Think Like A Baby

Inside the baby mind Jonah Lehrer, Boston Globe, April 26, 2009 This fascinating article discusses recent discoveries scientists have made about the brains of babies. Babies–surprise, surprise–are easily distracted. What I did not know is that toddlers learn 10 new words every day and that, “it typically takes significantly higher concentrations of anesthesia to render […]

Happiness Shouldn’t Be Postponed

The Gift-Card Economy Virginia Postrel, The Atlantic, May 2009, pg. 28 In this fascinating article, Virginia Postrel explores the “all-too-familiar inner conflict between the would-be disciplined self who wants to get up early, exercise, and lose weight and the pleasure-seeking self who prefers to sleep in, watch TV, and eat chocolate.” Marketers aren’t the only […]