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‘Brain decline’ begins at age 27

‘Brain decline’ begins at age 27

‘Brain decline’ begins at age 27   Mental powers start to dwindle at 27 after peaking at 22, marking the start of old age, US research suggests. Professor Timothy Salthouse of the University of Virginia found reasoning, spatial visualisation and speed of thought all decline in our late 20s. Therapies designed to stall or... »

The Art of the Self-Imposed Deadline

The Art of the Self-Imposed Deadline 7:32 PM Wednesday March 25, 2009 Steven DeMaio / Associate Editor at HarvardBusiness.org For people who work for themselves, the self-imposed deadline is a fact of life. Whether you’re starting a business, writing a dissertation, or consulting for a dozen clients, paying attention only to your drop-dead dates... »

Surprise! Daydreaming Really Works the Brain

Surprise! Daydreaming Really Works the Brain Got a tough problem to solve? Try daydreaming. Contrary to the notion that daydreaming is a sign of laziness, letting the mind wander can actually let the parts of the brain associated with problem-solving become active, a new study finds. Kalina Christoff of the University of British Columbia... »

Going Solo in the USA

Going Solo in the USA

Going Solo in the USA By Sperling’s BestPlaces Sep 29th, 2008 Last year, the New York Times published the results of its census analysis stating that 51% of U.S. women live without a spouse. However, Sperling’s BestPlaces discovered this might not be the whole story. "The Times came to some insightful conclusions with their... »

Men happiest online, women prefer family time: poll

Men happiest online, women prefer family time: poll Reuters Wed Oct 1, 2008 2:55 PM ET For men, bliss is often just a mouse-click away while quality time with family is guaranteed to put a smile on women’s faces, according to an Australian study of what makes people happy. The "Happiness Index" study, which... »

Sexism Pays: Men Who Hold Traditional Views Of Women Earn More Than Men Who Don’t, Study Shows

Sexism Pays: Men Who Hold Traditional Views Of Women Earn More Than Men Who Don’t, Study Shows ScienceDaily (Sep. 22, 2008) — When it comes to sex roles in society, what you think may affect what you earn. A new study has found that men who believe in traditional roles for women earn more... »

Big Brother’s cafe watches you eat

Big Brother’s cafe watches you eat By ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press Writer Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:55 AM ET At the university cafeteria, women linger longer than men over their lunch decisions. Given a choice, they tend to opt for meat labeled "animal friendly," while men likely will go for a new product. Cameras... »

Great leaders are born with better brains

Great leaders are born with better brains

Great leaders are born with better brains by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis, Harvard Business Review New studies of the brain show that leaders are different to the rest of us in terms of their “social intelligence,” which allows them to be attuned to others’ moods and exhibit empathy. According to Daniel Goleman and... »

For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time

For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time

For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time By CHARLES MURRAY / WSJ August 13, 2008; Page A17 Imagine that America had no system of post-secondary education, and you were a member of a task force assigned to create one from scratch. One of your colleagues submits this proposal: First, we will set up a... »

‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’: happiness is key to longer life

‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’: happiness is key to longer life

‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’: happiness is key to longer life by Claire Rosemberg Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:36 PM ET Keep humming "Don’t Worry Be Happy". The 1980s New Age-inspired hit got it right. New research shows being happy can add several years to life. "Happiness does not heal, but happiness protects against falling... »

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