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Learning! Roundup: Sad Songs, Spider Milk, ADHD, Loud Restaurants, and More!

Sad Songs Say So Much

As a society that generally likes to avoid feeling sad, is it weird that a lot of people enjoy listening to sad music? There are a few psychological explanations for this fact, including a sense of empathy and human connection when we are sad and the fact that sadness helps us release prolactin, a hormone that builds up when we are stressed.

Spider Milk

This may be fuel for nightmares, but did you know that some kinds of spiders produce milk? And it's more nutritious than cow's milk? Could this be a part of our future diet? (Oh I hope not.)

August and ADHD

Kids born in August are more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they actually have it. Sort of. Kids born in August, who are in districts where Sept. 1 is the cutoff for entering school and thus begin kindergarten with kids who are up to a year older than them, are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. At age 5 one year is a big deal in terms of socialization and maturity.

Why Restaurants A…

This Week in Church: Having Babies

Focus Group: What Do You Need to Hear Most?

Inspiration! Roundup: Smells Like Pop Punk, Kindness, Getting Balloony, Year of Learning, and More!

Love Actually: I Fixed It!

Cute! Roundup: Claws of Steel, Grizzly Cub Traffic Jam, Runner Support, and More!

Singalong! 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps

Learning! Roundup: Insomnia-Induced Anxiety, No Magic Words for Grief, Student Evaluations, and More!

Challenge Update: Cutting Down Phone Use

How to End 2018 With a Little Extra Gratitude

This Week in Advent: Hope

Inspiration! Roundup: Animal Illustrations, Ten More Commandments, Epic Chair Dancing, and More!

Cute! Roundup: Paw on Top, Bundling Up, Bath Time, and More!