Archive | November, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

28 Nov

Best wishes for a good holiday.


24 Nov

A longitudinal study at 11 year and 50 year follow-up showed that teens who study hard and are interested in school achieve higher educational attainment, more career success, and higher incomes as adults than those not so inclined.
(In brief. Study now, succeed later. Monitor on Psychology, 2018, June, 13-14)


21 Nov

A recent study found that children who experience more back-and-forth conversations with their caregivers show more activity in the language-related area of the frontal lobe. (In brief. Conversations matter for kids. Monitor on Psychology, 2018, June, p. 12)


18 Nov

There has never been good scientific evidence for the effectiveness of opioids in treating chronic pain. (Wallis, C. Why we won’t miss opioids. Scientific American, 2018, June, p. 23)


14 Nov

Author Terry Pratchett: In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.


11 Nov

Humorist Evan Esar: A signature always reveals a man’s character–and sometimes even his name.


4 Nov

Along with insecure attachment to people can come increased attachment to things because they are dependably there and under our control. (Russo, F. Our Stuff, ourselves. Scientific American, 2018, May, 66-71)