Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

Self control the key to success

What one thing can determine whether or not you’re successful in life? Self control predicts success even better than IQ.

Eat your veggies!

So, let me get this straight–you just treat your kids like ordinary human beings who require logical justification for the rules of behavior that would otherwise just seem arbitrary? And they decide for themselves to accept the logic, which leads to healthy eating? Revolutionary! Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies: A New Approach to an […]

Does mental illness really exist?

We all know first hand that mental anguish exists and that at least a hug or an hour of someone listening to you offers relief. Beyond that, knowledge in the field is clouded by entrenched interest groups each preaching the solutions they find most profitable. Rigorously applying the scientific method is the only way forward. […]

Thinking hard makes you hungry

This rings true. Thinking hard and its effect on appetite This looks like an interesting study: Thinking hard makes you hungry… you eat more.  Yet thinking hard doesn’t burn calories.  So if you are going to think hard then eat, well you better do something to burn the calories that you are going to add.

Do not stay in a job you dislike

I can’t help but conclude that quitting my “real” job a couple years ago was one of the nicest things I ever did for myself. What is the single most important life lesson older people feel young people need to know? Karl Pillemer of Cornell University interviewed nearly 1500 people age 70 to 100+ for […]

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