For nearly 30 years, Helen Rae, a 77-year-old self-taught artist, has started her drawings the same way: by looking for inspiration in the pages of Vogue or other glossy fashion magazines. When she finds
A new TV documentary follows eight extreme-sports fanatics, who also have severe disabilities. Here, some of them explain how adrenaline-fuelled antics have helped them come to terms with their physical
As someone with a disability myself, and who also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities, I've become an advocate for my children on so many fronts, including their education.
As choreographer Chris Fonseca teaches me a dance routine, the beat of the music is pumping through me. But not through my ears. I'm wearing a SubPac, which is strapped on to my back and allows me to the
By Jen Fifield Ever since a caregiver force-fed her with a spoon when she was 4, Caroline Munro has not let anyone but her mother feed her. The 22-year-old has cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability.
Cognitive decline is a normal part of aging but a study by scientists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago showed that elderly adults who strictly followed the MIND diet were 7.5 years younger
Employees with mental illness deserve a chance to prove they can continue contributing to their company and work in a stigma-free environment. It can be a burden for employers, but they have a duty to
How will the quality of your child's nighttime rest affect how she fares socially, emotionally and academically? Science says sleep plays a bigger role than we ever knew. Kids’ sleep is truly precious.
"The whole experience made me a lot more patient and empathetic towards others." For 21-year-old photographer Edward Honaker, experiencing depression and anxiety felt like being at war with his brain.
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf Being successful is the culmination of many different types of efforts. There are the efforts to be efficient
But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life. To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora
Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb
It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story In the Hollywood action-film Lucy, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s
For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's
The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers