'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.
Bullying - the answer
We live in an age of bullying. In many ways it’s built into the system. It will increase with the added stressors created by working from home and increasingly become cyber and Zoom-bullying and harassment. What do organizations and their leaders need to do to prevent bullying?
How conspiracy theories emerge -- and how their storylines fall apart
With COVID-19 conspiracy theories in abundance, can artificial intelligence be used to break down the connections which glue conspiracies together?
Social and behavioral factors most closely associated with dying
Life expectancy in the U.S. has stagnated for three decades relative to other industrialized countries, raising questions about which factors might be contributing.
Selling something? Tap into consumer arrogance
Consumer arrogance is broadcasting your superiority to others via consumption. We turn to merchandise for our sense of value and status because we have lost it in so many other ways.
Innovations for sustainability in a post-pandemic future
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into turmoil and disrupted the status quo, but it is also providing opportunities for innovation in the way we live and work.
New leaders emerge as organizations go to virtual
With fewer cues available for human interaction and more opportunities for miscommunication, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.
Global economic stability could be difficult to recover in the wake of the COVID-19
Critical slowing down (CSD) theory has been used to analyze long-term trends in the global GDP datasets, with analysis suggesting the Covid-19 crisis may result in one of the weakest and most unstable recoveries in recorded history for many economies.
Rituals lead to anxiety relief
Office life has rituals which help to make work bearable—even though work stress has increased by 200 percent over the last ten years. However, innovations such as hot desking, flexible working, and home-based working have been gradually stripping us of this aspect of our daily routine.
Social media platforms can contribute to dehumanizing people
Online platforms can normalize hatred and contribute to dehumanization. The wider problem is the dehumanizing of so many aspects of our society, leading to mental illness and a diminution of the value of human beings in general.
Living environment may be key to longevity
People living in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday. These neighborhoods are more likely to be located in urban areas and smaller towns with higher socioeconomic status.
Aiming for an enduring relationship
The spark of mutual attraction may remain a mystery but there’s a science to relationships that can help predict outcomes.
Bullying part one - What is it and what kinds of people become bullies?
In both the workplace and in schools, bullying increased by 35% between 2016 and 2018. Part of this is awareness, but there’s also a genuine upsurge due to increasing stress and a declining sense of satisfaction with life.
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