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The Science of Why We Love Talking About Ourselves

People just love to talk. We communicate with each other all day long through text messages, emails, phone calls and face-to-face interactions. Language is a powerful communication tool that enables us to connect, to share ideas and to deepen understanding. We are social creatures and by talking to one another, we feel more connected. Interestingly, [...]

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Silence is Golden

It has become increasingly rare to find oneself in silence. Even when we are alone or in the country, phones beep, televisions blare, and IPods beckon. Wherever we go, a constant drone surrounds us. Noise is pervasive and has become the soundtrack of our lives, so much so that it is not unusual for patients [...]

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Don’t Peak Early: The Upside of Being a Nerd

The cool kids in school don’t necessarily turn out to be the winners in life. If you have ever attended a high school reunion you already know this and new research explores why. An article based on a new study in The New York Times, entitled Cool at 13, Adrift at 23 captures the “pseudomature” [...]

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