Human interest

‘My mother told me to dare.’ Inspiring stories from high-level African Development Bank women’s summit

Abdoulaye spoke about how she had been motivated by her mother, a housewife who had raised her and her four siblings as a single parent.

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Want to learn a new skill? Take some short breaks

National Institutes of Health researchers found that our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practiced a few seconds earlier by taking a short rest. The results highlight the critically important role rest may play in learning.