Multitasking’s Effect on Brain Health, & Other News of Note

All Those Tweets, Apps, Updates May Drain Brain (SF Chronicle) Human minds evolved to constantly scan for novelty, lest we miss any sign of food, danger or, on a good day, mating opportunities. But the modern world bombards us with stimuli, a nonstop stream of e-mails, chats, texts, tweets, status updates and video links to …

Whole Healing: Hope & Faith

Guest post by Julie Neraas, Hamline University, St. Paul   If faith puts us on the road, hope keeps us there. – Wm. Sloane Coffin Two things keep most of us going. The first is faith – or trust – that life has meaning and purpose. The second is hope: the staying power to keep …