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It’s Time for Change: Sign for Global Mental Health... Right now the United Nations is reviewing mental health indicators that will hold governments accountable for progress in mental health over the next 15 years.  It is time to recognize that mental health must be a top priority.  One out of 4 lives are impacted … ...
It’s Time for Change: Sign for Global Mental... Right now the United Nations is reviewing mental health indicators that will hold governments accountable for progress in mental health over the next 15 years.  It is time to recognize that mental health must be a top priority.  1 out of 4 lives are impacted … ...
'Sesame Street' adds Julia, an autistic character, to its cast Sesame Workshop partners with program designed to spread awareness about children with autism.
New technique permits cell-specific examination of proteins in Alzheimer's brain tissue A novel method to examine the structure and function of proteins at the cell level has been developed by researchers, providing greater means to study protein changes found in Alzheimer's disease.
Does Religious Freedom Trump Gender Equality? Is there a middle ground between demanding a universal standard of human rights versus respecting the traditions of alien cultures and religions that espouse discriminatory practices against women.
Test could predict whether breast cancer will spread to the brain Women with particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer could be identified by a test that predicts whether the disease is likely to spread to the brain. An analysis of almost 4,000 patients with breast cancer found that testing for high activity in a particular gene could pick out women who were at greater risk of developing secondary brain tumors compared to women who tested negative.
How Trauma Can Trigger Positive Transformation There’s a common misconception surrounding trauma. We assume that after someone experiences trauma, they might develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or return to their old life. But many individuals also experience something else: positive change. In fact, in 1996 psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun … ...
What Holocaust Survivors Can Teach Us About Gratitude Neuroscientists have gained insights into how gratitude operates from an unexpected source. » Continue reading: What Holocaust Survivors Can Teach Us About Gratitude
5 Reasons Why We Compromise Our Privacy Online You are probably concerned about the privacy of your information online, but do you act accordingly? Here's why you may not.
Communicating Effectively with Your Partner As much as we might love our partners, sometimes they drive us crazy! Do you know the best way to communicate with your partner to get them to change their behavior? It turns out that their mental health matters when picking how to discuss problematic behaviors.
New research paves the way to begin developing a computer you can control with your mind A team of researchers has been able to predict participants' movements just by analyzing their brain activity. This study is the first human study to look at the neural signals of planned actions that are freely chosen by the participant and could be the first step in the development of brain-computer interfaces.
Different memory resolutions map onto different brain locations Neuroscientists have shown that memories of the same events co-exist at different resolutions in the brain. Coarse and fine memory scales are distributed across different parts of the hippocampus, a brain area that plays an important part in memory.
A 'fuzzy' method for interpreting fMRI recordings A method for data analysis used in medical diagnostics has been tested for the first time on resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. The method, which relies on "fuzziness," proved to be as robust as the well-known and regularly used sample entropy (SampEn) method but with the advantage of offering greater detail than sample entropy
Today I Love Mild Early Mornings Today I love mild, early mornings that call me to do adventurous things. This morning feels like a road trip day outside, but I have work to do so my … ...
6 Secret Signs of Hidden Depression Lots of people walk through life trying to hide their depression. Some people with hidden depression can conceal their depression like pros, masking their symptoms and putting on a “happy face” for most others. People with concealed depression or hidden depression often don’t want to … ...
ADHD, Are You Listening? I heard something funny the other night at a party. I know it was funny, everyone laughed. Everyone including me, I laughed. I laughed and laughed. You should have heard … ...
7 Keys to ADHD Awareness Most of us (thank goodness) aren’t plagued by ADHD in every area of our lives. For example, I’ve heard from women who are successfully managing a law career, but fall … ...
Study links dispositional mindfulness to lower obesity risk and less belly fat A study of nearly 400 people finds that those who exhibited more ‘dispositional mindfulness’, or awareness of and attention to their current feelings and thoughts, were less likely to be obese and had less abdominal fat than people who did not exhibit as much of that awareness. Dispositional mindfulness is not the same as mindfulness [...]
New CEO’s gender may affect company performance A CEO succession with a gender change may amplify the disruption of the CEO succession process and thus adversely affect company performance, according to a new study by strategic management experts at Rice University and the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. This dynamic will increase the likelihood of the new CEO’s early [...]
How Much Are Your Shoes Really Costing You? The sticker price of your shoes is only a small fraction of what they actually cost you. Asking the question "How much will I have to earn to pay for my shoes?" will often lead to a dramatically higher cost calculus.