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#169 Millennial Parenting: The Pros and Cons Anders Adermark via Compfight   The virtual world has become a playground for kids of all ages. Now we are entering a period in which parents who have grown up … ...
Talk therapy found to ease schizophrenia A landmark study found that a bigger emphasis on one-on-one talk therapy made greater strides in patient recovery than the usual drug-focused treatments.
How to Forgive Your Partner Some people become confused about forgiveness because it sounds like you’re letting go of responsibility and allowing others to discard the rules of society. But forgiveness can complement personal responsibility. … ...
First mouse model of spontaneous depression-like episodes shows new candidate brain region A mouse strain with a mutation that leads to dysfunction of mitochondria -- the 'powerhouses' that provide energy to cells -- spontaneously undergo periodic episodes of depression-like behavior that resemble those in human, scientists report.
Small Acts of Generosity and the Neuroscience of Gratitude Neuroscientists have identified the brain circuitry that explains how and why small acts of generosity create the positive emotions of gratitude.
Today I Love The Power Of People Working Together Today I love the power of people working together for change. I love that a country can have a personality and that my country's personality is more than a little bit independent, tenacious, and headstrong....
It Can’t Be Paranoia If It Is Really Happening. Seven months ago, I had no idea what the consequences would be of telling people I have schizophrenia. The information that I had kept secret even from most family members, … ...
Embracing Change   For many of us just hearing the word ‘change’ brings discomfort and a sense of unease into our lives. Is it because we get so used to the way … ...
5 Ways to Build Resilience Living with bipolar disorder is hard, to put it mildly. It’s not something we can just push aside and think about how to handle it later. It’s a constant presence. … ...
Best of Our Blogs: October 20, 2015 Today’s Best of Our Blogs takes a look at what it means to be a “permissive parent” and how that affects adult children later in life, why it’s harder for depressed men to ask for help, research regarding how single people might actually give back … ...
Video: Can Thoughts Make Us Sick? The work I write about and teach has to do with learning how to disengage from being negatively affected by our dysfunctional or troubling thought processes and beliefs. One of … ...
Whole Body Vibration: An Old Idea Gets a New Life   Whole Body Vibration (WBV) has become a popular component in overall training in fitness centers.  WBV increases the results of fitness training as well as bringing a little novelty, … ...
Lucky to Be Here At All Sometimes thinking about ancestral conditions that necessarily existed for the lion's share of human evolutionary history helps us put modern issues into perspective.
Holocaust survivors’ memories help researchers map brain circuitry for gratitude Neuroscientists have mapped how the human brain experiences gratitude with help from an unexpected resource: Holocaust survivors’ testimonies. “In the midst of this awful tragedy, there were many acts of bravery and life-saving aid,” said lead author Glenn Fox, a post-doctoral researcher at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC who led the study. “With the [...]
Study: Better communication about sex just as effective as so-called ‘Female Viagra’ pill A hormone treatment with oxytocin improves the sexual experience of women suffering from sexual dysfunction. This is the finding of a study conducted at MedUni Vienna, which has now been published in the prestigious journal Fertility and Sterility. However, a control group that only received a placebo via a nasal spray, showed similar improvements. Sexual [...]
Stressed dads affect offspring brain development through sperm microRNA More and more, scientists have realized that DNA is not the only way that a parent can pass on traits to their offspring. Events experienced by a parent over a lifetime can also have an impact. Now University of Pennsylvania researchers have shown at the molecular level how experiencing stress changes a male mouse’s sperm [...]
Study on putrescine finds the ‘smell of death’ can trigger fight or flight in humans New research from a team led by a psychologist at the University of Kent suggests that humans, like other species, can perceive certain scents as threatening. Dr Arnaud Wisman, of the University’s School of Psychology, found that putrescine, the chemical produced by decaying tissue of dead bodies, can produce a fight-or-flight response in humans. In [...]
Talking to Kids About a Family Suicide Attempt (Video) A well-researched video on how to talk to kids and teens about a suicide attempt by family or friends....
Some public schools have switched to a four-day school week — do kids learn more or less? How would you react if you were told that your local public school planned to change the schedule from the traditional Monday-through-Friday model to a schedule that contained four longer school days? Would you worry about long days for young children, their academic accomplishments and, of course, childcare? Across the US many public school districts [...]
Gene could hold key to treating Parkinson’s disease Researchers at King’s College London have identified a new gene linked to nerve function, which could provide a treatment target for ‘switching off’ the gene in people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease affects approximately 7-10 million people worldwide and is characterised by progressive loss of motor function, psychiatric symptoms and cognitive [...]