Some anti-obesity campaigns may backfire, researchers say
Los Angeles Times: As U.S. health authorities prosecute an all-out war against obesity, a small cadre of researchers is warning that the nation’s 78 million obese adults and 12.5 million obese children are already suffering
Yes We Can Go Forward and Believe in America! When did US campaign slogans become self-help mantras?
New Statesman: Something’s happened to US campaign slogans. Something affirmative. Inspiring. Motivational. Yes! They’ve become self-help mantras. Romney has his rather hectoring “Believe in America” and Obama the grammatically pointed “Forward.” – the much discussed
Self-Control May Not Be a Limited Resource After All
So many acts in our daily lives – refusing that second slice of cake, walking past the store with the latest gadgets, working on your tax forms when you’d rather watch TV – seem to
A Worksheet for Math-Phobic Parents
The Wall Street Journal: Parents who hate math often fear raising kids who will feel the same. Tammy Jolley is one of them—”a horrible math-phobic,” she says. After struggling through algebra and statistics in high
Gerichte doelstelling doet tijd sneller gaan (With an objective, time goes faster)
Express Belgium: Aangename activiteiten doen de tijd sneller te lijken gaan, maar vooral de uiteindelijke doelstelling heeft daarin een cruciale functie. Dat is de conclusie van een onderzoek van wetenschappers aan de University of Alabama.
Employee Interests Predict How They Will Perform on the Job
When evaluating job applicants, employers want to be sure that they choose the right person for the job. Many employers, from consulting firms to federal agencies, will ask prospective employees to complete extensive tests and