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Posts from ‘September, 2013’

‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us

‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us by Jan Hoffman, The New York Times, September 16, 2013 Those who enjoying inflicting pain without provocation are not that uncommon, and not complete monsters, suggests a study trying to identify the distinct traits of such “everyday sadism.”

The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts

The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts by John Tierney, The New York Times, September 16, 2013 Scientists have long known how drugs act on the brain’s reward center, but a researcher shows that societal factors play a large role in addiction, too.

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, September 18, 2013 Physically fit children absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new study finds, raising timely questions about the wisdom of slashing schools’ physical education programs.

Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise?

Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise? by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, September 20, 2013 Balancing sleep, exercise and nutrition is important to a person’s health.

William Glasser, 88, Doctor Who Said One Could Choose Happiness, Is Dead

William Glasser, 88, Doctor Who Said One Could Choose Happiness, Is Dead by Paul Vitello, The  New York Times, September 4, 2013 Dr. Glasser, through “choice theory,” posited that people were in much more control of their lives than they realized in solving emotional and mental problems. He believed that people could take control of […]