Life as Art

Life as Art

The aging brain resembles the creative brain in several ways. These changes in the aging brain may make it ideally suited to accomplish work in a number of creative domains.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

While this does not prove a cause-effect relationship, it would seem to reinforce an urgent need to closely examine the impact of smartphone usage on the communication skills and psychological wellbeing of young people.

Identifying and Navigating Mental Illness in Loved Ones

Identifying and Navigating Mental Illness in Loved Ones

Throughout these posts, I hope to discuss methods of broaching the difficult subject of inquiring into the mental health of someone you care about; to provide guidance on how to encourage those who have been prescribed medication to remain on medication; and to describe what happens when an individual is taken to a hospital to receive treatment either voluntarily or involuntarily.

How Can You Tell Whether an Item's Price Is a Good Price?

How Can You Tell Whether an Item's Price Is a Good Price?

And more importantly, assuming you're interested in purchasing it, how much weight will you give the price in your buying decision compared to the packaging, the fact that the amaranth is locally sourced and sustainable, or some other aspect?

Does Marriage Really Improve Sexual Satisfaction?

Does Marriage Really Improve Sexual Satisfaction?

In a new study, published by the Journal of Sex Research, I analyzed the extent and determinants of sexual satisfaction among seven relationship-status groups: married, never married, and those who are divorced/separated, where the latter two groups are further divided into single, living apart together (LAT), and cohabiting.

Data Hazard: Irrelevant Information Contaminates Judgment

Data Hazard: Irrelevant Information Contaminates Judgment

The Eiffel Tower example (which has 1,710 steps, by the way) illustrates the anchoring effect, one of the most important phenomena studied by researchers in the area of judgment and decision making .

Dunbar's Number for Ideas

Dunbar's Number for Ideas

It's known as Dunbar's Number, and it signifies the cognitive limits on social groups. One of the constraints that a "Dunbar's Number for Ideas" could refer to is memory. Working memory is one of the constraints on the number of ideas you can entertain at any one time.

Too soon for sex talk? New study shows some boys are having sex before age 13

Too soon for sex talk? New study shows some boys are having sex before age 13

Almost 1 in 13 males reported having sex before the age of 13, a new study says. When first-time sex is earlier for boys and girls, studies show a greater risk for sexually transmitted diseases, binge drinking and school problems, according to the Bell and Garbers editorial.

Encourage Mathematical Thinking With These Board Games for Little Kids

Encourage Mathematical Thinking With These Board Games for Little Kids

Photo: AmazonThe best way to help young kids understand math concepts isn’t by standing in front of a white board and rattling off multiplication facts.

Concerned mums name and shame anti-vaxxer in neighbourhood letter

Concerned mums name and shame anti-vaxxer in neighbourhood letter

A group of mums in the US state of Wisconsin wrote a letter warning other residents that their neighbour “does not believe in vaccinating herself or her family”.They stated the anti-vaxxer neighbour was making them all unsafe and encouraged others to "use caution" when visiting the family.

My Husband Refuses To Take Care of Himself

My Husband Refuses To Take Care of Himself

You may want to offer to exercise with him and partner up on eating healthy together. There is always the chance that your husband will change his behavior after he or someone who he cares about experiences a health scare.

How to Make Real Change Happen

How to Make Real Change Happen

Each of us needs to identify the particular ways in which we want to become solutionaries who utilize our talents, skills, and knowledge to make real change happen. Each of us has a role to play in being solutionaries who make real change happen.

Alanis Morissette, 44, shows off pregnant belly for baby number 3: 'So much NEWness'

Alanis Morissette, 44, shows off pregnant belly for baby number 3: 'So much NEWness'

Alanis Morissette, 44, shows off pregnant belly for baby number 3: 'So much NEWness'. Alanis Morissette, 44, shows off pregnant belly for baby number 3: 'So much NEWness'.

Littlewoods retailer survey finds mothers asked 228 questions a day

Littlewoods retailer survey finds mothers asked 228 questions a day

Girls aged four are the most curious, asking 390 questions per day - averaging a question every one minute 56 seconds of their waking day, Daily Mail reported. The research found the number of questions asked by children differs with age and gender, with four-year-old girls being the most inquisitive.

