Children believe they can develop their intelligence more when their parents more strongly believe that failure is useful, compared to children whose parents believe failure is harmful.
Encouraging children (aged 8-11) to gesture while problem solving or explaining ideas promoted more creative thinking.
Piano lessons and reading lessons each improved the ability to recognize sounds and differentiate words in Chinese kindergarten students.
Parents who used their smartphones while spending time with their children had a lower quality of attention to their children, which may undermine parent-child connectedness.
People who use their smartphones during real-world social interactions, such as meals with friends and family, might enjoy the experience less.
Children and adolescents with obesity, including genetic forms of obesity, lost weight and had a better balance of gut bacteria after switching to high fiber diets.
In young children (aged 2-6) at risk of becoming overweight, those who got less than 10 hours of sleep per night were more likely to have increased body mass index (BMI) than those who got more than 10 hours of sleep.
Students eating school lunches in Boston public middle schools threw away over 40% of the food they were served, including 73% of their vegetables. If this is representative of the USA, $1.2 billion in school lunch food is wasted each year and students are consuming less than their recommended levels of nutrients.