When Susy Koontz learned about a correlation between movement – how exercise stimulates brain growth – and enhanced learning, she created Math and Movement training for kids – and discovered that it helps math-phobic adults, too. www.mathandmovement.com These findings – from an Ogilvy PR survey on behalf of Change the Equation – may surprise you: 29% of Americans reported that they're not good at math, for 37% of women vs 21% of men. 39% of 18-24 year-old Americans were most likely to believe they are not good at math. Nearly 30% of Americans said they'd rather clean the bathroom than solve a math problem. 63% of Americans reported difficulty doing some type of math: estimating distances or weight (35%), figuring out savings $ needed for retirement (34%), and calculating tax (24%).
Meet Theresa Piasta, creator of the SF-based startup Puppy Mama, Inc., a new community app using technology to connect women and their dogs with info on pet-friendly travel, services, places and activities. A Bronze Star Medal U.S. military veteran who served four years in the Active Duty U.S. Army, including a 14-month tour in Iraq, Theresa was inspired to create Puppy Mama during her own healing journey from severe migraines and neurological issues, later diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from her military service. The app is live at https://www.puppymama.com. More info: https://www.pawssion.org