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Top 5 Altruistic Acts of COVID-19 and Why We Do Them

Altruism looks good on the outside, but usually comes at a cost. This type of prosocial behavior can be a conundrum because offering generosity takes from the giver, gives to the taker, and gives to the giver. Confused? New research from the June 2020 issue of Science Advances helps us sort it all out.  “Prosocial… read more

The Coronavirus Blues

The first half of 2020 has brought unprecedented changes in social constructs, education, and financial status, just to name a few. The worldwide coronavirus epidemic has affected and continues to affect every citizen of the globe, regardless of fame, status, or wealth. For the average family, COVID-19 meant kids no longer attended brick-and-mortar school, job… read more

Brain Training Can Brighten Depression

Summertime means more outside adventures for young and old alike. And along with the hiking, biking, and boating come increased emergency room visits for concussion and other traumatic brain injury. According to the Human Brain Mapping journal, depression is the number-one psychiatric symptom associated with traumatic brain injury, and research shows brain training can help.… read more

The Quarantine-15 and Your Brain

If you are like most people, this season of quarantine has brought significant lifestyle changes. Working and schooling at home allow for snack-time at all hours of the day (or night!), the gym is closed for that early-morning workout, and economic stresses translate to cheaper and typically less-healthy grocery options. Thus the “Quarantine-15”… gradual weight-gain,… read more

Vitamin D to Fight Coronavirus

We all want to find that magical cure for Coronavirus. With the world in epidemic, there is no greater pursuit going on right now than the search for inoculation or cure. Yet what if the answer isn’t finding a cure outside of ourselves, but finding a way to boost individual immunity? In a brand-new research… read more

Exercise for Coronavirus Quarantine Sanity

It’s the newest science-supported motive: exercise boosts physical fitness AND mental fitness. But how much, how intense, how does it change as we age, and the big question: how does it correlate to the current coronavirus epidemic? In a May publication of Redox Biology, scientists evaluated the impact of exercise on extracellular superoxide dismutase (EcSOD).… read more

Personal Connection Vital for COVID-19 Distance Learning

The coronavirus epidemic has created an unprecedented sense of isolation for many people. School children are perhaps the most impacted by this historic pandemic. Despite valiant efforts by parents, educators and administrators, youngsters are feeling disconnected, bored, and lonely. Researchers from University of the West of England explored the importance of personal connection for distance… read more

Coronavirus Anxiety; Comfort Through Validation

In these days of economic and health distress, family members from young to old are understandably struggling with anxiety. Grandparents are fearful of getting sick, lonely and isolated. Children are bored and yet overwhelmed with the new demands of schooling at home. Parents are struggling to cover the bills while juggling work changes, income cuts,… read more

Number One Way to Improve Your Child’s Behavior

It’s after 7PM and I’m tossing spaghetti sauce into a pot of pasta. Green beans bubble on the stove, the salad is ready to go, and I holler “dinner time!” to the kids. I’ve been trying to ignore the bickering going on in the next room, but suddenly tempers flare and a scream breaks the… read more

Experience More Happiness

We all want to experience more happiness. Yet in this uncertain world, moments of happiness can seem fleeting at best. That rush of joy when you finally drive away in your new car…or the gasp of delight over those glittering birthday earrings…even the pleasure of a bargain-find, perfectly fitted new jacket… According to researchers with… read more

Looking Back to Look Forward

One of the most effective ways scientists look forward into developing medical, psychological, and educational tools is by looking back at longitudinal data. What is longitudinal data? In basic terms, research studies that evaluate information from active participants over many years are considered longitudinal. One such study with the hope of valuable feedback on adolescent… read more