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

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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

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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!

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

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

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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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