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A Clear Face, Teamwork, And How To Give Your Kids An Edge In Math & Science - HER Week In Health

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Week In Health", Bailey Mosier discovers a simple way to make your complexion look healthier, why two heads are not always better than one, and a simple way to give your kids a leg up in math and science.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health.

Do you ever wish there were a simple way you could make your complexion look healthier? In this week’s edition, we’ll tell you how. We’ll also learn why two heads aren’t always better than one and if you want your child to grow up to be a scientist or an engineer, here’s a simple way to nudge them in that direction.

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland looked at the fruits and vegetables 35 people ate over a six-week period and found that not only did skin look healthier at the end of the study period, it was judged more attractive as well.

Researchers say as few as three portions over a six-week period are sufficient enough to make one’s complexion more rosy and healthy looking. Conversely, those that worsened their diet became paler.

Only 25 to 30 percent of Americans eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, so these researchers hope their study provides an extra incentive for people to start eating healthier.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that callaboration can lead to cockiness and ultimately, less productivity than individual achievement.

Their findings appear in the journal Psychological Science, and state that people who make judgments by working with someone else are more confident in those judgments. As a result they take less input from other people.

But the researchers aren’t saying we should throw teamwork to the wayside, rather, we should understand its weaknesses and learn to use it more effectively.

If you want your child to grow up and become a doctor, lawyer, engineer or something else in the scientific field, there may be a simple way you can nudge them in that direction.

University of Chicago researchers examined the interaction between 53 pairs of children and parents, and found that children who played with puzzles between 2 and 4 years of age had better spatial skills at 54 months – that is, the ability to think about objects in three dimensions.

The researchers note that spatial ability is an important predictor of children choosing science, technology, engineering and math courses, degrees and careers later in life. So you may want to have your child start playing with puzzles as early as 2 years old.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health. Join me here at EmpowHER every Friday as we recap the latest in women’s health.

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