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How fertility became a workplace perk

How fertility became a workplace perk

“Employees who utilize policies that enable them to spend more time away from work – such as parental leave and remote work – often worry that they will be perceived as less devoted to their job,” [Dr. Lauren Kuykendall] says. “When offering these policies, organizations must also create a climate in which employees are not fearful of their utilization.”

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Dr. Thalia Goldstein interviewed for Health Benefits of the Arts Podcast Education Series

Dr. Thalia Goldstein interviewed for Health Benefits of the Arts Podcast Education Series

Dr. Thalia Goldstein from George Mason University’s Applied Developmental Psychology Department has had years of experience examining the health benefits of the arts for children and students. Among some of the findings: students with arts in their curriculum have higher academic grades, better test scores, less absenteeism (which leads to decreased hunger), better social skills and more expertise in collaborative work than those students without the arts.

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Anxious? Maybe You Can Exercise It Away

Anxious? Maybe You Can Exercise It Away

"There is considerable research indicating that exercise of almost any kind -- even a 10-minute walk -- can help people manage anxiety," said Maddux, who is also a senior scholar with GMU's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

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Would More Free Time Really Make You Happier?

Would More Free Time Really Make You Happier?

That's because past research has found a harsh truth: People are bad at predicting what will make them happy, explained [James] Maddux, a senior scholar at George Mason University's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, in Fairfax, Va.

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