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Goldie Hawn Plunges into Brain Science

ASPEN. When I arrived at the Aspen Meadows Resort for the Second Annual Aspen Brain Forum last Thursday evening, Goldie Hawn was getting out of a vehicle near the entrance.

September 28, 2011 — Ingrid Wickelgren
How To Coach Parents [Audio]

How To Coach Parents [Audio]

Most moms and dads are not taught how to parent. We are supposed to just know what to do, I suppose. But even if you have a relatively calm and obedient child, moments inevitably arise when you could really use an owners manual.

February 13, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Calming a Child's Mind

New techniques help kids develop healthy behaviors and lasting resilience

March 1, 2014 — THE EDITORS
The Power of Dad

The Power of Dad

In the 1994 film Junior, a male scientist becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. It's a rather ridiculous tale, but if any man could be given the superpower of giving birth, my dad should have been the one.

April 14, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Firstborn Girls Most Likely to Succeed

Firstborn Girls Most Likely to Succeed

Bossy, know-it-all older sisters everywhere now have something else to lord over their younger siblings: Researchers have found that firstborn girls are the most ambitious and successful children in their families.

May 1, 2014 — Roni Jacobson
Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD?

Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD?

In 1970, 150,000 U.S. children were taking stimulant medications. By 2007, that number had risen to 2.7 million, according to pediatrician Sanford Newmark of the University of California, San Francisco.

February 13, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.

November 6, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
The Making of a Mathematical Mind: 1 Step at a Time

The Making of a Mathematical Mind: 1 Step at a Time

One time when I was in the third grade, I got sick and missed a week of school. My dad wanted me to keep up with my schoolwork, so he brought my assignments and books home.

August 15, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Are Men the Weaker Sex?

Contrary to cultural assumptions that boys are stronger and sturdier, basic biological weaknesses are built into the male of our species. These frailties leave them more vulnerable than girls to life’s hazards, including environmental pollutants such as insecticides, lead and plasticizers

February 18, 2014 — Alice Shabecoff and Environmental Health News

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