My day on a plate: Yolanda Powell

Director of Running Bare, Yolanda Powell, 40, shares her day on a plate. Director of Running Bare, Yolanda Powell. 6.15am An espresso. 8.10am After Pilates I have a large skim cappuccino. 9.30am In the office I fill up my 2.2-litre water bottle for the day and eat a banana. 11am…

Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance into the broader society. But, as schooling increasingly extends the adolescent period and teenagers get dismissed as supposedly selfish and irresponsible, has society forgotten an important developmental need of our youth? As a…

Learning a second alphabet for a first language

A part of the brain that maps letters to sounds can acquire a second, visually distinct alphabet for the same language, according to a study of English speakers published in eNeuro. The research challenges theoretical constraints on the range of visual forms available to represent written language. For adults, becoming…

How wedding photographers know a marriage won’t last

One of the biggest parts of wedding planning — in addition to deciding on a location, venue, officiant, and managing a million little details — is choosing a photographer. According to Wedding Wire, most couples spend an average of $2,000 on wedding photography, and the photographer usually accounts for about 12…

A gut feeling for mental health

The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds. Jeroen Raes (VIB-KU Leuven) and his team published these results today in the scientific journal Nature…