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The Cognitive Dysfunction Epidemic

Confused, 13564622_sHave you ever seen an ad for Cognitive Dysfunction (CD) like the ubiquitous Erectile Dysfunction (ED) ads? It might feature a man getting his truck stuck in the mud while the announcer intones, “You’ve learned a thing or two—now it’s time to get your brain working.” Or a man and a woman gazing at each other as these words appear on the screen—“When the moment is right, will you be able to open your mouth and say something intelligent?”

You haven’t seen such ads, of course, because they don’t exist.… Read More


Learning from Our Mistakes

oopsAlbert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” By this measure, when an approach proves unsuccessful, the “sane “ (intelligent) response is to try another.

Why, then, do so many people do the same foolish things over and over?  For example . . .

Mothers or fathers who threaten children with punishments, such as taking away privileges, that they and their children know will never be carried out.… Read More