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Telecommuting Can Aid Employee Moral without Productivity Loss

Believing Hard Work Can Trump Genetics Makes a Difference

Michigan State University researchers discovered when a person is told that hard work can override genetic ability, performing the work causes instant changes in the brain, and may make the person more willing to strive for success.
The findings suggest the human brain is more receptive to the message that intelligence comes from the environment, regardless of whether it’s true.
And this simple message, said Michigan State’s Hans Schroder, may ultimately prompt us to work harder.

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Believing Hard Work Can Trump Genetics Makes a Difference

Michigan State University researchers discovered when a person is told that hard work can override genetic ability, performing the work causes instant changes in the brain, and may make the person more willing to strive for success.

The findings suggest the human brain is more receptive to the message that intelligence comes from the environment, regardless of whether it’s true.

And this simple message, said Michigan State’s Hans Schroder, may ultimately prompt us to work harder.

image via flickr:CC | epSos.de

Coping Strategies for Cell Phone Loss Anxiety

For many, a day without a smartphone a day without sunshine. The issue becomes much more complicated if we believe we have lost our phones compounding anxiety and stress.
A new study outlines potential coping mechanisms. Surprisingly, few smart-phone users have a plan to minimize repercussions associated with loss of the device.
Experts contend that the smartphone has changed our behavior — sometimes for the better as we are now able to connect and engage with many more people than ever before — sometimes for the worse in that we may have become over-reliant on the device.

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Coping Strategies for Cell Phone Loss Anxiety

For many, a day without a smartphone a day without sunshine. The issue becomes much more complicated if we believe we have lost our phones compounding anxiety and stress.

A new study outlines potential coping mechanisms. Surprisingly, few smart-phone users have a plan to minimize repercussions associated with loss of the device.

Experts contend that the smartphone has changed our behavior — sometimes for the better as we are now able to connect and engage with many more people than ever before — sometimes for the worse in that we may have become over-reliant on the device.

image via flickr:CC | dmott9

The Problem With Being Gifted

Follow Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

Unscheduled, unsupervised, playtime is one of the most valuable educational opportunities we give our children. It is fertile ground; the place where children strengthen social bonds, build emotional maturity, develop cognitive skills, and shore up their physical health. The value of free play,  daydreaming, risk-taking, and independent discovery have been much in the news this year, and a new study by psychologists at the University of Colorado reveals just how important these activities are in the development of children’s executive functioning.

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Follow Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

Unscheduled, unsupervised, playtime is one of the most valuable educational opportunities we give our children. It is fertile ground; the place where children strengthen social bonds, build emotional maturity, develop cognitive skills, and shore up their physical health. The value of free play,  daydreaming, risk-taking, and independent discovery have been much in the news this year, and a new study by psychologists at the University of Colorado reveals just how important these activities are in the development of children’s executive functioning.

image via flickr:CC | Pensiero

 Best Learning Approach Uncovered

New research indicates that practicing the right way is crucial to learning new skills.
“The study suggests that learning can be improved,” said Stafford. “You can learn more efficiently or use the same practice time to learn to a higher level. As we live longer, and more of our lives become based around acquiring complex skills, optimal learning becomes increasingly relevant to everyone.


Axon - game used in the study
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Best Learning Approach Uncovered

New research indicates that practicing the right way is crucial to learning new skills.

The study suggests that learning can be improved,” said Stafford. “You can learn more efficiently or use the same practice time to learn to a higher level. As we live longer, and more of our lives become based around acquiring complex skills, optimal learning becomes increasingly relevant to everyone.

Axon - game used in the study

image via flickr:CC | giulia.forsythe

When Will We Ever Learn

DON’T TALK ABOUT WORK.

“The habit of going home to your spouse and debriefing them is very intuitive for a lot of people,” says Peter Shallard, a business psychology expert who focuses on entrepreneurs, but it’s a bad idea.

First, “being stuck in your own work problems is a form of self-indulgence,” and second, rehashing a work problem will “stimulate us to mentally regress back to that afternoon when we had that problem.”

Instead, ask your family members (or friends or roommates) about their days, and challenge yourself to be a good listener. Focusing on other people and their needs is a great way to get out of your own head.

How To Stop Obsessing About Work When You’re Not There (via fastcompany)

Classroom Clutter a Distraction to Students?

Elementary school classrooms often include a mosaic of art and educational material cluttering the room, covering walls and sometimes even glazing the ceiling. 
But new research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children.

image via flickr:CC | woodleywonderworks High-res

Classroom Clutter a Distraction to Students?

Elementary school classrooms often include a mosaic of art and educational material cluttering the room, covering walls and sometimes even glazing the ceiling.

But new research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children.

image via flickr:CC | woodleywonderworks