Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

March 20, 2023

How to turn your old Fire tablet into an Echo Show

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - This is the most underrated Fire tablet feature, by far.

March 20, 2023 05:07 AM

Fear of Failing: The Secrets Behind Social Anxiety

Life -- Neuroscience News - Social anxiety is associated with a higher risk of developing depression and addiction disorders. Researchers say the fear of rejection may be at the root of social anxiety.

March 20, 2023 03:47 AM

Physical Exercise Helps to Improve Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Exercise helps to improve the severity of the movement-related symptoms and the overall well-being of those suffering from Parkinson's disease.

March 20, 2023 03:46 AM

How to Be Savvy About Brain-Boosting Products

Life -- Psychology Today - Both the web and pharmacy stores are inundated with 'brain-boosting' products and supplements. Here's how to determine whether a product has scientific evidence to back up its claims.

March 20, 2023 03:21 AM

At the Border of Life and Death

Life -- Psychology Today - Unusual experiences often occur around the time of death, including terminal lucidity, near-death experiences and transformation through facing death.

March 20, 2023 02:51 AM

It's Time to (Finally) Kick Multitasking to the Curb

Life -- Psychology Today - We may like to think that we're superb multitaskers, but science knows better. It's time to give up the fantasy.

March 20, 2023 02:51 AM

"Will You Be With Me at the End?"

Life -- Psychology Today - A Personal Perspective: Will you hold my hand when I die? A really big ask, especially for the childless and childfree. Or is it?

March 20, 2023 02:50 AM

Does Life Get More Fun as You Age?

Life -- Psychology Today - Worried about getting old? Discover 12 amazing benefits of the older years that will ease your mind.

March 20, 2023 02:48 AM

Managing My Overwhelming Stress

Life -- Psychology Today - A Personal Perspective: Is there a way to dial back the intensity, the anxiety I feel when I look at my son?

March 20, 2023 02:46 AM

What to Do When You Hit the Wall: 5 Causes and Solutions

Life -- Psychology Today - We all can hit the wall when trying to reach a new goal where we feel stuck, frustrated, and pessimistic. Then it's time to uncover the underlying problem.

March 20, 2023 02:46 AM

Doing This for 11 Minutes a Day Can Help Prevent Death

Life -- Psychology Today - Learn how to decrease your risk of death and heart disease.

March 20, 2023 02:44 AM

Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Life -- Live Science - Dogs commonly tilt their heads, but is it a sign of intelligence, or does it mean something else entirely?

March 20, 2023 02:43 AM

How to Get Rid of Dust in Your Home-Easily and Effectively

Life -- Reader's Digest - Dusting can feel like you're fighting a losing battle. And in some ways, you are-just like a horror-movie villain, dust keeps coming back. But you can get a handle on this relentless chore if you learn how to get rid of dust the right...

March 20, 2023 02:42 AM

Feeling Lonely? You're Not Alone

Life -- Psychology Today - Isolation leads to depression, but there's always someone who can help.

March 20, 2023 02:39 AM

Dual-Task Walking Performance May Be an Early Indicator of Accelerated Brain Aging

Life -- Neuroscience News - The ability to dual-task walk and talk begins to decline around the age of 55. This decline is a result of changes to cognition and underlying brain function rather than due to physical changes associated with aging.

March 20, 2023 02:39 AM

Mediterranean Diet Greatly Reduces Heart Disease Risk in Women

Life -- WebMD - Those who closely followed a Mediterranean diet had a 24% lower risk of heart disease and 23% lower risk of death overtime compared with those following other kinds of diets.

March 20, 2023 02:35 AM

Feeling Like a Fraud? Survivor Guilt and Imposter Syndrome

Life -- Psychology Today - Do you often feel like a phony, an imposter? Do you find it impossible to take credit for your wins? Survivor guilt may be hiding in your mind.

March 20, 2023 02:35 AM

Heartbreaking footage shows whale with severely broken back struggling to swim

Life -- Live Science - A fin whale with a deformed spine was recently spotted struggling to swim off the coast of Spain. Its back was likely broken during a vessel strike, experts say.

March 20, 2023 02:33 AM

Older Men More at Risk as Dangerous Falls Rise for All Seniors

Life -- WebMD - For the older population, falls are a major health hazard.

March 20, 2023 02:29 AM

Can Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Life -- Psychology Today - The latest research finds connections between diet and dementia.

March 20, 2023 02:29 AM

High Caffeine Levels Linked to Lower Body Fat, Diabetes Risk

Life -- WebMD - Having a higher level of caffeine in your blood could reduce body fat and the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in BMJ Medicine.

March 20, 2023 02:27 AM

How written product reviews influence consumer impressions of star ratings

Life -- Phys.org - When shopping online, most consumers are drawn to products with a high star rating. Not only are star ratings an easy way for past buyers to assess purchases, they also provide a visual marker that helps potential buyers quickly sort through...

March 20, 2023 02:21 AM

15 Sympathy Gifts (That Aren't Flowers) to Show You Care

Life -- Reader's Digest - For the one who lost a grandparent: Seeds of Life Memory Tree

Planting a Seeds of Life Memory Tree is a beautiful way to remember someone special. When you order it for the bereaved, an oak tree is chosen for the lost loved one that...

March 20, 2023 02:14 AM

100 "Good Luck" Wishes Everyone in Your Life Will Appreciate

Life -- Reader's Digest - "Good luck" wishes anyone would love to receive

A funny thing about life: There always seems to be something changing about it. The people we care about land new jobs, buy their dream home across the country and take other significant...

March 20, 2023 02:14 AM

The 7 Habits of Health and Happiness

Life -- Psychology Today - Want a better life? Make better habits.

