Savannah Wilkinson

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The Most Important Skill Nobody Taught You

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and …

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

How to Have Fewer Regrets

Improve the way you make decisions to prevent future regrets. “We don’t always have control over outcomes, but we do have control over our process,” says Amy Summerville, a psychology professor at Miami University. Research your options — but avoid “maximizing,” or exhaustively considering every …

I've been on antidepressants for a decade — here's the biggest misconception about them

I was in the eighth grade, sitting at my assigned seat with a pencil and a green sheet of paper in front of me — it was the class final.<p>Suddenly, my mind went blank. The words and numbers on the page all blurred together and became meaningless. I froze with fear. My heart raced. <i>What was happening</i> …

There's a Suicide Epidemic in Utah — And One Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows Why

Living in Utah means packed powder in April, canyoneering in the clouds, snow-capped vistas so vivid they look Photoshopped — and the shortest …

Pre-crastination is a thing — and it can be just as destructive as procrastination

Fascinating new research explores the dangers of completing tasks quickly for the sake of their quick completion<p>David A. Rosenbaum • Edward A. Wasserman<p>July 5, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Procrastination is a well-known and serious behavioral …

Neuroscience explains why Hodor in Game of Thrones only says “Hodor”

<i>Hodor hodor hodor. Hodor hodor? Hodor. Hodor-hodor. Hodor!</i><p>Oh, um, excuse me. Did you catch what I said?<p>Fans of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, the fifth season of which premiered on Sunday, know what I’m referencing, anyway. Hodor is the brawny, simple-minded stableboy of the Stark family in …

Child psychology crisis as support axed: Under 10s suffering depression and anxiety

“The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2030 depression will be the biggest health problem in the Western world and so we are sitting on a …

Gender Differences in Moral Reasoning Rooted in Emotion

When faced with a moral dilemma — for example, is it OK for a police officer to torture an alleged bomber to find hidden explosives that could kill …

Psychology

Am I raising a narcissist?

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>A new era of parenting is creating a generation of “extra-special” kids, and I fear I’m part of the problem<p>Kate Tuttle<p>April 4, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on DAME.<p>When my friend’s daughter Rosie was 5, she turned to her mother and said, “I know all the other …

The death of the exam: Canada is at the leading edge of killing the dreaded annual ‘final’ for good

Print<p>Exam season — that annual academic ritual of last-ditch, high-stress cramming — is upon the students of Canada. But as two major universities, …

A new study says only a few parts of the brain control rats' dreams

Many scientists have speculated that dreams help us process memory or learn new things. But there’s a lot of work between that and figuring out what our bodies are actually doing when we dream. Now, a group of researchers at UCBL in Lyon, France say they’ve found a link between REM sleep and a few …

The Internet is killing your brain. Here’s how to fix it

You’ve likely had the experience of having to Google a certain topic numerous times before you actually commit the fact you wanted to memory. Or …