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"We are not perfectly rational. This is obvious to anyone who has eaten more than their fill, exchanged harsh words with a friend, or taken the wrong turn on their morning commute. Less obvious, though, are the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and choices are systematically biased. Behavioral economics, a field that bridges insights from social
psychology, cognitive science and economics, emerged in recent decades
to explain the constraints on human rationality"...  Read more

"The highest rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. is not in a liberal-leaning Northeastern or West Coast state. It's in Puerto Rico, where more than 73% of the total population is fully vaccinated. The U.S. national average is just over 57%". Read more

By Patrick Jarenwattananon, Ayen Bior and Sarah Handel

"Protein-enriched products are ubiquitous, and these days it seems protein can be infused into anything – even water. But the problem, as Kristi Wempen, a nutritionist at Mayo Clinic, points out, is that" “contrary to all the hype that everyone needs more protein, most Americans get twice as much as they need.” Read more

Claire Weekes, a "trailblazing Australian doctor stared down professional resistance to revolutionize the way we treat anxiety. Along the way she became a best-selling author and one of the first self-help gurus."
" Her face, accept, float, let time pass method" was based on the biological understanding of how the body’s simple alarm system, the unconscious fight-or-flight system – which she called first fear – could be distressingly perpetuated by what she called “second fear” which kicked off a vicious “fear-adrenalin-fear cycle”, Read article

Judith Hoare is the author of "The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: the Extraordinary Life of Dr. Claire Weekes.

"Imagine you’re sitting in a bus, waiting in line or simply sitting on your sofa at home, and you find yourself with a few minutes of idle time on your hands – how might you occupy yourself?"......Read more

"Haiti won its independence from France in 1804, and it was almost immediately made a pariah state by world powers"........"President Thomas Jefferson worked to isolate Haiti diplomatically and strangle it economically, fearing that the success of Haiti would inspire slave revolts back home".........."In 1825, France  sent warships to Haiti and forced the young nation to pay France 150 million francs to secure its independence, or suffer the consequences. Read the full article

One of the most high-profile trials of the year is underway to decide whether Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes defrauded patients and investors. Read more

Author, Ana Santos Rutschman Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University

"A new review of 25 years of research finds acetaminophen may contribute to ADHD and other developmental disorders in children." Read more
The author, Ann Z. Bauer is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Lowell

"Knowing what your brain does well — and what it does surprisingly poorly — can give you a much clearer sense of the strategies you need to not just endure, but to thrive".  - The authors present three strategies based in science that can keep the brain in a good place.

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