Nancy A. Cramer

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Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

Parenting

Even more evidence that we’re eating all wrong

Forget fat, it’s carbs that might stick it to your ticker.<p>From the glorious gluttony that is the turducken, to the gustatory pleasures (#foodporn) that make up so many Instagram photos, Americans sure do know how to eat. <i>What to eat</i>—that is, what we should be eating to stay healthy—remains somewhat …

The Best British Shows You Should Be Watching

The British are coming — and you're de-freaking-lighted.<p>Tell us if this sounds familiar: Sunday nights are reserved not for football or the latest</i> …

5 classic surf books worth reading this season

While the summer season is starting to wind down, we still have nearly a month left to enjoy the warm water, the beautiful weather and the …

Books

Meet the Woman Behind the Coolest New Way to Travel

Kiss that selfie stick goodbye.<p>Vacation—you know, that thing that's supposed to be fun and relaxing? But with the task of planning, making sure you have an "authentic" experience, and keeping everyone updated via social media, sometimes it's just another thing to stress about.<p>Enter: El Camino …

Guatemala City

8 Foods That Have More Iron than Beef

<i>by guest blogger</i> <i>Caroline Praderio</i><i>,</i> <i>food and nutrition writer for</i> Prevention <i>magazine and EatClean.com</i><p>So you got the memo that excessive red meat consumption is a disaster for the environment and your health, not to mention the animals, and that we should all eat less of it.<p>But isn't cutting down on …

10 One-Minute Dinner Hacks That Save Tons of Time

The same scenario happens every night: You finally get home from a long day of working and commuting, and the last thing you want to do is cook …

Hacking

Why scientists are infuriated with a New Yorker article on epigenetics

To say scientists are unhappy about the New Yorker's recent feature on epigenetic research might be an understatement. Here are some complaints, assembled by the biologist Jerry Coyne on his blog:<p>"The New Yorker article is so wildly wrong that it defies rational analysis," writes Walter Gilbert, a …

Genetics

This Infographic Unearths the Truth Behind Famous Literary Pseudonyms

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare famously wrote in <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>. Of course, the bard’s actual identity has long been in dispute, leaving us to ask wonder whether his plays would read as well if they came from a name that …

For 600 years, Japanese monks have recorded climate data that scientists are using today

Each winter, Shinto monks living in the mountains of central Japan wait for ice ridges to appear on the frozen surface of Lake Suwa. The ridges, known as <i>omiwatari,</i> are believed to be the footsteps of a male Shinto god crossing the lake to visit a female god who resides on the other side, and their …

Global Warming

Archaeologists discover 4,800-year-old fossil of mother cradling a baby

In a discovery perfectly timed for Mother’s Day, archaeologists in Taiwan have unearthed the 4,800-year-old human fossil of a mother cradling an infant in her arms.<p>The mother and child were found among 48 sets of remains in the Taichung area, Reuters reports. The remains are the earliest evidence …

The Author of 'Gone with the Wind' Dies

Margaret Mitchell was 48 when she died on August 16th, 1949<p>At 8.15 on the mercilessly hot evening of August 11th, 1949, Peggy Mitchell Marsh and her …

The Dispute About the South China Sea Is Also a Dispute About History and America's Role

The U.S.S. <i>John C. Stennis</i>, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, plowed through the azure waters of the South China Sea in late April, as …

Hundreds of US Cops Gather to Hear Accused Islamophobe Lecture on Islam and Terrorism | VICE News

Around 800 police officers will descend on the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York, this week to attend the New York Tactical Officers Association Conference. Over three days, officers can attend dozens of workshops designed to prepare them for combat: there are training modules for the AR-15 …

The World's Oldest Writing

<b>In early 2016</b>, hundreds of media outlets around the world reported that a set of recently deciphered ancient clay tablets revealed that Babylonian …

Ancient History

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

37 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Any Time of Day

Anyone who says pancakes are only for breakfast needs a wake-up call—and this list of recipes. Because, sure, buttermilk with maple syrup (we're …

How a Bloody Railroad Strike Paved the Way for Labor Day

William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE …

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

Pope Francis says all priests can forgive women who've had abortions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis shook up the Catholic world -- again -- on Tuesday by announcing that priests around the world will be authorized to forgive the "sin of abortion" when the church begins a "Year of Mercy" this December.<p>"The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented," the Pope …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

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