What About Dogs? I was not surprised by these findings. After all, the category “pet owners” includes people who have pets that you would not expect to provide opportunities for exercise and weight loss—cats, fish, birds, hamsters, and even pet rats and snakes. But I figured dog owners might be different. After all, a 2019 study found that dog owners spent twice as much time each week walking as people who did not have a dog. … [Read more...] about Can Pets Really Help Fight America’s Obesity Epidemic?
MS: I’m trying to lead a huge women’s empowerment mission and have been in that space for years. And what I’ve discovered is that a lot of what is talked about is networking in your job, getting ahead, or asking for a raise. But if you can’t be healthy at work, or if you’re taking care of a parent with Alzheimer’s, networking at work is so low on your agenda. Yes, you’re sandwiched, but you are also strapped financially, squeezed emotionally, and completely at your wit’s end. We have to pull the curtain back on the reality of our lives. Share your story, that’s how things change. … [Read more...] about Interview: Maria Shriver on Alzheimer’s and Women’s Health
Whether this instability also applies when using deep learning for image reconstruction was the focus of this study. The researchers tested six different deep learning neural networks (AUTOMAP, DAGAN, Deep MRI, Ell 50, Med 50, and MRI-VN) in order to detect the instability phenomenon in medical imaging that includes CT, NMR, and MRI scans. AUTOMAP, DAGAN, Deep MRI, and MRI-VN are neural networks for MRI scans. Ell 50 is a neural network used for any Radon transform-based inverse problem, including CT scans. … [Read more...] about Instability Phenomenon Discovered in AI Image Reconstruction
Those who considered their partner their best friend were indeed much more satisfied in their relationship than those who didn’t. This finding is consistent with research showing that relationships with more companionate love – based on friendship, feelings of affection, comfort and shared interests – last longer and are more satisfying. In fact, companionate love is more closely associated with relationship satisfaction than is passionate love – the type of romantic love based on intense feelings of attraction and preoccupation with one’s partner. … [Read more...] about Should My Partner Be My Best Friend?
Remember to take time each day to consider what you are doing, why you are doing it, and whether it really matters or not. If there is one thing being quarantined does, it slows down the routine of rushing from one activity to another. As examples: As you scoop coffee into the filter, take the time to enjoy the aroma; if you make tea, wait for the water to boil, watch it fall over the tea bag or leaves, and enjoy the aroma as the mug fills with the essence. As you gather your children up for school, stop to remember that they are healthy and capable of learning, and the “gift” this presents to your family. As you get dressed in the morning, slow down to put each arm through a sleeve and each foot into a shoe and consider how lucky you are to be getting dressed to go somewhere. The daily activities often taken for granted in the rush of life are now maximized and enhanced. Remember the gift of focus on each one. Take time for yourself. You probably can now take a long bath … [Read more...] about The Art of Self-Care