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Tech support for your … brain? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Aargh!! My new AppleTV is going haywire because it’s not connecting with my phone. Calling tech support!  People who are stressed or depressed have a similar wiring issue. Their brain cells stop talking

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RAP Club

Welcome to the RAPP-iest place on earth! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, talking about RAP club!. No, not rap MUSIC club — R-A-P intervention! RELAX, be AWARE and do a PERSONAL rating. It’s a stress-management program for kids, led by counselors and community members.

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Perfection Perception

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It’s hard to be a millennial—when you’re a millennial? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Overachievers. OCD. Helicopter parents. Buzz words, sure, but are these tied to real phenomena? Enter researchers from the UK, Thomas Curran and Andrew Hill. They compiled over one-hundred-and-fifty studies from

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Tickled Pink

Mickey and Minnie seem happy, but would you say they are “tickled pink”?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Scientific research is often tested on animals before we humans can benefit from it. Specifically, researchers like to experiment with our furry friend – the rat.

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Trust Your Gut

Money can’t buy happiness…but can bacteria? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Bacteria that live in our guts help us digest food. However, these little microbes do more than that! Recent studies show that the bacteria living in our bellies can influence overall physical health.

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Smartphone Psychiatry

Think you need a professional to tell if you’re depressed? Maybe your cell phone can help! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A new study shows that data from smart phones – such as minutes used and caller location – can be used to identify

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Color Me Happy

Hey, adults of a certain age. Do you like to color? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying, coloring books! They’re not just for kids anymore. Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. Adults claim they help reduce stress and improve well-being. But how effective

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Perfection Perception

It’s hard to be a millennial—when you’re a millennial? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Overachievers. O-C-D. Helicopter parents. Buzz words, sure, but are these tied to real phenomena? Enter researchers from the U-K, Thomas Curran and Andrew Hill. They compiled over one-hundred-and-fifty studies from

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