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The Neuroscience of Jokes

“A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes have rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his mobile phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator” [ … ]

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Foods For A Stronger, Healthier Brain

Feeling like your brain could use some help? Few people would say no to improving their brain function. Especially in light of the degrading effects that aging can have on our brains, many of us would like to improve and sustain our memory, comprehension, and our ability to solve problems. [ … ]

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What Makes a Child “Gifted”?

These characteristics are all common among gifted children: not only are they typically academically advanced and highly creative, they also tend to experience hypersensitivities and often find ethical issues particularly salient. Carol Bainbridge, an expert on the subject, enumerates a long list of traits and abilities [ … ]

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Combating Bullying with Empathy Activities

Over the past several years, numerous studies have emerged recognizing the rise in bullying among school-aged kids, particularly those with learning and behavioral disorders. According to a study in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 46 percent of parents reported that their autistic kids were bullied in comparison [ … ]

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The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works

It’s very likely that you’ve heard the expression, “sharing is caring.” While most people tend to fall in line with this notion and engage in sharing because of how good it makes them feel, there are those who harbor alternative motives for displaying this behavior. In fact, this other group of people may engage in sharing only [ … ]