How we position our bodies says a lot to others about our confidence and our abilities, but it also says a lot to us. Thanks to Cody Wanner for pointing me toward this wonderful TED video. I would love to know more about her study techniques, and the graph with a non-zero baseline bugs me, […]
In a recent randomized double blind trial, adding the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA to a students diet resulted in improved reading scores. Here is a taste of a piece from STATS fellow Maia Szalavitz: Researchers at Oxford University’s Center for Evidence-Based Intervention studied 362 7- to 9-year-old children who had placed in the bottom third […]
An interesting look at how an engineer designed a better way to repair his own heart!
An interesting take on what it will take to fix American health care. He suggests that we need less of the independent spirit of the proverbial “cowboy” and more of the teamwork of a pit crew. Take a look/listen.
This idea might change the world …
This image tells part of the story: It sure looks like government subsidies control why it is so cheap to get hamburgers, and conversely so expensive to get good fruits and vegetables. Funny that the subsidies are such a poor match to the government’s own nutrition recommendation! Could there be some political motivation for the […]
This entertaining and enlightening video sheds light on how our brains really work, and claims that happiness is the key to success, not the other way around. I find the argument persuasive, and think that we ought to think carefully about how we can be intentional about fostering happiness in our perspective on life!