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    TAG : mind and body

    The Positive Power of Walking

     Many things leap to mind when someone mentions walking: fitness, fun, fresh air, relaxation, friends and maybe your most comfortable pair of shoes.  But a word that rarely arises is “power”. That will begin to change after the 2017 National Walking Summit (held in St. Paul, Minnesota ...

    Clear-Eyed Return to the Scene

    Louis Iacona left, of Long Island, founded LI Helps to assist drug addicts into treatment. Logan McDermott, a friend from sober living houses, helped launch it.When Lou Iacona was six and selling blow pops at recess, he had no ambition to be selling marijuana at 13, which he did.  He had ...

    Without Care There Is No Democracy: A Cognitive Approach to Beating Trumpism

     Photo by iStock/Balefire9In a recent episode of Tavis Smiley, cognitive scientist and linguist George Lakoff explains how President Trump has managed to spread his worldview despite the dissonance many find is inherent in his viewpoints. Lakoff describes how Trump uses repetition to slowly ...

    MDs Now Prescribe Walking as a Boost to Health

    Everyone knows walking is good for you. It’s plain common sense, backed by a wealth of recent medical research. In fact, a major new study found that lack of physical activity is twice as deadly for us as obesity.   Health data shows that as little as 30 minutes of walking a day cuts the ...

    Walking is a Basic Human Right

    Safe spaces to walk are essential for decreasing health disparities among Americans.“We are a nation of walkers,” declared US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the 2nd National Walking Summit October 29. “Walking is a simple thing we can do” to make America more healthy.That’s the ...

    Porno and Prudes

    It’s out of vogue for girlfriends and wives to complain about their significant others’ porn use, and a bride who asks her groom to forgo bachelor party strippers is universally seen as insecure and controlling—or at the very least an unrealistic simpleton. Only someone hopelessly ...

    Beyond Debate Club

    While no parent wants a petulant, argumentative teenager, cultivating a skill set for feisty debate in secondary school may be the most effective way to ensure a reasoned adulthood.Columbia University’s Deanna Kuhn, a psychology professor whose work in cognitive science and education was ...

    Perpetually Hovering Helicopter Parents

    This article originally appeared on Care2.*** When most of us think of helicopter parents, or helicopter parenting in general, our thoughts are relegated to overeager, but undeniably loving and caring, parents trying to “curate” a playdate, or intervening in an awkward social interaction ...

    Glass Half-Empty, Mind Half-Empty

    This post originally appeared on Care2.com.***According to a new study on dehydration and mood, the optimist may view her glass as half full because she drank that water already. While mild dehydration didn’t appear to affect cognitive function in the young women who participated in the ...

    Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

    In light of the divisive decision by the Susan G. Komen foundation to defund breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood, a new Tumblr has been established called Planned Parenthood Saved My Life. The stories have been pouring in and, wow, are they worth the read.Some people might see ...

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