Don’t Eat the Marshmallow

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Don’t eat the marshmallow? At Stanford University, a group of researchers studied the ability of four-year olds to hold out for two marshmallows rather than cave in to the immediate gratification of eating the one marshmallow offered. Guess how many children could delay gratification for a bigger, better outcome? Perhaps more important, the second part […]


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Years ago, I received a card from one of the families in my practice with a sentiment expressed by Edith Wharton that made me think of TEDMED as I packed my suitcase for the conference … As I headed off to Washington, DC for an opportunity to sit with some of the most creative thinkers […]