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Is My Brain Growing As I Age?

Mike Magee Because my father and his sister developed Alzheimer’s disease in their late 70’s, and because they were subjected to a prolonged and painful decline, and finally death, as a result of the disease, my ten brothers and sisters...Show More Summary

Perfectionism: Inherited or A Psychological Solution?

There are many articles and research that reference Perfectionism. The term can be loosely thrown around to assume that all perfectionism is an inherited trait. This may be true for some, but not others. Perhaps psychological experiences influence a person's perfectionism. In either case, not enough is known or understood to assert causation.

Trail Life (137.3 Miles)

As I am again in a hostel escaping the rain I figured this would be a good opportunity to detail a typical day for myself on the AT. 7-8 AM Wake up and make some delicious oatmeal with peanut butter,  cinnamon,  and honey. Break down tent and repack my pack whether its raining or not.......

The Secret To Hollywood Abs

You, too, can have an action-hero six-pack—but only if you want it bad enough.

A Psychologist’s Guide to People Watching

The art of people watching most likely dates back to earliest civilization. Putting psychology’s knowledge about nonverbal behavior to use can help you become a pro at this basic human pastime.

INTERESTING STUFF – 18 April 2015

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

THE ONLY KNOWN FOOTAGE OF ANNE FRANK It's grainy, black-and-white shot on 22 July 1941, but you know immediately that it is Anne Frank. She is leaning out of the second-floor window of her home in Amsterdam watching a bride...

Technology Adventure with Barnes & Noble (Or, Technology Troubles – Final Day)

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

The internet has not been kind to bookstores especially the small independents that have played such an important part of communities for at least a couple of hundred of years and are such a pleasure to visit. Two I know...

Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Democrats were once the party of the white working man — but that was a long time ago.

South African students must take movement to society for real progress

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

On April 9, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from its perch at the University of Cape Town. Before the statue was hoisted into a truck and taken away, the black university students who had successfully demanded its removal washed it, symbolically, with the blood...

Death in the bookmobile

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Riverside County bookmobile came to the Alpha Beta parking lot on Fridays from 2:30 to 4:45, and I would sit there on the long strip of carpet in the air-conditioned hum reading books not appropriate at all for me, full of death — until the poor librarian who not only drove the coach but also...

Public needs cold, hard numbers on use of deadly force

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris wasn’t campaigning for U.S. Senate on Jan. 5, the day of her inauguration for her second term. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement announcement was still a few days away. But even as Harris was making promises for the next four years, you got the sense that her...

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Number of factors play into increased heart disease risk for people with RA

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of heart disease? How are the two conditions related? Is there a way to lower the risk? ANSWER: Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk of developing heart disease is two to three times higher than people […]

Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

This is a guest post from George Bryant, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Kitchen and founder of CivilizedCavemanCooking.com. Pancakes, they were my favorite comfort food as a child and then turned into an enabling food for my bulimia. After overcoming my 12-year struggle with bulimia, I realized it was empowering to reintroduce […]

4 Low-Sugar Food Swaps

8 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Try these trades to lower your blood sugar

UAB Selected as Site of American Heart Association's New Strategically Focused Research Network on Hypertension

UAB will receive funding from the AHA over the next four years to complete projects in population health, clinical and basic science, focused on high blood pressure.

Wayne State University Developing New Approaches for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Wayne State University has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new, affordable and comfortable approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, particularly in older African Americans.

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