Archive | May, 2014


30 May

Samuel Beckett: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail better.


27 May

Scientists are finding that good sleep restores cognitive functions on a daily basis and also may protect the brain over time by facilitating myelination of neurons. (Scientific American Mind, 2013, 1, p. 12)

Who pays?

21 May

On a first date, it is advised that the pair talk about who is to pay what in order to avoid awkwardness, Sixty-four percent of men have been found to expect their dates to chip in. (Scientific American Mind, 2013, 1, p. 11)


18 May

Benjamin Franklin: When you are done changing, you’re done.

Marriage-Not Good News

14 May

Much research shows that marital satisfaction declines over time. However, a 2012 study suggests that the happier the couple is at the start, the less the decline. (Scientific American Mind, 2014, 25(1), p. 10.)

For Mother’s Day

11 May

Rita Rudner: Neurotics build castles in the air; psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.

Marriage and Expectations

8 May

Too high expectations about the marital relationship can result in enough disappointment with even minor conflicts that spouses don’t try to respond proactively. (Scientific American Mind, 2014, 25(1), p. 10) 

Money & Marriage

4 May

Money is a concern for 7 out of 10 couples. (Scientific American Mind, 2014, 25(1), p. 11.)


1 May

Frequent procrastinators are often avoiding unwanted feelings, like depression and anxiety. They tend to be self-critical and have insecurities. Those who can reappraise and think more positively about themselves and the tasks at hand procrastinate less. (Upson, S. Prodding our inner sloth. Scientific American Mind, 24(5), 42-49)