A recent study in Scientific American showed that people learn faster when they are free to choose which action they make, even if the choice initially leads to a negative outcome. The concept, “choice-confirmation bias,” produces “stabler learning over a wide range of simulated conditions than unbiased (no choice) did.” Researchers also believe that choice-confirmation…

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A study released recently sought to explore why children seem to have more immunity to COVID-19 than adults and are more likely to resist infections or have asymptomatic/mild infections. The researchers found that (most) children are able to fight off COVID-19 because their immune systems are still operating under the assumption that pathogens entering the…

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TURNING A SPLASH INTO A FLOOD Amid the craziness of living in an upside-down, don’t-know-what-time-or-day-it-is pandemic world, I’m absolutely thankful for the life lessons and kernels of truth that keep splashing me in the face like ice water. (I’m not saying I always enjoy these learning moments, just that I’m grateful for them.) One of…

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Hello Disruptors! As we kick off a new month with tons of unknowns and uncertainties ahead, it’s become clear to me that we need a mission. Like, one big jump-in-it-together mission where we take off the handcuffs and make sh*t happen. Are you bold enough to join us? Now isn’t the time to take a break from being a disruptor. Instead of letting…

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FINDING JOY IN THE YUCK Thirty frickin’ more days of social distancing. Really? The other night, we learned that we were going to have to live in our new norm of social distancing and shelter-in-place for at least another 30 days. I have to admit, these were not the words that I wanted to hear.…

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WHO WILL BE IN ROOM 716? Thursday, March 19th, 2020, will be a day I’ll never forget. My team and I landed in Southern California in the midst of the most widespread pandemic our world has faced in my lifetime. After we arrived at our (not small) hotel, we discovered that our group of four…

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