When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

You should not expect that your child will be as interested in organizing possessions as you are, but if you agree on a priority item, and a place to put it, you can have a successful beginning.

An Incompetent Research Project

One possibility is that as a psychoanalyst Newbauer expected that nurture (parenting and social class) would explain most of the variance in child and adult outcomes, and was dismayed by how even in the most different of rearing households, the separated siblings exhibited many dramatic similarities (such as the triplets all becoming wrestlers and two separated female twins both majoring in film studies).

Is It Wise to Give Away Your £115 Million Lottery Win?

Is It Wise to Give Away Your £115 Million Lottery Win?

The study, published in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Working Paper Series, contends that the sudden arrival of obvious income inequality, which is what happens when someone in your neighborhood wins the lottery, induces poorer neighbors to consume more visible (rather than invisible) commodities to “keep up with the Joneses.” This leads to additional and unsustainable borrowing among the relatively poor financing this additional conspicuous consumption, eventually resulting in financial distress and bankruptcy.

Resistance to Change in Psychotherapy

Resistance to Change in Psychotherapy

In other words, if you've been doing something for years and it has not been working, changing means you have to deal with the regret of not having done it a long time ago.

The "Vegas Effect" of Our Screens

The "Vegas Effect" of Our Screens

There’s another mechanism that hooks us into compulsively checking our screens for the latest news feed, text, social media post, or email. variable ratio schedules, but it's likely the same result).

What We Know About the Opioid Epidemic Now

What We Know About the Opioid Epidemic Now

If a doctor does prescribe opioids, the evidence shows that patients are less likely to become addicted or sell their medicines if they return for regular appointments where the doctor monitors their pain levels and screens for abuse.

Another Potential Benefit of Gratitude: Healthier Eating

Another Potential Benefit of Gratitude: Healthier Eating

In the gratitude conditions, more specifically, participants wrote letters of thanks to a benefactor who had either expressed kindness (e.g., showed care during a difficult breakup), had offered academic help, or had provided help related to one's health and wellbeing.

Why you like your bestie more than your husband, according to science

Why you like your bestie more than your husband, according to science

Of the 1517 women surveyed, the most common reason for preferring the company of their besties over their spouse was that "they could talk to their girlfriend about anything", followed closely by the fact that their female friends were better listeners.