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  • Early on Feb. 19, Brian C. Vigneault was nearing the end of a 24-hour marathon of live streaming himself playing the tank warfare video game
  • Twitch’s community guidelines bar destructive behavior, without directly addressing what some perceive as excessively long periods of playing
  • Mr. Vigneault, 35, had streamed for 22 hours straight to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Two of his friends said that he often broadcast his game playing for long periods
  • Mr. Vigneault’s death followed reports of other players dying during or after lengthy gaming sessions in Taiwan and South Korea, intensifying a discussion about the health risks of a streaming culture
  • The activity has taken center stage on sites like YouTube and Twitch, which has nearly 10 million daily visitors.
  • The resulting lifestyle is often unhealthy, requiring long sedentary periods with little sleep. Some gamers are fueled by junk food, caffeine and alcohol.
  • Ben Bowman, 30, a professional Twitch streamer with more than 579,000 followers, published an article on the video game website Polygon in January about the pressure to stream constantly, which he said in an interview could lead to exhaustion, high cholesterol and heart problems
  • “There was a point in my streaming where I lost a lot of my viewers because I wasn’t binge eating and binge drinking — they like to see the extreme stuff,” Mr. Garcia said. “But my core viewers stuck around, and for them, it was amazin
  • He said that his workouts draw the same number of viewers as when he plays a game other than World of Warcraft,
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  • 1. Move to the best neighborhood you can afford.
  • 2. Become a happier and less stressed person yourself.
  • 4. Make your kids read daily and learn math at early age.
  • We find the single most important factor in predicting later academic achievement is that children begin school with a mastery of early math and literacy concept
  • Video Podcasts Start A Business Subscribe Books Family 12 Ways to Prepare Your Kids to Lead Happy, Successful Lives Kids are the toughest startup of all but you can problem-solve it. Next Article 520shares Add to Queue John Rampton VIP Contributor Entrepreneur and Connector May 5, 2017 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every parent wants to raise their children in a way that prepares them to live fulfilled, happy, productive lives. I'm trying to be the best father in the world.Then life's reality hits. Many people, like myself, get a little lazy and lax on some of the rules and guidance children need. I'm a working entrepreneur putting in 12-plus hours a day building a better future for my family. I can't run a business and study parenting at the same time, right?Wrong. Put down that child rearing book. I've done the homework for you and listed the 12 scientifically proven best ways to set your kids up for success, both personally and professionally. This advice works for children at any age.1. Move to the best neighborhood you can afford.The best move parents can make for their children is to a neighborhood with excellent schools, more career opportunities and the opportunity to grow up with peers who value education, hard work and achievement. Note: you don't even have to be wealthy to make this happen.Although controversial, research has found moving to a better neighborhood is a better investment than tutoring and extracurricular activities like piano lessons."Forty to 50 years of social science research tells us what an important context neighborhoods are, so buying a home in a safe and respected neighborhood is probably one of the most important things you can do for your kid," says Ann Owens, a sociologist at the University of Southern California. "There’s mixed evidence on whether buying all these other things matter. But buying into a great neighborhood provides huge advantages."Some suggest you buy the cheapest house in the best neighborhood, but that could backfire. If you don’t have the money for a house in a wealthy neighborhood, search for family-friendly neighborhoods that have homes within your budget. Neighborhood Scout is a great resource to start your search.2. Become a happier and less stressed person yourself.Research has proven adults thrive in business when they are happy and less stressed. The same is true for parenting. Carolyn and Philip Cowan, psychologists at the University of California, have found happy parents are more likely to have happy children. According to the husband-and-wife psychologists, "The children do not fare well if the adults aren't taking care of themselves and their relationships."Research from Bowling Green State University sociologist Kei Nomaguchi found that "Mothers' stress, especially when mothers are stressed because of the juggling with work and trying to find time with kids, that may actually be affecting their kids poorly."Emotions are contagious. If you’re miserable and stressed, your children are going to catch those feelings like a cold.Related: What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does it Matter?3. Make them do chores.Whether it was mowing the grass, taking out the trash, washing dishes, walking the dog or folding laundry, when I was growing up my parents were always assigning me chores. I hated it but thankfully, they didn't ease up. It taught me the value of hard work and collaborating to get things done  -- one of us kids washed the dishes, another dried. Most importantly, it taught me responsibility.During a TED Talks Live Event, Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of "How to Raise an Adult," said "If kids aren't doing the dishes, it means someone else is doing that for them. And so they're absolved of not only the work, but of learning that work has to be done and that each one of us must contribute for the betterment of the whole," she said.4. Make your kids read daily and learn math at early age.During his five years studying the behaviors and habits of self-made millionaires, best-selling author Thomas Curley found that, “Sixty three percent of those self-made millionaires were required by their parents to read two or more books a month.”The parents insisted their kid read biographies, history, nonfiction, literary classics or hobby books, and they quizzed them about what they had read. Curley believes not encouraging your children to read daily is “failing your kids.”Besides encouraging your children to read, teach them math skills starting young."We find the single most important factor in predicting later academic achievement is that children begin school with a mastery of early math and literacy concepts
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  • Almost one third of teenagers between 12-17 years old consume energy drinks regularly,
  • Although energy drinks are often perceived as harmless, a new case report links the beverages to liver damage,
  • Between 2007-2011, the number of energy drink-related emergency department visits in the U.S. doubled
  • The man was previously healthy. He reported no changes in his diet or alcohol consumption, nor was he taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicine. He had also not consumed any illicit drugs and had no history of liver disease in his family. However, for 3 weeks leading up to his hospitalization, he had started consuming energy drinks in order to keep up with his heavy workload as a construction worker.
