Highlights: August 11-17

What we loved reading this week, including: How to manage a micromanager, how your office clutter is influencing your work, and the underappreciated role of silence in daily life.

Steps You Can Take if Your Boss Is a Micromanager

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D.
Does your boss hover over your every move?

Cluttered or Orderly? Our Surroundings Shape Our Thinking

By Sian Beilock Ph.D.
Physical disorder prompts creative thinking

The Big Disconnect

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Technology’s insidious way of taking over your family.

Never Pay Your Lawyer by the Hour

By Rolf Dobelli MBA, Ph.D.
Incentive super-response tendency

Are Young Women Avoiding Marriage?

By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
In today’s society many females see marriage as a restriction on their freedom.

Rejection Increases Financial Risk-Taking

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
How rejection influences our financial decision making

Getting Your Minimum Daily Requirement of Silence

By Galen Guengerich Ph.D.
What to do when the world is a bell and you’re the clapper

Less Time on Facebook Can Boost Happiness

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The emotional price of comparing with others on Facebook