What’s The Problem With Feeling On Top Of The World? Interesting Findings on Self-Esteem

by Shankar Vedantam From NPR Research explores the consequences of boosting self-esteem when it is not justified. When self-esteem is artificially boosted, it reduces performance and effort — as people seek to protect the fragile gain in self-esteem by withdrawing from effort and the risk of failure. When self-esteem is diminished without justification, people appear…

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

By Christopher Matthews from Time.com The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace in two years, while employment growth over the past five months has averaged a healthy 185,000 new jobs. But as evidenced by a report out Thursday from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, nearly half…

Marvel Comics on Sale February 5th, 2014

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Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective

from Pew Research OVERVIEW At a time when the global population of people ages 65 and older is expected to triple to 1.5 billion by mid-century, public opinion on whether the growing number of older people is a problem varies dramatically around the world, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Concern peaks in East…