Kevin Keilty

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Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

Cannabis

The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2018 – So Far

I publish a regular series called Ed Tech Digest, and I thought it would useful to readers and to me to review them and highlight the ones I think …

Education Technology

CDC Says Sex and Drugs Less Popular With Teens, but New Risks Are Emerging

High school is mellowing out, but there are new issues to consider.<p>Fewer high school students are having sex and using drugs these days, but there …

Mental Health

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Canadian recording artist Meghan Remy dishes up art-pop delights on her second LP as U.S. Girls. Songs are elegant yet forceful, full of shape-shifts …

Music

Sexting, suicide and addiction - the children whose lives have been ruined by the Internet

Felix Alexander took his own life, age 17, after being relentlessly bullied online through his time at secondary school.<p>He was late to go online, not fully on social media until he was 15 when pupils began to post anonymous comments: “Everybody hates you”, or “nobody wants you at their …

Social Media

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Juul Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of …

Public Health

This Graphic Shows What Really Matters in Preventing Cancer

Living a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent cancer. (No cancer is <i>completely</i> preventable, though; genetics and bad luck are factors, too.) But …

Cancer

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Pedagogy

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak

Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit …

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying for cable TV. But just because you cut the cord doesn't mean you have to give up live TV.<p>Right now five major services offer live TV steamed over …

Sling TV

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

Your Brain on Apps

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

Watch Blue Origin's New Shepard Capsule Soar to Space on Latest Test Flight (Video)

Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital system aced its highest test flight yet over the weekend, and you can re-live the spaceflight action in a new …

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they're starting to turn into approved treatments

Like a May shower, the studies on psychedelic drugs' potential therapeutic benefits came — first as a sprinkle, then a steady downpour. Between 2012 and 2017, the papers abounded. One, published in 2016, suggested that magic mushrooms might alleviate anxiety in cancer patients; another in 2017 …

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

Lyme disease was once unheard of in western Pennsylvania, where Barbara Thorne, now an entomologist at the University of Maryland, spent time as a kid.<p>Thorne knew that if black-legged ticks are infected with bacteria called <i>Borrelia burgdorferi</i>, they can transmit Lyme to people and, that if …

Disease

Want to Make a Great First Impression? Try the 1 Thing People Like As Much as Food, Money (and Even Sex)

Best of all, this technique for making a great first impression works even if -- especially if -- you're shy and introverted.<p>I couldn't help but overhear what she said about me to her friend as they walked away.<p>"He and I just had the <i>best</i> chat," she said. "What a wonderful conversation."<p>I smiled to …

The Brain

You Asked: Is Listening to Music Good For Your Health?

If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your mood, cue the music.<p>Studies have shown that music can buoy your mood and fend off depression. It …

The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America

Pharmaceutical marketing is often said to be a key cause of the opioid crisis. That doesn't explain the deadly rise of benzos.<p>On a recent Saturday, photographer Nan Goldin and a band of roughly 100 fellow activists threw pill bottles into the reflecting pool near the Temple of Dendur at the …

Drug Addiction

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools.<br>But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

Intro. to Cinema Studies // Syllabus

<b>Spring 2017 // T 6 — 8:45 PM // CMBS 237 and HCC Digital Auditorium</b><b><br>@Jessifer</b> <b>//</b> <b>cinemastudies.slack.com</b> <b>//</b> <b>jstommel@umw.edu</b><p><b>COURSE DESCRIPTION</b><br>This is a …

How to Ungrade

"I can't think of a more meaningless, superficial, cynical way to evaluate learning."<br>~ Cathy N. Davidson<p>The work of teaching shouldn't be reduced to …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Infographic: What is your body language saying?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the impact of a gesture?Communicators often neglect nonverbal communication, a key aspect of …

Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking (Even When It’s Silent and Facedown)

“Put your phone away” has become a commonplace phrase that is just as often dismissed. Despite wanting to be in the moment, we often do everything within our power to the contrary. We take out our phones to take pictures in the middle of festive family meals, and send text messages or update our …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

Teens Are 'Juuling' At School. Here's What That Means

The most popular product in the booming e-cigarette market doesn’t look like a cigarette at all.<p>The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive …

First Child's Death From Liquid Nicotine Reported as 'Vaping' Gains Popularity

A toddler from upstate New York could be the first child to die from liquid nicotine, the substance used in e-cigarettes, poisoning in the U.S., …

Best Article Ever To Have Students Read About Cellphones!

Last year, I shared a summary of a recent study documenting the negative cognitive impact a cellphone has just by leaving it on your desk (see New …

Depression, loneliness linked to binge-watching TV

Settling on the couch and into an all-night marathon of "Game of Thrones" or "Scandal" can feel like the ultimate in relaxation. For some, the best …