For women to thrive, men should lean out

08 March 2014
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2012 Women in Technology Roundtable discussion focusing on venture capitalists featured about 15 women in the industry in Menlo Park, Calif.(Photo: Jessica B. Lifland for USA TODAY) Story Highlights Fewer women than men feel confident they will make it to the top of their companies. The ‘anytime, anywhere’ work standard is hard on everyone, but it especially disadvantages women. If corporate leaders are not moved by the cause of gender diversity, perhaps bottom line benefits will convince them. Earlier this year, McKinsey & Co. published a survey of 1,400 managers revealing that...

Alzheimer’s toll may rank with cancer, heart disease

08 March 2014
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.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> A third of the brain’s volume is composed of blood vessels. Maintaining a healthy blood flow...

Exposure to bomb blasts may cause brain injury in vets — without symptoms

05 March 2014
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In conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq, military personnel are often exposed to intense explosive blasts, which can lead to symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and eventually long-term brain damage. Now, new research has revealed that veterans exposed to these types of blasts are still at risk of damage in their brain’s white matter – even when symptoms do not present.  The findings, published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, suggest that the absence of a TBI diagnosis does not necessarily erase a veteran’s risk of brain damage from blast exposure. According to...

A good sex life can help older couples cope with illness and other difficulties

05 March 2014
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The results “suggest that it may be important to stay sexually connected to protect” the quality of a marriage, said lead author Adena Galinsky, a research affiliate of the University of Chicago’s Center on Demography and Economics of Aging. After analyzing data from 732 “couple units,” encompassing 1,464 individuals, most of whom were between 65 and 74 years old, Galinsky and a colleague found that frequency of sexual activity was tied to relationship quality. “This paper helps contribute to our understanding of why poor health is associated with poor marital quality,” said Amelia...

Suicidal tendencies are evident before deployment

05 March 2014
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Why students need more than ‘grit’

05 March 2014
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Recently, “grit” has received growing attention from educators and others as the critical ingredient to academic success. Given our nation’s admiration for the rugged individual, it is understandable why we choose to glorify guts and grit. However, it is less clear why the idea has become such a popular explanation for success in education.  University of Pennsylvania psychologist and McArthur genius awardee Angela Lee Duckworth has convincingly argued that grit is a measurable trait that predicts student achievement. She has also suggested that all students can learn to acquire grit. But...

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