The Tldr; Effect

The Tldr; Effect

This sort of attentional blindness is a commonplace part of our experience even before we bring in ideological bias : we simply don’t have a comprehensive view of the world, even in everyday life.

Don't fall for it: How to protect your kids from online hoaxes

Don't fall for it: How to protect your kids from online hoaxes

We’ve seen recently a rollercoaster of panic from parents trying to protect their kids from a supposed online threat known as the Momo challenge , that has for months been debunked as a hoax .Yet the panic from parents continued, as did reports in the media and even warnings from celebrities – all of which could have been avoided if parents had done a few simple checks before raising the alarm.

Here's what to do if your child sees violent footage online

Here's what to do if your child sees violent footage online

But there are some things we do know about the impact of violent imagery on the adolescent brain, and ways in which adults can help teenagers process such information.

How Do We Respond When Others Share Bad News Online?

How Do We Respond When Others Share Bad News Online?

How do others respond if we share bad news on social media, rather than just general personal information or positive events? In a study recently published in Personality and Individual Differences , Lauren Saling and colleagues conducted an experimental study in which participants evaluated other people's negative self-disclosures, imagining that these disclosures were made by a close friend.

Sexual Violence Prevention and The Sex Talk

Sexual Violence Prevention and The Sex Talk

As much as parents want to prevent sexual abuse, in order to do so, the conversation must also include discussion of healthy sexual behavior. Parents need to talk to children on a regular basis about healthy sexual behavior.

A drag queen performed 'Baby Shark' for a 2-year-old and Twitter (mostly) loved it

A drag queen performed 'Baby Shark' for a 2-year-old and Twitter (mostly) loved it

A drag queen performed 'Baby Shark' for a 2-year-old and Twitter (mostly) loved it. The best drag queen performance of the year goes to Marti Gould Cummings for an outstanding rendition of "Baby Shark.".

Cost of formula: Mum waters down her baby's formula so it lasts longer

Cost of formula: Mum waters down her baby's formula so it lasts longer

Formula milk is so expensive that for one mum struggling to cover the cost of feeding her nine-month-old she has been forced to water it down.

8 Eye-Opening Ways Kids Benefit from Experiences with Nature

8 Eye-Opening Ways Kids Benefit from Experiences with Nature

Having experiences related to nature and incorporating nature-based instruction into kids’ daily school activities promotes better learning via eight distinct pathways, according to a new critical review of current peer-reviewed research.

Yikes, I’m Behaving Like My Mother (or Father)

Yikes, I’m Behaving Like My Mother (or Father)

[ii]Although adults who do mistreat their own children are more likely to have grown up in an abusive family environment where the use of violence and aggression was a means for dealing with interpersonal conflict,[iii]the inference cannot be made that people who grow up in an abusive atmosphere will take on that behavior.

Alicia Keys' 4-year-old son got adorably flirty with Taylor Swift

Alicia Keys' 4-year-old son got adorably flirty with Taylor Swift

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Alicia Keys' 4-year-old son got adorably flirty with Taylor Swift During the show, the awards' cameras spotted Genesis sitting on his dad Swizz Beats' lap while staring and waving at Taylor Swift.

'My SIL stole my baby name on the eve of my c-section'

'My SIL stole my baby name on the eve of my c-section'

I was not impressed that I was being told it was her name to use and not mine and most of all I was not impressed that Liz had decided to share this information the night before I was to have my daughter, not in conversation months, weeks or even days prior.

Deaf girl signs Carrie Underwood song 'The Champion'

Deaf girl signs Carrie Underwood song 'The Champion'

An 8-year-old girl who is deaf has earned raves for her performance signing along to Underwood’s song “The Champion," which the country singer recorded with Ludacris. “She asked us to record her because she likes to see herself perform,” the girl's father, Richard Dahan, told TODAY.

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Yoking our feedback to values is a more effective way to communicate and create change than telling people something is "inappropriate" or "against the rules." Just in time for parent-teacher conferences (and beyond) below is a sample 2-page Feedback Form with specific behaviors that reflect the values of one particular middle-school classroom.

Planning a 2019 Conference on Parental Alienation

Planning a 2019 Conference on Parental Alienation

If you have an interesting research idea or case study or a new take on a legal conundrum, please submit a proposal and/or come to the conference to share your experiences with others.

Your Child's Intake Paperwork, Demystified

Your Child's Intake Paperwork, Demystified

You should also sign a release of information for any extended family members who will be involved in your child’s treatment, even if they will just be transporting your child to and from sessions.

