Jason E. Smith

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Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Employers ignore almost everything on your application–except this

It’s the holiday season, and millions of people are about to get a flood of unsolicited career advice from older relatives.<p>Most of it will be useless.<p>You don’t need to be told that a resume should be clear, uncluttered, and typo free. (A good summary of common, deal-breaking mistakes comes from …

Employment

The Abundance of Slowness

Learning to value smart work over hard work requires a paradigm shift, but pays dividends<p>“Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they …

Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes.<p><b>Whether it's worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand.</b><p>Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, …

New Dissertations in the Study of Dreams

This year I've had the honor of serving as an advisor for three doctoral dissertations in the study of dreams. Dianne Jackie Frost at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Cynthia S. Sauln at Sofia University, and Mary Walsh at San Francisco Theological Seminary have done highly innovative work in exploring …

Teens

God as a 'Scientific Object'

What do we know about the Earth?<p>Well, if you had asked that question to people in the 1400s, they would have told you that they "knew" that the Earth was the center of the universe. If you had asked Lord Kelvin, one of the greatest scientific minds of the 19th century, he would have told you that …

Managing Our Emotional Monsters: Why Control Doesn’t Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you’re an average human being, you may be doing something that is actually based on a <b>huge myth</b>.<p>You may be trying to control your feelings.<p>Not the …

CBC Radio

Poetry and medicine: Rafael Campo and why doctors need the humanities.

Rafael Campo, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, just won a major international prize. It wasn’t for his excellence in internal medicine, …

Carl Jung's 5 Basic Factors for Happiness: Do You Agree with Them?

One of my chief intellectual interests, along with happiness, is a subject that I call "symbols beyond words." And on that mysterious subject, no one is more fascinating than Car Jung.<p>So I recently read the very interesting collection, "C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters." In 1960, Jung …

Happiness

Rethink 'Brand You': Find Your Authentic Self

<b>“This above all: to thine own self be true.” – Shakespeare</b><p>If there’s one business slogan/fad/concept that’s in danger of becoming meaningless through overuse, it’s “brand you.” These days I can can spot a “brand” (as opposed to an authentic person) from the first word out of his or her mouth. …