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Reckon you were born without a brain for maths? Highly unlikely

Maths is not about learning times tables, it’s about spotting patterns in everything we experience and using them to plan and invent<p>It’s extraordinary what a badge of honour it is in our culture to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.”<p>You’d never get someone in India …

Mathematics

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This shaken baby syndrome case is a dark day for science – and for justice

A leading doctor faces being struck off for challenging the theory about the infant condition. It’s like Galileo all over again<p>On Friday, I witnessed something akin to a reenactment of the trial of Galileo, precisely four centuries after the original. Dr Waney Squier faces being struck off by the …

Pediatrics

Elon Musk's Hyperloop could head to Europe before California

As two companies compete to make Hyperloop a reality, one looks to Slovakia as the first destination, ahead of the original Los Angeles to San Francisco rail plan<p>Take that Silicon Valley – Slovakia, a country at the heart of Europe, might become home to the first hi-tech Hyperloop train.<p>Dirk …

High-speed Rail
Pregnancy

Chia seeds: The anti-inflammatory superfood

When it comes to mainstream foods and beverages, chia seeds are a relatively new ingredient in the marketplace. I was introduced to chia seeds a few years ago, but didn't become a fan until I started soaking them in liquid and using them in other ways, such as egg substitutes when baking.<p>Since …

Nutrition

The Worst Carbs For Your Metabolism

Our internal works change carbohydrates into glucose, then use this type of energy for cells, tissues and organs, storing any extra sugar in the …

Technology's biggest untapped market is elderly care

For the first time in history, 14pc of the world is over 65. How can technology assist them cheaply and efficiently?<p>In the opening episode of Channel 4’s hit sci-fi TV show “Humans” we meet George Millican, an ageing academic, who has recently had a stroke and has no family. Millican lives with his …

Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Key to Earlier Diagnosis

The month of November kicks off the holiday season and includes a Thanksgiving feast filled with sweets and calories galore. November also happens to be National Diabetes Awareness Month. Coincidence or not, it's important to remember that diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. …

Diabetes

Five exercises to keep your knees in good shape

Strong and supple knee joints are key to excelling in sport. Here’s how to maintain them<p>Swimmers<p>They might seem a long way from your knees, but the gluteal muscles in your bottom play a role in stabilising your legs. “Weakness in the glutes is common if they’re not specifically worked on,” says …

Workouts

The Best Stretch for Every Tight Spot in Your Body

Even if you're not doing soul-crushing workouts on the daily, it's likely you feel cramped, sore, or stiff more often than not. Think about it: Most …

Yoga

Four Unexpected Ways You'll Save by Moving into a Senior Living Community

As aging adults move into their golden years, having a comfortable and safe home where they can be active, social, healthy, and enjoy life becomes more and more important. And a great deal of these factors depend on where a senior lives. When choosing whether to move into a senior living community …

Retirement

The Shady Politics of Big Soda

People are drinking less liquid sugar than in previous decades, and the soda industry is doing everything it can to get back in the game.<p>Did your …

Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.<p>The new study finds that people over 50 don’t get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating extra servings of calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.<p>The …

Medical Journals

Statin therapy in patients with diabetes

12 Shares<p><i>Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians.</i><p>A 58-year-old man is evaluated …

Carl Jung And The Art Of Aging Well

The late afternoon has always been my favorite time of day. So when I recently found a certain quote by Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology, it grabbed my attention. He said, "The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and …

Spirituality

Graceful Aging Exercises for Everyone

Maintain flexibility as you age.<i>Aging may be a fact of life, but with a graceful-aging plan based on a healthy, active lifestyle, you can counteract</i> …

Aging

How Breakfast Can Impact Our Future

Most people don’t start a long road trip without putting gas in the car. Yet, millions of parents send their children off every morning without ensuring they have had the equivalent of a full tank. We need to do a better job of fueling our children with a nutritious breakfast.<p>It’s our …

School Districts

The food label mistake that could harm your child

Children rarely opt for plain, whole beverages and foods like water and vegetables when they’re also offered brightly colored sports drinks, canned sodas, or cookies and candy. But the root of kids’ bad health choices may not lie in their natural taste preferences but rather what’s being placed in …

Nutrition

The safest way to make your retirement savings last

<i>Whenever I read about annuities, I wonder why you can't create one on your own without an insurance company. Just invest your money conservatively and then watch your expenses so you don't blow through your savings too soon. Wouldn't that plan work just as well, if not better, than an annuity?</i> …

Retirement

How Clutter Affects Your Productivity (And What You Can Do About It)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a creative marketplace connecting mobile and Web projects with vetted, handpicked developers and designers from around the world. This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Cleaning out your closet, emptying your inbox, putting things where they …

Minimalist Living: 14 Tips To Organize Your Life (Part 1)

Over the last 2 years, I’ve made some big moves to simplify my life. I’ve streamlined my finances, my diet, the stuff I own, my home and my daily …

Seven Habits Of Organized People

Organized people aren’t born; they’re built. Here are the habits that you can cultivate to be just like them.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>We all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized. The …

Productivity

How To Reset and Make a General Cleaning of Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Never be a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of you future. You will never be the same.” – Robin S. Sharma</i><p>It’s impossible to pour water in …

Courageous Daughter Fights To Protect Aging Dad From Financial Abuse

Robin is a middle aged working person who has a 98 year old father in declining health. He’s in a nursing home. She’s the one he appointed to take over for him as his appointed successor on this legal paperwork. She has a brother who has always been close to their Dad, but he has always been a …

Cognitive Impairment

5 ways for busy women to boost their spiritual life. (Strictly no meditation)

Spirituality is experiencing a surge like never before - think yoga, mindfulness and reiki. But it's not always easy to feel 'zen' when life is so frantic. Here, Jemima Thackray explains how you can make room for a little spiritual satisfaction in your busy day<p>Organised religion may be on its last …

These foods and drinks are killing your energy

We’ve all been there: You’re sitting at your desk, getting your work done, when suddenly your eyes begin to feel heavy. Seemingly out of nowhere, you’re sapped of all energy and may even begin to doze off. Where does this afternoon crash come from? Aside from the fact that you’ve been sitting all …

Nutrition

On Motherhood and Teaching

It has been almost a year since my last post here. What a year it has been….<p>As many of you know, I had a son in July. Since then, my whole world has …

Parenting

the fruit cup wars of motherhood

The other day I posted a silly video of me making a plea to fruit cup manufacturers about not filling the fruit cups to the tops with juice all the …