March 20, 2023 01:59 AM

The Best Pencils for Writing and Schoolwork

Life -- The Wirecutter - Whether you're filling in multiple-choice bubbles on a standardized test or solving the Sunday crossword puzzle, you should have a great pencil in your hand. After seven hours of research and 18 hours of testing, we are confident that...

March 20, 2023 01:58 AM

Compressive stress shapes the symmetry of Arabidopsis root vascular tissue

Life -- Phys.org - The generation and maintenance of tissue boundaries are fundamental to the development of functional organs in both plants and animals. In general, tissue boundaries are initially set among primordial cells, and their shapes and arrangements...

March 20, 2023 01:52 AM

Virgin Orbit pausing all work, reportedly furloughs staff

Life -- Phys.org - Virgin Orbit said Thursday it is pausing all operations amid reports that the company is furloughing almost all its staff as part of a bid to seek a funding lifeline.

March 20, 2023 01:51 AM

8 Mistakes You're Making When Cleaning Your Refrigerator, According to the Pros

Life -- Kitchn - Aside from being dangerous, these faux-pas could actually cost you time and money.

March 20, 2023 01:50 AM

The Life-Hack that Will Help You Declutter

Life -- Psychology Today - A simple trick can help you to throw out what you no longer need.

March 20, 2023 01:45 AM

Employees tend to avoid taking breaks despite high levels of stress

Life -- Phys.org - Heavy workloads make employees feel a greater need for a break, but new research finds they may actually discourage employees from taking breaks at work despite causing high levels of stress, fatigue, and poor performance.

March 20, 2023 01:39 AM

150 Funny Usernames That Will Crack You Up Every Time You Log In

Life -- Reader's Digest - What do the monikers @cutthroatcutie, @stealydan and @instadummy have in common? You guessed it: They're not just any old usernames but some of the funniest username ideas out there. Sure, you could use your government-official name...

March 20, 2023 01:36 AM

7 Signs You Need a Change

Life -- Psychology Today - Are you stuck in rut? Has your life become chaotic?

March 20, 2023 01:34 AM

8 Qualities to Unlock Your True Self

Life -- Psychology Today - The eight Cs of self-leadership are qualities that everyone can cultivate. As they get stronger, so will your sense of self.

March 20, 2023 01:33 AM

The Science Behind Memory

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers explore the science behind memory and memory loss, including why forgetting things is a crucial part of memory formation.

March 20, 2023 01:33 AM

Why ADHD Is Missed in Women

Life -- Psychology Today - Why is diagnosing ADHD missed so often in women and girls? Learn how to understand what ADHD looks like and how to obtain a valid diagnosis.

March 20, 2023 01:33 AM

Sleep Quality Is Significantly Associated With Quality of Life Indicators Over Time

Life -- Neuroscience News - Sleep quality is a more important factor when it comes to improved quality of life over sleep duration, a new study reports.

March 20, 2023 01:32 AM

Metabolic Disorder and Genetic Differences Associated With Female Depression

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers identified 11 areas of DNA that were linked to depression in women and one in males. They also found depression was associated with metabolic disease in women, providing an important new aspect to consider when treating...

March 20, 2023 01:32 AM

Know Your Core Value to Build a Fulfilling Life

Life -- Psychology Today - Struggling to figure out what a fulfilling life looks like? This technique might help.

March 20, 2023 01:31 AM

10 Reusable Grocery Bags For a Stress-Free Grocery Run

Life -- Kitchn - These are the last grocery bags you'll ever have to buy.

March 20, 2023 01:30 AM

Visually Navigating on Foot Uses a Unique Brain Region

Life -- Neuroscience News - The brain uses a specific region called the occipital place area (OPA) to navigate through spaces visually while walking, and not when crawling or using other modes of movement. This discovery sheds light on how children develop spatial...

March 20, 2023 01:29 AM

3 Tips to Get Kids to Follow Directions

Life -- Psychology Today - How do you get your kid to follow directions better? These three tips can help.

March 20, 2023 01:29 AM

A non-native tree species reclaims its prominence after extreme weather

Life -- Phys.org - The long-term effects on forests of more extreme climate events, plus other drivers of forest change, are highly uncertain. A new study of the tropical forests across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), spanning 19 years, found...

March 20, 2023 01:01 AM

Asteroid feared to hit Earth in 2046 will almost certainly miss, NASA says

Life -- Live Science - An asteroid that was initially given 1-in-600 chance of wiping out an entire city on Valentine's Day 2046 is now expected to almost definitely whizz past us without incident.

March 20, 2023 01:00 AM

Living With a Pet Reduces the Risk of Asthma in Children

Life -- Psychology Today - Two studies show that having a dog or a cat in the house during the first year of a child's life can actually reduce the likelihood of developing allergies and asthma.

March 20, 2023 12:57 AM

Focused Ultrasound Effective for Treating Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders

Life -- Neuroscience News - Focused ultrasound treatments help to improve motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and dyskinesia.

March 20, 2023 12:41 AM

March 19, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Dementia Risk, Regardless of Genetic Risk

Life -- WebMD - In a large study of older adults, close following of a Mediterranean diet was tied to a 23% lower risk of getting dementia over an average of 9 years.

March 19, 2023 11:26 PM

Signs That Chronic Heart Failure Is Getting Worse

Life -- WebMD - As heart failure gets worse and fluid collects, most people will notice signs like shortness of breath, fatigue, and weight gain.

March 19, 2023 11:24 PM

What Does Ejection Fraction Have to Do With Heart Failure?

Life -- WebMD - Here's what you should know about this measure of heart health and what it means for your heart failure.

March 19, 2023 11:24 PM

Staying Active With Advancing Heart Failure

Life -- WebMD - An expert in cardiac rehabilitation explains how exercise can improve the outcome for people with heart failure, and how to get the most out of this program.

March 19, 2023 11:23 PM