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Evidence shows that anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, researchers find

Evidence shows that anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, researchers find | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.

 

What the researchers found is that anti-depressants have negative health effects on all processes normally regulated by serotonin. The findings include these elevated risks: . . .


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IHG partners with Clean the World to recycle hotel soap and amenities

IHG partners with Clean the World to recycle hotel soap and amenities | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

"Each day, 9,000 children around the world die from acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve and promote hygiene and sanitary living conditions and to lessen the impact of disease. Through its efforts, including a patented method of sterilizing soaps during the recycling process to remove potential . . ."

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Seven Steps to Conquering Self-Doubt - Forbes

Seven Steps to Conquering Self-Doubt - Forbes | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

Let’s face it: Almost everyone has serious moments of self-doubt at some point in his or her career. But faulty patterns of thinking about yourself can be very harmful. As psychologist Martin Seligman suggests, you should test your doubts. Ask, are they realistic, or are you overreacting? . . .

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Health News: The Renaissance of the Family Farm

Health News: The Renaissance of the Family Farm | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Scott Trautman is a first-generation American farmer who, with his family, has created a thriving farm that is unique in its philosophy.
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Why People Do Bad Things : NPR

We talk to a guy who started out as an upstanding businessman, and went on to commit bank fraud involving millions of dollars.

 

A great piece illustrating the disparity between how we think we think and how we actually think . . .


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Carolyn Dimitri to Study the Economics of Urban Farming with ...

Carolyn Dimitri to Study the Economics of Urban Farming with ... | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Carolyn Dimitri to Study the Economics of Urban Farming with $453000 USDA Grant. Carolyn Dimitri, associate professor of food studies, has been thinking about sustainable food systems for more than twenty years.

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Chipping Away at Education Reform

Chipping Away at Education Reform | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Advocates of school reform often lose sight of the most important need of modern society: balanced individuals.
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Critical Thinking is Not for Cocktail Parties

Critical Thinking is Not for Cocktail Parties | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

Here's what happened when I brought up Daniel Kahneman's book "Thinking, Fast and Slow" at a cocktail party recently. I found out he was right about a few things . . .


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Economic Tyranny by Choice

Economic Tyranny by Choice | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
The doctrine of highest and best use is the guiding principle by which land is bought and sold today. We have only ourselves to blame for the results.
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Curcumin Shows Promise Easing Arthritis Pain

Curcumin Shows Promise Easing Arthritis Pain | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

For centuries, spices have been used as medicines.

 

Today their healing potential is again being rediscovered, especially curcumin. In one recent medical study, curcumin was found to be better than conventional medications at relieving the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Curcumin is derived from the spice turmeric. Turmeric is a member of the ginger plant family. The ginger family is comprised of more than 1,300 members and many are considered medicinal plants including ginger, turmeric, melegueta pepper and cardamom.

 

Although many studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin, good medical studies comparing the effectiveness of curcumin to current medications are limited.

 

Medical research with curcumin or its parent, turmeric, is increasing. These studies suggest that curcumin and turmeric may have benefits for a number of medical conditions including many cancers, skin conditions like psoriasis, Alzheimer's disease, irritable bowel disease, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain.

 

One specific autoimmune disease often associated with chronic pain is rheumatoid arthritis. An autoimmune disease is a medical condition in which the body attacks itself. RA is most commonly expressed as pain and damage to the joints, especially in the hands. Severe RA can be life threatening and can damage many organs, including the heart and liver. Fortunately RA is relatively rare, affecting only about 1 percent of the population. For unknown reasons, women are affected three times more often than men.

 

Interestingly, the curcumin group also had a greater reduction in overall inflammation (RA may have slightly improved) compared to the diclofenac group. There also were no adverse events with curcumin.

 

One drawback to curcumin is that, by itself, it is poorly absorbed. Black pepper can help increase absorption. Over-the- counter curcumin may or may not contain black pepper.


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Distance learning: Why College students are going the distance [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

Distance learning: Why College students are going the distance [infographic] - Holy Kaw! | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
RT @GuyKawasaki: Distance learning: Why College students are going the distance [infographic] http://t.co/J31acbiF...

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This is a small info graphic that discusses why college students are choosing distance learning in the first place. It is interesting that the most applicable student for distance learning are married students with children. Distance learning allows them the flexibility to attend online learning. There are more interesting statistics given in this info graphic.
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Being happy 'protects the heart'

Being happy 'protects the heart' | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

Being cheerful may protect against heart problems and much more.