  • After the 3-week period, he started developing symptoms such as general malaise, anorexia, acute abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
  • The doctors go on to explain that acute hepatitis was most likely induced by the excessive intake of vitamin B3, also known as niacin.
  • As the energy drink market continues to rapidly expand, consumers should be aware of the potential risks of their various ingredients. Vitamins and nutrients, such as niacin, are present in quantities that greatly exceed the recommended daily intake, lending to their high risk for harmful accumulation and toxicity
  • The authors of the case study point out that dietary and herbal supplements can be harmful to one's liver, despite their natural ingredients. Around 23,000 emergency department visits each year are related to dietary supplements.
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  • Their marriage had become a public one ever since the publication, two years earlier, of “Lean In,” her book about women and leadership. In it she had written some revolutionary things about marriage
  • Death humbles each of us in different ways.
  • Their marriage had become a public one ever since the publication, two years earlier, of “Lean In,” her book about women and leadership. In it she had written some revolutionary things about marriage (she called it having a “partner,” but the book was so much about redefining gender roles that she clearly seemed to be talking about husbands)
  • “I have terrible news,” she told her children, after flying home from Mexico. “Daddy died.” The intimacy of detail that fills the book is unsettling;
  • As she did in the memorable Facebook post composed a month after the death, she reports turning in her misery to the psychologist Adam Grant, a friend who had flown to California to attend the funeral and is an expert in the field of human resilience.
  • The book includes several illustrative stories that seem to come from Grant’s research, but they are not memorable. It is Sandberg whose story commands our riveted attention, and it is her natural and untutored responses to the horror that are most moving
  • No research could have helped her in that moment. She is the one who knew what to do and what to say. They were her children, and she knew how to comfort them
  • e O.K. day and then another. She made it through a year, all of the “milestone days
  • She found she had something useful to offer at a meeting; she got the children through their first birthdays without their father; she began to have one O.K. day and then another. She made it through a year, all of the “milestone days
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  • My extroverted friend just laughed. “You don’t have to figure everything out right now!” she said. If I was having fun, I should keep seeing him and not think too much about it, she advised.
  • But my introverted (link is external) mind doesn’t work like that. Like a massive connect the dots puzzle, my brain links everything to everything else
  • Why Introverts Might Overthink Things
  • researchers mapped electrical activity in the brains of both introverts and extroverts. The introverts had higher levels of electrical activity than the extroverts, indicating that the introverts had greater cortical arousal. “Cortical” refers to the outer layer of the cerebrum, which is the part of the brain that integrates complex sensory and neural functions, as well as coordinates voluntary activity in the body.
  • This means introverts may process more information than extroverts per second, which helps explain why introverts may be prone to overthinking.
  • neuroimaging studies found that in introverts’ brains, activation is centered in the frontal cortex, which is the part of the brain that is responsible for remembering, planning, decision making, and problem solving
  • Introverts’ brains also showed increased blood flow in Broca’s area. This region of the brain is associated with speech production, which is likely responsible for self-talk — again, something that happens during overthinking.
  • Overthinking can lead to worry and anxiety. It can keep us rooted in fear, indecision, and doubt. It may even prevent us from moving forward with our lives
  • But I also believe that overthinking can be an introvert’s super power.
