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@bigthink Asks Should #AnimalAbuses Register Like #SexOffenders?

People who abuse animals are predatory and hurt innocent victims. How is this different than people who are registered sex offenders? It’s not. Here’s what mental health professionals say and here’s what the country is doing about it: people who … Continue reading

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Lack of #Dreams May Hurt Your #Health

I love my sleep. The reason I love to sleep is because I love to dream. The significance of dreaming is underestimated for how it passively helps us organize our thoughts. A new study has found that people who have … Continue reading

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#Smell and #BrainHealth

Stop and smell the roses is especially difficult for people living with dementia. Even before any symptoms of dementia present, an elderly person with a poor sense of smell may be at risk. Our brains and sense of smell are … Continue reading

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Is #T1D and #Fasting Really That #Bad?

Remember how when you were a kid, parents and adults told you not to do something and when you became an adult – you did it? Chances are, if that thing you did worked-out well for you, you still do … Continue reading

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How #Kids Today Are Like #Neanderthals

Research is showing that teens nowadays take their time growing-up. NPR tells us that our distant relatives, the Neanderthals, grew-up similarly to the kids nowadays. Taking your time to put the finishing touches on a brain will only serve you … Continue reading

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#Trauma on Our #Health

It turns-out our brains have a vital role in regulating our immune response. It also happens to be that our brains can be disoriented when a stressful event or trauma hits. So where does this leave us for the impact … Continue reading

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How Many #Emotions Do You #Express?

I learn something new every day. Today’s life lesson is that scientists have discovered that humans have 27-emotions. Now I feel woefully ill-prepared because offhand I can count on one-hand, literally, the ones of which I know. Let’s get into … Continue reading

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Hitting #Snooze Hurts Your #Heart

Drinking decaf coffee and power naps may not be the worst offenders to getting a goodnight sleep. The booby prize goes to the snooze button. This dandy little device may permit you another few minutes of rest but at what … Continue reading

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#SheldonCooper is the Human Version of #Face++

What can Face++ tell you about a picture? According to this news, the program can identify with a high percentage of accuracy if a white person is gay or not. Interestingly enough, the data pool initially came from a dating … Continue reading

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Do You #Sleep With #Dogs?

Just because you’re a dog person doesn’t mean you’ll automatically let Fido sleep in your bedroom. But if you let your four-legged friend room with you, a recent Mayo Clinic study explains a few ground rules for the sleepover. First … Continue reading

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