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Maanvi Singh

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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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Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

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Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

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Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

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Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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