Fairfax County Times: How to Keep Your New Year’s resolution

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What are some ways you can keep your New Year’s resolution? Dr. Katherine Milkman suggests ditching the all-or-nothing mindset. For example, if your New Year’s Resolution is to exercise for an hour every day and you happened to miss a day, it is essential to be flexible with yourself in creating your new routine. It may be easy to give up and not return, but it’s just as easy to do a quick version of your routine or to start fresh the next day. “It’s critical to learn how to have a backup plan rather than just throw your hands…

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Docwire News: Remote Monitoring Significantly Decreases Rehospitalizations in Arthroplasty Patients

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Remote monitoring in patients who underwent joint arthroplasty led to a fourfold decrease in rehospitalizations, a randomized trial found. According to the researchers, this may have been due to goal setting and connection to the care team. The use of telemedicine surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It may seem more difficult to implement in some specialties compared to others, including orthopedics. While orthopedic surgeries have not yet moved to the patient’s home, it appears that postoperative patient monitoring has the potential to go remote. “There are great opportunities for health systems and clinicians to improve the quality and value of care…

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Chicago Booth Review: ‘Mental money laundering’ lifts constraints on Spending Morally Questionable Income

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Numerous experiments have demonstrated that people are more generous with money they’ve earned unethically. But research by Chicago Booth’s Alex Imas, Carnegie Mellon’s George Loewenstein, and Carey K. Morewedge of Boston University discovers there’s a way to avoid this self-imposed penalty: psychologically “launder” the money by obfuscating its source. Their findings suggest the complicated effects this informal bookkeeping can have, as it can cause people to be generous with dirty money but also to find ways to avoid such generosity. In further experiments, they also find evidence that mental money laundering also applied to situations in which ethically and unethically earned money was…

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