Parents Attitudes About Helping Their Grown Children Affect Their Mental Heath

In an interesting new study reported by the website www.RedOrbit.com, it was found that there is a link between parent’s mental health and the levels of both tangible (money, gifts) and intangible (advice, emotional support) help that they give their grown children.  Given a positive attitude about giving, it was found that increased giving resulting in less feelings of depression among parents.  These are interesting findings given our current culture’s emphasis on limiting such help so as to encourage self-sufficiency among today’s late blooming generation X.

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Make it Stick! How to remember anything

A few years ago, in an attempt to manage the volume of information I was expected to learn as a medical student, I read the book “Make it Stick”.  This book details the new science around how we convert short term memory to long term memory, and how to make studying super efficient.  It teaches […]

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