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Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause, suggests new research published Monday in the British Medical Journal Open.<p>This study did not examine over-the-counter proton-pump inhibitors or particular …

Cognitive Impairment

Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

Taking ibuprofen and related over-the-counter painkillers could have unintended and worrisome consequences for people who vigorously exercise. These popular medicines, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, work by suppressing inflammation. But according to two new studies, in …

Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence -- Changing Your Parenting Life Style

Why do children do what they do? What's on their minds? How can parents know their child's inner world?<p>Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?" Even little things can throw you.<p>Your three-year-old lies …

Barnes & Noble

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Critical Thinking

13 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Pesky bugs have no chance of winning this battle.<p>You're outside grilling dinners, hosting parties — and fending off what feels like a never-ending supply of mosquitoes. If chemical sprays aren't your thing, try these 13 non-toxic bug repelling tricks instead.

Mosquitoes

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

15 Grilled Burger Recipes for Memorial Day

Walk into any Memorial Day cookout and you're likely to find burgers on the grill—few foods are as synonymous with grilling. At its heart, a great burger is an exercise in simplicity. All you really need is beef, salt, pepper, and fire. Once you've got the base down it's time to start experimenting …

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Take a look at your hand, right or left, it doesn't matter. Now imagine every finger represents a word. How many sentences can you come up with?<p><i>I think therefore I am.</i><p><i>Don't sweat the small stuff.</i><p><i>All you need is love.</i><p>Ximena Martinez, from Texas, thought this one was good: "Las naranjas son muy …

Teaching

Stalagmite Rings Made by Neanderthals, Study Finds

Science News<p>Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of modern humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say.<p>The structures were made from hundreds …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Teens

How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Will Help Your Personal and Professional Life

<i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence? What are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, Co-Chair of Nobel Peace Prize nominated campaign & NYT bestselling</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

Bernie has pissed off Tommy Chong: Comedian not so high on getting disinvited from Sanders rally

<b>Tommy Chong (Reuters/Fred Prouser)</b><p>“It was an insult,” said the actor and pot activist<p>Michael Garofalo<p>May 23, 2016 9:32pm (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders is harshing Tommy Chong's mellow.<p>The comedian and cannabis activist says he was scheduled to introduce Sanders at a campaign rally Monday in East Los Angeles, …

Google’s new artificial intelligence can’t understand these sentences. Can you?

By Jeff Guo<p>Jeff Guo<p>Bio<p>Last week, Google released Parsey McParseface, a funny name for a state-of-the-art tool aimed at one of the most difficult problems in artificial intelligence. For all that computers have accomplished in the past five years, from winning on "Jeopardy!" to defeating a Go …

Artificial Intelligence

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Wellness

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain<p>Scientists have created an “atlas of the brain” that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions of the organ.<p>Like a colourful …

Brain Imaging

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Brain testing app will help diagnose mental health issues

Don't be afraid when it tells you that you're totally average.<p>Savonix is a company that claims to take the "analog processes" of cognitive assessment into the digital age. The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will let anyone examine their own mental ability. …

Mental Health

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has A Serious Problem

Earlier this year Microsoft warned users that Windows 7 has serious problems. I dismissed its claims as a desperate attempt to shift copies of Windows 10 (and I still do), but now Microsoft has warned of a new serious Windows 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes <i>no sense whatsoever</i>…<p>In …

Windows 10

CDC warns that Americans may be overmedicating youngest children with ADHD

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>U.S. health officials are urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs — and they're calling on insurers to cover the treatments.<p>The …

Autism

How I Meditate: Spirituality Teacher Suzanne Heyn

<i>​Suzanne Heyn is a spirituality and yoga teacher and creator of online courses. She teaches people how to transform wounds into wisdom by loving who</i> …

How to Meditate?

Most people know that meditation is good for us, and that it is a highly recommended health and wellbeing, as well as spiritual, practice. Many people however, miss out on the many benefits of regular meditation only because...they don't know how to meditate.<p>This process remains mysterious and …

3 Times When You Should Hit Pause on Parenting

The word "pause" is a very familiar term. In my house, <i>pause</i> usually represents either the button I hit on the TV remote to (loudly) announce that …

Research Suggests a New Way to Identify Who Has Schizophrenia

Neuroscientists shed new light on the reality-distorting effects of schizophrenia.<p>For our sense of the world to, well, make much sense, we rely on the assumption of a reasonably constant sensory experience.<p>The same stop sign is going to look the same tomorrow as it does today, which looks the same …

Study: No scientific basis for laws on marijuana and driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation's largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws.<p>The study commissioned by AAA's safety foundation said …

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

Read Kanye West’s Emphatic Tribute to Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg

<i>Hundreds of fans, friends and family members of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor gathered at New York’s Apollo Theater Tuesday night to pay tribute to the A</i> …

The 10 Most Toxic Items at the Garden Center

Read this before your next trip to the nursery.<p>Toxic chemicals are showing up in the most unlikely gardening supplies. Here are 10 items you might want to consider replacing with safer alternatives.

Gardening

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds

In the years since I researched and wrote <i>Mean Mothers</i>, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different; perhaps …