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Is being generous the next beauty trend?
Poets and philosophers have suggested the link between moral and physical beauty for centuries. This study confirms that people who are perceived as more attractive are more likely to give, and givers are seen as more attractive.
Childhood maltreatment linked to higher risk of multiple health conditions in later life
There is a growing body of research looking at the impact of childhood adversity on future health and social outcomes. One of the most worrying things about the current pandemic is the alarming increase in the incidence of child abuse.
Warning: Epidemics are often followed by unrest
From the Black Death to the Spanish Flu, history teaches that social tension accumulated over an epidemic can lead to significant episodes of rebellion. Perhaps the same will be true of COVID.
Tylenol makes you take more risks
People who took acetaminophen—used by nearly one quarter of Americans each week—rated activities like “bungee jumping off a tall bridge” and “speaking your mind about an unpopular issue in a meeting at work” as less risky than people who took a placebo.
The art of asking
How do we stay relevant and successful in times of massive change? Innovative solutions can be found by habitually challenging assumptions. Curiosity not only binds you to clients, colleagues, bosses and potential employers as a trusted tribe member, it’s also the strongest aspect of developing team cohesion. Habitually asking the important questions could be your most important contribution in group meetings as well as one-to-ones.
Managing COVID Anxiety
Everyone in today’s uprooted world needs to find areas of their lives in which they can take charge and which will give them a sense of empowerment and enhance their sense of safety. Even for those who seem most secure, taking functional (i.e. not manipulative) control of your relationships is imperative.
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