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Do Babies Know When They're Skyping?

Grandparents, take heart! Research suggests your little dumplings know they're interacting with you in a way that's more profound than watching Sesame Street.<p>Long before most babies toddle or talk, they begin to make sophisticated inferences about the world around them. By as young as 3 months old, …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Holistic Medicine

January 2015

What Happened When Detroit Youth Had Honest Conversations With Police

As activists across the country question police tactics and the number of black men and boys killed by cops, a group in Detroit is hoping conversations with officers can begin to heal the mistrust some youth have toward authorities.<p>More than 50 teenagers, along with their parents and grandparents, …

What Does Arne Duncan Want in an NCLB Rewrite?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been a one-man tour to highlight what the administration sees as the major weaknesses of GOP proposals to …

Cole: LA Mayor's "I-Team" Seeks to Minimize Displacement During Urban Revitalization

<b>Rick, Los Angeles was one of 12 American cities selected to receive a grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies to set up an “Innovation Delivery</b> …

Neighborhood Revitalization Brings Hope to Families and Communities

It's a scene that's playing out across the country. Empty or dilapidated homes dot neighborhoods, and communities suffering from neglect become overrun by health hazards, drugs and crime.<p>At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that for families to be successful, sometimes the dynamics of the …

Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in Martindale-Brightwood receives support

Bright House Networks has announced that they will continue their partnership Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis to construct a new home as …

Voices in Urban Education

2018, NO. 48<p>Scholars and practitioners in school districts around the country are collaborating to build an asset-based counter-narrative about young …

Vermont to Launch 'Promise Community' Initiative

Following on the heels of the federal Promise Neighborhood program, Vermont will be launching its own initiative to help communities support citizens …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Cleaning

Brown's mother screams, sobs over grand jury decision

ST. LOUIS - As the world discussed the implications of Michael Brown's death, his mother sat alone in a plush hotel room full of people, silent, stoic and staring at her phone as she awaited word from the grand jury.<p>When the word came, attorney Benjamin Crump fielded the phone call. "The jury was …

Avery Gales, Missing Child, May Have Run Off To Join Ferguson Protesters

A 13-year-old boy who was reported missing may have left home to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police have put out an Endangered Person Advisory for Avery Gales of Florissant, Missouri.<p>The report mentions that Gales is thought to have run away to …

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted In Michael Brown Shooting

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced Monday.<p>McCulloch said members of the jury met for 25 days and heard over 70 hours of testimony from …

It’s not just Ferguson: US cops who kill are rarely indicted

Few were surprised today when Darren Wilson, a white police officer who gunned down an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri, was not indicted by the grand jury tasked to judge whether a criminal case could be made against him.<p>It’s not just cynicism about a racially-charged case, in which the …

Law Enforcement

The Neuroscience of Knowing Without Knowing

Metacognition is the ability to think about your thinking. Our unique prefrontal cortex allows humans to scientifically study and begin to understand …

The Brain

Ever creates a new mural in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for the Color Walk Project

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• November 17, 2014<br>• 0<p>After the successful opening of his exhibition in Queretaro, Ever is still in Mexico where he was invited …

Two Foods You Should Consider for Prostate Health

November is not only known as the Thanksgiving month, but is also known as Movember. The term "Movember" is the clever portmanteau of "moustache" and "November," fashioned from the idea of growing a moustache beginning Nov. 1 to help bring awareness to men's health issues. The creators of Movember …

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.<p>The odds of a successful jailbreak are never …

Here’s What Happens When College Kids Have Their Smartphones Confiscated For An Hour

Can you say “separation anxiety”?<p>The term <i>nomophobia</i> was coined a few years ago–an awkward mash-up of <i>no</i>–<i>mobile</i>–<i>phobia</i>–to describe that altogether modern surge of anxiety that comes when you can’t, for whatever reason and however long, use your preferred mobile device. It is not the most elegant …

Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire

The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch …

Mississippi River

Was Jimi Hendrix born a genius?

Few guitarists are treated with as much reverence as Jimi Hendrix. But myths about his talent do him a disservice, argues Greg Kot.<p>All Is by My Side, the John Ridley-directed, loosely biographical movie about Jimi Hendrix’s early life, opens in the US and UK this week. It claims to tell the story …

Brains grow and shrink like ‘rainbows’ as we age

Researchers have used a new magnetic resonance imaging technique to show, for the first time, how human brain tissue changes throughout life. They …

The Brain

Meditation: The Anti-Habit That Is the Ultimate Healthy Habit

You've probably heard: meditation will improve your life. Research shows that it can shorten migraines, improve athletic performance, increase one's ability to focus and can be effective for reducing stress and managing anxiety. This is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>With the benefits so clear, why …

How to Meditate: How Meditation Changed My Life

Meditation is about being able to sit with yourself. Why is that hard? Well, maybe you live in a busy part of Brooklyn, as I did, where the street noise never stops, or maybe your window is next to a busy bus stop, as mine was—but all that's actually of no matter. Meditating isn't about being in a …

5 Fine Shoes That Will Truly Last You a Lifetime

New Stonehenge Discovery: What Took So Long?

Checking in on the latest theories on the world’s most mysterious piece of prehistoric architecture.<p>An extensive scan of the area surrounding Stonehenge has uncovered more than a dozen new monuments, adding to the scant information archeologists have been able to determine about the world’s most …

Archaeology