Uncategorized How to enjoy your leisure activities more

How to enjoy your leisure activities more

Malkoc recommends that if you have to schedule leisure, do it only roughly. Say you’ll do it “after work” rather than “at 6 p.m.” Allowing a little wiggle room alleviates the restriction one feels. Avoid hard stops. Don’t schedule something to do immediately after a leisure activity – even if it is another enjoyable event. …

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Uncategorized Despite perceptions, young people active in public affairs

Despite perceptions, young people active in public affairs

After taking part in a large-scale European project they have found that although some young people spurn conventional institutions, they are highly active in participating as citizens in a range of different ways through developing their own methods of campaigning on a wide range of issues, such as homelessness and refugee rights. “We were looking …

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Uncategorized A matter of life and death – keeping your doctor

A matter of life and death – keeping your doctor

A ground-breaking study has concluded that patients who see the same doctor over time have lower death rates. The study, a collaboration between St Leonard’s Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter Medical School, is published today in BMJ Open. It is the first ever systematic review of the relationship between death rates and …

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Uncategorized ‘Higher status’ people less likely to share wealth

‘Higher status’ people less likely to share wealth

The social experiment involved a series of economic games in which people played with other people for real money. The games involved participants deciding how much money they kept and how much they gave to a group pot. The money in the pot was always shared out to the players. Participants were assigned a status, …

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Uncategorized Lessons on Decision Making and More

Lessons on Decision Making and More

When reflecting on what he wish he’d known at the outset when founding Pinterest, Ben emphasized the inadequacy of a habit he learned as a product manager. When you’re a CEO, you gotta think people-first: “I’m a product person so I’m always like, “Oh, you know, we’re going to solve this on the whiteboard.” But …

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Uncategorized Deciding between knowledge and ignorance

Deciding between knowledge and ignorance

We have a ‘thirst for knowledge’ but sometime ‘ignorance is bliss’, so how do we choose between these two mind states at any given time? UCL psychologists have discovered our brains use the same algorithm and neural architecture to evaluate the opportunity to gain information, as it does to evaluate rewards like food or money. …

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Uncategorized Long-term effects of child-family separation

Long-term effects of child-family separation

“While U.S. Immigration has halted the practice of separating families at the border, it remains unclear if or when reunification will occur for families separated prior to the implementation of the new policy,” said Linda Halgunseth, a co-author of the brief, Chair of the Latino Caucus, and Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University …

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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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