More Kids Struggle with Autism Than Ever
We hear about raising awareness about autism but we tend to forget that is not enough. Raising awareness should be the first step but often it is not the only step when it comes to fighting autism.
According to the latest survey in the United States, there are big variations when it comes to the number of children suffering from autism from state to state. Furthermore, autism is becoming more common than it was before.
The survey proves there is has been a 15% rise in the number of children with autism from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, it was estimated that 1.5% of kids live with autism, while in 2014 that number was 1.7%. However, researchers are pointing out that the number is not representative of each country individually.
In some communities, the percent of children with autism can be as high as 3% making it an urgent public health issue.
Autism disorder can range from mild symptoms to great mental delays, increasing the inability to communicate. Researchers have proved that genes play a great role here and autism often runs in families. Although there is no cure for autism, early treatment is crucial. The early treatment can help children overcome many difficulties while they are still very young.
Walter Zaharodny, an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School: “Early intervention could make a dramatic difference or a significant difference in the child’s abilities and outcomes.”
What Happens to Your Brain When You are on a Diet
There are countless benefits of going on a diet. It’s estimated that 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and it’s said that most of those people actually fail to achieve their goals.
Stephan Guyenet, author of the book The Hungry Brain said: “Body weight is regulated by the brain. If you don’t know that, you’re going to be surprised when your brain and body start fighting back against weight loss.” This is the main reason why diets sometimes simply don’t work. Whenever you change too many things at one time, your brain will fight back and you might not prefer the weight that your brain does.”
As Stephan Guyenet explains, the hypothalamus of the brain is like a thermostat in your house, “Your hypothalamus will activate physiologic and behavioral responses to maintain your body temperature. For instance, if you’re cold, you may shiver or put on a sweater.”
Also, body fat plays a great role when it comes to losing weight. Everyone has a certain level of a body fat that their brain is happy with. The brain will fight to keep the body fat just like it will fight to keep the certain level of body temperature. For your brain not losing weight is a matter of survival. That’s why sometimes cravings are almost impossible to ignore, it seems like you are fighting with yourself and you are, but to be more specific you are fighting with your brain.
What Causes Career Burnout?
Society tends to love multitasking; bad managers insist on multitasking as much as possible, and even people who are multitaskers are proud to be able to do many things at one time.
Multitasking is counterproductive and it’s harmful if you are doing too many things at once.
When we talk about multitasking it is a conversation about the quantity and quality of things you can do. With multitasking, the quantity seems to be high, but it’s actually not because you have a problem with completing things at all. If the quality of the work you’ve done is not good enough, then you have to do it all over again and that’s not increasing the quantity or quality either.
Quality is increased only when we take our time to focus on a task and do it accordingly without the pressure of doing the next thing.
It’s really important to learn to say no when you feel overwhelmed all the time. You can do one thing efficiently, one thing at a time. The most important thing is to take care of yourself and learn how to recognize the first signs of career burnout that will become your personal burnout as well.