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The Effects of Stopping Metformin

The medication metformin is a drug in the biguanide family that is used to treat type 2 or adult-onset diabetes mellitus. Drugs.com notes that …

Diabetes

Omni 20 USB-C battery pack review: If you try this $200 battery, you’ll never go back

I remember introducing the rest of my family to rechargeable battery packs about seven years ago, just as everyone was migrating from Blackberries …

Gear & Gadgets

8 Cooling Towels That Work Like Magic to Help You Beat the Heat

Throw one in your pack to provide relief during and after a long, hot ride.<p>1 of 8<p>Mission Enduracool Towel<p>$10.48<p>This high-quality towel begins to cool the second it touches water. It’s chemical-free, and it can be machine-washed. Bring it along on a hot, sunny day, whether you’re out for a ride or …

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The right mix of gut microbes relieves autism symptoms in the long run

Replacing missing gut microbes improves autism symptoms in children even two years later.

Autism

How to help struggling young readers

Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger …

Teaching

8 nifty, new apps that will help you save money

Arguably everyone experiences financial challenges at one time or another. For some, the challenges are relatively small and insignificant. For others, money issues become big, scary and stressful.<p>No matter where your income-to-spending ratio currently sits, one thing remains true — you can save …

Personal Finance

Signs of Autism in Infants and Babies

It's easy to understand why one of the biggest fears many parents have is that their child will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For one …

Autism

12 Educational Windows Apps for Teachers

Today we spent sometime sifting through Windows app store and curated for you the list below. This is a collection of some great educational apps for …

Education Technology

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

<i>This story</i> <i>was produced by</i> The Hechinger Report<i>, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up</i> …

Education

Educational iPad Apps for Learners with Autism

April 3, 2017 After writing about the best books for teachers and parents to learn and explore the world of autism, we are introducing you to this …

Education Technology

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

Originally published by Real Simple<p>You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat …

Happiness

People With Autoimmune Disorders More Likely To Have Psychosis, Research Shows

'People with any autoimmune disorder are around 40 percent more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia,' researchers from King's …

Neuroscience

How to Control Your Garage Door with Your Phone

Did you remember to close the garage door? Did it stay closed? Would you like to have your garage door(s) automatically close at a certain time? You …

Home Automation

The 14 Best Nootropics and Smart Drugs Reviewed

Nootropics and smart drugs are natural or synthetic substances that can be taken to improve mental performance in healthy people.<p>They have gained …

The Brain

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

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The 15 Best Healthy Late-Night Snacks

It’s well after dark and your stomach is rumbling.<p>The challenge is figuring out what you can eat that’s quick, tasty and won’t cause you to pack on …

Nutrition

I took nootropics every day for a week—here’s what happened

Just like how subsisting on Soylent instead of actual food became a habit among Silicon Valley bros years before you could buy a bottle at 7-Eleven, …

Cream Cheese

A new use for Google Glass: Helping children with autism understand emotion

One in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder and it is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S., according to the …

Autism

This 400Wh Solar Battery/Inverter offers 10 ports: $299 shipped (Reg. $360)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Suaoki (99% positive feedback) via Amazon is currently offering its 400Wh/120000mAh Portable Solar Generator for <b>$298.79 shipped</b> …

Portable

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

The Brain

Think Hoodies Are the Uniform of Entrepreneurs? According to This Yale Study, Your Wardrobe Needs an Upgrade

Think hoodies and suits are interchangeable? According to a Yale University study, dressing well can have tangible impacts on your business.<p>As an entrepreneur, chances are high that you've got a lot on your plate, and adding to that laundry list with dressing well may seem like yet another …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

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18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Google

Breakthrough study finds new mechanism explaining ketamine's antidepressant effects

A team at the University of Illinois at Chicago has uncovered a new mechanism that helps explain the remarkably rapid, and long-lasting, …

University of Illinois

Amazon's monthly STEM toy subscription box is about to turn your kid into a little genius

Any future Elon Musks or Marie Curies out there?<p>For those parents with kids who could not give a shit about the <i>Bubble Guppies</i> or other educational …

Kids

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. They are growing …

Education Technology

This $119 Windows 10 computer is the size of a flash drive

The Intel Compute Stick CS125 Computer is more portable than any laptop on the planet, but it isn’t a notebook computer. Instead, it’s a full-fledged …

Windows 10

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

Extreme stress during childhood can hurt social learning for years to come

Each year, more than 6 million children in the United States are referred to Child Protective Services for abuse or neglect. Previous research on the …

Psychology

Science Says Listening To ASMR Videos Gives You "Brain Orgasms" & I'm Intrigued

Have you ever gotten goosebumps when someone whispered in your ear? Or experienced that chilling, brain-tingling sensation when listening to a white …

Neurology