Why Are We in Denial about Dieting?

Scientific findings on many topics can be muddled, confusing, or even contradictory. Nutrition science might have one of the worst track records in this respect.  Drink wine. Don’t drink wine. Cut down on salt. Salt doesn’t matter. Avoid fats. Include fats. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beauty-sick/201809/why-are-we-in-denial-about-dieting


Life as a Work of Art

Summer is over. It's back-to-work time. Which reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Robert Musil from his novel The Man Without Qualities: Musil is making fun of the breathtakingly popular and influential idea that we should turn our life into—or treat our life as—a work of art. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychology-tomorrow/201809/life-work-art

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin (@DorisKGoodwin), a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, historian, and political commentator whose latest book Leadership: In Turbulent Times examines how the four presidents she’s studied most closely — Lincoln, Theodore R Read more: https://tim.blog/2018/09/11/the-tim-ferriss-show-transcripts-doris-kearns-goodwin/

How Companies Can Ensure Maternity Leave Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Careers

Imagine that a temporary absence from your workplace could lead to 10 years of sustained high performance being forgotten. Imagine that your relationship with senior partners at your firm, with whom you had previously worked closely, significantly worsened. Read more: https://hbr.org/2018/09/how-companies-can-ensure-maternity-leave-doesnt-hurt-womens-careers

Want To Feel Good? How Texting Affects Your Well-Being

In the modern world, people text in settings ranging from festivals to funerals.  From the bedroom to the boardroom, texting has become a part of life, both personally and professionally.  Social norms have evolved to accommodate the reality and ubiquity of mobile communication. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/why-bad-looks-good/201809/want-feel-good-how-texting-affects-your-well-being

A Mechanistic Study of the Association Between Symbolic Approximate Arithmetic Performance and Basic Number Magnitude Processing Based on Task Difficulty

Two types of number magnitude processing – semantic and spatial – are significantly correlated with children’s arithmetic performance. However, it remains unclear whether these abilities are independent predictors of symbolic approximate arithmetic performance. Read more: https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01551/full