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 Ep. 8: A doctor’s perspective on school start times
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 Ep. 7: Giving Teens the Chance to Dream with Irena Keller of Start School Later
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
Dress to impress and dress for success. … More Psychology Series Part IV: Dress for success
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
I’ve been a lot happier! And what makes me even happier is that this is proven by science! … More Why gratitude shouldn’t be seasonal…
Why do we dream? Are dreams beneficial? Can we dream more? All of these are questions I will be answering in this post… … More Follow your dreams, literally.
Everyone knows about the great physical benefits of exercise, but not so many people know about the psychological benefits to it as well. Did you know that a 20 minute jog relieves anxiety more than a nice warm bubble bath? Or that you’re the most creative after a workout? In this post I’ll show you the … More The Sweaty Secret to a Better Life…
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.
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?