Resolutions from this social enterprise at the end of 2013

As the year 2013 comes to a close it’s time to make some resolutions and share some of our lessons learned as a young social enterprise. Lesson #1: Just because you’re young and feisty doesn’t mean you don’t have the answers Our hero of the year is Nada, the young girl in Yemen who fled […]

Building Social Skills in Toddlers

A very important step in every child’s development is learning to socialize with other people.  It is important they learn how to interact appropriately in many different situations.  A toddler’s world is not very big, it doesn’t span much further than what he is wanting to do.  It will be a while before any child […]

Oxytocin promotes social behavior in infant rhesus monkeys

The hormone oxytocin appears to increase social behaviors in newborn rhesus monkeys, according to a study. The findings indicate that oxytocin is a promising candidate for new treatments for developmental disorders affecting social skills and bonding. Oxytocin, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, is involved in labor and birth and in the production of […]

Week 3: Get Social Support to Make Losing Weight Fun

Your social connections—family, friends, coworkers, online buddies—can help you slim down, so use them to to your advantage! When friends participated in a weight-loss program together, they lost more weight—and were more successful at keeping it off—than people who did the same program on their own, says research. Plus, dieting with others can be fun […]