Breastfeeding mom so upset her baby was fed formula she sues for $10,000

Breastfeeding mom so upset her baby was fed formula she sues for $10,000

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Breastfeeding mom so upset her baby was fed formula she sues for $10,000 The New York mom said she "cried for an hour" after learning her newborn was fed formula three nights after coming home from the hospital.

Facebook To Act On Wrong Vaccine Info

Facebook To Act On Wrong Vaccine Info

First, it will lower the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search options, according to Monika Bickert, Facebook's vice president of global policy management, CNN reported.

Seven Steps to Reduce Your Stress at Work

Seven Steps to Reduce Your Stress at Work

For example, if I have to write a five-page paper and I think that I won’t have enough time and I lack the skills I will likely experience some stress.

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

Source: Andrew Budson We recorded ERPs on medical students taking anatomy for the first time, measuring their responses to anatomical terms at three times: prior to the course, right at the end of the course, and—importantly—6 months later.

Understanding Understanding: Could an A.I. Cook Meth?

Understanding Understanding: Could an A.I. Cook Meth?

It certainly demands knowledge of the causal relations at the level of operation one is aiming to control, though it is possible to achieve without a deeper understanding of the underlying principles at play.

Teen Testifies On Vaccine Choice

Teen Testifies On Vaccine Choice

Speaking before Congress on Tuesday, Ethan Lindenberger of Norwalk, Ohio, said his mother believed online conspiracies about vaccines, leaving him and his siblings vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases, the Associated Press reported.

What Kind of Sport Parent are You: Rate Yourself

What Kind of Sport Parent are You: Rate Yourself

Instead, take it as a call to action to leverage your influence over your children and take active steps to make changes to better support your children’s athletic lives and overall personal development.

'My friend returns my gifts for cash'

'My friend returns my gifts for cash'

If you want to send anything further then a book on manners will suffice." One said, "'Thank you so much for thinking of the children' is the only suitable response." The woman did add that the gifts were for no real occasion, but she bought them as she remembered the kids commenting that they were something they liked.

Carrie Underwood sings sweet and silly 'Happy Birthday' to son Isaiah

Carrie Underwood sings sweet and silly 'Happy Birthday' to son Isaiah

Dad can be heard chuckling from behind the camera, but it's nothing compared to giggles coming from the birthday boy as he takes in the song without taking his eyes off mom.

9 Signs You May Be a Cognitive Miser

9 Signs You May Be a Cognitive Miser

An article in Scholastic revealed the following statistic: While almost nine in 10 parents of children ages 6–17 (86 percent) say it is extremely or very important for their child to read books for fun, less than half of kids (46 percent) say the same.

The Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain

The Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain

Teams of researchers are investigating further the deep effects of this practice, and studying the possibility of regulating it to maintain physical activity as well as sensory input and circadian rhythms, in order to prevent profound changes in the brain.

Enter the TODAY Cafe Flyaway Sweepstakes to visit Universal Orlando Resort!

Enter the TODAY Cafe Flyaway Sweepstakes to visit Universal Orlando Resort!

to open this spring in Orlando This spring, guests at the Universal Orlando Resort will be able to fuel up for a day of fun at the new TODAY Cafe. Guests will also be able to attend the grand opening of the TODAY Show Cafe and enjoy a taping of the broadcast.

Rosanna Arquette Warns Niece Coco Against Acting Career

Rosanna Arquette Warns Niece Coco Against Acting Career

Rosanna Arquette ’s 14-year-old niece, Coco, is a musical theater actress, but the Sideswiped star warned the teen against working in the entertainment business.

Why Wisdom Doesn't Work as Well as We Think It Does

Why Wisdom Doesn't Work as Well as We Think It Does

But, as the Roman philosopher Seneca once wrote, “So you must not think a person has lived long because she has white hair and wrinkles: she has not lived long, just existed long.” There are two things that motivate our assumptions about wisdom and age: (1) Older people tend to make fewer stupid mistakes, and (2) Older people often know the best course of action in a given situation.

Pregnant Amy Schumer Cancels Comedy Tour Due to Hyperemesis

Pregnant Amy Schumer Cancels Comedy Tour Due to Hyperemesis

imitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Saks OFF FIFTH Amy Schumer , who is expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer , announced the cancellation of the rest of her comedy tour as she continues to suffer from health issues in her third trimester.

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