Science has great news for people who read actual books – 科學為閱讀書本的人帶來好消息

It’s no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. Recent research has even found that reading a physical, printed book offers brain benefits over reading on an e-reader. – 閲讀對我們有益已經不是秘密。只需閱讀6分鐘就可以減少68%的壓力,眾多的研究也表示,隨著年齡的增長,閱讀可以幫助大腦保持有效運作。最新的研究更指,閱讀一本傳統印刷書本對大腦的好處,比閱讀電子書更多。

Of the importance of being grateful – 感恩的重要性

We want our kids to be confident of their own abilities, but we also want them to be appreciative of the help and support they get from others. Since children begin life naturally self-centered, let’s just say they can be a bit oblivious about other people’s feelings. That’s why, especially around the holidays, it can be useful […]

ADHD and sleep disorders: are kids getting misdiagnosed? – 專注力不足過度活躍 (ADHD)還是睡眠不足:孩子會否被誤診?

Children who don’t get enough sleep can be fidgety, distracted, forgetful, and impulsive. Sound familiar? Those behaviors are also symptoms of ADHD. That can cause confusion, and potential misdiagnosis, if a clinician doesn’t take care to rule out sleep issues before a child is diagnosed with ADHD. How to tell whether your child’s symptoms might […]

About child anxiety… – 關於兒童焦慮症

Child anxiety is a widely misunderstood condition, especially when the child also has developmental delays. Anxiety doesn’t always look like anxiety.  Sometimes it appears as: Someone who seems cheerful and hard-working at school or work, but has meltdowns upon arriving at home. Someone who acts out at school, but becomes calm at home. A child […]

Why Sweets Stay on Your Mind – 為什麼糖果會留在您的記憶中

Recent research from Georgia State University has found that a meal with a sweet element—like sugar or artificial sugar—is more likely to be encoded in your memory than one that’s strictly savory. This may explain why we crave or look forward to eating sweets and why we have trouble avoiding them despite our best efforts. […]

The Truth About Tea’s Health Benefits – 關於茶的健康功效的真相

A recent article in the New York Times sifted through mountains of studies and metadata to look at the actual proven health benefits of tea. The findings? That tea may offer some health benefits, including a lower risk of depression. The author’s final analysis is that there probably aren’t enough potential benefits to start drinking tea, but […]