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Useful Perception is More Important than Accurate Perception

It’s more important to have a useful perception of reality than an accurate perception of reality. But of course, in many cases, an accurate …

Consciousness

National Study: Mobile Devices Are Changing Parenting, Childhood, And Family Values

A national study from the Center on Media and Human Development Northwestern University sheds light on the ways digital technologies have changed parenting practices in the United States. I read through the study, wondering how my parenting strategies measure up to the average.<p>The week my oldest …

E-Cigarettes May Be More Toxic Than Tobacco, Researchers Say

Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, also dwells in the vaporized liquid of popular electronic or e-cigarettes, …

Cucumber-Watermelon Salad Recipe

"This cool, refreshing summer salad is oh so delicious! Sweet and tangy at the same time."<p>Ingredients<p>6 cups cubed seeded watermelon<p>4 cups cubed …

9 Salads And Sides To Flag For The 4th Of July

Fireworks, friends and -- most importantly -- food! Flag these easy salad and side recipes for your Independence Day party. They're keepers.<p><b>1. Baby Spinach Salad with Fresh Goat Cheese</b><p>Usually we think of fresh berries as something to eat for breakfast or dessert, but here they make an elegant …

Cooking

Are we hardwired to believe we’re immortal?

Most people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, believe they are immortal. That is, people believe that part of themselves—some indelible …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Is praising a child good or bad for them?

We assume that enthusiastic words motivate children to try harder. But when you look at the evidence, it’s not that clear-cut. It all depends on the wording.<p>Your child presents you with their latest artistic creation. It’s a painting of a figure with very long thin legs, no body and big hair. It’s …

The Teenage Brain Explained

Kids learn better when they manage their moods

Kindergartners and first graders from low-income families showed gains in math and reading after taking part in a program that helps them learn to …

Less thinking, more drinking: a case for old-fashioned parenting

I’ve just survived my first year of motherhood. And I love it, it’s the best thing ever, life has so much more meaning, etc. But let’s get to the harder stuff: nothing could have prepared me for the relentlessness of being so needed, for the immeasurable weight of being so crucial to the very …

Digital media may be changing how you think: New study finds users focus on concrete details rather than the big picture

New study finds users focus on concrete details rather than the big picture<p>Tablet and laptop users beware. Using digital platforms such as tablets …

99 things to do in NYC before you die

New Yorkers live and die for our city. We tolerate and even embrace infinitesimal personal space, endless hustling and rent so high we have to laugh …

28 Outstanding Coffee Shops in NYC

Where to drink coffee in New York City<p>While New York is full of great coffee, the sea of cafes can be hard to navigate. Here to help is a guide to New York's top coffee shops. This map shares where to find the brightest espresso, the best-made cappuccino, or just a really good drip coffee.<p><i>Note:</i> …

Coffee

Science Explains Why People Love Heavy Blanket With Air-Con In Summer For Sleep

Gloria Donaldson<p>Read full profile<p>Blasting the air conditioner (AC) in the summer while sleeping cozily beneath a plush, heavy blanket or two may seem …

Mindfulness

Scientists discover neural mechanisms that indicate that we actively forget as we learn

They say that once you’ve learned to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. But new research suggests that while learning, the brain is …

9 Omelets You Can Eat for Dinner

Breakfast for dinner done right.<p>Filling and versatile, an omelet is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish. Add a side of homemade fries or a salad …

A new glimpse into working memory: Bursts of neural activity found as brain holds information in mind

When you hold in mind a sentence you have just read or a phone number you're about to dial, you're engaging a critical brain system known as working …

Scientists made cutting edge ‘smart skin’ with Post-its, foil and tape

By Erin Blakemore<p>, Freelance reporter<p>Human skin may be the ultimate multitasker: It can sense pressure, feel temperature and detect humidity and motion –all at the same time. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s been tricky and expensive for scientists to create a direct analog for the stuff.<p>But those …

Wearable Tech

Your Body On Sleep (Infographic)

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Alzheimer's Disease

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

People suffering from anxiety perceive the world in a fundamentally different way than others, according to a study reported in the Cell Press …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Twelve Spots Worth Visiting On The Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

Last week, you got to take a peek at some of the shortlisted photos for the Sony World Photography Awards. This week, we’ve collected the travel-themed photos from the shortlist to help you pick your next vacation spot. We’ve also included Instagram shots of the very same locations, proving that …

Creamy Risotto alla Milanese (Saffron Risotto) Recipe

Saffron-scented risotto <i>alla milanese</i> is one of the most luxurious—and simplest—of risottos. This tradition-busting method guarantees the creamiest, silkiest, most delicious version possible.<p>Why It Works<p>Washing the rice with the stock creates a starchy liquid that delivers maximum thickening power …

I Said Mean Things to an Apple for Weeks to See if It Rotted Faster

We spent a month saying horrible and nice things to some apples to see if it would really make them decompose quicker.<p>Are you a pseudo New Ager? Do you wear rose-quartz point pendants? Have you seriously considered a short course in reiki? If so, you may have heard about Dr. Masaru Emoto, the …

Mississippi House passes bill requiring teachers to grade parents

If a bill passed by the Mississippi House becomes law, students won’t be the only ones receiving grades from teachers.<p>Under House Bill 4, also known as the Parent Involvement and Accountability Act, teachers would be required to grade parents’ involvement with their children’s education.<p>The …