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Take Care of Your Brainand Your Friendships

Take Care of Your Brainand Your Friendships

Fighting back emotion, Tony Dorsett, the former Dallas Cowboys running back, told ESPN last fall: Its painful, man, for my daughters to say theyre scared of meits painful.

January 7, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Set SMART resolutions in 2014!

Set SMART resolutions in 2014!

As we approach the beginning of a new year, many people will be heading into 2014 with a long list of resolutions that they intend to tackle.

December 26, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Should you tell Facebook about your resolutions?

Should you tell Facebook about your resolutions?

Now that you’ve set your difficult, specific, and attainable resolutions for 2014, should you tell people about your plans? Before you update your Facebook status proclaiming your intention to lose 15 pounds, run a marathon, or publish 20 papers, you should think about your reasons for broadcasting your plans to the world.

December 30, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

The November/December Scientific American Mind is a tribute to the seven deadly sins. Not that gluttony, envy, greed, sloth, wrath, lust and pride are necessarily laudable traits, but we can learn a lot from them.

October 24, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

If obesity is a disease, is labeling it that way the cure?

My final guest post at the BPS Research Digest went up on Friday, covering recent work by psychologists Crystal Hoyt, Jeni Burnette, and Lisa Auster-Gussman on the motivational implications of formally classifying obesity as a “disease,” as the American Medical Association did in July 2013.

May 5, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Cultivate Your Character [Video]

Cultivate Your Character [Video]

The term "character" has numerous and widely varied meanings. It defines each of these letters and symbols I am typing. It can be used to refer to features of wines, and it captures fictional folks in movies in books.

March 20, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Practical Tips for your 2014 Goals

Practical Tips for your 2014 Goals

It’s the 3rd day of 2014. Have you gotten started on your resolutions yet? We’ve already discussed how to set good resolutions, and why telling Facebook about them might not be wise (unless you are thinking of this act in a very specific kind of way).

January 3, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

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