À quel moment un ensemble de données devient-ils assez certain pour modifier nos pratiques ?

Aujourd’hui j’aimerais réfléchir avec vous sur la drôle de question qui titre ce billet. Elle m’est venue en voyant passer cet article intitulé L’activité physique est bonne pour la santé mentale des garçons lors de ma revue de presse matinale aujourd’hui. Mon réflexe a été de ne même pas l’ouvrir et de passer à d’autres articles. Un peu comme si le titre avait été « Une étude montre que la Terre est ronde » ! Dans le…

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Right Turn: Are we getting any closer to a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Let’s play a game. If you could choose, what would be your superpower? Invisibility is a popular one, as are super strength, the ability to read minds, and time travel (but we know that messing with time can be dangerous). This list of the best superpowers of all time ranks them in the context of helping a person win a battle and save lives. But what if we are choosing our superpower for everyday life?…

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Fellow Creatures: What is Caregiver Burden for People with Pets?

I've got a new post on my Fellow Creatures blog at Psychology Today.Photo: Meruyert Gonollu/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd, PhDWe tend to have a rosy perspective on pets and think of the many benefits they can bring to our lives. But for many people, sooner or later there comes a point where the pet is sick or has a behavior issue. As well as being hard for the pet, this is difficult for the pet guardian too.So…

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iNatting Big Creek Provincial Park, British Columbia

In the spring of 2020 and 2021 my husband and I went backpacking in the Big Creek Provincial Park. We spent five and six days respectively, spanning most of the park. But we still have creeks to cross and ridges to walk on the to-do list. Something will always pull us back, and if history keeps repeating it will be a rare plant or insect that lures us back.  While most people recreating in the…

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C is for Climate: Three Ways to Celebrate Science Literacy Week!

It’s Science Literacy Week – woohoo!!!! For those unfamiliar, Science Literacy Week is an annual event that celebrates the messy, astounding, wonder-filled thing that is the scientific method and all the knowledge it gives us. It’s a time to learn about science, do some science, and – you guessed it – read science books to improve our understanding of what science is and how it works. It’s a science writer’s favourite time of year. The…

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