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
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
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Scientists at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia have discovered how the brain works to help humans avoid distraction—a finding which researchers say may help them better understand and treat attention-deficit disorders such as ADHD and schizophrenia. 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