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U.S. regions have distinct personalities, research reveals

Analysis “challenges cultural stereotypes,” says author
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Americans with similar temperaments are so likely to live in the same areas that a map of the country can be divided into regions with distinct personalities, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (APA).


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So you want to be more resilient?

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Not a bad idea in times like these. Intriguing research suggests that positive psychology can help you weather the routine ups and downs of life and also build resilience for times of greater difficulty. Here are three ways to capture the benefits of positive psychology, according to Harvard Medical School’s HEALTHbeat.


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Accentuate the positive

Sounds good, but companies just aren’t that interested in compassion and curiosity
By Dave Johnson

I received an email today from a professor at the Harvard Medical School. He wants me to buy a “Special Health Report” from Harvard Health Publications on the subject of positive psychology. “Happiness can be elusive. It can be fleeting. Too often, it can be lost in our modern world's swirl of stress, multitasking, and 24/7 news,” the sales pitch begins.


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“Mindfulness” leads to better health, research says

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First-time mothers who pay attention to their emotional and physical changes during their pregnancy may feel better and have healthier newborns than new mothers who don’t, according to research to be presented at American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Convention.


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In certain jobs, supervisor support can reduce absenteeism

Work hazards usually not to blame for employees missing work, research shows
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A supportive supervisor can keep employees in certain hazardous jobs from being absent even when co-workers think it’s all right to miss work, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.


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There's no crying in baseball...but is crying in college football ok?

New research on men and emotion yields surprising results
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While there’s no crying in baseball, as Tom Hanks’ character famously proclaimed in “A League of Their Own,” crying in college football might not be a bad thing, at least in the eyes of one’s teammates.


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Reduce your stress to protect your heart

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A growing body of evidence suggests that psychological factors are — literally — heartfelt, and can contribute to cardiac risk, according to the latest edition of HEALTHbeat, a newsletter from the Harvard Medical School.


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Thriving growth & zero lost workdays

By Mark "Tenacious" Towers
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Chris Eirvin and Wade Hunt are movers and shakers. As I have visited with them and tracked their progress over the past few years, I have been incredibly impressed by


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"Even in death, Sis, you've opened our eyes...

By Amy Harville and Ron Hayes
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My Dearest Tina,

I have been wanting to write this letter for a while, just busy, you know. Everyone here is fine, getting along all right, we all miss seeing you.


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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: When the choice is to change or die

By Dr. John Kello
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What if a company is characteristically cautious and slow to make a decision, and does not reward innovative risk-taking, while the market is moving fast and increasingly rewarding agility? What if the choice is to change or die?


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