Jillian Gierke

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The Science Behind PTSD Symptoms: How Trauma Changes The Brain

After any type of trauma (from combat to car accidents, natural disasters to domestic violence, sexual assault to child abuse), the brain and body …

What Is It Like to Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

For those dealing with BPD, the trust and patience required by relationships can be a complicated issue.<p>Most people first encounter borderline personality disorder (BPD) on screen: It's the condition behind Glenn Close's character in <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed …

Paris Will Go Car Free For One Day In September

The day comes a few months before COP 21, the United Nations climate-change conference which takes place this year in France. Paris is in the middle …

Couple who quit jobs to travel the world end up scrubbing toilets for pay

The viral web is teeming with stories of people who have ditched dull corporate gigs to travel the world and "chase their dreams" — so many of them, …

Tale of the depressed billionaire and the brain chemicals

​He's rocking out with the rich and fabulous but says he's "never felt more isolated".<p>It's apparently not much better for Persson when he's in his …

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …

Women Respond to Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush: Stop Calling Us "Anchor Babies"

Jeb Bush's repeated use of the term "anchor babies" to describe U.S.-born children of undocumented parents came under fire this week.<p>Bush first used the term on Bill Bennett's conservative radio show, "Morning in America," while calling for stricter laws on the phenomenon of "birth tourism"—when …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

Disturbing study exposes one big way public schools treat black kids differently

"On average, Blacks were 24% of students in the 3,022 districts we analyzed, but rates at which they were suspended and expelled are disproportionately high," write GSE student Edward J. Smith and professor Shaun R. Harper, who also runs the school's Center for the Study of Race and Equity in …

Education

What Are You: A Bhogi or a Yogi?

Yoga, now closely followed by mindfulness, has become totally mainstream, with more varieties of a theme appearing every day. Many who attend a yoga class come away from it feeling more energized, yet relaxed and calmer than before, which is one of its great benefits. Originally, yoga has its roots …

Yoga

Pelvic Floor Exercise is the New Kegel

Even men are getting in on the idea that a tight pelvic floor is essential to overall health.<p>A kegel exercise renaissance is underway. Except we …

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Financial Services

Using Design Thinking to Bridge Theory and Practice with Digital Portfolios

Use Design Thinking as a strategy for bridging the gap between pedagogical theory and actual classroom practice.

Education Technology

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

• Flexible Learning Environments (04:02) - Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's …

Useful Websites To Find A Great Code

We know all the developers like to write their own code while developing something. The code of their own imagination and techniques. But sometimes …

Kidney Function Impairment Linked to Brain Disorders

<b>A growing body of research suggests a link between kidney impairment and brain disorders.</b><p>Impaired kidney function may lead to decreased blood flow to …

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see.<p>It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering. The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street …

Beef Up Your Crockpot Repertoire With These Delicious Recipes

Where's the beef? Simmering away in a slow cooker while you're at work, if you're a clever cook. Beef is an especially good candidate for slow cooking as many budget-friendly cuts like chuck, cheeks, rump roast, and stew meat transform from tough and chewy to tender and succulent after low and slow …

Commitment? Monogamy? They're so last century

In an age of Tinder and 'multi-dating', young people are increasingly wary of the idea of committing to one person. So is coupledom becoming a thing of the past?<p>I recently dated a man I’d met in a pub who, after three months of dinners, sleepovers and incessant WhatsApping, casually said, while …

Recipes for Flat Abs: Healthy Pasta Salad

But saying that pasta is a contributor to America’s collective weight gain is an oversimplified statement—and not totally accurate. It's the type of …

Healthy Eating

Cardamom Quinoa Porridge

This breakfast porridge blends quinoa, almond milk, vanilla, and cardamom.

Breakfast

The Innovation That Will Dry Your Clothes in a Fraction of the Time

Vibrations are coming to make laundry day a little less terrible.<p>Heating laundry inside a standard 220-volt clothes dryer is a huge energy drain. But one scientist just found a brilliant way to reinvent the dryer, making it simultaneously faster and more energy-efficient to do the …

10 gadgets to boost your creativity

up your creative game<p>Long, long ago, all you needed to do to create a masterpiece was manifest an ethereal muse, obtain a piece of graphite, and befriend a member of the Medici family. Nowadays, it's a lot easier to express your creativity. With more artistic mediums than ever, and a bevy of tools …

7 Ideas in Psychology That Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

Over the course of human history our collective knowledge is continuously changing shape and growing. We know more today than we did 100 years ago, …

National Parks With the Absolute Best Beaches

When you think of national park getaways, what comes to mind?<p>Maybe your mind goes to epic hikes in Yosemite, paddling the coast of Acadia or camping out under the stars in Zion--but chances are you didn't think of relaxing on a beach.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>National Parks with the Best Beaches<p>Most people …

National Parks

Meet Maye Musk, the glamorous model mother of billionaire Elon Musk

As the photo assistant tossed colorful smoke bombs toward the scene, Musk maneuvered her body to make it look like her face was peering out of the wafting fog, which ranged in colors from yellow to blue and white.<p>For Musk, the 67-year old model, nutritionist, and mother of Tesla and SpaceX …

Elon Musk