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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Uncategorized Examining the science of racism 

Examining the science of racism 

Psychological scientists describe research on the enduring and often hidden presence of racism at both the interpersonal and societal levels in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. White supremacist marches and xenophobic Twitter rants have brought overt racism to the center of public attention in recent months. Even still, subtle, structural, and …

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Uncategorized Too much jargon in physical activity resources for adults

Too much jargon in physical activity resources for adults

Web page articles and other written materials designed to encourage physical activity are often too difficult to be easily read and understood by most US adults, limiting their effectiveness. Cardinal and OSU doctoral candidate Jafrā D. Thomas recently published two papers on the topic. The first paper, a readability review of more than 150 written …

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Uncategorized Warmest May for USA breaks mark set during Dust Bowl

Warmest May for USA breaks mark set during Dust Bowl

In addition, not only was it the warmest May on record across the country, but almost 8,600 local heat records were also broken or tied during the month. “The warmth was coast-to-coast,” said climate scientist Jake Crouch from NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information. The heat was particularly noteworthy in the central U.S., especially in …

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Uncategorized Other people’s personal space as noticeable as your own

Other people’s personal space as noticeable as your own

Peripersonal space (PPS) is an area created by the brain immediately around one’s own body parts that is used when interacting with people and objects. Recently, researchers have shown that some neurons in the primate brain respond to an infringement of another person’s PPS as if their own space was being encroached upon. To determine …

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