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Youth unemployment can lead to long-term cognitive and emotional scars



Youth unem­ploy­ment pro­duces mul­ti­ple scar­ring effects (British Pol­i­tics & Policy):

Being unem­ployed when young leads to a higher like­li­hood of long-term ‘scar­ring’ in later life in terms of sub­se­quent lower pay, higher unem­ploy­ment and reduced life chances accord­ing to much research…There is also evi­dence of greater men­tal health prob­lems in their 40s or 50s Read the rest of this entry »

The real brain drain: How unemployment depletes cognitive and emotional resources



How Unem­ploy­ment Impacts Your Per­son­al­ity (Entrepreneur):

Unem­ploy­ment is no cake­walk. It’s well doc­u­mented that an invol­un­tary job­less state can take a steep toll on one’s emo­tional and phys­i­cal health, and now new research illu­mi­nates a more sub­tle, if highly cor­ro­sive, con­se­quence the inabil­ity to find work can have on a per­son. In short, it appears that unem­ploy­ment has the power to change what we gen­er­ally con­sider rel­a­tively fixed – i.e., it can alter Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Chapman Q&A Transcript: Best Brain Health Fitness Tip? “Never let status quo be an option”

Here’s the lightly edited tran­script of the Jan­u­ary 4th online Q&A ses­sion with Dr. San­dra Chap­man, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at UT-Dallas and author of the new book Make Your Brain Smarter (Free Press; Jan­u­ary 2013). Enjoy!


AlvaroF: You can start writ­ing ques­tions so we have a few to choose from as we start in a cou­ple of min­utes. Thank you!

AlvaroF: Just one sec­ond and we’ll be ready. Already get­ting great questions!

AlvaroF: Let me first thank Dr. San­dra Chap­man for being with us today. She was one of the best speak­ers at our 2012 Sum­mit, and since then we wanted to share her research and think­ing with all Sharp­Brains read­ers. Read the rest of this entry »




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