Immigrants increase the size of the overall population, which means they increase the size of the economy. Logically, if immigrants were “stealing” jobs, so would every young person leaving school and entering the job market; countries should become poorer as they get larger. In reality, of course, the opposite happens.
The Economics of Tidying Up – The Atlantic
Status quo bias means that most of your stuff stays because you can’t think of a good reason to get rid of it. Kondo turns things around. For her, the status quo is that every item you own will be thrown away unless you can think of a compelling reason why it should stay.
Hemnet determined an average value for measurable features such as size, price, number of rooms, bathrooms, and floors. Then they analyzed images of the most clicked-on properties over a six-week period to determine preferences for wall colors, floor types, and kitchen countertop materials.
No, it’s not you: why ‘wellness’ isn’t the answer to overwork – The Conversation
Many of us simply work too much to really be well. Nothing can alleviate the stress of overwork except working less.
How sleep plays a role in depression (and vice versa) – Globe and Mail
Researchers who have followed people with insomnia over months and years have found that (non-depressed) people who have insomnia are more likely than those without insomnia to subsequently develop major depression.
While chronic pain—particularly the sort linked to depression—can actively reduce a person’s amount of grey matter, practicing yoga has the opposite effect on the brain, by prompting grey matter growth in the internal cerebral cortex.
A 2010 meta-analysis of 69 studies over 50 years found that in general, children whose mothers worked when they were young had no major learning, behavior or social problems, and tended to be high achievers in school and have less depression and anxiety.
Meditation and yoga may ease diseases that cause gut pain – Washington Post
Stress-relieving meditation can suppress the activities of genes that help cause inflammation and other immune system problems in people with IBS or IBD, the study stated.