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cognitive science

So — You’re Still Smoking?

by Tom Ersin

I THOUGHT you looked older than your age. “Don’t forget, you’re smoking for two now.” This is the old wry twist on the exhortation of pregnant women to remember they’re eating for two. “Eating for two” is a reminder to… Continue Reading →

Self-Monitoring for Behavioral Change and Goal Achievement

by Tom Ersin

“What gets measured gets managed.” (— Peter Drucker?) There is an old saying in management, if you want to improve something, start by measuring it, or you won’t see how to make a difference. (— Catharine Paddock, Ph.D.) Makes sense,… Continue Reading →

The Absence of Critical Thinking Is Harmful to Children and Other Living Things

by Tom Ersin

Can we all get along? (— Rodney King) It’s a dog-eat-dog world. No, it’s worse than that: It’s dog-doesn’t-return-other-dog’s-phone-calls. (— Cliff Stern aka Woody Allen) This paraphrase from the 1989 movie Crimes and Misdemeanors originally referred to the world of… Continue Reading →

Brain Food

by Jessica Malen

What You Eat Directly Affects Your Mood and How Your Brain Functions You’ve heard it before: it’s important to “eat clean” when it comes to maintaining a well-rounded lifestyle. But what does that really mean? Eating clean for one person… Continue Reading →

Oh, My Aching Back

by Jessica Malen

How Back Pain Can Affect Employees Cognitively, Emotionally and Physically Back injuries rank among the top work-related injuries each year and the causes aren’t always related to physical exertion. In fact, The U.S. Department of Labor recently stated that back… Continue Reading →

Want Your Employees to Be More Creative? Just Say Om

by Jessica Malen

Close your eyes. Take a long, deep breath in and exhale. Feel better? The simple act of being inside one’s own mind is not only crucial for centering one’s thoughts, but also for enhancing creativity. A study conducted at the… Continue Reading →

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