The World Health Organization is calling MERS a threat to the entire world. Cases in Saudi Arabia are growing. MERS is a SARS-like virus.
A recent study suggests that working out 4 times a week has the same health benefits as working out 6 times a week.
The NY Times covers a 7-minute workout (with link to free article) that utilizes the growing trend of HICT (High Intensity Circuit Training). HICT enjoys growing evidence that short, intense workouts give similar health benefits to longer ones.
Patrick Mustain pens a "letter from the food industry" that makes for a good read.
Evidence for physiological changes accompanying being carried.
Myopia (nearsightedness) has been increasing in children in every generation once urbanization has occurred. While the reason remains a mystery, some correlation data suggests that spending time outside may be preventative.
The fact that "practice" changes the brain is a great example of long-term potentiation with accompanying neuronal changes that facilitate neural pathway strengthening. Psychotherapy directed at maturational communcation works in much the same way--the brain slowly rewires over time through the repetition of themes and interactions with a competent therapist.
We like to believe that our thoughts hold a higher court than our emotional life, but evidence mounts that strong emotion influences our thoughts more than we might want to admit.
Teens set the pace and the trends for new types of social interactions that use technology that leaves many grown-ups confused and cynical. This humorous article suggests not that kids are losing track of what it means to be social, but rather, they are redefining it.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. After you read this article, try a Google search for "synthetic marijuana" and then spend some time talking with your kids or friends about this stuff.