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The Definitive Guide To Social Media Tools For Startups

Every tool for social media that you will ever need (for now).<p>Banana Republic and Susan’s Neighborhood Shirt Shop could be using the same social networks–Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.–but their marketing plans and their marketing tools are likely quite different. Enterprise solutions are great …

Infographics

Learning to Pay Attention: 5 Steps to Mindfulness Meditation

Basic meditation, the practice of doing nothing and being tuned in to your own mind at the same time, can be frustrating at first. But research shows …

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Couch Culture: Only a Quarter of U.S. Youth Get Recommended Exercise

It’s no surprise that kids don’t exercise, but the first national survey documented exactly how inactive American children are.<p>In 2008, the U.S. …

Brain scientists to work with schools on how to learn

There are calls for more evidence about academic study and the functioning of the brain<p><b>A £6m fund has been launched to make better use of neuroscience in classrooms in England.</b><p>The scheme, backed by the Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation, wants more evidence-based research into how …

Education

To Make Healthier Choices, Color-Code Your Food (Green Means Go!)

Could a little red circle really make me bypass short ribs and mashed potatoes for some cod and rice instead? You've got to be kidding.<p>Well, a team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital sure think so — at least sometimes — and they have a study that backs them up.<p>It's research that hits …

Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.<p>But doctors have questioned whether this ancient Eastern practice really offers measurable health benefits. A fresh review of the evidence should …

Want To Make Your Life Better? Keep Track Of It

The Quantified Self movement promotes something called life logging. That means tracking all kinds of details of your life in order to improve it. To find out more about the topic, David Greene talks to two people involved with life logging: Kitty Ireland, who works for a life logging app called …

Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries

People are getting fatter around the world. And the problem is growing most rapidly in developing countries, researchers reported Friday.<p>"Over the last 30 years, the number of people who are overweight and obese in the developing world has tripled," says Steve Wiggins, of the Overseas Development …

Mental health staff to be based in police stations

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1041000/1041263_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522205583_c5d5c7babdc82fcd6b319919a4f437cf<p><b>Mental health nurses are to be based in police stations and courts in 10 areas of England as part of a pilot scheme aimed at cutting reoffending.</b><p>The …

Mental Health

Nature Is Good Medicine For Stress And Depression

If you're struggling with stress, anxiety, or worry, get back to nature, advise British health experts. The mental health charity Mind just released a report showing scientifically backed findings on the mental health benefits of "ecotherapy" - programs designed to promote well-being through …

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

<b>The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.</b><p>The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence …

Geography

Oakland schools' mission to end child trafficking

The girl in the halter top with long hair and pink lipstick stood on a corner at 19th Avenue and International Boulevard and stared at her phone.<p>Two blocks up, another girl, in white, knee-high boots and a short, leopard-print skirt, was ambling along the sidewalk.<p>"There's another one," said …

Alameda County

Alzheimer's disease: 'Illness has taken over our lives'

Health ministers from the G8 nations will meet in London this week to discuss the urgent challenge posed by dementia.<p>A total of 44 million people are already living with the condition around the world and that figure is predicted to soar to 76 million by 2030.<p>Viv Galley, whose husband Bill has …

Dementia

Susan Boyle is part of autism's 'invisible generation'

Susan Boyle said she was relieved to have been diagnosed<p><b>Scottish singer Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism. She is one of thousands of people who have the condition but were not diagnosed earlier in life.</b><p>The National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland recently …

Autism

Exercise 'significant role' in reducing risk of dementia, long-term study finds

<b>Exercise throughout a person's life plays a significant role in reducing the risk of developing dementia, a study spanning 35 years has found.</b><p>The Cardiff University study which began with 2,235 men from Caerphilly in 1979 found factors including diet and not smoking had an impact on preventing …

Diabetes

The naked truth: Hollywood still treats its women as second class citizens

Research shows female stars are paid less, have fewer lines and spend more time with their clothes off than men<p>By Monday morning, <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i>, the sci-fi adventure thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, will have taken close to half a billion dollars in global ticket sales. A …

Do You Use Your Cell Phone a Lot? It Might Be Making You More Anxious

Too much time spent on your cell phone doesn’t mean you’re more connected and happier.<p>New research from scientists at Kent State University in Kent, …

Dementia Cases Expected to Triple in Coming Decades

Currently, about 44 million people are living with dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide, but according to Alzheimer’s Disease …

This Is Where Perseverance Lives In The Brain

By Laura Poppick, Staff Writer<p>Published: 12/05/2013 03:45 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A person's willingness to push through hard times and overcome obstacles may come from a small network of neurons near the center of the brain, according to a new study.<p>The network is located deep inside the front of the …

Sanitation To Education – Inspiring Story of A Girl - Girls' Globe

Our campaign, which is to spread an promote awareness regarding sanitation, water and its effect on girls’ education has taken us to a school in a …

Girls’ education: Nine classrooms for 1,200 students’

<b>BAHAWALPUR:</b><p><b>“Most high schools for girls in Bahawalpur do not have enough classrooms and proper furniture…hundreds of students are facing problems</b> …

RT @Half: "Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression." -@NelsonMandela http://t.co/Pqr…

Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Think back to an important event in your life: a graduation, a birth, a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chances are you're remembering not only what happened, but also where it happened. And now scientists think they know why.<p>As we form so-called episodic memories, the brain appears to be using …

Love hormone 'helps autistic brain'

<b>The "love hormone" oxytocin alters the brain activity of children with autism and makes them more social, according to US researchers.</b><p>The role of the hormone in helping children with autism has been debated, with studies showing conflicting data.<p>Brain scans, reported in the Proceedings of the …

Autism