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.

College planning guide for parents: How to help with applications

College planning guide for parents: How to help with applications

Her older son is now a happy student at a private liberal arts college, and her younger son, a high school senior, is "ecstatic," Carstens told TODAY Parents, to be attending the University of Texas in the fall.

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox

The fact that fasting and vigorous exercise are now linked to the cellular clean-up process which may be responsible for removal of excess proteins known to cause Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative conditions could mean that the Harvard researchers have stumbled across a biological process which might explain why metabolic disorders are such a significant risk factor for developing neurodegenerative disease in the first place.

Parenting and the Sensory Ecology of Child Development

Parenting and the Sensory Ecology of Child Development

While we must gain a greater understanding and responsiveness to the needs of those who struggle with unique sensory processing issues, we must also come to respect the sheer power of sense in all our lives.

College admissions scandal: Is the system broken?

College admissions scandal: Is the system broken?

While the FBI investigation suggests that the school admissions process is not the meritocracy it is supposed to be, Ruhle suggests one fix.

Dads can 'breastfeed' too with this wearable device

Dads can 'breastfeed' too with this wearable device

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Dads can 'breastfeed' too with this wearable device A Japanese tech company created a wearable device for fathers that resembles a woman's breasts and is equipped with a milk tank and a nipple.

How Do You Stop Your Teen from Keeping Bad Company?

How Do You Stop Your Teen from Keeping Bad Company?

Not only would his son continue to associate with them at school, but every time he would leave the house, to supposedly visit an approved peer or go for a walk in the park, he would take that opportunity to visit his so-called friends.

Parents reactions to college admissions scandal: no surprise

Parents reactions to college admissions scandal: no surprise

Actresses, CEOs among 50 charged in college exam cheating scam "This really isn't so surprising," said Princeton, New Jersey, mom Julie Zimmerman, who said that in her community, "You see how consumed families get with the college process and the lengths they will go to help their kids into school — tutors, extracurriculars, SAT classes, fighting for grades, internships, etc." Never miss a parenting story with the TODAY Parents newsletter!

The Symbiotic Nature of AI and Neuroscience

The Symbiotic Nature of AI and Neuroscience

The underlying mechanisms of AI deep learning and human cognition are complex systems.

We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

My divorcing clients often say “It’s my day with the kids.” What if parents would say “It’s the kid’s day with Dad” or, to the children, “It’s your time with Mom this week,” rather than “It’s Mom’s week.” Another area of conflict during the divorce process is “(spousal) support” or “alimony.” These terms carry negative meanings.

Why We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

Why We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

My divorcing clients often say “It’s my day with the kids.” What if parents would say “It’s the kid’s day with Dad” or, to the children, “It’s your time with Mom this week,” rather than “It’s Mom’s week.” Another area of great conflict during the divorce process is often “(spousal) support,” or “alimony.” These terms carry negative meanings.

The Psychology of the Booty Call

The Psychology of the Booty Call

For short-term mates, both men and women rated physical attractiveness as a necessity, but they saw kindness and social level as luxuries. When it came to booty calls, both men and women rated the attractiveness of the partner as a necessity, suggesting that they viewed these as more like short-term than long-term relationships.

NASCAR Star Kyle Busch and His Wife Kept Miscarriage a Secret

NASCAR Star Kyle Busch and His Wife Kept Miscarriage a Secret

I just felt like women needed to know they weren’t alone.” Although she kept her miscarriage a secret on the November 29 red carpet, she opened up about it on social media the next day.

The Striking Parallels Between Recovery and Parenting

The Striking Parallels Between Recovery and Parenting

Recovery infused with mindfulness is a process of learning and building the skills of identifying and feeling our emotions, rather than avoiding, numbing, or escaping them.

Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

When parents decide to start regular meetings with children, there is a certain amount of ongoing preparation required, like learning what agenda topics work best, experimenting with new ideas, adapting to change, facilitating problem-solving, etc.

A "Crime" but Not an Arrestable Act

A "Crime" but Not an Arrestable Act

When Roland and Amy, his wife, decided to end their marriage, Mr. Thomas had no idea that nearly four years would pass until he could spend time with Mindy, his daughter.

