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6 Simple Solutions to Cure Your Procrastination   Last week I wrote about the most common causes of procrastination: negative perceptions of the task, poor time management or organization, feeling overwhelmed, low self-confidence, distractions, and perfectionism. Now … ...
Old-School Interventions for Today’s Stresses We are so busy being busy we approach the day with a vengeance. Today is not a marathon; it’s an Ironman triathlon. To stay ahead we cut corners: skip breakfast; work through lunch; eat frozen dinner while glued to a digital screen. And we wonder … ...
When Worries Get to You, This Can Help For most of us, there’s plenty to worry about in our lives. However, some people seem to figure out how to keep their worries down to a minimum. Whether you’re a chronic or sometime worrier, you can benefit from learning their secrets.
The Age Group That’s Happier Now Than Ever Before Could changes in society by behind shifts in happiness seen in latest research? » Continue reading: The Age Group That’s Happier Now Than Ever Before
Autism and Weak Central Coherence If you have autism, people have probably told you that you “don’t see the big picture.” Or that you “fixate on things.” I know I hear that all the time. Repetition … ...
How to Stop Spoiling Your Kids You love your kids; you mean to do the best for them. But you find yourself indulging them far too often. It’s a terrible term–the idea that you’ll “spoil” this … ...
The Best Treatment For Getting SAD in Winter Light therapy can provide an instant boost for those suffering from SAD, but it's not the best treatment. » Continue reading: The Best Treatment For Getting SAD in Winter
Why we look at pretty faces Few visual impressions can be compared to humans' interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces.
Ideology Matters (Too Much) Historically, theorists argued that political ideology is not meaningful in our day-to-day lives. But the psychological record now demonstrates that ideology matters a great deal to our personal and social lives. In fact, some might argue that it now matters too much, influencing our basic perception and decision-making.
LocoMouse: Innovative tool sheds light on motor deficits A state-of-the-art open-source tool captures fine details of locomotion and offers new insights onto the neural basis of balance and coordination, report developers. Using LocoMouse, the researchers analyzed locomotion in mice with cerebellar degeneration, and were surprised to discover that many of the mouse's movements were unexpectedly intact.
Two Little-Known Reading Tips 1. Narrower columns of print, as in newspapers, reduce saccadic eye movement (the rapid shuttling of the eyes back and forth across lines of text), enabling readers to move more … ...
I Love My Body…Except When I Don’t Recently I was chatting with a recovery friend about body acceptance. All of a sudden it hit me. Body acceptance is one thing. Body love – body enjoyment – well, this … ...
Is Your Compassion Flexible? If Not, It May Be Wasted. I used to volunteer at a soup kitchen every Monday afternoon. Many of the other volunteers had been helping out there for a number of years. When the coordinator would … ...
#172: Self-Esteem and the Virtual World RebeccaPollard via Compfight   How does the virtual world affect self-esteem and conversely, how does self-esteem influence our contact with that world? Last week I said that building a sense … ...
This Sleep Pattern Accelerates Memory Loss, Possible Link to Alzheimer’s Sleep pattern lowered levels of an antioxidant that helps fight cellular damage, such as that caused by Alzheimer's. » Continue reading: This Sleep Pattern Accelerates Memory Loss, Possible Link to Alzheimer’s
Surviving Motherhood Now Hiring: Full time live in position. Expectations: you will be the maid, cook, chauffeur, tutor. You will be expected to do laundry, grocery shop, do laundry. Time off: none. … ...
Starbucks and the Real War on Christmas Please stop co-opting the Christian faith for your culture war. Most of us want nothing to do with it.
Being normal weight with belly fat more deadly than obesity Thin people who carry fat around their midsection are at greater risk than people who are overweight or obese based on body mass index.
Today I Love That My Music Platys Tonight Today I love that my music plays tonight at the local Avalon Jazz Lounge & Patio where a local show will be taped and where we have been invited to … ...
Mindful Eating is Yoga  ...