Brains on Purpose: Watch the videos from the U of Chicago conference on how the social brain experiences empathy http://short.to/1125n

idealawg: Law firms looking at rate bumps in 2010 http://is.gd/5HG3g

BPS Research Digest: What does a doodle do? It boosts your memory and concentration http://bit.ly/7Ed0Uy

BPS Research Digest: People are happier in those states identified with ‘quality of life’ http://short.to/115t9 full list http://is.gd/5uKeK

The Frontal Cortex: Willpower http://short.to/121qc (New Year’s resolutions are exactly the wrong way to change our behavior)

Psychology Today: What an Effective New Year’s Resolution Looks Like: The curious case of successful resolution keeper.http://bit.ly/7rolTm

ADR Prof Blog: Avatar and Invictus http://bit.ly/7gFZ6F (movie reviews — from a DR perspective)

idealawg: Review of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World http://short.to/122bu




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  • Don Philbin

    Don Philbin is an attorney-mediator, negotiation consultant and trainer, and arbitrator. He has resolved disputes and crafted deals for more than 20-years as a commercial litigator, general counsel, and president of communications and technology-related companies. Don has mediated hundreds of matters in a wide variety of substantive areas and serves as an arbitrator on several panels, including CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals. He is an adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School, Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Negotiation Committee, and a member of the ADR Section Council of the State Bar of Texas. Don is a Fellow of the American Academy of Civil Trial Mediators and is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA (Dispute Resolution), THE BEST LAWYERS IN SAN ANTONIO, and the BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERS.

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