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'Price of life' lowest in UK during COVID-19 pandemic
In a cross-country comparison across nine nations, researchers used epidemiological modelling to calculate how many lives were lost through delaying lockdown, estimating that a UK lockdown date just three days earlier would have saved 20,000 lives.
Late baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning
In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations. The decline was seen in all groups: men and women, across all races and ethnicities and across all education, income and wealth levels.
Health and happiness depend on each other
Participants in a 12-week positive psychological intervention study reported increasing levels of subjective well-being and reported fewer sick days than control participants throughout the program and three months after it ended.
Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life
Dementia affects some 50 million people globally, a number that is expected to more than triple by 2050. Early interventions may help reduce this, and other mental health issues.
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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