Learning! Roundup: Getting the Kids to School, Art Benefits, Talking About Yourself in the Third Person, and More!

A roundup of research from the past week, including getting kids off to school and climate change.
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Getting Ready

Parents, you are vindicated! A new study shows that a week's worth of effort getting your kids ready for school is the equivalent of a full day's work. A whole extra day. Fun!

Art Benefits

It feels like there are constant studies coming out declaring the mental health benefits of art. Well, here's another one, this time clarifying that you don't need to be any good at any particular art form to reap the benefits of participation.

Talk About Yourself in the Third Person

Need to sort through a difficult emotional problem? Just talking about yourself in the third person mentally separates you from the emotions of your situation and helps you see things more clearly. It's called illeism!

The End is Nigh

...but actually, though. A new study predicts that, unless we change our ways, humanity may not live past 2050. Also, if you live in Canada, here is a resource on how climate change will affect you, depending on what region you live in. This one is less dystopian than the 2050 report.

Advice to Yourself

For the first time ever, there has been an actual study on the advice people would give their younger selves. They looked at what kind of advice the participants would give, whether it would help them become the person they aspired to be, and if they have actually, at some point, followed their own advice.


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