Source: The Atlantic
Something as simple as a window with a view of trees can help improve the recovery of hospital patients. This article explores how exposure to nature can help people suffering problems from ADD to cancer.
“One sometimes finds what one is not looking for,” said Alexander Fleming, whose chance observation of a contaminated experiment led to the the world’s first antibiotic. This Smithsonian article discusses inventions and discoveries that centered on a flash of insight in a mind prepared to see what it wasn’t looking for.
Source: Psychology Today
It may be easier to have a conversation with someone who already agrees with you, but it’s better for your brain to talk with—and listen to—someone who disagrees with you. In this article, Art Markman, Ph.D., a cognitive scientist at the University of Texas, discusses the practical applications of psychological research on disagreement.
Source: The New York Times
People sometimes talk about a cure for cancer as if it’s a nearly impossible goal. But this deadly disease takes many forms, and cures for some of those forms have already been developed.
Several Shakespearean plots points, including the climax of Romeo and Juliet, turn on powerful potions. Did the bard dream them up, or might they have really existed?
The patterns that appear in nature not only inspire art, but have health benefits as well.
Teenagers who have already achieved success in the business world share their future goals and the best advice they’ve ever received.
Source: Science News
In July of 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement warning that racism has a negative impact on the overall health of children and adolescents. Click this link to learn more.
Halloween’s popularity grows year after year, perhaps in part because being scared can be good for us.
Ava Norman describes how she overcame her greatest fear by embracing it.