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I’ll Drink to a New Approach to Underage Drinking

Posted in Advertising, Assumptions, Drugs, Education, Health Care, Marketing, Mental Health, See What Isn't There, Way We See the Problem

Like many people, I consumed my fair share of alcohol in college. Now that I'm a parent and my own kids are approaching high school age, I have a decidedly more conservative perspective on the consumption of "adult beverages." The one thing I am convinced won't work is relentless lecturing about the many risks associated…


Unlearning Procrastination

Posted in Culture, Current Affairs, Food, Genomics, Health Care, Mental Health, Quiz, Unlearn Strategy

There are five frogs sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many frogs are left sitting on the log?  The answer is five.     Why? Because there is a big difference between deciding to do something and actually doing it.  This is a particularly important point to recall on the day after…


Unlearning the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Posted in Business, Education, Future, General, Genomics, Health Care, Insurance, Mental Health, Politics, Science

I recently wrote an article entitled "Social Networking: The Future of Health Care" for United Advantage— United Healthcare's quarterly newsletter. As a result, I have been invited by another large health insurer to come in and speak about how social networking will effect their industry. I have a great deal to say about the topic,…


Do We Need to Unlearn the “Nature vs Nuture” Debate?

Posted in General, Genomics, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Parenting, Philosophy, Psychology, Science

I understand the appeal of saying something is either black or white (and thus denying all the various shades of grey in between). Numerous debates occur everyday. For example, some people argue that  homosexuality is genetic in nature. Others claim it is a nurtured condition. In spite of the efforts of supporters on both sides of the…


Should Some People Unlearn Optimism?

Posted in Depression, Mental Health, Psychology

It is likely that Al Franken will be soon be the next U.S. Senator from my home state of Minnesota. Personally, I'm not a fan of Mr. Franken but I did like one of the skits he used to perfom on Saturday Night Live. It was called "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and the character's…


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