Jackie Hecker

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Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation

<i>Roman Kostochka is the founder and CEO at Coursmos, a micro-learning platform.</i><p>In 2012, Mashable had published an article called “Technology Creating a Generation of Distracted Students” which reported the results of a study done by Pew Research Center. According to their data, about 90 percent of …

Learning

An Art Museum Is Giving Color Vision to the Color Blind

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, you can enhance your experience of art with color blindness-correcting glasses.<p>Matthew Renton is colorblind, but he works at a museum and is surrounded by art. As director of communications at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, he tells The Creators …

The Quantified Baby

Parents can use apps to digitally track their pregnancies and, once the child is born, naps, moods, and even diaper changes. Is there a tradeoff to all that data?<p>During my pregnancy, the birth of my son, and the early months of parenthood, technology has been there to mediate every step of the way. …

Pregnancy

Here are 7 reasons why the contemporary art world is an insufferable scam -- corrupted by the super-rich

For the last few years, I’ve hovered above the refreshments table at art events, guzzling free wine like a peasant and stuffing napkins full of bread …

Art

Weight Loss Yoga in 30 Minutes

Could you utilize yoga for weight reduction? Yes! Getting thinner isn’t simple for anybody, yet with the right demeanor, you can have a genuine …

Everything You Need To Know Before 'Game Of Thrones' Returns On Sunday

Since "Game of Thrones" Season 4 ended last year, The Huffington Post has kept you up to date with all the Season 5 spoilers, predictions, episode titles, trailers, clips and news. With the new season just days away, it's time to start refreshing your memory on all things Westeros.<p>Here are the most …

TV Series

The Secrets to Drawing

MODULE 1 – “Introduction”- An introduction to “The Secrets to Drawing” video series.<p>MODULE 2 – “Line” – A look at the element of art, line and its …

7 Artists Who Paint with Everything (Except Paint)

Get creative with fire, blood, gold, wine, coffee, sugar, and toothpaste.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>In 2015, having sick painterly skills may not be enough to get yourself noticed. These artists distinguish themselves not least by what they paint, but with …

Why you should design something new every day: 20 awesome case studies to inspire you – Learn

<i>The daily design project (or weekly illustration or photo project, or any number of other variations) has become a popular practice in recent …

The best iPad apps for drawing

If you enjoy drawing, or want to learn how to draw, then check out our list of the best drawing apps for your iPad.<p>Twelve 'year-end' awards to its …

John Bramblitt, A Blind Artist Who Creates Remarkably Vibrant Paintings by Touch

Artist John Bramblitt creates beautifully vibrant paintings and portraits that are all the more remarkable because Bramblitt has never seen any of …

My Brain’s Stronger Than Your Brain

In a recent episode of The Tim Ferris Show (my favorite podcast, behind The Productivity Show, of course), Tim Ferris interviews Arnold …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

5 Herbs You Should Know About That Help Regulate Ovulation

Photo courtesy of Sten Porse, license: CC-BY 3.0<p>A rather common menstrual disorder that we get asked about is anovulation, which means the absence of …

5 Simple Ways to Promote Regular Ovulation

Regular monthly ovulation is a critical event that needs to happen each menstrual cycle in order for a woman to become pregnant. Sadly, ovulatory …

7 Ways to Make Trying For a Baby Fun (Hint: None of This Includes an Ovulation Kit)

Anyone who's struggled to conceive or had to break out a few ovulation kits in order to make a baby knows that it's not always fun. I remember when my ex-husband and I were trying for our daughter. I had miscarried at 10 weeks a few months before, and my pregnancy dreams and "confidence" had tanked …

4 Cycle-Tracking Apps to Help You Get Pregnant

These days, trying for a baby isn't as simple as just hitting the sheets.<p>Remember when trying for a baby just came down to hitting the sheets and …

Myth: Basal Body Temperature is Key to Determining Ovulation

Contrary to popular belief, BBT charting is not the most effective way to time intercourse for conception.<p>Basal body temperature (BBT) is your …

To Encourage Holiday Sex That Results In Babies, A Danish Campaign Offers “Ovulation Discount”

Travel agency brand Spies Travel and agency Robert/Boisin & Like-Minded recently decided to try and kickstart the production of a new generation of …

Ovulation

7 Ways to Keep Infertility from Ruining Your Marriage - Intentional Living for Intentional Moms

Infertility does a number on your marriage. It could have ruined our marriage, but infertility actually strengthened our marriage. Today I’m thankful …

3 Natural Ways To Fight Infertility

Infertility seems to be affecting more and more women these days. With approximately 7.4 million women experiencing infertility in their lifetime, …

Sleep apnea linked with male infertility - Scope

Over the past two decades, there have been a number of studies suggesting that men's sperm counts have been steadily declining. Now research out of …

Infertility In Men Linked To Other Health Problems

Why Is This Important?<p>Because the key to solving infertility issues in men could be as simple as treating their other health issues.<p>Long Story Short<p>A recent study found that burgeoning infertility in men has links to other health issues originally thought unrelated.<p>Long Story<p>A recent study of over …

Acceptance in Infertility: 9 Untruths in the 'Never Give Up' Message

Acceptance and the art of letting go are some of life's trickiest sons of b*tches. They are topics I often work on with clients and I, myself, practice daily. They also seem to be some of the most difficult hurdles in the infertility journey.<p>The acceptance of my childfree, yet childfull, life does …

The Difference A Year Makes

Hi Friends-Exactly one year ago today, I published this post:<b>It’s Not Easy For Everyone</b> It was an honest, candid post about our struggle with …

Infertility

21 Quotes to Help You Survive Infertility

Each week I interview men and women who are infertility survivors. I'm amazed and inspired by the insight and advice they share, and every now and …

Infertility