Courteney Cox opens up about fertility struggles: 'I had a lot of miscarriages'

Courteney Cox opens up about fertility struggles: 'I had a lot of miscarriages'

"I had a lot of miscarriages, and I don't think that's something that people shouldn't talk about, because ... "I just think it's important to get things out there so people can realize they're not alone," she said.

The Future of the Microbiome

The Future of the Microbiome

This new field of study also requires some new biochem vocabulary words, like betaine, propionate, acetate, and butyrate, and a new understanding of what it means for a microbiome to be “good” or “bad.” Following the metabolomics in human health and disease may be far more helpful than classifying the microbiome down to every trillionth beastie.

How to introduce a toddler to a new baby brother or sister

How to introduce a toddler to a new baby brother or sister

Pearlman says there's no shame in getting the support needed after bringing home baby number two, and encourages moms to ask for help with childcare and accept post-baby assistance like home-cooked meals so they can spend time with their older child instead of doing chores.

The Ripple Effects of Mass Incarceration

The Ripple Effects of Mass Incarceration

A study published this month found that 45 percent of all Americans have had an immediate family member spend time in jail or prison. The study found that people who are African-American and those who have low education levels are significantly more likely to have an immediate family member incarcerated.

Dogs Improve the Health of Seniors—But Take Caution

Dogs Improve the Health of Seniors—But Take Caution

In the year 2017, 4,396 people, aged 65 years or older, ended up in hospital emergency departments with fractures and bone breaks which resulted from walking leashed dogs.

How To Prevent Your Child From Having Sex

How To Prevent Your Child From Having Sex

Here are other possibilities: Besides, where is the evidence that having many sex partners during adolescence and young adulthood is necessarily bad or worse than having romantic relationships?

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.

How We Make Decisions on Tinder

How We Make Decisions on Tinder

However, when we looked at the time it took participants to make a decision on whether or not they were attracted to the photographs with which they were presented, we found that contrary to our hypothesis, males took longer to make a choice compared to females.

Spayed Female Dogs May Have Reduced Communication Skills

Spayed Female Dogs May Have Reduced Communication Skills

The guess was that in the absence of some of the female hormones produced by the ovaries, the spayed dogs would be less socially attentive and responsive to gestures meant as communication.

The birthday party that nearly broke me

The birthday party that nearly broke me

Despite the best planning, you don’t really know what’s going to happen when you combine a bunch of kids, an even greater number of lollies, and throw in some competitive games for good measure.

People share the most embarrassing things their parents have done

People share the most embarrassing things their parents have done

Yup you guessed it, my mother called the number and told the girl I needed to focus on education and didn't have time for girls." "MASSIVE fake tits" One person told about her mother who took the making of a Halloween costume a little too seriously: "When I was eight (yes, EIGHT years old) I was OBSESSED with the new Charlie's Angels movie with Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore.

19 baby shower games that are actually fun (really!)

19 baby shower games that are actually fun (really!)

The name game Help baby's parents find the perfect name: Pass out index cards and pens, and have guests suggest baby names using the first letter of both mom and dad's names (one for each gender if not known).

Underspending in Bad Times

Underspending in Bad Times

That is, do people actually spend less money than they should in bad times? In the moderate payments condition, they got 7 oranges on good days and 3 on bad ones.

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Image: Facebook/ Eyes Open Social Media Safety . Labelling belongings When you name their items so that they don't get lost at school, consider that their name or even a phone number may easily lead a stranger to their social media accounts ...

Many "Unusual" Sex Fantasies Are Actually Pretty Common

Many "Unusual" Sex Fantasies Are Actually Pretty Common

Source: 123RF/Artem Popov First, far from being rare, BDSM (which stands for bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, and masochism) is something that most people appear to have had sexual fantasies about.

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

Resource protection and acquisition, intrasexual rivals, status negotiations, and partner sexual infidelity all stand out as possible adaptive problems that gave rise to aggression as a solution. Conclusion Aggression is a context-specific behavior that may have been an evolutionary solution to a number recurring problems of social living.

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