We all have goals we want to achieve, behaviors we want to change, and habits we want to build (or break). Finding things we want to accomplish is the easy part. But putting in the work to actually hit them? That’s where things usually fall apart. One of the oldest arguments around behavior change comes down to this: Should we make our ambitions public or keep them inside? As it turns out, the answer isn’t a simple one. So what does it take to commit to real behavior change? Let’s look at two of the most popular methods: social pressure and commitment devices. The 5 reasons most behavior change fails Anyone who’s been on a crash diet or stuck to a new schedule for a week knows it’s pretty easy to make short-term changes to our behaviors. It’s when we try for long-term, sustained changes where things become difficult. Psychologists have been studying our inability to make big changes for years and have uncovered five primary reasons why your efforts … [Read more...] about The most effective way to implement a behavior change
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Encinitas-based Okogen has raised $10 million to test a drug originally developed for cancer to treat viral conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.The drug is expected to hasten recovery from the condition, allowing people to return to work or school more quickly. Called OKG-0301, the drug is expected to enter a midstage or Phase 2 clinical trial before the end of this year, said Brian M. Strem, Okogen’s CEO.The money came from Brandon Capital’s Medical Research Commercialization Fund. It’s a collaboration between Australian pension funds, the Australian and New Zealand governments, and research institutes.Conjunctivitis causes itching, burning and tenderness in the eyelids and redness in the whites of the eye. Most of the 6 million cases each year in the U.S. are caused by viruses. While antibiotics treat bacterial conjunctivitis, they’re useless against the viral kind. Viral conjunctivitis usually clears up on its own in about two weeks or so. However, … [Read more...] about Okogen, developer of pink eye treatment, raises $10 million
Aylin Woodward, provided by Published 1:02 pm CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 A top policy priority for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Green New Deal — a comprehensive plan to address climate change in the US. Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a Green New Deal resolution earlier this month. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could force a vote in the Senate as early as next week. The Green New Deal is a package of initiatives meant to stimulate the US economy by increasing investment in clean-energy jobs and infrastructure projects. Ocasio-Cortez wants the country to implement a carbon-free, 100% renewable energy system and a modernized electrical grid by 2035. But critics are concerned that the plan could cost trillions of dollars. Anyone who's followed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's rise to power has probably heard about the Green New Deal. It's an idea touted by some Democrats — including senators Cory Booker, Amy … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls the Green New Deal the ‘moonshot’ of our generation. Here’s what to know about the plan and the opposition it faces.
The Associated Press Updated 4:07 pm PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 23 de enero de 2014, el legislador republicano Steve King habla en Des Moines, Iowa, EEUU. King fue excluido por dos años de las comisiones de la cámara como sanción por deplorar que la supremacía blanca y el nacionalismo blanco se hayan convertido en términos injuriosos. (AP Foto/Charlie Neibergall, File) less ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 23 de enero de 2014, el legislador republicano Steve King habla en Des Moines, Iowa, EEUU. King fue excluido por dos años de las comisiones de la cámara como sanción por ... more Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 ARCHIVO - … [Read more...] about Contentious statements by Rep. Steve King over the years
John Goddard, Head of HSBC Expat The start of a new year is a natural time for many of us to think about making changes to our lives, and this is especially true when it comes to work. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work abroad several times. This has meant I have experienced work around the world and have seen first-hand how a move abroad can rejuvenate and refresh a career. Not only does this encourage you to become more adaptable and agile, it can teach you a lot – professionally and personally. To understand what makes professionals tick when it comes to working abroad, we conducted fresh analysis of our Expat Explorer survey, combing through insights from more than 22,000 expats to identify the best destinations for expat careers in 2019. 1. Germany, work to live not live to work Renowned for efficiency and productivity, Germany tops the Expat Explorer career rankings this year, going one better than in 2017 and 2016. Expats ranked Germany as having … [Read more...] about A new job for January? The best places in the world to work