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September 28, 2020
by Kimberly Lucey

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Walking Near Water Can Help Mental Health

September 28, 2020 14:20 by Kimberly Lucey  [About the Author]

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to the outdoors for an escape. Some choose it for a change of scenery, fresh air, or exercise, while others are searching for a safe space to see friends and loved ones from a distance. Now, a study is showing the location where people choose to spend that outdoor time may play a big part in their mental well-being. [More]

September 25, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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ADHD Like Behaviors Could Inspire Entrepreneurial Activity

September 25, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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ADHD-like behavior caused by lack of sleep may be beneficial for entrepreneurial activity. For some people, bad sleep can result in feelings of hyperactivity the following day, along with impulsive behavior and shifting attention spans. These behaviours all resemble those of ADHD. Now a new study suggests this could lend itself to entrepreneurial behavior. [More]

September 25, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Working Fewer Days May Increase Productivity

September 25, 2020 07:44 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Working less each day can increase productivity, but what about working fewer days in a compressed workweek? A study of 350 respondents found that “implementation of a compressed workweek reduces job stress, which enhances work-life balance and work productivity.” Another found that “flexible work arrangements play a significant role in moderating the relationship between chasing productivity demands and well-being,” [More]

September 22, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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What Draws Youth To Vaping?

September 22, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research looked at tactics for drawing youth to vaping. The study consisted of two parts. First, researchers gathered a substantial amount of evidence about why youth are drawn into vaping. Then, the researchers took all of these reasons that youth cite for taking up e-cigarettes and used it as a framework to see if e-cigarette advertisements tap into any of them. [More]

September 18, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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A New Sense of Normal Helps Us Bounce Back From a Crisis

September 18, 2020 07:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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We’re capable of bouncing back from a crisis a lot faster than we might think. A new study being published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that psychological recovery can happen even when people are still in the midst of a stressful experience. Those high in neuroticism may recover at an even faster rate because they’re better equipped to navigate stress. [More]

September 15, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Is The Brain Able To Multitask Efficiently?

September 15, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Are you a great multitasker? According to research studies, only two per cent of the population is actually proficient at multitasking. Considered an asset, especially in the workforce, studies are now finding that multitasking actually accounts for a 40 per cent drop in productivity, costing the U.S. economy $650 billion annually. It also results in a 10 per cent drop in IQ. But there are some of us that can do it successfully. So what makes the two per cent of the population who can multitask efficiently different from the rest of us? A new study published in eNeuro looked at the brain and multitasking to get a better sense of where in the brain these functions occur. [More]

September 11, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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"Zoom Fatigue" is a Thing

September 11, 2020 09:49 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Virtual interactions are tiring for the brain, causing “zoom fatigue”, which has only gotten worse as more companies work remotely due to COVID-19. Studies show it’s tougher to communicate for people who are reliant on non-verbal cues. As a result, group chats (whether Zoom, Meet, Teams) become less collaborative and more of a siloed conversation between two people while others observe. What is it about video calls that are so draining? [More]

September 8, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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The Importance Of A Healthy BMI During Pregnancy For Baby's Brain Development

September 8, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry looked at maternal prenatal body mass index (BMI) and human fetal brain development. “Given knowledge that the physical well-being of a mother during pregnancy is important for the long-term brain health of her child, we sought to discover whether and how maternal BMI may relate brain development in the womb,” study author Moriah E. Thomason told us. [More]