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Maanvi Singh

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Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Friday, January 23, 2015

Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.

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Teens Who Skimp On Sleep Now Have More Drinking Problems Later

Friday, January 16, 2015

Missing out on sleep can lead to more than grumpiness. Teenagers who aren't getting enough sleep are also more apt to binge drink, a study finds, even years later.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

When your friends say it's time to stop wallowing in despair and move on, you can say that reflecting on a recent breakup can speed recovery. Oh, and maybe some Taylor Swift.

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Food Psychology: How To Trick Your Palate Into A Tastier Meal

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ingredients and preparation matter in making a delicious dinner. But so do a lot of other external factors, from your mood to room lighting. Here, a guide to enhancing the pleasures of the plate.

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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

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Texted Reminders Help Parents Get Kids In For Flu Shots

Monday, December 29, 2014

It's hard enough to get kids in for one flu shot, let alone two. But when parents got texts that explained why the child needed a second dose, they were much more likely to get the job done.

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

Friday, December 19, 2014

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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Rise In Inflated Home Appraisals Worrying Regulators

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

An estimated one in seven home appraisals between 2011 and early 2014 inflated home values by 20 percent or more.

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Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren't As Lonely As You Think

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. And that may explain why a study finds they're not feeling as lonely, either.

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Are Modafinil's Brain-Boosting Benefits Hype Or Science?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Modafinil has been approved for treatment of narcolepsy, but it's often used to improve mental performance. The question is, does it work? A new study says probably not.

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Researchers Suggest Ways To Make Pill Swallowing Easier

Monday, November 17, 2014

Almost one-third of people have trouble swallowing pills, according to German researchers. They say some people have so much trouble, they avoid taking the recommended dosage.

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.

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Tools Of The Trade: The Abacus

Monday, November 10, 2014

Many teachers still rely on this centuries-old calculating device to provide a hands-on approach to math.

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Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Flavor is a combination of taste and aroma. So can a scent-emitting fork trick our brains into thinking we're tasting something, when we're only just smelling it? The Salt team tests it out.

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With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Friday, October 24, 2014

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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The NPR Ed Mailbag: Tests, Proficiency, George Bush And No Child Left Behind

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No opinion left behind on No Child Left Behind.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

It's tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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