Maanvi Singh

Maanvi Singh appears in the following:

20 Years Ago, Mount Zion AME Was Set On Fire. Last Night, It Burned Again

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In 1996, Bill Clinton spoke at the reopening ceremony of this historically black church. On Tuesday, Mount Zion became the latest in a wave of fires at black churches since the Charleston shooting.


Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Individual differences in the brain's working memory could help explain why some teens are especially impulsive about sex. Having engaged parents helps reduce the risk.


Defeat By Deductible: Millennials Aren't Hip To Health Insurance Lingo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Researchers watched a group of young adults as they tried signing up for insurance on Half didn't know what a deductible was. Needless to say, they struggled with enrollment.


What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness

Friday, June 12, 2015

Babies may show greater empathy toward adults who overtly show sadness, a study suggests, but the little ones also recognize sadness in people who keep a stiff upper lip.


More Evidence That Parents' Ages Could Influence Autism Risk

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A large, international study found that kids born to older parents had higher rates of autism. Having a teen mom or parents with a large gap between their ages also increased the autism odds.


To Beat Insomnia, Try Therapy For The Underlying Cause Instead Of Pills

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.


Schools Say Ciao To Plastic Lunch Trays, Hello To Compostable Plates

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Six of the nation's largest school districts are ditching polystyrene lunch trays in favor of compostable plates. The hope is that they'll incentivize cities to build more composting facilities.


Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.


Paralyzed By Doubt? Here's A Guide For The Worrier In Us All

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

You might think that anxiety disorder is no laughing matter, but illustrator Gemma Correll respectfully disagrees. She sees the humor in the mental condition that she deals with every day.


Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.


On 'Menace II Society' And 'Easy Rider': Why All The Talk On Bikers And Thugs Matters

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Many have contrasted media treatment of bikers in the Waco shootout with its treatment of black protesters. Charles Blow says this speaks to an underlying fear "of the otherness of blackness."


Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

Monday, May 18, 2015

People are contrasting media and police reaction to the Texas shootout with their reaction to the recent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo.


Sex Ed Works Better When It Addresses Power In Relationships

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Most school sex education programs stick to the nuts and bolts of biology. Teenagers who also talk about what makes for a good relationship are more likely to avoid pregnancy and STDs, a study finds.


What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?


Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because he figured out what communities needed in a neighborhood store.


Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.


Your Tough Job Might Help Keep You Sharp

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In an eight-year study of older people, those who had held mentally demanding, stimulating jobs tended to retain their mental agility better than people whose work was less stimulating.


When You Make Kids' Meals Healthier By Default, They Still Eat 'Em Up

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

When a restaurant chain revamped its kids' menu, making items like strawberries and salad the default sides instead of fries, it improved the healthfulness of meals ordered — by a lot, a study finds.


How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.


Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

Monday, April 27, 2015

A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention, and for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.

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