This L.A. Mansion Doubled Its Size and Tripled Its Price in Five Years

Laurie Cohen and her husband Mark, the founder of Cohen Financial Group, knew they wanted to buy a certain 1930s mansion in Beverly Hills well before it actually came onto the market. The house is on a quiet street in Beverly Hills, overlooking a golf course. Source: William & Williams The house—a longtime residence of actress Ann Rutherford, who died in 2012— sat on a quiet street, directly across from a golf course. “It’s the best street in Beverly Hills,” Laurie Cohen says. “There’s no thoroughfare and, because of the golf course, there’s…

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Dear parents, take note. Pre-schoolers with ADHD symptoms may have reduced brain size

Pre-schoolers with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have reduced brain volumes in regions essential for behavioural control, says a new study. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed form of psychopathology during the pre-school years, and during early childhood it is associated with significant long-term health. The study represents the first comprehensive examination of cortical brain volume in pre-school children with ADHD and provides an indication that anomalous brain structure is evident in the early stages of development. According to the researchers, the findings can help in determining new ways…

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Brain and tooth size didn’t co-evolve in humans

Brain and tooth size didn’t co-evolve in humans Contradicting a prevalent perception, a new study says that our brain enlargement and dental reduction did not happen in lockstep. The findings suggest that evolution of brain and tooth size in humans were likely influenced by different ecological and behavioural factors. “Once something becomes conventional wisdom, in no time at all it becomes dogma,” said study co-author Bernard Wood, Professor at George Washington University, US. “The co-evolution of brains and teeth was on a fast-track to dogma status, but we caught it…

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Kareena Kapoor’s Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Fitness Routine: More than Size Zero

In Bollywood, the story of ‘fat to fit’ is an old one. From Arjun Kapoor to Sonakshi Sinha, from Sonam Kapoor to now Parineeti Chopra, many have dropped more than a dozen pounds and at least (if not more) three dress sizes. They’ve done the grunt work and the results are out there for everyone to see. But before all of these young stars were labelled ‘weight-loss miracles’, there was one young actress who set new standards for fitness and just for a while, was also the poster girl for…

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