Raquel Cowell

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105-year-old man sets record by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour

Frenchman Robert Marchand, who previously broke record in over-100s category, sets time in new over-105s class<p>A 105-year-old man has made history by cycling more than 14 miles round a track in an hour.<p>Robert Marchand set the first hour record in the over-100s category in 2012, then beat it himself …

Mozart doesn't make babies smarter — and other brain myths debunked

The brain is the most amazing organ in the human body. Somehow, this collection of billions of cells gives rise to thoughts, feelings, action — all the things that make us who we are.<p>So it's no wonder that there are lots of misconceptions about how this three-pound hunk of flesh actually works. …

11 Cringeworthy Text Conversations That Are So Painful It HurtsLOOOOL

DIY Bento Bag

<b>This is a really good tutorial for beginner sewers because you start with a rectangle that you fold and then sew.</b><p>You can make this DIY Origami Bento Bag in any size you want because you start with a piece of fabric where the length is 3 times the width. <b>Length = 3 x Width</b>

Science: Working Moms Have More Successful Daughters

Working moms are always full of guilt — guilt for not staying home with the kids, for not staying late at the office, for never doing enough, giving …

The Workplace

Does speaking a second language really improve cognition?

It’s become accepted as fact that learning two languages improves brain function. New studies indicate otherwise<p>The idea that learning to speak two languages is good for your brain has come to be widely accept as fact, particularly in popular media. Studies have shown that bilingual speakers of all …

Five Best Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools

Keeping track of what you eat helps you eat right and make healthier food decisions, that much is given. However, when you make the commitment to …

When are you dead? It may depend on which hospital makes the call

The narrow, inscrutable zone between undeniably still here and unequivocally gone includes a range of states that look like life but may not be: a beating heart, a functioning digestive system, even moving fingers and toes. Death is less a moment then a process, a gradual drift out of existence as …

Designer Develops Alzheimer's-Friendly Tableware Thanks to Inspiration from Her Late Grandmother

Industrial designer Sha Yao created the inspiring Eatwell tableware line to help those who are coping with Alzheimer's disease. “When my grandmother was first diagnosed with the disease, I began volunteering at senior care centers to learn more about the condition,” the creator explains. “I noticed …

Alzheimer's Disease

Peer review, preprints and the speed of science

Peer review is often claimed to be the guarantor of the trustworthiness of scientific papers, but it is a troubled process. Preprints offer a way out<p>A few weeks ago my collaborators and I submitted our latest paper to a scientific journal. We have been investigating how noroviruses subvert the …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Surprising results from brain and cognitive studies of a 93-year-old woman athelete

Olga Kotelko’s brain “does not look like a 90-plus-year-old” — Beckman Institute director Art Kramer<p>Brain scans and cognitive tests of Olga Kotelko, …

I had a miscarriage, and it forced me to rethink everything I believed about abortion - Vox

I first learned about abortion in church. I was in middle school, in the class on sexuality and reproduction that young Unitarian Universalists take during Sunday school: "Our Whole Lives."<p>There was a box where students could submit questions anonymously to be read and answered by the teacher at …

Which Reasoning Style Best Describes The Way You Think?

Mathematics

“The Age of Love” Explores Senior Speed Dating

“I’m trying to get the stories that aren’t told and the feelings that aren’t exposed. Would you be open to being interviewed?”<p>The “I” is Steven …

Relationships

100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds

What’s the secret to a long and healthy life? All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear. In July, the world's …

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4 Things Millennials Should Do Today to Prepare for Retirement

The Millennial generation — those born between 1980 and 1995 — have it pretty tough. After starting their careers in the worst economic downturn in a …

How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation

<b>TOM HANKS:</b> “What’s the matter, Mama?”<b>SALLY FIELD:</b> “I’m dying, Forrest.”<b>LYNN SHERR:</b> It’s been a Hollywood staple for decades: the deathbed scene – …

Forrest Gump

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

The Brain

Making The Empty Nest a Little Less Empty With FaceTime

<i>Sundays are becoming FaceTime Days in our household.</i>Apple could set up a shoot in my home office and my daughter’s dorm and feature us in a …

Parenting

Teaching Tech to the Elderly Helps Kids See the Magic

When my own kids used to misbehave on the Internet -- be it foul language, plagiarism or porn -- I would take their privileges away chiding, "Remember you weren't born with a silver URL in your mouth."<p>But, in fact, most of today's kids are born digital natives. Screens dominate their landscape. …

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After Brittany Maynard, right-to-die movement finds new life beyond Oregon

<b>Editor’s Note:</b><p>This is an updated segment that originally aired on November 2, 2014.<p><b>Stephen Fee:</b><p>Like millions of Americans, Oregonian Pam Wald was …

Honour thy father and mother

POPE FRANCIS made some remarks this week about a big contemporary problem—the neglect of older people by their children and younger relatives—that …

Go ahead and give yourself advice with YouTube’s #DearMe campaign

If you could go back and tell your younger self anything what would it be?<p>That’s the idea of YouTube’s #DearMe campaign, launched yesterday in honor …

Dan Savage

Dosecast Wrangles Your Complicated Medication Schedule

Android/iOS: When I came home from my knee surgery, I suddenly had a ton of medications to take and exercises to do, all on different schedules. And …

Preventing Birth Defects

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, we also know that women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing …

Born In 1898: World's Oldest Living Person Celebrates Birthday

It's now past midnight in Japan, meaning that Misao Okawa, the world's oldest human being, has officially turned 117. She was born on March 5, 1898, and lives in a retirement home in Osaka.<p>Okawa has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that …

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