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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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What a Bucket of Popcorn Says About You

In the un-put-downable book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, the authors describe a famous popcorn study. Moviegoers were given a soda and a free bucket of popcorn on their way to see a 1:05 matinee of Mel Gibson’s Payback in 2000. They were handed either a medium size bucket or a [...]

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