The Anatomy of Emotional Warfare

The Anatomy of Emotional Warfare

As was noted in Part II, the key player in Emotional Warfare is the “False Self,” which refers to the negatively reinforcing strategies that we use to secure status and belonging and avoid being plunged into feelings of emotional desperation.

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

Adult children who have patterns of lying are often likely deceptive because of they want to hide their struggles. Gaining a solid understanding of why your adult child lies is crucial to learning how to effectively respond.

Teddi Mellencamp’s Miscarriages Led Her to ‘Deep and Dark’ Place

Teddi Mellencamp’s Miscarriages Led Her to ‘Deep and Dark’ Place

Two months after Teddi Mellencamp opened up about her fertility struggles, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star revealed why she spoke up about her “multiple miscarriages.” “I have to share who I am because I hope that somebody else will feel a bigger relief because of it and know they’re not alone,” the reality star, 37, told Us Weekly at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Mexican Dynasties red carpet and premiere on Tuesday, February 12.

Outsmart the Anchoring Bias in Three Simple Steps

Outsmart the Anchoring Bias in Three Simple Steps

Anchoring can represent just such a bias: It refers to the automatic process of identifying available information to provide a focal point or a baseline for our judgement.

Neuromorphic Computing Breakthrough May Disrupt AI

Neuromorphic Computing Breakthrough May Disrupt AI

Simon, and Magnus Berggren created an organic electrochemical transistor (OECT) that can learn, form new connections between an input and output, and has both short-term and long-term memory.

Nature vs. Nurture: Another Paradox

Nature vs. Nurture: Another Paradox

Therefore, evolution likely proceeded in a way that resulted in our being biologically programmed to wire our automatic and repetitive behavioral responses in most environmental contests - in particular social contexts - in accordance with what we learn from our interactions with those attachment figures.

Brains of Astronauts Show Deterioration Similar to Aging

Brains of Astronauts Show Deterioration Similar to Aging

“The white matter changes were primarily in regions that control movement and process sensory inputs,” said Rachael Seidler, a professor of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, and a coauthor of the study.

How Could Mind Emerge From Mindless Matter?

How Could Mind Emerge From Mindless Matter?

The brain is the most complex of complex adaptive systems Clearly, the brain is a phenomenon in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and its product, the mind or subjective sense of self, is radically different qualitatively from its parts—an emergent property.

Getting College Ready

Getting College Ready

Both you and your child will be able to enjoy all the celebrations and field trips that come with being a high school senior with an acceptance letter in hand, and a hoodie that proudly marks the college mascot with which you will both begin to identify.

Dr. Martin Luther King's Influence on Today's World

Dr. Martin Luther King's Influence on Today's World

A highlight of this event took place when the founder of Move Forward New York (an activist group that focuses on engaging in the civic process to effect positive change in our region), Debra Clinton, spoke about the importance of speaking out and taking action when it comes to advancing human rights.

How AI and Quantum Computing May Alter Humanity’s Future

How AI and Quantum Computing May Alter Humanity’s Future

Quantum computing may greatly accelerate AI deep learning by enabling greater computational speed and power. The scientists showed that quantum computers only required a fixed number of steps for problem solving and was better at “solving certain linear algebra problems associated with binary quadratic forms.” Forward-thinking organizations recognize the synergistic boost that the combination of quantum computing and artificial intelligence may herald.

The 4-Word Question Every Parent Needs to Know

The 4-Word Question Every Parent Needs to Know

Because no matter what our school schedule or subjects look like, my big-picture goal remains the same: to help my son continue to grow in the areas of self-knowledge and self-regulation. To work toward that goal with my differently wired son, I’m relying on one simple, four-word question.

The Exhilaration and Angst of an Agile Mind

The Exhilaration and Angst of an Agile Mind

But an agile mind means we can make those adjustments, move around in our thoughts, and change our behaviors and approaches to ideally suit each situation. So, I build in time to get up and out of the office and change the way I think about work.

Parents, be honest: How often do you let your child fail?

Parents, be honest: How often do you let your child fail?

Image: iStock We need to encourage our children to not fear failure but to learn from it and persevere.

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