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December 2016

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...

People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered...

Being helpful is a nice thing and all, but it’s also exhausting — so much so, in fact, that research has shown that offering to help your co-workers too frequently can actually make you worse...

"Approach love and cooking with equal abandon," advises the Dalai Lama, but emergency room doctors beg to differ. Although spending time in the kitchen can be magic for the soul, it can be brutal for...

The keys to maintaining your physical health and living longer are pretty common sense: work out regularly, eat your veggies, get plenty of sleep, don't smoke, avoid BASE jumping from skyscrapers. Standard stuff. But your brain...

Being reliable can be draining Science confirms what high performers have known for years: It’s not easy being so competent. A study from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business suggests that people with high self-control — the kind...

CONGRATULATIONS, BRANDYE! BRANDYE IS OUR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT WINNER FOR NOVEMBER! She will be getting a refund from us soon. You could be next! “I am very bright and dependable person. I really enjoyed taking my CNA classes through WeCareOnline. I...

Electromagnetic radiation It might sound like something that you'd be better off avoiding. Electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world. They do this from the light emissions through...

Travel often. Designate one weekend a month to get yourself out of the city, out of the country or at the least, out the front door of your apartment. Let the ever-changing scenery of your...

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