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Creating a Hybrid Future Outside of Work

Creating a Hybrid Future Outside of Work

It’s not just a matter of creating new habits, but changing the neurological architecture that’s shaped by our habits. “Brains change when you’re spending time online,” says Robyn Mehlenbeck from George Mason University. “We’re going to see some social skill deficits across the board as people are emerging from the pandemic.”

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Three ways that data may be deceiving you

Three ways that data may be deceiving you

However, the problem is that data sets are not infallible. Specifically, the presentation of data in the form of visualizations shouldn’t be considered as undeniable truth. Numbers can lie as well, and poorly done visualizations can easily mislead readers.

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Survey Finds Many Adults Don't Want Kids -- and They're Happy

Survey Finds Many Adults Don't Want Kids -- and They're Happy

That point was echoed by James Maddux, a senior scholar with the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Life satisfaction can come from understanding yourself and living according to those values, rather than trying to meet the expectations of society or family, he said.

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The post-pandemic battle against kids' screen time

The post-pandemic battle against kids' screen time

"Brains change when you're spending time online," said Robyn Mehlenbeck, director of George Mason University's Center for Psychological Services. "There's an addictive quality to gaming, so it becomes very difficult to wean off. It's a real crisis right now."

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