August 9, 2013 |
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to eat more fruits and vegetables and get exercise. It was striking, however, that many of the nursing staff, who must have heard this video a thousand times, didn't seem to have taken it to heart. Nurses, as a national study revealed, are just as likely to overeat as the rest of the population.
April 20, 2013 |
OK, you've had nearly a third of the year. Lost that weight? Smoking a thing of the past? Nicer to your husband? If you are like many people, such resolutions have disappeared as completely as the bubbles in your Champagne toast. But you can start again. We all have habits that we could stand to break. But desire isn't everything, and it can be difficult to know where to start and frustrating to carry on through setbacks, temptation and outright failure. Still, in order to live healthful and productive lives, many of us need to make changes.
April 5, 2013 |
It's "proxy season" again for most public companies - called that because most shareholders submit their votes via proxy rather than attend the companies' annual meetings in person. This year's season represents a critical juncture in public company corporate governance because of the 2012 season, which earned the moniker "Shareholder Spring" in some circles. The reference was to the dramatic "Arab Spring" across the Middle East, which was marked by wide-scale protests seeking reform within autocratic governments.
March 14, 2013 |
Chicago Cubs 8, Dodgers 1 AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers' lone run came in the ninth inning, when Juan Uribe doubled to center field to score Elian Herrera. The hit was the second of two for Uribe, who isn't a lock to make the opening-day roster even though he is still owed $8 million. Uribe is batting .240 this spring. ON THE MOUND: Chris Capuano was charged with five runs and six hits in 41/3 innings. "I had a little trouble with the fastball command early in the game today," Capuano said.
March 13, 2013 |
Even the Clippers knew they needed a signature win. They were presented with another opportunity to beat a top-tier team on Wednesday night, but they failed to do so in falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-85, at Staples Center. Memphis (44-19) joins Miami, San Antonio and Oklahoma City as top teams the Clippers have not been able to beat lately. The Clippers have defeated the Grizzlies twice this season, the Heat once and the Spurs twice, but all those victories came earlier in the season.
January 1, 2013 |
The sun has risen on a new year, a time for (once the hangover has subsided) fulfilling all the resolutions we made last night. Getting more exercise. Writing thank-you notes. Flossing. Or maybe not. Jeremy Dean, founder of Psyblog and author of “ Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick ” knows that New Year's resolutions rarely last. He explains how we might have a chance of sticking to our New Year's resolutions -- and why bad habits are so darn hard to break.