Manipulating levels of a protein associated with memory can stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms.Learn more: http://bit.ly/1z9AOGo
SkepticismTags: atheismFeaturedpoliticsI first connected with Jamila Bey because of Skepchick. Back in late 2005 or early 2006, months before working for the Center for Inquiry, I responded to a journalist’s request on a Black Freethinkers ...(Read more...)
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This exchange alumni video made our day! Alumni in Armenia warmly welcomed U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills with creativity and style. This isn’t the first Armenian alumni video to wow us— check out the exchange community’s “Happy Yerevan” video here.
On Friday I went to a great talk by Dr. Matthew Killingsworth wherein he gave us some data-based pro tips on how to increase happiness. The secret? Interacting frequently and deeply with other people.
As part of his research project, Dr. Killingsworth developed a smartphone app called Track Your Happiness. At random moments during the day, the app will prompt a few simple questions about your activities (e.g., “How are you feeling?”; “What are you doing?”;
ASM was founded in 1899 (as the Society of American Bacteriologists.) During the first 77 years, only two women served as President: Alice Evans in 1928 and Rebecca Lancefield in 1943. Yet by 1991 these six women had served as President: (l. to r.) Helen Whiteley; 1976; Rita Colwell, 1985; Jean Brenchley, 1987; Barbara Iglewski, 1988; Alice Huang, 1989; and Joan Bennett, 1991Visit the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives at www.asm.org/chomasource
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