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Learning! Roundup: Tea Benefits, Heartbeats, Talking to Kids About Race, and More!

Tea Benefits

Tea drinkers, rejoice with me! Habitually drinking tea throughout your life is good for your brain! Specifically, it positively impacts the connectivity of our brains, making them more efficient over time.

In a Heartbeat

Here's a wild one: if an obstacle appears on the road at the same moment that your heart beats, you may be more likely to have an accident. Turns out that the effort our hearts put into squeezing blood out can actually impair our reaction time and even memory!

Talking to Kids About Race

If you've got kids in your life and are wondering at what age to talk to them about race, the answer is from the beginning. Here is a great slideshow summarizing our current knowledge of what children perceive about race at different developmental stages. For example, babies almost instantly start preferring people with the same skin colour as their caregivers, and by 2.5 years old kids start using race to choose their playmates.

Lying Under Pressure

When asked a ques…

Challenge Accepted: Giving Grudges an Expiry Date

Inspiration! Roundup: Fate, Trust, Slow Adventures, and More!

The Last Thing We Need is a Hero

Cute! Roundup: Morning Coffee, Fluffball Supervisor, Snuggle Up, and More!

Singalong! Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood

Learning! Roundup: Fat Protection, Why We Worship, Discrimination Aging, and More!

What Are You Rehearsing?

Awesome Award: Autumn Peltier

Inspiration! Roundup: Holding Space, Sunny Lines, Four Agreements, and More!

Turns Out My Relationship With Money is... Not Great. How About Yours?

Cute! Roundup: Alpaca With Style, Failed Counter Jumps, Crab Protection, and More!

This Roundup is Mental! (Mental Illness Awareness Week)