"Modern society benefits when people understand science concepts. This knowledge helps explain how cryptocurrency works, why climate change is happening or how the coronavirus is transmitted from person to person.....Yet the average American spends less than 5% of their lifetime in classrooms learning about such topics".... Read more
..."On a national policy level, the critical importance of writing was underscored with the adoption of Common Core standards in 2010, which emphasize how writing must be taught and addressed across every subject area" Read more
"At first, the employees at Digital Enabler in Bielefeld, Germany, thought their boss, Lasse Rheingans, was joking. “Would you like to work 40 percent less at full pay?” he asked when he stepped in front of them in November 2017"... Read more
"...Old Amsterdam has survived in a remarkably pristine fashion the wars and urban development that affected many other European cities. But for the past year or two, I have noticed that my students’ appreciation of the city’s visible antiquity has acquired a new dimension. This monument to human ingenuity, which rests on thousands of wooden poles hammered into the marshy soil, now seems to have a longer past than it does a future". Read more
"ADHD affects more than 6 million U.S. children. People who have ADHD develop symptoms by age 12, and it usually continues into adolescence and young adulthood. The condition can affect people throughout their whole life". Read more
Gregory Fabiano is a Professor of Psychttps://theconversation.com/what-causes-adhd-and-can-it-be-cured-170179?hology, Florida International University
"Caitlin Wells Salerno knew that some mammals — like the golden-mantled ground squirrels she studies in the Rocky Mountains — invest an insane amount of resources in their young. That didn’t prepare her for the resources the conservation biologist would owe after the birth of her second son." Read more
"We are not perfectly rational. This is obvious to anyone who has eaten more than their fill, exchanged harsh words with a friend, or taken the wrong turn on their morning commute. Less obvious, though, are the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and choices are systematically biased. Behavioral economics, a field that bridges insights from social
psychology, cognitive science and economics, emerged in recent decades
to explain the constraints on human rationality"... Read more
"The highest rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. is not in a liberal-leaning Northeastern or West Coast state. It's in Puerto Rico, where more than 73% of the total population is fully vaccinated. The U.S. national average is just over 57%". Read more
By Patrick Jarenwattananon, Ayen Bior and Sarah Handel
"Protein-enriched products are ubiquitous, and these days it seems protein can be infused into anything – even water. But the problem, as Kristi Wempen, a nutritionist at Mayo Clinic, points out, is that" “contrary to all the hype that everyone needs more protein, most Americans get twice as much as they need.” Read more
Claire Weekes, a "trailblazing Australian doctor stared down professional resistance to revolutionize the way we treat anxiety. Along the way she became a best-selling author and one of the first self-help gurus."
" Her face, accept, float, let time pass method" was based on the biological understanding of how the body’s simple alarm system, the unconscious fight-or-flight system – which she called first fear – could be distressingly perpetuated by what she called “second fear” which kicked off a vicious “fear-adrenalin-fear cycle”, Read article
Judith Hoare is the author of "The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: the Extraordinary Life of Dr. Claire Weekes.