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Maybe kids today are already wise enough to see these things, but back when I was in school, it would have been nice to know that …
Though your genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces naturally, your diet plays a role too. If you’re worried about your cholesterol, aim to eat less saturated fat (found in red meats, butter and full-fat milk and other dairy) and more fruits and vegetables.
It’s time to change the way you think about fat. For 30 years well-meaning diet gurus have preached that eating fat makes you fat. I’m here to tell you that fat, in and of itself, is not what is making you fat. Instead, it’s eating too much of the wrong kinds of fat.
Navigated from The Huffington Post
Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. Everyone knows about the man who lead the Indian people to independence from British rule in 1947. Here are some of excellent tips from Mahatma Gandhi:
The chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, has become familiar in the past decade, notably to parents searching for BPA-free bottles for their infants. Animal studies have found that BPA, which resembles the sex hormone estrogen, harms health.
Now a study suggests that prenatal, but not childhood, exposure to BPA is connected to anxiety, depression and difficulty controlling behaviors in three-year-olds, especially girls.
Kids will be kids, but how much do they change over the course of a generation?
Researchers are tapping the cognitive smarts of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to program computers to think more like humans. If replicated in machines, the computational models based on babies’ mental abilities could give a major boost to artificial intelligence, which historically has had difficulty handling nuances and uncertainty, researchers say.
Full story at Futurity
Scientists haven’t nailed down the exact cause of our 240,000 lifetime yawns yet, but there’s good support for the yawn as a temperature regulator.
Navigated from Gizmodo
Everyone jokes about the flying cars and robot maids we’ve seen in movies and television, but it turns out the “future” we’ve dreamed of is well on its way.
There’s always that part at the end of drug commercials that goes something like: if you develop sausage fingers, webbed feet, or a three-week erection, call your doctor! But as exhaustive as those auctioneer-style lists sound, they barely scratch the surface when it comes to the side effects people are actually experiencing.