04/23/2014
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  • NEWS

    According to a study of mice published in The Journal of Neuroscience, pain and inflammation may affect the sex drive of women more than men. Read more


  • NEWS

    Animals with the largest brain volume – not volume related to body size – have more self-control and cognitive abilities, compared to animals with smaller brains, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more


  • NEWS

    People naturally pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision, which could affect how we respond to such things as traffic signs and web design, according to a study published in i-Perception. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here are tips on keeping your metabolism from getting too low.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    He that takes medicine but neglects diet wastes the skill of the physician.

    —Chinese proverb


  • NEWS

    Many older adults make naps part of their daily routines. But new research from the University of Cambridge suggests that people ages 40 to 79 who take a midday snooze may increase their risk of dying due to respiratory illness. Read more


  • NEWS

    Loud conversations and rowdy passengers are more likely to cause car accidents by teenage drivers than texting. concludes a study from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Expecting it to make a few extra dollars for a political organization run by her then husband, Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda releases a video titled “Jane Fonda’s  Workout.”  She has serious misgivings about the whole thing, figuring it could hurt her reputation as an actress. Not  to mention that the video had been very much a low budget production—she had written the script while on a ski vacation, did her own hair and makeup and was filmed with a single camera.  But not only does “Jane Fonda’s Workout” become wildly popular, it also launches an exercise phenomenon—working out at home while watching TV. It remains the best-selling video of all time. Read more

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