  • I believe it’s all about balance — about knowing when to lean into your introverted overthinking tendencies and when to pull back.
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  • success is almost always based on what you know
  • Science continually finds new connections between simple things we can do every day that will improve our general memory capacity.
  • Do nothing else and that memory could soon fade away. Consolidation is the process of committing something to long-term memory so we can recall it later.
  • Much of this process happens while we're sleeping as our brains recreate that same pattern of brain activity and strengthen the synapses
  • In particular, studies have shown that regular exercise can improve spatial memory, so exercise may not necessarily be a way to improve all types of memory recall.
  • A reason that chewing gum might affect our memory recall is that it increases activity in the hippocampus,
  • . One recent study, though, found that taking a caffeine pill after a learning task actually improved memory recall up to 24 hours later.
  • 3. Drink coffee to improve memory consolidation.
  • 4. Meditate to improve working memory.
  • If they are useful, you commit them to long-term memory where they can be strengthened and recalled later.
  • 1. Exercise to improve memory recall.
  • Working memory, which is a little like your brain's notepad, is where new information is temporarily held.
  • While for most adults the maximum we can hold in our working memory is about seven items,
  • Why does meditation benefit memory? It's somewhat counterintuitive: During meditation your brain stops processing information as actively as it normally would. So occasionally take a break to empty your mind. Not only will you feel a little less stressed, you may also remember a little more
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  • Emotionally intelligent people aren’t immune to this knee-jerk reaction. They simply tend to more aware when it’s happening. That’s the crucial first step toward overcoming the urge to stay with the tried-and-true and move instead into uncharted territory
  • Simply knowing your typical behavioral patterns and emotional drivers gives you an advantage in dealing with sudden new variables.
  • Recognizing your negative emotions is the prerequisite to managing and moving through them successfully
  • “Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement
  • Change brings up feelings from both ends of the emotional spectrum: excitement and anxiety
  • adapting to change requires approaching new and untried initiatives with an open mind, and a willingness to take risks on them
  • Don’t try to suppress that anxiety. “Acknowledge it, be thankful that the presence of the emotion keeps you grounded, and then move through it.”
  • Emotionally intelligent people don’t automatically revert to the old way of doing things as soon as a new approach falls short
  • the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection.”
  • they typically avoid reacting until they’ve had a chance to think things through and decide how to move forward
  • making a conscious effort to practice reading others’ body language can help you home in on and address what what your coworkers are feeling.
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  • It's a big reason many people find that as they age, they gain weight even though they're eating the same
  • Frozen foods also tend to be loaded in sodium and lacking in fiber.
  • Some of my clients think it's a good idea to eat frozen meals with just 150 to 200 calories, but instead of helping you lose weight, this type of meal when eaten regularly may actually slow metabolism
  • "Your body expends a good amount of energy to break down and store protein, so make sure you're getting some protein
  • Adding some spice to your food also gives your metabolism a kick. "In one study, people eating about ½ teaspoon of red pepper (versus people not having any) had bigger post-meal calorie burn
  • To satisfy that sugar craving, reach for real fruit." Yes, it still contains sugar, she says, but it's not concentrated like it is in processed foods. "You will be getting the fiber (which is a big metabolism helper to detoxify the body and get things 'moving')
  • alcohol is nothing but empty calories, but you might not realize that drinking booze also irritates your gastrointestinal tract, which in the long term can damage your body's ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from the foods you eat
  • Instead opt for a green tea nightcap, which seems to help metabolism thanks to a substance called EGCG
  • It's important to minimize refined carbs and instead opt for complex carbs like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. "These complex carbs will help keep you full and will help keep your blood sugar stabilized longer
  • Some research suggests that calcium deficiency can also slow metabolism
  • without the balance of healthy omega-3 fats, the result can lead to inflammation, which interferes with your metabolism. "Omega-6s are necessary to balance omega-3s, but most of us are out of balance due to all the processed foods we eat,
  • Walnuts and flaxseeds are also higher in omega-3s.
