientists/Researchers

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

If you or someone you care about has benefited from modern day health care, chances are a nurse researcher/scientist was involved in the design or innovation. In fact, those hands that care for you at the bedside may well be delivering interventions pioneered by a nurse scientist.

Insights Are in Cite: Tracking Science's Hottest and Emerging Fields

Christopher King | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science
Christopher King

These days, with scientific knowledge proliferating so rapidly and in such a seemingly undifferentiated torrent, how can one hope to mark the genesis of new areas of specialized investigation?

Where Does Corporate Giving to the Arts Go?

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Recent studies by Americans for the Arts, Giving USA, and others have drawn welcome public attention to the role of corporate giving in the creative ecology -- some sounding alarms and others offering rays of hope.

16 Days of Activism: Inside 3 State Programs Confronting Rape Culture

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Nikki Gloudeman

The sheer prevalence of rape and sexual assault can engender feelings of helplessness, if not outright apathy. Why even bother with fighting back, when it all feels so deeply entrenched and systemic?

If You Want Me to Care About Your Brand, Then Know What I Care About

Michael Kempner | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Michael Kempner

What you say matters, but how you make people feel matters more. To quote the great Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Agroecology and the Disappearing Yield Gap

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science
Eric Holt Gimenez

The largest meta-analysis to date comparing yields of organic and conventional agriculture concluded that the "yield gap" between the two is much smaller than previously claimed and for some crops, doesn't exist at all.

New Study Demonstrates How Providing Jobs to Young People Reduces Crime and Provides Tremendous Return on Investment

The Corps Network | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network Yesterday I was excited, but not entirely surprised, to read about a new study publish...

3 Startling Facts About Mental Illness Stigma and 3 Ways You Can Fight It

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

The more we talk about mental illness the same way we talk about physical illness the faster the perception and stigma will change. Your story, or a loved one who has had a victory over mental illness or addiction can inspire others.

Researchers Identify Species, Last Meal of Ancient Alaska Marine Reptile

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

It's taken 64 years to for scientists to be sure, but they have finally determined that bones found on the North Slope of Alaska's Brooks Range are those of an ichthyosaur, a giant marine reptile from the time of the dinosaurs.

The Surprising Way To Stave Off Cancer And Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

In "Sleepless In America", the latest documentary from National Geographic exploring the significant health issues that arise from getting too little ...

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Show Me the Money

Seporah Raizer | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

It's shrinking the cancer, but it's also shrinking my sense of who I am and definitely who I used to be. I was very active before cancer, and now I need to rest after going to the grocery store.

The Healing Power Of Kindness

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Kindness should be viewed as an indispensable part of the healing process. After all, it's been in the Hippocratic Oath for over a century: "I will remember that... warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."

Yes, Kim Kardashian Is Hot Nude -- But Where Are the Naked Men?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

In a fair and truly gender-equitable world, there would be an equal assortment of nude shots featuring both genders, and we wouldn't be conditioned to perceive of them as anything other than damn fine.

Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, looking at the never-ending parade of quick-fix contestants, we cannot say which diet is best -- because none is.

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

5 Reasons Chicago Is a Clean Energy Powerhouse

Amy Francetic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Amy Francetic

Recently U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson visited Chicago and spoke at a new tech incubator on Chicago's South Side. During Dr. Danielson's remarks, he declared Chicagoland an "emerging regional powerhouse" for clean energy.

Go From Fighting Over Toys to Sharing Toys -- In an Instant

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Being direct doesn't always prevent tantrums. But it helps you teach the lesson you intended. For one thing, you avoid prying the toy from your child's hand -- the very thing you didn't want her to do.

Science's Top Papers: The Tools of the Trade

Christopher King | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science
Christopher King

For scientists and scholars toiling at their research and publishing their findings, the most immediate reward from the scientific community is a citation, when fellow researchers read their work and include it among the footnotes of a newly published paper.

How Suburban Sprawl, Inadequate Transit Worsen Unemployment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find replacement employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.

Colleges and Universities: Getting the Message Right

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

it is so important to link college and university efforts to define a message to an institution's strategic plan. A president often faces a debilitating series of skirmishes about "vision" if there is no clear consensus on a framework for discussing the future of the university.

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Struggle for Science in Africa and Inequalities in Global Health Research

Tamer Fouad, MD | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science
Tamer Fouad, MD

In part, the lack of research in "non-profitable" infectious diseases occurring in underprivileged countries has left threats like Ebola largely unaddressed. In addition, inequalities within the system of international scientific collaboration have hindered African researchers from leading the way against diseases ravaging their continent.

The Most Influential Organization You've Probably Never Heard Of

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

Many of my friends nodded politely a few weeks back when I told them that I had been elected to the Institute of Medicine. They knew from the tone of my voice that this election was a huge honor for me. But, despite my enthusiasm, the announcement was generally met by a few moments of awkward silence. Some of my friends admitted that they had no idea what the IOM actually does.

Enter the PlayMatrix

David Kleeman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
David Kleeman

The Internet added interactivity to the equation, and now the pace of change is accelerating -- mobile, tablets, wearable technology, increasing interaction between digital and physical play.

Get to Know the Job Well

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

There's only one interview technique that matters... Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your h...