Archive | March, 2015


29 Mar

Billie Holiday: Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.


26 Mar

Cyberbullies may or may not be bullies outside the internet world. Anonymity and approval from online groups can support their behavior. If you are a victim, don’t engage and report abusive messages to the online administrator and the police. Talk to supportive others about it. (Svoboda, E (2014). Scientific American Mind, 25(6), 46-53)


22 Mar

Martin Luther King Jr.: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.


20 Mar

The number one brain tonic is physical activity. (Mind, Mood, & Memory, 2015, 11(4), p. 1)-


15 Mar

Time magazine (March 16, 2015, 24) offered 5 signs that might indicate that a friend needs help:1) Changes in behavior, 2) Changes in mood, 3) Withdrawal from others, 4) Indifference to appearance, and 5) Acts overwhelmed.


12 Mar

Learning a foreign language might be especially effective in preserving cognition in older age. Fluency isn’t necessary; regular practice and review is enough. (Massachusetts General Hospital newsletter, 2015, March, p. 5) www,

Baby Names

8 Mar

There are reasons to pick traditional names for a new baby. Job applicants with such names are more likely to be called back, and children with common names are more likely to be favored by their teachers. (Joy Pullman, 2015,


6 Mar

Antidepressants are the third most frequently prescribed medication. 8% to 10% of the population takes one. (Calderone, J. All-purpose antidepressants. Scientific American Mind, 2014, 25(6), 20)


1 Mar

Journalist David Carr: We all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end anytime soon.