Archive | February, 2015

Our brain has a mind of its own

“There are times when the brain contains hidden wisdom that if monitored could help us in various ways, whether in marketing, in lie detection, or even in predicting daily stock market fluctuations. People might not ‘know’ these things, but it’s possible there is diagnostic information waiting to be uncovered in the folds of the brain, […]

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The healing power of nature

At the start of the 20th century cancer was absent in many populations in the world. According to John Ratey and Richard Manning, in their recent book, Go Wild: Free Your Body from the Afflictions of Civilization, cancer among Native Americans was extremely rate. Fiji, with a population of 120,000 native people yielded only two […]

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All memory loss is not equal –nor serious

Age-related memory loss is normal; but it is not inevitable. Normal memory loss, as opposed to MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), involves forgetting information that is not terribly important to you – such as the name of that stranger that you met briefly at a party last night, or where you tossed keys when you got […]

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Procrastination revisited

When it comes to procrastination, it seems like our brain has a mind of its own. According to Esther Landhuis, writing in the January/February, 2015 issue of Scientific American Mind, you can trick your brain into meeting any due date by thinking differently about deadlines. When we think of a deadline as something occurring in […]

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The price of technology

Technology helps increase our personal productivity, provides instantaneous access to information, answers any question we might have, and opens the world to us – everything from and products and education to news and social media. But everything has its price. According to a January 10, 2009 article in the Toronto Star. Nine children out of […]

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How to gain control of your life

In a previous blog article I discussed how gaining control of your life affects both your health and productivity. But controlling events and projects in your life are not easy. The fact that only about 10 percent of people accomplish their New Year’s resolutions in the following year attests to this difficulty. Michele Solis, writing […]

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Go ahead; waste a little time.

It has been nearly forty years since I presented my first time management seminar to an enthusiastic group of young managers. They were anxious to improve their personal productivity and eagerly took notes and absorbed everything I told them, from getting up an hour earlier in the morning to making use of the final ten […]

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