The Allocation of Willpower

Britt-Marie Sohlström via Compfight Willpower is a limited resource.  When you expend it, by exerting your self-control, you are left weaker.  Eventually it replenishes itself, with rest, time for recovery, and nourishment (glucose.)  Everyone has a fixed quantity of willpower that they can invest in regulating themselves to work towards the goals that are most […]

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Excluding the Elderly Hurts the Excluders

Today’s article is from a guest blogger, Ben Thomas, an author, journalist, inventor and independent researcher who studies consciousness and the brain. His neuroscience newsgroup, The Connectome, reports the latest brain research on Facebook and Google+, and lots of his articles are available at http://the-connectome.com. Ronn aka “Blue” Aldaman via Compfight We’ve got a very strange relationship with our elders. I […]

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Busting The Minimalist Workout Myth

wbeem via Compfight Forgive me while I get up on my soapbox this week.  But I’m tired of seeing articles like this: 12 Minutes of Exercise a Week could be enough to Stay Fit Here are a few other headlines that I’ve seen recently: The Scientific 7-minute Workout  How 3 minutes of Exercise a Week […]

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Coca-Cola Really Does Sell Happiness

One aspect of the emergence of positive psychology and the trendiness of happiness has been to see businesses incorporating happiness into their business models.  Zappos’ business is based on “Delivering Happiness,” Huggies has it’s “be happy” campaign and Coca-Cola’s “Open Happiness” video commercials have been hugely successful. At least in the case of Coca-Cola, their […]

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