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Understanding working memory: A wandering mind reveals mental processes and priorities
People with higher working memory capacity reported more mind wandering during simple tasks, but their performance was not compromised by it
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison media release:
The work was supported by the Fetzer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the Roke Foundation.
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Getting enough sleep could help prevent type 2 diabetesExtending the hours of sleep can improve men use insulin more effectively, thereby reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes
Study examines impact of workplace, financial stress on health behavioursStudies highlight the negative impact workplace and financial stress can have on health behaviours
Study suggests higher-activity jobs tied to sleep extremesWorkers in jobs that are more physically demanding tend to be either shorter sleepers (fewer than 6 hours a night) or longer sleepers (longer than 9 hours)
Depression indicators predict work disabilty more than disease activity or response to therapyFocus on well-being could keep patients with arthritis in workforce, when a single depression statement identified those patients more likely to request disability pension
Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of fluUniversal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly 6% and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces
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