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Piers Steel

Procrastination and lost money

Procrastination and lost money.   Piers Steel is a Canadian professor of human resources at the  University of Calgary and the author of “The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting … Read Full Article...



Fidgety kids–The “real” reason.

The “real” reason for fidgetation (!) FIDGETY KIDS (PART THREE) I’ve published two posts on fidgety kids recently. (You can find links to them below.) Here’s another opinion by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom writing in The Huffington Post.   She (or her editor) charcterized this–lack of movement in everday life–as the ‘real” reason kids […]

Fidgety kid

Fidgety boys and how they learn. Letters and comments

Fidgety boys: how they learn. Here are some examples of Letters to the Editor of the NYTimes on David Leonhardt’s piece,  A Link between fidgety boys and a sputtering economy First, Mr Leonhardt’s piece:  “A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy,” by David Leonhardt (The Upshot, April 29): Then some commentary– The Different […]


College dropouts

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad.

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad and there is no hope in sight for many. BUT THERE IS FOR YOU  Jordan Weissman, writing in Slate gives us an update on America’s awful college dropout rates. It’s something I’ve been writing about a lot here and on Dropout to Dean’s List. The research is from […]

Five things students need to be “college-ready.”

FIVE THINGS STUDENTS NEED TO BE “COLLEGE-READY.” “The phrase “college and career ready” is today’s education reform mantra.  John Warner, writing on Inside Higher Education, takes the educational politicians to task and tells you what he thinks students really need to succeed in college, aside from basic skills of course. You know, like the ability to read […]


Why Some Women Seek Affairs (Dating site report!)

WHY SOME WOMEN SEEK AFFAIRS We all “know” why men have affairs. Or at least we think we know. But men have affairs with women–they don’t do it on their own. (There’s another word for that!) So why do women have affairs? Mike Bundrant,  on Psych Central, reports a “study” that shows sex is another […]

Going to bed angry. What Might Happen.

There’s an old saying: Never go to bed angry.” A coda was “Because other person could die in the night.” Chances are slim but they occur. Well that happened to Hanna Engle’s sister and she and Jake Engle write about it on PsychCentral. She talks about “reology”or the art of the Re-Do (or apology). Before […]

Settling for the wrong lover? Many people do.

SETTLING FOR THE WRONG LOVER? (BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND, HUSBAND, OR WIFE?) Mike Bundrant, writing on Psych Central, has a piece that briefly covers four main reasons people settle in love. (I’ll take on each of these points in subsequent articles.) People do settle, he writes. “In one survey of 6,000 men, 31% of them openly admitted […]