Archive | July, 2016

Child Development

29 Jul

Research has found that children whose mothers were more stressed during their pregnancies scored lower on motor development during the three survey years of ages 10, 14, and 17. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(11), 20)

Aging: Something to look forward to.

24 Jul

Hundreds of experiments have confirmed that most cognitively intact older adults become happier as they age and are happier than younger adults. (Zaraska, M. The positivity effect. Scientific American Mind., 2015, 26(6), 64-69)


21 Jul

The origin of autism is genetic, but in any one person it may have any combination of a variety of complex genetic causes. (Maken, S. What really causes autism. Scientific American Mind, 2015, 26(6), 56-63)

Gift giving

18 Jul

Some tips: 1) Give simple and practical gifts that fit into everyday life and perhaps make it easier.2) Tone down the gift wrap to lower expectations.3) Ask what is wanted and give what is asked for. (Gold, S.S. How to be a better gift giver. Scientific American Mind, 2015, 26(6), 15)


15 Jul

Novelist Louise Rennison: Everyone is so obsessed with themselves nowadays that they have no time for me.


6 Jul

Louie C. K.: When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.


1 Jul

Vowels are important because they make it possible to say words out loud, but it’s the consonants that convey meaning. (Pycha, A. The universal meaning of consonants. Scientific American Mind, 2015, 26(6),8)