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How Robotic Pets Can Benefit You & Where to Find Them

Having pets for companionship can benefit your physical and emotional health, but there are some situations which can prevent you from having...

Children Benefit from Watching Kids-Only Cooking Shows

Do you have a picky eater in the house?  It can be difficult to introduce new foods to children who are quick...

How the Social Media Lens Changes How We View News

Social media has changed the way we think about a lot of things, for better or for worse.  New research about the...

Third-hand Smoke Equal to Second-hand Smoke

This past summer, we learned about the effects of thirdhand smoke.  Thirdhand smoke is a term for the toxins that are left...

I have 0.2 trillion brain cells—find out how many you have!

I know that, personally, my heart weighs more than my stomach, and that my liver weighs more than my brain.  The gut...

You Are What You See Other People Eat

The emphasis of social media and online sharing has its share of promoting poor body image and bad habits, but a recent study shows...

How Xylitol Can Help Ears, Nose This Spring

Xylitol:  it’s not just an alternative sweetener or used in chewing gum and toothpaste to prevent cavities.  This compound can reduce...

Children Reading Better with Dogs

A study released in September, 2019 discovered a surprising way to help young children read better:  adding in therapy dogs.  School-aged students from...

Loneliness and the Elderly

Recently, there has been a lot of publicity about a “loneliness” epidemic sweeping through the older generations.  While it serves a purpose to...

How do your words sound to a dog?

If you’ve marveled at how animals...

Virtual Reality Changes Reality?

Does virtual reality change reality?  You wouldn’t think that engaging in augmented or virtual reality could actually change your reality, but new Stanford research...

Wild Blueberries Improve Cognition in 7-10 year olds

When we hear about the benefits of flavonoids in berries, we usually think of an older population that benefits from its effects on cognition,...

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