Hangovers Cost the US Economy $250 Billion

According to a new study conducted by the Center of Disease Control, headaches are not the only negative after effect of heavy drinking sessions. In 2010, the US economy lost roughly $250 billion in revenue due to alcohol-related incidents, including court fees ($15 billion), missed work days ($90 billion), car crash expenses and medical bills ($13 billion). The study’s authors note that tracking lost revenue …

Complimenting People Makes Them Better Problem-Solvers

A new study conducted at the Harvard Business School has found that, when praised for past accomplishments, people tend to perform better at problem-solving tasks. The psychological trick is better known as “best-self activation,” and motivates people to reach the high standards they were once known, but only if they’ve recently been complimented on them. The findings are especially applicable when thinking of employee evaluations. …

Half of the World’s Marine Life is Gone

A recent study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund and Zoological Society of London has revealed that—between 1970 and 2012—nearly half of the ocean’s fish population was wiped out. The combined effects of overfishing and climate change have been especially damaging to tuna, mackerels and bonitos—reducing their populations by nearly 75%. Facing the stark reality of our dwindling marine life, the WWF is urging governments …