In Orlando, Florida, Casey Anthony was released from jail today. As she walked out the front door of the jail at 12:10 AM, she was accompanied by her attorney and surrounded by law enforcement, machine guns, and security.
When happy chemicals sag, your brain looks for "the problem." Unfortunately, the brain always finds problems when it goes looking. Focusing on let-downs builds neural pathways that shape your outlook on life. Ignoring those feelings is sometimes the best thing to do. They are just your brain's natural re-set after happy spikes.
We think that by taking disciplinary action, creating performance development plans or engaging in corrective counseling we will be able to instill incentives in employees that make them want to change. But deep down, we know better.
Ever wonder why English speakers on either side of the Atlantic call their vegetables by such different names? What we call zucchini, they call courgette. Our snow pea is their mangetout. What we know as squash, they know as marrow. And what we call eggplant, they call aubergine, which to many ears sounds much more elegant.
IQ tests have received a very large number of criticisms since their inception. One of the main arguments made against the use of IQ tests is that they don't measure creativity. But is this true? As it turns out, the potential for finding creativity on IQ tests depends a lot on how the test is administered.
The recent recession has placed a myopic emphasis on the need to deal with the millions of baby boomers retiring or about to retire in the next few years. In fact, we will need those aging workers. And we need to revise our view of aging, which for the most part, is portrayed in a negative way.
Whether you like it or not, appearance matters. People judge your value in seconds or less. But to what extent should you go to make sure you present the image that will earn a favorable assessment of your worth? This post discusses the possibilities.
As someone who professes to help gays and lesbians become heterosexual, Marcus Bachmann is unfortunately not alone. There are licensed mental health professionals who practice what are called reparative or conversion therapies designed to make gay people heterosexual despite the evidence that such treatment is not only ineffective but damaging.