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My kids are definitely ice cream-aholics. They are always asking for ice cream or milkshakes of some kind. It really drives me crazy. So I am continually looking for new ways to tame their sweet tooth in a natural, healthy way. This post is actually based off of my Banana-Cashew-Coconut Ice ...
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An “earworm” is a song that won’t stop playing in your head. It’s annoying for sure, and if it goes on too long the effect can be a bit maddening. A new study shows that it’s possible to chew away the earworms with a couple sticks of your favorite gum. How [...]
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According to a new study, those bullied by peers often suffer even worse long-term mental health outcomes than those maltreated by adults early in life. The effects of both sorts of abuse are well-documented, but this is the first study to examine whether bullying, on its own, results in dire psychological [...]
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WHILE WE'RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin, Adam Horovitz and Maria Dizza. Directed by Noah Baumbach.
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We now know that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately brought down the aircraft he was entrusted to fly, killing 150 passengers and crew members. Questions are now focused on the co-pilot’s mental state, and whether aviation authorities and airlines take adequate precautions regarding the mental stability [...]
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Pick any ranking of publicly traded companies, and year after year you’ll find Apple in the top three worldwide. To say that its famous logo is ubiquitous is an understatement. It’s everywhere and then some. There’s a better than average chance you’re holding it in your hand as you read this [...]
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Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition for a variety of reasons, including developing high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke. Now a study adds evidence that for men, apnea also increases the likelihood of suffering from depression. Apnea occurs when breathing is interrupted during sleep, limiting oxygen flow to [...]
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If your job requires challenging thinking tasks, your brain may be getting a positive boost that will help prevent memory loss and thinking decline later in life, according to a new study. Adding to an already robust catalog of research showing that thinking-related challenges are exercise for the brain, the latest [...]
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One of the recent waves of insight moving across neuroscience research tells us that our brains, for all their wonder, frequently get in their own way. What seems increasingly evident is that we don’t have precise machines running behind our eyes, but rather an enormous collection of imprecise processing modules [...]
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In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a doctor uses a technology to track and erase targeted memories in peoples’ brains. His patients mainly want to forget about painful relationships, which requires purging every memory remnant linked to the relationship. Once the purge is complete, the collective memory—and all [...]
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If you’ve been paying attention to psychology and neuroscience research the last few years, you know that we’ve recently experienced major shifts in thinking about the nature of the brain. Among these, how changeable the brain is from birth to death ranks high. Not long ago the prevailing scientific powers [...]
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Jimi Hendrix devotees around the world are rejoicing to the sound of a previously unreleased tune from the guitar master that's streaming at The Daily Beast. The two-and-a-half minute track, called Station Break, features a guitar solo recorded in 1965, just before Hendrix broke through to rock divinity. Nearly everyone reading will know [...]
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Science and tech writer working at the intersection of cognition and culture.
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David DiSalvo is a science writer and public education specialist who writes about the intersection of science, technology and culture. His work has appeared in Scientific American MindPsychology TodayForbesThe Wall Street JournalChicago TribuneMental FlossSlateSalonEsquire and other publications, and he is the writer behind the widely read blogs, Neuropsyched, Neuronarrative and The Daily Brain. He is frequently interviewed about science and technology topics, including appearances on NBC Nightly News and CNN Headline News. 
David has also served as a consulting research analyst and communications specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several public and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad. His first non-fiction book, What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite, has been translated into 10 languages and is available worldwide. His second nonfiction book, The Brain in Your Kitchen, is available in e-book format at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. His latest book,Brain Changer, is available at all major booksellers. 
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