COMMENTARY: Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence

  The following is the transcript of a video presentation by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, which was published in MedScape on August 6, 2019: COMMENTARY Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence This transcript has been edited for clarity. This past weekend, in a little over 24 hours, gun violence claimed the lives of 30 …

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A Primer on Behavioral Finance (courtesy of Aberdeen standard)

Introduction What is behavioural finance? What behaviours prevent us from making the right investment choices? How can we improve our investment decision making? The study of behavioural economics allows us to better understand the decisions we make. We show how behavioural finance can lead to better investment decision making. We explore the inherent biases we …

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50 Reasons Why We Don’t Invest for the Long-Term

Behavioural Investment December 18, 2018 / Joe Wiggins Investment is a long-term endeavour designed to meet our long-term financial objectives, so why do we spend so much of our time obsessing about the short-term and almost inevitably taking decisions that make us worse off?  Well, here are 50 reasons to start with: 1: Because it …

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Decisions about money aren’t always rational – Check the Mirror!

The following article, by  Anna-Louise Jackson, was published in  The Seattle Times business section on Nov 29, 2018. The article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Anna-Louise Jackson is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: ajackson@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @ALJax7. ——————————————– Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment …

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Science Confirms It: People Are Not Pets

“Science confirms it: people are not pets” is the title of a recent article in the NYT by Alfie Kohn, the author of “Punished By Rewards” and other books (Oct 25, 2018, SR p 10). It is one of the most common misconceptions about human behavior, that rewarding a behavior will lead to increases of …

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If you think you’re not doing any better than your parents, chances are it’s because you’re not.

5 Things Relationship Experts Know About Love That You Don’t

This piece by Emma Haak was sent to me by colleagues who work from an Imago perspective, which is an approach to couples work that I highly respect.  So many thanks to my friendly Imago therapists who shared this with me: Patty Mangini, PhD, Michael Scott, MFT Maria Monroe, MFT Researchers have looked at everything …

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Trump Administration Attempts Censoring Center for Disease Control’s Use of Words

The following is excerpted from MedScape:   COMMENTARY:  Censoring the CDC Is Scary and Crazy, Says Ethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD.  December 18, 2017.  In Medscape   What Kind of Government Bans Legitimate Words? On Friday, December 15, the Washington Post reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had been banned from …

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No Wage Growth and our HUGE Increase in Income Inequality Kills American Marriages

That’s right, the chart shows that those reporting their marriage was “very happy” declined 8% over the last 42 years, from 68% to 60%. Over the same period, income inequality in America has sky-rocketed to the levels seen in third world countries like Uganda, Venezuala, Morocco, Tunisia and Thailand.  We’re less equal than all the …

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Sperm Counts Decline of 50% since 1973, more so among older men, and yet…

Here’s the gist of what I’m going to say here: Over the last 40 years male sperm count has decreased by 50% in all industrial nations and it keeps going down. 15% of couples are unable to have a baby (are infertile).  Half the time a couple can’t have a baby male infertility is involved. …

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