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Why the Value of the MBA Has Declined

By Ray Williams on January 04, 2012 in Wired for Success
Few business school and particularly MBA programs or executive training programs adequately address the importance of developing leaders.

How Can I Make Myself Exercise?

By Gretchen Rubin on January 04, 2012 in The Happiness Project
The 2012 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2012 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2012 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome!

Hooked on Electronics?

By Steve Sisgold on January 04, 2012 in Life in a Body
When is the right time to introduce your child to cell phones and computer games?

Do We Work for Money or Love for the Job?

By Ray Williams on January 04, 2012 in Wired for Success
The question of what motivates employees more—financial compensation or things that are more intrinsic—is the subject of ongoing debate and new research. New research that shows no link between rising GDP and life satisfaction/happiness complicates the issue even further.

Undoing the 1960s

By George Davis on January 04, 2012 in Modern Melting Pot
The undoing began before our revolution was over, and we who made it helped with the undoing of it.

Can Pat Robertson Keep God’s Secret?

According to televangelist Pat Robertson, God has told him who will be the next President. The problem is that God told Pat not to tell anyone. Is he communicating with God or just a victim of cognitive bias?

Book Review: The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters

In The Magic Room, storyteller Jeffrey Zaslow dazzles readers with a love story for every parent.

Mad Men: A Timeless Existential Social Drama

“Mad Men” has appeared everywhere from Sesame Street to Modern Politics showing the immense appeal it has to our society. But, what is it about this show that disturbs us at a psychological level?

Stay Thirsty My Friends

By Susan Sparks on January 03, 2012 in Laugh Your Way to Well-Being
It's a question of how you want to live your life. Do you want to live in an insular manner, locked down with all "the" answers? Or do you want to stay intellectually thirsty and ask questions, stay emotionally thirsty and listen, stay spiritually thirsty and care?

High-Achieving Women Think Differently: 7 Mindsets That Can Cause You Stress

People carry with them a set of rules or beliefs about the way they feel the world should operate. These beliefs are shaped by your experiences, the way you were raised, your values, your friends, popular culture, and more.

Too Stressed to Manage Your Stress? The Solution May Be Staggering

Do you sometimes feel so stressed that the thought of managing it seems overwhelming? If so, read on to discover a method to tackling the madness.

The 3 Reasons Why People Unfollow You on Twitter

Don't do these 3 things and you'll keep more Twitter followers.

My Master, My Scale

By Pamela Madsen on January 03, 2012 in Shameless Woman
I hate weighing myself. I hate my scale. My relationship with my scale has never been a good one. It is my demonic Dom. We have played a game of non-consensual S/M for as long as I can remember.

Outside Incidents Can Be Relevant To Employee Evaluation

What employees do outside of work is relevant the office, too.

My Growing Fury at the Sounds of Media

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on January 03, 2012 in The Media Zone
In the beginning there was the word. Apparently, the beginning has ended and audible, unadorned, intelligible words have become bastard children searching for a home in a storm of sound and fury, signifying...

Bipolar Disorder: What’s Known and What’s Next

By Gary L Wenk Ph. D. on January 03, 2012 in Your Brain on Food
Bipolar disorder is not due to a specific lesion or degeneration in a single part of the brain, rather it is a disruption in how multiple brain regions talk to each other. A better understanding of how lithium works is advancing the search for more effective and safer treatments.

Antidepressant, Talk Therapy Fail to Beat Placebo--Really?

By James C. Coyne Ph.D. on January 03, 2012 in The Skeptical Sleuth
If all treatments are equal, why not treat depression with sugar pills rather than expensive psychotherapy or medication?

Do Dogs Love People More Than They Love Other Dogs?

When dogs become stressed they draw more comfort from the presence of their human caretaker than from another familiar dog.