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iPhone Separation Anxiety Hinders Cognitive Abilities, Says Study

Do you feel anxious when you do not have access to your iPhone? According to a recent study at the University of Missouri, that separation anxiety may hinder your cognitive abilities. Researchers learned that iPhone users could perform puzzles better when their phones were on them. The researchers …

Journalism School

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The Psychology of Snapchat

Fact<p>MAU – 70 million<p>Frequency – 400 million snaps a day<p>Gender – 70% female<p>Geographic – Mostly US<p>Revenue – $0<p>Business Model – None<p>*Disclaimer* I love …

The Psychology Behind Why We Can’t Stop Messaging

Today, there’s an app for just about everything. With all the amazing things our smartphones can do, there is one thing that hasn’t changed since the …

Psychology

Ahead of the New Year, tips for putting your Apple iOS device on a diet

When was the last time you played Angry Birds or deleted unnecessary photos on your iPhone? Are you really going to watch “Frozen” again on your …

The Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.<p><b>F</b>or years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Leadership

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CIRED: Our International Mission<p>The mission of CIRED links Virginia Tech to the world, supporting the university's global mission by developing and …

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Mind

Farming in the Sky

Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields<p>A couple of Octobers ago, I found myself standing on a 5,000-acre cotton crop in the outskirts of Lubbock, Texas, shoulder-to-shoulder with a third-generation cotton farmer. He swept his arm across the flat, brown horizon of his field, …

Urban Agriculture

Vaccine Halts Heroin Addiction In Rats

The treatment is now ready for human trials.<p>A vaccine to treat heroin addiction has proven effective in keeping drug-addicted rats from relapsing in a preclinical trial, according to a study published this week in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>. Researchers from the Scripps Research …