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Psychology

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  • Positive fantasies hurt real-world success

    Be careful what you wish for. New research shows that if you dream of a better life for yourself, the more you fantasize about it, the less likely you are to actually achieve it. I love it when an ironclad rule of pop psychology gets, well, popped. As in...
  • The secret to self-discipline

    Easy short-term choices lead to difficult long-term consequences. Inversely, difficult short-term choices lead to easy long-term consequences. Self-discipline strategist Rory Vaden describes this concept as The Paradox Principle of Sacrifice. It's...
  • Start with steps at home to ease anxiety in young children

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 11 and has always been a worrier, but it's getting worse. She checks her planner multiple times each night to make sure she's not forgetting any schoolwork, even though she's a great student. She often won't participate in...
  • Leverage crossover skills for new job

    DEAR JOYCE: In my younger years, I was a top producer at an automotive dealership where I started in sales and was promoted into middle management. Now, at 50 plus, my interest in the retail auto industry is exhausted. I can't get a nibble in jobs that...
  • Farmers Markets: Persimmons come calling early at Tuesday Torrance

    Farmers Markets: Persimmons come calling early at Tuesday Torrance
    Because of its size and the diversity of its offerings, Tuesday Torrance is arguably the best weekday farmers market after Santa Monica. Founded by the city in 1985, its sales are only half those of the busier Saturday market in the same location at...
  • Love cats, eat cows?

     Love cats, eat cows?
    We Americans like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. But is this claim true? One way to answer this question is to follow the money. According to government, industry and interest group stats, we spend about $50 billion on our pets annually and...
  • Americans say they're creatures of simple, solo exercise habits

    Americans say they're creatures of simple, solo exercise habits
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Exercise trends come and go as step aerobics yield to interval training, weight machines are tossed for medicine balls and Pilates falls in and out of fashion. But when it comes to exercise habits, Americans say they prefer to...
  • 3 U.S. economists win Nobel Prize

    3 U.S. economists win Nobel Prize
    The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth? Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of...
  • Birth Control Not A Political Bargaining Chip

    As a young woman living in 2013 (not 1913), it's shocking to me that there are still people who think a woman's boss should be able to decide if she has access to insurance coverage for birth control. Like the majority of my peers, I'm already feeling the...
  • Tip-of-the-tongue moments not tied to memory decline

    Tip-of-the-tongue moments not tied to memory decline
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Did you ever want to say something, but the word or name gets "stuck on the tip of your tongue?" Don't worry. Those lapses may not be a sign of dementia - just age, suggests a new study. Researchers found those tip-of-the-...
  • Around Town: There are ways to model good behavior

    After Dr. Melissa Johnson gave a program on girls and cliques for the La Cañada Unified School District last year, I invited her to speak to the La Cañada Thursday Club. Even though I am a past president of the Thursday Club, doing a swan song as the...