Do you tend to take your time before making a decision--analyzing the pros and cons as you check out and weigh different options. Or do you usually make decisions relatively quickly without the need to agonize over every detail? Wall Street Journal columnist Elizabeth Bernstein discusses the latest research on how our decision-making style affects our happiness.Learn more >
Think about a time in your life when something happened that made you say, "What a coincidence!" Everyone experiences them. But are coincidences just chance occurrences or could they be helpful "signs" worth paying attention to? "48 Hours" correspondent Susan Spencer explores that question in a feature story on the CBS Sunday Morning news.
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Do you remember cramming for a big test--possibly pulling an all-nighter. And yes, you may have passed with flying colors, and what a relief that was! But did you really learn the material--meaning did it stay with you in the long run? And did getting a better grade than one of your classmates indicate you had a better understanding of the subject matter?Learn more >
Check out the April 27th Nancy comic strip by Guy Gilchrist, which was inspired by The Good for You Network! Who do you want to thank today?
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Do you want to congratulate someone for a new accomplishment or a job well done? Maybe you want to express thanks and gratitude, inspire and motivate someone, or just share something that's Good for You to know about. Send someone a Good for You Message today!Learn more >
The Good for You Network is a global web media initiative focusing on: What are you doing now that’s Good for You - Good for Your Own Well-Being? What are you doing now to Make a Positive Difference in the lives of others? The Good for You Newsroom provides news and information, from a wide variety of news sources, that is Good for You to Know About to take charge of your well-being.Learn more >
When the news ‘Joan Rivers Hospitalized’ broke, I hoped it was a publicity stunt. I couldn’t imagine a world without her. I was so sure she’d be making jokes about the whole ordeal. “I was in a medically induced coma -- you know how they put me under -- they made me watch Jay Leno’s last monologue.” When I was a kid I saw Joan Rivers guest host the Tonight Show, and suddenly "I" made sense.Learn more >
You might want to think twice before handing your toddler your smartphone. Check out our Good for You Conversation with Dr. Gail Saltz on what you need to know about children, technology and how it impacts their development.
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Do you have trouble getting your children to tell you about their day at school? Just asking "how was your day" may not illicit much of a response. Mommy blogger and former teacher Liz Evans has some good suggestions on the kinds of questions that will get children to open up and share their true feelings about what they experienced. And they sure must be resonating with parents, because she has received over 2 million page views so far, as Kate Snow reported on the NBC Nightly News.Learn more >
What is your earliest memory from childhood? Columnist Sue Shellenbarger discusses the latest research on why it's important for parents to help kids develop early memories, instead of just focusing on sharing pictures of them on social media.Learn more >
Tom Minion's son, Travis, chose a military career. This is what he wrote about his son in the NY Daily News: "A top student and athlete in high school, Travis could have gone to almost any college in the country, but he chose the Naval Academy to serve his country." It was during his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq that Travis was killed by a sniper's bullet.
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Jimmy Fallon is doing his part to bring thank you notes back into the spotlight! His weekly thank you notes segment on "The Tonight Show" is a humorous reminder that we have so many things to be grateful for. And research shows that expressing gratitude is good for you! From stress relief and better sleep to a more positive outlook, sharing what you’re thankful for benefits you.
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Is it possible to reverse death for some lucky people? Just ask Joe Tiralosi of Brooklyn, New York, who began feeling sick one day driving in New York City. He made a smart move by heading to the emergency room of New York Presbyterian Hospital. It was there that he literally dropped dead. But talk about being in the right place at the right time. A medical team worked on him for almost an hour--cooling his body to protect his brain cells, along with other vital organs, and giving him approximately 4,500 chest compressions as they took turns doing CPR. They brought him back to life.Learn more >
Digital Devices Like Smartphones, TVs, And Tablets Are Destroying Children’s Face-To-Face Social Skills
Are you concerned that your children are spending too much time using digital devices, like smartphones and tablets? Is it at the expense of quality time interacting with friends and family? You may be interested in the findings of a new UCLA Department of Psychology study about the affects of technology on children's social skills.Learn more >
Medical mistakes are a leading cause of death in America. What's changed in the last 15 years since a major study found that 100,000 patients died each year in hospitals from mistakes that were preventable? That's the subject of a Daily News column by its Washington bureau chief James Warren, who makes the point that if you also add up the number of people who die from mistakes occurring outside the hospital, that figure grows to about 440,000 a year.Learn more >