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How Losing Weight Made Me Feel Fatter   Have you ever stepped on the scale, looked down in disgust and decided it was going to be a bad day? I have definitely fallen prey to not feeling thin … ...
The Role of the Brain in Love and Relationship Dependency Have you trained your brain to want dependent relationships? Understanding the factors – emotional and physical – that contribute to certain behaviors, either within a single relationship or within a relationship revolving door, are important.
How to Overcome Obsessive Thinking Obsessive thinking is pondering the same point over and over with no new insight or outcome. Remember the old vinyl records? When there was a scratch on the record, the needle would go back and play the same small section repeatedly till the needle was … ...
How Do Narcissists React When Things Don’t Go Their Way? Finding the smart way through to a solution can get you through many predicaments in life. Dealing flexibility is generally the best strategy, one that narcissists surprisingly can use.
How Mental Illness Gets Harder When You’re Older I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m losing my ability to connect with people. It’s easier when you’re younger. Even when you have Asperger’s like I do, … ...
What Type Craves Independence & Stimulation at Work? Most 5-Observers have little patience for small talk and resist getting trapped in a boring situation.
Cause of viral infection of the brain mapped out Researchers have recently discovered a defect in the immune system, which causes some people with herpes virus to develop a life-threatening inflammation of the brain. This immunodeficiency is likely the same for certain types of meningitis and also the reason why some people become seriously ill due to influenza.
Max Memory Boost By Combining Two Easy Methods Even three months later those who combined both techniques had the best recall. » Continue reading: Max Memory Boost By Combining Two Easy Methods
Your Smartphone May (Or May Not) Detect Changes in... Some mainstream media outlets over this past weekend told us “How Your Smartphone Can Detect Bipolar Disorder.” Based upon new research, one researcher claims to reliably detect changes in mood in people with bipolar disorder. This must be some fantastic, robust study in which to … ...
Finding the Zone: Combining Your Talents and Strengths There is an old, well-known story about a farmer finding an eagle egg that reminds us about the importance of living our full potential. Have you heard this one? One … ...
The Black and White and Grey of Whitey Bulgar For my dad’s birthday a few weeks ago, we took him to see Johnny Depp’s new mobster flick, “Black Mass.” The film’s focal point, one James “Whitey” Bulger, has kept … ...
#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. … ...