Keeping your kids healthy is one of your top priorities as a parent, but it’s not always an easy task. Between staying on top of their normal checkups and trying to get them to wash their hands before dinner, there are a lot of things that could slip through the cracks. Use these tips from we…
As any indignant teacher would scold, students must be awake to learn. But what science is showing with increasing sophistication is how the brain uses sleep for learning as well. At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego Nov. 10, 2013, Brown University researchers will discuss new research describing the neural mechanism by which the sleeping brain locks in learning of a visual task.
The mounting evidence is that during sleep the brain employs neural oscillations—brainwaves—of particular frequencies to consolidate learning in specific brain regions. In August, Brown scientists reported in the Journal of Neurosciencethat two specific frequencies, fast-sigma and delta, that operated in thesupplementary motor area of the brain were directly associated with learning a finger-tapping task akin to typing or playing the piano.
The common finding is that happiness is a skill,” says Ofer Leidner, one of three co-founders. “The ingredients for happy or fully lived lives are skills that you can actually teach people. It’s something you can learn and develop.”
Want to be happy? Of course you do. Then, you might want to check out Happify—a new platform full of activities aimed at making you feel better about yourself.
You start by answering some personal questions—age, work situation, relationship status, kids—and making some self-assessments, like how well you deal with setbacks and whether you find life exciting or boring. Based on this, Happify will recommend a “track” for you, like “build self-confidence” or “appreciate what you have” (you can also choose one yourself).
The U.S. Government is providing $20 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to benefit populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan, including the provision of emergency shelter, food assistance, relief commodities, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support.
When applying for health insurance, you usually have to share personal information with each private insurance company to find out how much a potential health plan costs. In the Health Insurance Marketplace, you have a simplified way of finding health insurance, comparing plans and reviewing…