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My __ are destroying my house!

Written by Nathan on 17th November 2020

As the saying goes, all good things in moderation, and that includes the time we’ve spent quarantining in 2020. In March, the idea of suddenly working from home and staying inside as much as possible might not have seemed so bad. Cutting out your daily commute and spending more time at home with family certainly […]

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Back Home, for Better or Worse?

Written by Martin on 10th July 2020

To say that the global coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every facet of our lives would likely be an understatement. Cases continue to rise in many parts of the U.S.; skyrocketing unemployment and the recession have inflicted financial hardship on many; and the creation of a vaccine remains far off. This crisis, like any other, […]

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Women in Science: Marian Diamond’s Groundbreaking Findings on Brain Plasticity

Written by Stannah on 7th March 2020

While there’s never a bad time to appreciate the women in your life, International Women’s Day provides a particularly poignant opportunity to reflect on the achievements of women and the profound ways in which they have shaped our society. We hope you enjoy the story of Marian Diamond, a true scientific pioneer! Marian Diamond, who […]

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Celebrating Life: How Oral History Can Help Preserve Our Stories

Written by Nathan on 1st August 2019

From life stories worth recording to endangered languages in need of preservation, oral history shows us a way to preserve our unique voices and life stories.  Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through […]

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The History of Stairs: From Fascinating Architecture to access barriers

Written by Stannah on 18th December 2018

“The History of Stairs” features the fascinating story of the evolution of stairs, but also their duality: stairs can either be a passage facilitator or a major barrier; an aesthetic delight or a scary obstacle! The History of Stairs is the history of longevity itself, of the constant replication of the same structure and function. […]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Written by Stannah on 30th November 2018

What happens to us when we start laughing? Why do we feel so good when we do, and what benefits does a good attack of the giggles have for our bodies and minds? Today on International Day of Happiness, we’re going to find out!   Test your own laughing potential with our self-test in this […]

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Aging population: demographic shift

Aging Population: On the Verge of an Unprecedented Demographic Shift

Written by Stannah on 21st November 2018

The world’s aging population will represent a unique demographic shift in human history. The aging population isn’t a national phenomenon. It’s happening on a global scale. People are living longer, and the world has undergone a considerable number of radical changes. Industrialization and urbanization had a major impact on these changes, since most of the […]

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World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

Written by Stannah on 23rd October 2018

Stannah is joining the cause this World Stroke Day and talking about support for those who are #UpAgainAfterStroke   Did you know: A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age? Today, October 29th, is World Stroke Day, so we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about strokes: their causes, symptoms and treatments – […]

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