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It is 2017 and social media is a normal part of communication between individuals, businesses, organizations and communities.  Social media now plays a larger role in the healthcare industry then it ever has.  Social media is being used to engage with the public and connect...

Millions of words are written everyday about personal finance. Most of these are sensible, but lack the psychological and behavioral aspects that help people break bad financial habits. In the meantime, the advertising world bombards you with great ways to separate you from your money, by...

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t complain, criticize, blame, gossip, or compare ourselves to other people. I certainly struggle with it.I’ll take 30 minutes to journal or meditate only to hop in the car to grab my daughter from kindergarten and silently (ok...

It’s up to us parents to pass on the basic skills our kids will need to be successful adults. Like being able to swim, do their own laundry, or cook a healthy meal. The real question is when should you teach them? Here are age-by-age guidelines...

Sugar: natural reward, unnatural fix In neuroscience, food is something we call a "natural reward." In order for us to survive as a species, things like eating, having sex and nurturing others must be pleasurable to the brain so that these behaviours are reinforced and repeated. Evolution...

I’M A movie buff.Terminator sci-fi films, 007 spy flicks, Flying High comedy spoofs, Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock thrillers, classic swashbuckler adventure films - I love them all.So I was bursting with excitement the day that a new LG 60 inch ultra-high definition Smart...

It’s over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed. Since then we’ve learned a great deal about the protein ‘tangles’ and ‘plaques’ that cause the disease. How close are we to having effective treatments – and could we even prevent dementia from...

Are you excellent at work? “People ask high self-control people to do more for perfectly logical reasons—because they think that those who successfully demonstrate high (vs. low) self-control will perform better and accomplish more. So it is a reasonable thing to do, from the perspective of...

It's time to love your job. No one could ever accuse Michael Scott, the hapless boss played by Steve Carell on the American version of The Office, of not trying hard enough or not loving his job. In a classic season-two episode, Michael introduces viewers to...

We find it difficult to keep exercising consistently. First of all, most people recognize the benefits of exercising.  Maybe you think, "I don't have the time." Or perhaps, "I don't have enough energy," or "I'm not motivated." You're not alone. People who avoid exercise often give these reasons.The problem with...

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