 

 

[~via Prakash Sebastian.]


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How to Start a No-Dig Vegetable Garden | Occupy Monsanto

How to Start a No-Dig Vegetable Garden | Occupy Monsanto | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

I’m often asked about the best way to set up a new vegetable garden, and everyone seems to have their preferred method and materials. I personally, like the idea of a no dig garden bed. After all, who wants to break their back trying to dig up hard compacted clay soil? No dig garden beds are easy, quick and effective in providing vegetables with all the nutrients they need. So here’s my step by step approach to no dig gardens.

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Drink Red Wine, Stop Fat Cells? - Diet and Nutrition - Everyday Health

Drink Red Wine, Stop Fat Cells? - Diet and Nutrition - Everyday Health | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Researchers at Purdue University have isolated a compound in wine, grapes, and peanuts called piceatannol that blocks the development of new fat cells.

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Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER By David Wiley

Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER By David Wiley | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

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Eide Neurolearning Blog: Overthinking and Creativity - Think Like Child

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The Nature Conservancy And Discovery Education Join Forces To Launch Dynamic Environmental Education Program Exploring The Critical Role Nature Plays In Our Everyday Lives

The Nature Conservancy And Discovery Education Join Forces To Launch Dynamic Environmental Education Program Exploring The Critical Role Nature Plays In Our Everyday Lives | Mom Ed | Scoop.it

"The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education today launched Nature Works Everywhere, a partnership designed to help students learn the science behind how nature helps our everyday existence and the importance of environmental conservation.

 

This new online destination, www.natureworkseverywhere.org , provides middle school teachers, students and families with free tools and resources to explore and understand nature. Launching to coincide with Earth Day celebrations around the world, the site includes videos, interactive lesson plans and an interactive game designed to teach students that nature is more than just a beach or mountain - it's a fantastic factory that produces the building blocks of our lives."

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Companies to fill 80 percent of jobs through social media in 2012

Companies to fill 80 percent of jobs through social media in 2012 | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
It's time to spruce up your social media profiles if you want a better chance at nabbing a job this year.

 

If you're not using social media in your job search, it might be time to get started.
Companies are expected to use social media to recruit for more than 80 percent of job openings in 2012, an infographic from OnlineDegrees.com says.

 

Which networks yield the best results? LinkedIn is a good bet—94.5 percent of recruiters have successfully hired candidates through the professional network. Forty-two percent of recruiters look for candidates on Twitter, and 33 percent use Facebook.


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Family Communication: If We Could Talk Like the Animals

Family Communication: If We Could Talk Like the Animals | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Miscommunication seems to be a much bigger problem for humans than animals. How can we improve our family communication skills and relationships?
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Water and the Environment

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"Clean water seems limitless for those of us who live in places like the U.S, Norway, and other developed countries. Whether it’s for washing our hands, cooking a meal, flushing a toilet, taking our medicine, or enjoying a cold drink on a hot day, clean water is at our disposal without a moment’s wait. The truth, though, is that . . ."


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How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
A mouse that runs all the time is smarter than one that doesn’t. Probably true for people, too.
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» Mindful Parenting: The Buck Stops Here - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» Mindful Parenting: The Buck Stops Here - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Mindful parenting starts with becoming mindful ourselves to build trust, resonance, presence and attunement...

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It doesn’t mean you’re crazy –- talking to yourself has cognitive benefits, study finds

Most people talk to themselves at least every few days, and many report talking to themselves on an hourly basis. What purpose is served by this seemingly irrational behavior?

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The Benefits of Perennial Vegetables | Occupy Monsanto

The Benefits of Perennial Vegetables | Occupy Monsanto | Mom Ed | Scoop.it
Perennial vegetable gardens build soil the way nature intended—by allowing the plants to add more and more organic matter without tillage, and letting the worms do the work of mixing it all together. Perennials provide ecosystem benefits.

 

"An annual vegetable garden, as we all know, requires much more watering, weeding, and work to get a good crop. Once established, perennial vegetables are often more resistant to the attacks of pests, due to their reserves of energy stored in their roots. ...

 

Their deep roots and soil building abilities make them more self-sufficient in terms of watering, and their canopies which leaf out so much earlier than annuals better suppress the growth of weeds. What else can these remarkable plants do?"


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