Tough Economy

As job losses soar and the media continues to report on falling stock prices and rising foreclosures, many people may react to the economic climate with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. Yet, people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. What helps some people “bounce back” […]

Multi-Tasking at Work

What the research shows Doing more than one task at a time, especially more than one complex task, takes a toll on productivity. Although that shouldn’t surprise anyone who has talked on the phone while checking E-mail or talked on a cell phone while driving, the extent of the problem might come as a shock. […]

Depression and Exercise

Exercise is an effective, cost-effective treatment for depression and may help in the treatment of other mental disorders. Findings You know that exercise is good for your body. Among other facts, exercise decreases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke and related factors, decreases the risk of various cancers, lowers blood pressure, improves metabolism, […]

Playing Make-Believe

Research suggests playing make-believe prepares children for the real world… “Kids naturally like to play make-believe. Studies have now shown how imaginative playing may be used to prepare kids for school. In a number of studies, Singer and Singer’s (1992, 2001) research team trained parents, teachers, and home care providers in make-believe games that included […]