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Environmental Factors in Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of those conditions where genetics is known to play a profound role but is not the sole factor in disease development and progression. The evidence is mounting that the environment has a great deal to do…

Best of Our Blogs: September 15, 2017

It’s the answer you weren’t hoping for. The truth burns. And you’re not sure what to do next. After your ego has settled, it’s important to take a second look. Maybe what you wanted wasn’t what was best for you.…

All-American Bipartisan Bias

As is plain to see, Americans are living in a politically polarized era. “Partisan animus is at an all-time high,” reports Stanford political scientist Shanto Iyengar. Nearly 6 in 10 Republicans and Democrats have “very unfavorable” opinions of the other…

USA vs Norway: The One Night Stand

A recent study confirms that Norwegians have more one-night stands than Americans do, and one of the key contributing factors in determining this outcome is the difference in our cultural value system. Americans put religious faith at the top of…

Mindfulness for the Rest of Us

We’ve all heard about this thing called “mindfulness” — it’s the latest buzzword in psychology that’s picked up a lot of steam in the past decade. In short, it’s a set of skills that you can learn to help you…