Uncategorized Mindful movement can lower stress

Mindful movement can lower stress

Taking a walk may be a good opportunity to mentally review your to-do list, but using the time to instead be more mindful of your breathing and surroundings may help boost your wellbeing, according to researchers. The researchers found that while students reported being less stressed while they were on their feet and moving, they …

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Uncategorized Debunking Dale Carnegie

Debunking Dale Carnegie

Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and relying on intuition or “gut instinct” isn’t an accurate way to determine what they’re thinking or feeling,” say researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of Chicago and Northeastern University. “We incorrectly presume that taking someone else’s perspective will help us understand and improve interpersonal …

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Uncategorized Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinion in the News

Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinion in the News

The findings from the survey, conducted between Feb. 22 and March 8, 2018, reveal that even this basic task presents a challenge. The main portion of the study, which measured the public’s ability to distinguish between five factual statements and five opinion statements, found that a majority of Americans correctly identified at least three of …

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Uncategorized Sibling dynamics may predict differences in education

Sibling dynamics may predict differences in education

In a study spanning about 15 years, the researchers found that when siblings felt more warmth toward each other in childhood, they were more likely to achieve similar levels of education. But, when siblings felt that their parents’ treatment of themselves versus their sibling was unfair, or when their fathers spent more time with one …

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Uncategorized Success is not just how you play your cards

Success is not just how you play your cards

Poker experts must extract information from others without revealing too much themselves, he said. “Sharks (expert players) accomplish this feat by carefully managing how their wagering behavior is informed by public and private information sources. Their peculiar information management behavior allows them to maximize their coherence with the information they use without ‘tipping their hands.’” …

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Uncategorized ‘Life is one big improv’: How the skill can help with the everyday

‘Life is one big improv’: How the skill can help with the everyday

Improvisation is a skill often associated with jazz music or comedy. But on Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh spoke with three individuals who use it in their daily lives. Bob Baker, John Larson and Ken Haller joined Marsh to discuss the quirky talent. While some may have the notion that improv …

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Uncategorized Building trust doesn’t work the way you think it does

Building trust doesn’t work the way you think it does

In this interview, Wharton psychologist Adam Grant explores how effective leaders use vulnerability with Daniel Coyle, author of The Culture Code. Grant: A huge theme in [The Culture Code] is trust. I’ve always thought about trust as the willingness to be vulnerable and take a risk together, but you convinced me that I had it backward. I …

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Uncategorized Painkiller restriction linked to  increase in illicit drug trading

Painkiller restriction linked to  increase in illicit drug trading

In this study, the term opioids refers to drugs that are usually available by prescription but here are sourced illegally through the dark net and are not prescribed by anyone. The findings show that the proportion of sales of opioids through illicit markets doubled over the study period and sales of more potent opioids also …

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Uncategorized Frequent ER use dropped after the ACA

Frequent ER use dropped after the ACA

The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in January 2014, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. In a health-records study of nearly 14 million patients who visited a California emergency …

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Uncategorized People more likely to trust if they tolerate ambiguity

People more likely to trust if they tolerate ambiguity

New research published in Nature Communications indicates that individuals who are tolerant of ambiguity — a kind of uncertainty in which the odds of an outcome are unknown — are more likely to cooperate with and trust other people. Tolerance of ambiguity is distinct from tolerance of risk. With risk, the probability of each future …

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