The Four Words You Need

I hope you neither misread nor misinterpreted the title here. One, this post is more than four words, and two, if you think it’s about four-letter words, this could be the wrong blog for you. I’m talking about words you need to know. Not the ‘nice to know’ ones like adventitious and prolific, or the […]

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Warning: Powerlessness May Be Dangerous to Your Brain – and Your Business

I remember reading an article another scientist sent me, essentially describing some research in the Netherlands. They conducted three ex­pe­ri­ments, putting Dutch uni­ver­s­ity stu­dents in dif­fer­ent sce­nar­i­os de­signed to make them feel ei­ther dom­i­nant or sub­or­di­nate in ‘rank’. They were then asked to perform think­ing tasks, such as solving puzzles.  The ‘pow­erless’ ones had trouble […]

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