Bills Ep. 8: A doctor’s perspective on school start times

Mariah Baughn, MD, and I discuss the Start School Later Bill from the perspective of a pathologist and parent. We talk about the fact that high schools aren’t doing enough to help teens get enough sleep. Mariah tells about her personal experience with start times. For example, her son is entering high school this coming year. Unfortunately, very few of the available schools have start times after 8:30. We also discuss how parents, students, and anyone interested can get involved with the Start School Later organization. … More Bills Ep. 8: A doctor’s perspective on school start times

Bills Episode 7: Giving Teens the Chance to Dream with Irena Keller of Start School Later

In today’s episode I talk with Dr. Irena Keller, who has a PhD in Change, Development, and Plasticity from University of California, Berkeley.  She is the leader of Start School Later’s California Chapter and an active supporter of California Senator Anthony Portantino’s Start School Later Bill. We discuss the science of sleep, the benefits of later start times, and the progress of the bill in the California Legislature. … More Bills Episode 7: Giving Teens the Chance to Dream with Irena Keller of Start School Later

Psychology Series Part V: The Psychology of Eating

Did you know that our feelings of hunger don’t actually come from our stomach? Or that there are scientific reasons for why we eat when we don’t need food? You even have a “hunger clock” inside of you (no unfortunately not a real clock). In this fifth installment of the Psychology Series, I’ll be answering … More Psychology Series Part V: The Psychology of Eating

Psychology Series Part IV: Dress for success

Dress to impress and dress for success. … More Psychology Series Part IV: Dress for success

Psychology Series Part III: The Human Brain’s File Cabinet

How does our memory work? Why do we forget? What can we do to improve our memory? … More Psychology Series Part III: The Human Brain’s File Cabinet

Psychology Series Part II: Public Speaking

Public speaking is the most common phobia, a lot of very influential speakers fear it. However, while public speaking is the most feared thing, there are many great benefits for those who face it. Today I will be talking about those benefits in part two of the Psychology Series. 

Psychology Series: What are you doing to help people?

The human race has been facing a huge dilemma for it entire existence: the Bystander Effect. What do you do while in a crowd? Do you help, or stand by?
Part of the Psychology Series. … More Psychology Series: What are you doing to help people?