The human growth is like a movie with a moving end as more centenarians live in the world.

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The concept of growth evolves throughout the years of our lives. Observing the first five years of children’s physical growth and brain development is a marvelous experience. The babies grow every minute. Their minds want to understand and make sense of everything around them.

Every adult finds a way to cope with the series of why, why, why questions.

Adults always remember the years when…

Write something silly.

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I just read another article kindly recommending to write every day. So, I forced myself to write this article.

I rarely get sick, but yesterday I got a lower back muscle twisted. I never had anything so dramatic. I was alone in the house when it happened. I managed to…

Experience the benefits of a walk in a park near you.

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What about a walk in the Huntley Meadows Park before it gets too hot?

My still cloudy brain accepted my husband’s early morning challenge. “OK. I’ll get ready.”

We’ve been walking in the evenings to avoid the steamy hot Summer days in Northern Virginia.

In honor of Former Alexandria police sergeant Elton B. Hummer.

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A whisper from the past called my attention to the plaque in honor of Former Alexandria police sergeant Elton B. Hummer on one wall of the historic Hummer alley in Alexandria, VA, the morning of August 20, 2021.

When I…

How I learned to work with the power of the universe.

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When I was a child, children were invisible and silent. I grew up among adults who already knew everything. They knew how a child was supposed to eat, dress, think, and above all, how not to respond to adults…

Follow these steps to change any unwanted behavior.

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If you are not writing, you are experiencing one of the writing barriers: fear, laziness, or resignation.

Fear: Do you think writing is too risky? Are you afraid that a monster will cut your hand if you start writing? That your ideas are too out of place? That you are…

Build a list backed by neuroscience research and clinical studies.

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With around 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, having dementia and about 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s, it’s likely you know or live with somebody with dementia.

The following numbers for the United States from the Alzheimer’s Association Report tell us…

Follow this driver.

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On my way home from the gym this morning, I noticed many cotton balls floating on a perfect blue background. I stopped a few times to take pictures of these magical images.

I shot clouds touching house roofs in a cul de sac, electric transmission towers trying to stop the…

The tools needed to successfully work in a “supermind” environment.

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People have taken advantage of new technology benefits for a long time. Late in the 1990s, my team reduced the time needed to analyze scores of data in spreadsheets and printed reports from three weeks to two days.

We introduced datamarts and data analytic tools that allowed us to analyze…

Marta Calderon, MScE

After retirement, Marta dedicates her free time to write short stories.

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