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Harvard, MIT Announce Free Online Courses

Harvard, MIT Announce Free Online Courses | The Give Way | Scoop.it
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, May 2 (Reuters) - Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both academic heavyweights and often neighborly rivals, are joining hands in a new partnership to offer courses online and for...
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Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App

Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Have you ever helped the hard-of-hearing listen to music? Or built a computer program to diagnose breast cancer?
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Organic Food Purists Worry About Big Companies’ Influence

Organic Food Purists Worry About Big Companies’ Influence | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Large corporations now dominate in organic foods, and some people think this has led to a watering down of the industry.
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Want a happy toddler? Help him give to others…

Want a happy toddler? Help him give to others… | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Are little children intrinsically selfish? Many people assume so. But recent research suggests that young children want to be kind.
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Culture Contrast: Norway's support of working families and then there's the U.S.

Culture Contrast: Norway's support of working families and then there's the U.S. | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Then there’s the maternity leave. In the U.S., the Family Medical Leave Act allows for 12 weeks of unpaid leave. In Norway, you can generally receive up to 100 percent of your salary for 47 weeks, or 80 percent of it for 57 weeks. (As long as you’re not some fat cat banker, pulling down millions upon millions of dollars each year.)
For paternity leave, dads generally get 12 weeks paid. That’s three months people. Thu-reeeeee. And it’s expected for you to take advantage of such leaves, if you don’t it can be frowned upon because you clearly don’t have your priorities straight.
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there is never "just a mom"

there is never "just a mom" | The Give Way | Scoop.it
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Teddy Bears Make You Friendlier -- and Maybe Healthier

Teddy Bears Make You Friendlier -- and Maybe Healthier | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Given that isolation increases stress and cortisol production, and that petting dogs reduces blood pressure, the researchers suggest that touching a teddy bear might make you not just happier and nicer but healthier too.
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Food Revolution Day - Stand Up For Real Food

Food Revolution Day - Stand Up For Real Food | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Together we can change the way people eat by educating every child about food, giving families the skills and knowledge to cook again, and motivating people to stand up for their rights to better food.
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The Flight From Conversation

The Flight From Conversation | The Give Way | Scoop.it
We use technology to keep one another at distances we can control: not too close, not too far, just right: the Goldilocks effect.
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One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers

One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers | The Give Way | Scoop.it
With few skilled farmers, many urban gardens become victims of neglect.

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Your Health Is Shaped By Who You Love

Your Health Is Shaped By Who You Love | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Information from a relatively new field called interpersonal neurobiology suggests we're never too old to learn. In fact, who we love has the power to constantly rewire our brain.
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This confirms what therapists have long known through their own research: If children with insecure attachment are lucky enough to partner up with someone who has secure attachment--their own attachment style and mental health can improve.
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Animal Antibiotics: FDA Asks Drug Companies To Limit Overuse Amid Health Concerns

Animal Antibiotics: FDA Asks Drug Companies To Limit Overuse Amid Health Concerns | The Give Way | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration called on drug companies Wednesday to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals, a decades-old practice that scientists say has contributed to a surge in dangerous, drug-resistant...
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The iPhone and Consumer Guilt

The iPhone and Consumer Guilt | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Next time someone says they feel guilty for owning an iPhone, ask if they were the one who decided to maintain a 73% profit margin while underpaying workers on 18-hour-shifts. To roll out new models at breakneck speed?
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Children at Risk From Pesticides, School Bans Debated

Children at Risk From Pesticides, School Bans Debated | The Give Way | Scoop.it

Humans, especially children, are particularly vulnerable to some commonly used products, including organophosphates, which belong to the same chemical family as sarin, a nerve gas classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction. The most common herbicide Gilden found was Monsanto's controversial flagship weed-killer, Roundup, which is powerful enough to irritate the skin and respiratory system. More seriously, chronic exposure to Roundup, among other pesticides, is associated with . . .


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Julia Steiny: Boring Neighborhoods Mean Boring Childhoods | Education News

Julia Steiny: Boring Neighborhoods Mean Boring Childhoods | Education News | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Drawing on Mike Lanza's Playborhood, Julia Steiny writes that we need to transform our neighborhoods and communities into places where kids can play.
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Husbands, Scouring the Toilet Will Make You Happier… Really

Husbands, Scouring the Toilet Will Make You Happier… Really | The Give Way | Scoop.it

New research out of Cambridge University in the U.K. finds that husbands who do households chores are happier and experience greater wellbeing.

 

This finding surprised the researchers, who hypothesized that wives, not husbands, would be happier if their husbands did chores. Instead, they found . . .


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14 Steps to Saving Big at the Grocery Store | Food | LV Moms | LearnVest - Where life gets richer

14 Steps to Saving Big at the Grocery Store | Food | LV Moms | LearnVest - Where life gets richer | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Grocery stores have tons of tricks to get you to spend more. We'll help you learn to shop for healthy foods for your family while sticking to your budget.
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RSA - RSA Animate: The Divided Brain

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Harvard, MIT Announce Free Online Courses

Harvard, MIT Announce Free Online Courses | The Give Way | Scoop.it
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, May 2 (Reuters) - Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both academic heavyweights and often neighborly rivals, are joining hands in a new partnership to offer courses online and for...
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Figment.com Used to Share Student Writing | Education News

Figment.com Used to Share Student Writing | Education News | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Figment.com is a social media website aimed at allowing users to share their work with like-minded peers and improve their writing skills.
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Parents can’t measure out the right dose of meds?

Parents can’t measure out the right dose of meds? | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Your pediatrician has prescribed a liquid medication for your child, and you’ve got to measure out a dose. Will you get it right?

Maybe not. Research suggests that parents are making quite a few mistakes, sometimes big mistakes.
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The Attached Family » How to Raise a Disrespectful Teen

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Never Spend Money on Things That Don't Add Value to Your Life

Never Spend Money on Things That Don't Add Value to Your Life | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Ask yourself the next time you purchase something: "What value will this add to my life?" A worthwhile investment feeds the soul and contributes to the support of your body, mind and spirit.
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Music And Health: 11 Ways Playing And Listening To Music Help Both Body And Mind

Music And Health: 11 Ways Playing And Listening To Music Help Both Body And Mind | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Ah, the healing power of music. Whether it's the perfect song after a bad break-up, or something relaxing to listen to while you study, there are endless ways that music makes our hearts and souls feel better.
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New College Graduates Advised to Protect Their Online Reputation

New College Graduates Advised to Protect Their Online Reputation | The Give Way | Scoop.it
Don Sorensen, online reputation management expert, advises college graduates to begin developing a positive personal online reputation that will help them secure jobs now and in the future. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) April 05,...
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More than half of all cancer is preventable, experts say

More than half of all cancer is preventable, experts say | The Give Way | Scoop.it
More than half of all cancer is preventable, and society has the knowledge to act on this information today, according to health researchers.
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