Education Lengthens Life Expectancy

According to a new study published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs, people in the United States with less than a high school education have life expectancies comparable to adults in the 1950s and 1960s. S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, explained: “The most highly educated white… Continue reading

6 Ways Successful People Stand Out

Substance trumps style in the long run. Here’s how to make the kind of impression that lasts. Bosses spend the vast majority of their time helping other people succeed: employees, customers, vendors and suppliers… the list goes on and on. Helping other people succeed is your job, but it’s also your job to focus on yourself, at least part of… Continue reading

Some Behavioral Biases That Screw Up The Way You Think

Every decision we make is influenced by subconscious behavioral biases. They cause us to make snap judgments based on bad information, to be unfair and to waste time. This is clearly problematic for investors, managers and people in general. Once we become aware of these biases, we can disrupt our thinking and come to terms with reality. We’ve collected a… Continue reading

The Psychology of Regret

Edith Piaf, the famous French singer sang “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.” (I Have No Regrets). Should we follow her advice and try to live in the moment, without looking back and without any self-judgment? Or, can we sometimes learn valuable lessons by analyzing our behavior and its consequences. Read on to find out what the research tells us about… Continue reading