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Finding Solace in Physics
I have just been reading Chinese science fiction writer, Cixin Liu, particularly his acclaimed space trilogy commonly called The Three-Body Problem Tor, 2017 the actual title of the trilogy is Remembrance of Earth s Past , but it is often referred to by the name of the first book, The Three-Body Problem . Liu is the most popular science fiction writer in China, and his work has won the Hugo and Nebula awards for the English translations. The name of the fi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
How Acting Perfect Undermines your Ability to Lead.
It s human nature to want to be the superhero that saves the day, the invulnerable, go-to trailblazer who is free of weakness and faults to lead the company out of crisis or effectively manage employees during difficult times. But seeking perfection can backfire, and I would argue it should. We all have weaknesses, and they re daily on display to those around us. While your instinct may be to hide your liabilities, good leaders are skillful at revealing fl ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
When Students Talk About Wealth and Class
We live in a society with one of the most unequal income distributions in the developed world, yet we rarely talk about how this reality shapes the lives of our children. Parents often don t know how to talk about it, and teachers often feel stymied about bringing up the topic in their classrooms. Harder Than Sex A high school teacher once admitted to me that talking with students about wealth and privilege was harder to talk about than sex. And like sex, ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
Top 10 Things You May Not Know About the ICD-10
10 It is only new to the United States. ICD is the acronym for the International Classification of Diseases , which is the diagnostic manual of the World Health Organization WHO . The ICD includes all officially recognized illnesses and medical conditions including a section on mental and behavioral disorders that is important for mental health professionals. The current version is the ICD-10, which was published back in the early 1990s. As a member of the ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
Linking Personality with Organizations, Occupations, and Income
Science has revealed how our personalities shape our academic performance to our mortality. So surely, personality affects our job choices and job successes, right Researchers have found that personalities do shape very general career paths e.g., extraverts may do better in communications -type jobs . Others looked for a clear link between personality types and income and found none. Extraverts don t earn any more income than introverts. Two recent studies ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 13
How to Learn What Not to Study
There s nothing worse in the world of academics than getting back a test you felt really confident about, only to realize you had seriously misjudged your grasp of the material. New research published in Psychological Science suggests that the best way to avoid overestimating your abilities is to reflect on what you ve learned in the past rather than trying to guess at how you ll perform in the future. Further research may be needed before these findings a ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 13
Managing concerning behaviors when opioids are taken for chronic pain
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 - Patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain sometimes demonstrate challenging and concerning behaviors, such as using more opioid medication than prescribed or concomitant alcohol or drug use. A new study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , establishes expert consensus about treatment approaches that should be implemented when these behaviors arise. Led by Jessica S. Merlin, M.D., visiting a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health
Being born at an extremely low birth weight seems to increase the risk for developing mental health issues as an adult. But that risk can be lowered by lessening exposure to bullying and family stress during childhood and adolescence, new research suggests. This finding concerns premature babies born at 2.2 pounds or less. We are concerned that being born really small and being exposed to all the stresses associated with preterm birth can lead to an amplif ...
Healthday - Mon. Dec 11
High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson's progression
Exercise needs to between 80 and 85 percent maximum heart rate for benefit First time high-intensity exercise tested in Parkinson s patients Moderate intensity had no effect Exercise is medicine, says scientist CHICAGO --- High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 - Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. Published today in the American Journal of Medicine , the stud ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people
Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning Smoking kills on each stick than standard cigarettes, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK published in Nicotine Tobacco Research . Researchers wanted to examine new, innovative ways to reinforce health messages around smoking. They surveyed nearly 1000 16-24 year olds from across the UK to evaluate their response to different cigarette designs. A health warning on the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Multiple health implications of women's early marriage go beyond early childbe...
A new study of four South Asian countries reveals complex associations between early marriage and women s education, health and nutrition that go beyond the impacts of early childbearing. These health implications -- which include higher risk of domestic violence and poor mental health -- may also affect the next generation of children. Furthermore, increased education has had some, but not enough, success in delaying girls marriage. The study, published i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
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