Don’t Eat the Marshmallow

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At Stanford University, a group of researchers studied the ability of four-year olds to wait for a treat.  In the experiments, children were offered two marshmallows if they could hold out and overcome the oh-so-tempting one marshmallow that sat within reach. Guess how many children could delay gratification for the bigger, better outcome?  Watch: The […]


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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 […]