Education

by Volume 10, Number 7 The advantages of educational attainment for employment and income are well documented. According to the United States Bureau of Labor statistics for 2013, unemployment rates and median weekly earnings were as follows for levels of educational attainment: Less…

Decisions, Decisions

by Volume 10, Number 6 Although a sizeable proportion of human behavior can be characterized as automatic responses to environmental cues, making intentional decisions is ever-present in life. Some decisions can be relatively simple (e.g., which socks to put on),…

Time Changes

by Volume 10, Number 5 Approximately two months ago on March 9th at 2:00 AM, clocks were advanced by one hour in the transition from Standard Time to Daylight time. Many people reported feeling more fatigued than usual in the…

Brain Wash

by Volume 10, Number 4 Consider how much emphasis most human beings place on cleanliness. Fruits and vegetables are washed before consumption. Dishes, utensils, and beverage containers are washed after eating. Most homes are regularly cleaned. Clothes get washed. People…

Healthy Impulsivity

by Volume 10, Number 3 Self-control appears to work like a muscle. It is a resource that can be utilized, until it is used up. Just as muscles can become fatigued, self-control can be depleted. After rest, muscle strength is again available. Self-control…

Benefit Finding

by Volume 10, Number 2 “I wouldn’t want to have to go through that again, but it might be the best thing that happened to me.” “I wouldn’t wish that on anyone else, but I now realize what’s really important in life.” “I…