Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath
As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~11 min
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Feel like you're facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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A series of experiments – including one on the BBC News website –finds the use of numerical ranges in news reports helps us grasp the uncertainty of stats while maintaining trust in data and its sources.
March 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.
March 20, 2020 • ~6 min
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Governments are failing to understand global catastrophic risks and need to take urgent action, says new report
Governments are failing to understand the human-driven catastrophic risks that threaten global security, prosperity and potential, and could in the worst case lead to mass harm and societal collapse, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Aug. 13, 2019 • ~4 min
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The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth’s crust for as long as a thousand years, a result which may help with volcanic hazard management and better forecasting of when eruptions might occur.
July 18, 2019 • ~5 min
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Evidence-based web tool aims to better inform and refine need for treatment in early prostate cancer
A new tool to predict an individual’s prognosis following a prostate cancer diagnosis could help prevent unnecessary treatment and related side effects, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.
March 12, 2019 • ~9 min
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