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  • How much caffeine are we consuming? Caffeine occurs naturally in tea leaves, coffee beans, and cocoa beans. Synthetic caffeine is also added to other drinks, some food products, and certain medications. The levels of caffeine in coffee depend on the type of coffee used and how it was prepared. An average 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee contains between 95 and 165 milligrams of caffeine, while a single shot of espresso contains between 47 and 64 milligrams. In the United States, 89 percent of adults consume caffeine - mostly in the form of coffee, tea, and, to a lesser extent, soft drinks. Men consume slightly more caffeine (on average, 240 milligrams per day) than women (who drink, on average, 183 milligrams per day). Energy drinks make up only a small proportion of the caffeine intake of adults, but consumption did increase significantly between 2001 and 2010. The majority of U.S. children (79 percent) also consume caffeine, with older children consuming more than younger ones. Children below the age of 12 tended to consume caffeine in the form of tea, soda, and flavored dairy products, while older children mostly consumed coffee. What happens inside our bodies? Coffee contains a remarkably complex collection of molecules. Chief among them is, of course, caffeine, the central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that helps many of us to wake up in the morning and get through our day. But there are also other antioxidant substances that help to mop up free radicals in our cells and activate DNA repair, as well as anti-mutagen molecules that stop cancer-causing DNA mutations from occurring. However, it's not all good news: coffee also contains carcinogens. So what happens to the caffeine? Caffeine spreads throughout the body after it is taken up in the intestine. It takes quite a long time to be metabolized, which means that it is present in our bodies for some time after we consume it. How we metabolize caffeine depends on our age. The half-life - that is, the amount of time taken to break down half the caffeine in our system - in adults is estimated to be between 3 and 7 hours. But in newborns this is much higher, with numbers cited to be in the range of 65 to 130 hours. Genetic variations make some people more susceptible to the effects of caffeine, by affecting both how quickly it is broken down and by how strong an effect it has on organs. Other things also affect caffeine metabolism. The enzymes that break down caffeine are also responsible for breaking down steroids. In women, oral contraceptives are thought to double the half-life of caffeine in the body. In pregnant women, caffeine also stays in the body significantly longer. What happens to the other molecules in coffee? The chief antioxidant and flavor molecules in coffee are chlorogenic acids. These are also found in apples, pears, and other fruits, as well as in vegetables and plants. They are absorbed in the intestine and partly metabolized by our gut microbes. They are now able to exert their strong antioxidant effects on a range of cells. The health benefits of coffee have been attributed to both the caffeine and the other antioxidant molecules in the drink. But what is the scientific evidence behind these claims? The science behind the health benefits Interestingly, decaffeinated coffee has many of the same health benefits as regular coffee. So much so that in mice, both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee showed significant anti-aging effects. A recent study compared the effect of coffee and caffeine from other sources on the length of telomeres, which are caps that protect the ends of chromosomes during cell division. Telomeres are used as a measure of aging; the structures get shorter when cells age. Short telomeres are associated with a higher risk of death. As caffeine consumption increased in U.S. adults, telomeres were significantly shorter. However, with increasing coffee consumption, telomeres were longer. Coffee consumption might therefore prolong life, while caffeine consumption could shorten it. But caffeine itself has also been linked with potential health benefits. For example, researchers recently showed that caffeine can boost the levels of an enzyme that might prevent Alzheimer's disease. Others have investigated the anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine and its metabolites. Older adults who had lower levels of inflammation were healthier than those with higher levels of inflammation, and the low inflammation group had significantly greater levels of caffeine metabolites in their blood. If coffee is this good for us, shouldn't we all be drinking it? googleAdSlotInfo.push({ "slotName":'MNT_DLB2', "slotContainer":'mnt_dlb2_container' }); Caffeine safety Caffeine consumption is thought to be safe for most consumers - but not for all. The groups most at risk of potential negative effects from caffeine consumption include, as aforementioned, expectant mothers and lactating women, children and teenagers, and possibly patients with underlying conditions, such as cardiovascular disease. A comprehensive review recently published in Frontiers in Psychiatry examined the adverse effects of caffeine in these groups. In women trying to conceive, caffeine consumption greater than 400 milligrams per day was associated with an 11 percent increased risk of spontaneous abortion. Pregnant mothers who consumed caffeine were at greater risk of giving birth to a baby with low birth weight. But there was some discrepancy between the levels reported by different studies, ranging from 50 milligrams per day to 300 milligrams per day, before this effect was seen. How this occurs has not been established and may either be due to caffeine or other factors. When lactating mothers drink coffee, some of the caffeine is passed on to the baby through breast milk. As caffeine metabolism is much slower in babies than in adults, even small levels can have significant effects on the baby. However, studies are not conclusive. Some studies reported