Use Visual Aids to Change Stubborn Minds

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(HANOVER, N.H.) — A picture may tell a thousand words but nothing beats a visual chart to get someone to change their mind during an argument, especially if they’re ill-informed on a subject. Dartmouth University cognitive researchers Read More

A New Way to Deal with Cancer's Devastating Cost

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — One of the worst things to happen to anyone is finding out that they have cancer. Adding insult is injury is what researchers term “financial toxicity,” that is, all the stress of worrying about how much of a financial burden Read More

More Bicyclists, Fewer Accidents with Cars

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BOULDER, Colo.) — Although it seems counterintuitive, the more bicyclists that ride on crowded city streets, the less chance they’ll have of colliding with cars. What accounts for this phenomenon known as the “safety in numbers Read More

Good Athletes Are Born in the Fall, Not Made

Fuse/Thinkstock(ESSEX, England) — Parents who want their kids to be star athletes might want to arrange it so that they’re born in the months of October or November. That’s the advice of Dr. Gavin Sandercock of the Center for Sports and Exercise Science Read More

NYC Ban on Sugary Drinks Rejected by Appeals Court

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Court of Appeals refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks on Thursday. The ban went into effect in 2012 and prevented the sale of single-size servings of soda and other Read More

How to Live Past 100, According to Centenarians

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Want to live to 100? Doctors will tell you to stay active and eat loads of fruits and veggies. But these centenarians have a few extra tricks up their sleeves. Lucienne Clotier of Old Town, Maine, who just turned 105, credits Read More

Eight Weight Loss Myths to Lose Today

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to obesity, we have more to lose than just those extra pounds. We also need to shed our misconceptions. “If we continue to think about obesity prevention and treatment the way we always have, then we’ll Read More