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Five Features of Better Arguments

A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.<p>Earlier this month, amid a particularly trying stretch on social media, I joked that I would soon be launching <i>Ad Hominem</i>, “a new journal of non-ideas founded in …

Bill Clinton

Marijuana and the Developing Brain: Current State of Evidence

What do we know about the effect of marijuana on the adolescent brain?

Optimal Exercise Dose for Better Cognition Determined

Medscape Log In

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

Despite LA Judge’s Ruling, Scientists Insist that Coffee is Cancer Protective

March 30, 2018<br>Contact: Vidushi Kumar at v.kumar@aicr.org<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Los Angeles County Superior Judge has ruled that all coffee shops and …

How to Stop Your Mind From Wandering During Meditation

Active meditation can prevent intrusive thoughts from sabotaging your practice.<p>The virtues of meditation and mindfulness are being extoled almost …

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

The Truth About Sex Differences

It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not <i>that</i> one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical …

Medscape Log In

Forecasts of genetic fate just got a lot more accurate - MIT Technology Review

When Amit Khera explains how he predicts disease, the young cardiologist’s hands touch the air, arranging imaginary columns of people: 30,000 who …

Two drinks a day can help you fight Alzheimer's, study says

It turns out that “clean eating” should include a glass or wine with two at dinner.<p>According to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center, low levels of alcohol consumption actually keeps inflammation at bay and clears your brain of toxins — including those associated with …

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

Exercise may change the composition and activity of the trillions of microbes in our guts in ways that could improve our health and metabolisms over time, a new study finds.<p>The results provide novel insights into how exercise can affect even those portions of our bodies that seem uninvolved in …

Microbiology

The Ultimate Bourbon Weekend Itinerary for Kentucky

It’s only natural when you love Bourbon that you will want to journey to the land where it is made. These days that’s anywhere in the United States, …

Bourbon Whiskey

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Clearing the Air on Climate Education: A Reporter Returns to the Scene of Her Story

<i>On Nov. 7, our national correspondent Amy Harmon returned to southeastern Ohio to participate in a discussion at Ohio University about teaching science in an era of public mistrust. Joining the conversation were Sami Kahn, assistant professor of science education; Dr. Bernhard Debatin, professor</i> …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

How Democrats Can Extend the Winning Streak Into 2018

After a year of self-flagellation and angst, Democrats finally got some good news last week. But they shouldn’t get carried away: They also got some bad news.<p>First the bad news: Rural America still really dislikes Democrats. But that wasn’t a surprise. The good news came in increasingly affluent …

Tip: Two Drills to Correct Forward Head Posture

It can wreck your training... and it makes you look weird. Try these simple drills to fix FHP.<p>It used to be called "scholar's neck" or "reading …

The One Ingredient You Probably Don’t Add to Your Coffee (But Totally Should!)

Before we can even function like normal human beings in the morning, most of us need a cup of coffee. However, the way we take it varies widely. Some …

Meditation’s Effects May Differ by Type of Practice

A growing body of research suggests meditation can positively impact our health and wellbeing. But are all forms of mindfulness practice equally …

Banned TED Talk: The Science Delusion - Rupert Sheldrake at TEDx Whitechapel

This 7-Minute Workout Routine is Designed by Scientists For Maximum Efficiency And Exercises The Whole Body

Don’t have an hour or even twenty minutes to exercise each day? You might not need it. This routine of 12 exercises is a complete workout based on …

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Emotional Intelligence

How to stop your iCloud and Apple ID getting hacked

If you have a lame password, then your iCloud account will eventually get hacked. You might not think a hacker is interested in you, but you’re wrong. The good news is that there are several easy steps you can take to lock your Apple ID down and make it safe.<p>If you don’t think it’s important, …

Information Systems

9 Steps for Meal Prep Success

Got #mealprep goals, but not sure where to start? This practical, step-by-step meal-planning guide will help you get organized. Easy weeknight dinners, done.<p>Juggling a busy schedule can make it difficult to prepare healthy family meals, especially during the week. As a mom of three and a registered …

Cooking