Say “Thank you!”

One of my students from many years ago recently emailed me, thanking me for encouraging her to pursue her technical abilities and for believing that a girl could be something besides a housewife. She has used her talents since graduation in writing technical manuals and even a book. And, her son is planning to study […]

Friendly Conversations have Cognitive Benefits

Friendly conversations can have cognitive benefits, according to research recently published by Michigan Today online at Oscar Ybarra, lead researcher for the study at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, published results in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal. Brief friendly social interactions provide a short term boost in cognitive tasks […]