increased irritability in babies, especially when mothers consumed very high levels of coffee, such as 10 cups or more per day. Research on other outcomes in infancy, such as IQ and childhood obesity, was largely inconclusive, as there are contradictory reports. Children and other high-risk groups Young children are also vulnerable to the effects of caffeine because they weigh less than adults. This means that when they do consume caffeine, its concentration in the body is higher per kilogram of body weight, and its effects will last longer. This is because children's bodies metabolize caffeine more slowly. There is some evidence of sleep disturbance, violence, and anger in teens who consumed caffeine daily. Also, energy drink consumption in children and teenagers has been linked to changes in cardiovascular function, such as high blood pressure, irregular heart rate, and increased risk of severe cardiac events. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children be discouraged from consuming caffeine and should never drink energy drinks. The jury is also still out on whether patients with cardiovascular disease should avoid coffee or not. Scientists disagree over the evidence, with some studies disputing the link between caffeine and irregular heartbeat and others confirming it. But there is evidence to suggest that caffeine can interact with some medication taken for high blood pressure, making the drug less effective. For healthy adults, however, the news is good. Moderate consumption of around 400 milligrams of caffeine per day does not seem to pose any health risks and may contribute to overall health and longevity. So, if you are enjoying your first cup of the day, you can relax. If you are on your umpteenth cup, however, you may want to think about cutting back. 0 Comments email email print share share Rate this article Coffee: The science behind the health claims Public / Patient 4.14 7 total ratings Health Professionals 4.33 3 total ratings <strong>Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled.</strong> Nutrition / Diet Pregnancy / Obstetrics Cardiovascular / Cardiology Pediatrics / Children's Health Recommended related news Recommended related news Caffeine: All You Need To Know Hannah Nichols, Medical News Today How Does Coffee Affect Diabetes? Medical News Today Caffeine: how does it affect our health? 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  • Caffeine occurs naturally in tea leaves, coffee beans, and cocoa beans. Synthetic caffeine is also added to other drinks, some food products, and certain medications.
  • Coffee contains a remarkably complex collection of molecules
  • But there are also other antioxidant substances that help to mop up free radicals in our cells and activate DNA repair, as well as anti-mutagen molecules that stop cancer-causing DNA mutations from occurring.
  • coffee also contains carcinogens.
  • It takes quite a long time to be metabolized, which means that it is present in our bodies for some time after we consume it.
  • How we metabolize caffeine depends on our age. The half-life - that is, the amount of time taken to break down half the caffeine in our system - in adults is estimated to be between 3 and 7 hours.
  • When lactating mothers drink coffee, some of the caffeine is passed on to the baby through breast milk
  • In pregnant women, caffeine also stays in the body significantly longer.
  • both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee showed significant anti-aging effects.
  • Also, energy drink consumption in children and teenagers has been linked to changes in cardiovascular function, such as high blood pressure, irregular heart rate, and increased risk of severe cardiac events.
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  • Context-Based Learning
  • Primarily, the MTC uses what is called, "Context-based learning." They start by reciting a phrase and working on the pronunciation. Once the student has a basic grasp, they are put into groups of two to role-play real world scenarios
  • Interestingly, researchers have found that children generally have a higher tolerance for ambiguity than adults. Children are often more willing to accept murky conditions -- situations where the likelihood of winning or losing is unknown. As you get older though, your desire for surety and security keep you safely protected in your comfort zone.
  • The system is simple: Learn a concept Practice and use that concept in a real-world scenario Get coaching and feedback Repeat Get coaching and feedback
  • In other words, true learning involves a permanent change in how you see and act in the world. The accumulation of information isn't learning.
  • If you want to learn something quickly, you need to immerse yourself in that thing and immediately implement what you're learning.
  • The fastest way to learn Spanish, for instance, is by immersing yourself in a Spanish culture. Flash-cards for 15 minutes a day will eventually get you there.
  • This teacher can be in the form of a book or an online course. Or, it can be an actual person. The benefit of a real person is getting immediate and relevant feedback and direct answers to your questions.
  • 2. Repetition Until Your Learning Becomes Unconscious
  • Learning something new is all about memory and how you use it. At first, your prefrontal cortex -- which stores your working (or short-term) memory -- is really busy figuring out how the task is done.
  • But once you're proficient, the prefrontal cortex gets a break. In fact, it's freed up by as much as 90%. Once this happens, you can perform that skill automatically, leaving your conscious mind to focus on other things.
  • 1. Repeated learning of a small set of information.
  • 4. Practice with increasing memory load -- that is, trying to do a mental task with other things on your mind. Put simply, it's purposefully adding distractions to your training regimen.
  • Clarity is what creates motivation. Tracking is what creates awareness. Reporting is what creates accountability.
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