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Facial width-to-height ratio doesn’t predict fighting ability in female UFC fighters The structure of a female UFC fighter’s face doesn’t appear to predict her performance — which isn’t the case for male fighters. “A growing body of literature suggests that the human face is a reliable indicator of various physiological, psychological, and behavioral characteristics in men and women,” the researchers explained in their study, which was [...]
What Bipolar Mania Really Feels Like: A First-Hand Account... After just a few weeks in Tom Wootton’s Bipolar IN Order course over at Bipolar Advantage, I have already learned so much. One important lesson I’ve realized is the difference between bipolar behaviors, which is what you see, and bipolar symptoms, which is what we … ...
Addictive Relating: Desperation Disguised as Love Addictive relating, as evidenced by the proliferation of books on the subject, is all too common, painful and suffered by both men and women. In my work with people trapped … ...
Creating Your Life Manifesto In Louder Than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice, author Todd Henry suggests creating a manifesto for your work. He explains that a manifesto “captures why you are … ...
The Neglected Art of Receiving We're told that it is better to give than to receive. We may strive to love, but to what extent do we allow ourselves to be loved? People who are narcissistic do not know how to lovingly extend themselves to others. But narcissism can also take the form of being so guarded and self-absorbed that we don't let love in.
Is Psychology Insecure? The reaction to Bush is diagnostic of psychology being in an insecure state.
Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenge: An Interview... Strengthening relationships and feeling less lonely is a challenge for emotionally sensitive people and can be overwhelming. Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges offers a step-by step model that is … ...
ADHD & Parenting: Tips for Creating Calm When your child has ADHD, there may be a lot of frustration. Your child might get frustrated with having to complete homework that bores them. They might get frustrated with so many thoughts ping-ponging in their brains. They might get frustrated that they have such … ...
Airport Encounters I am a consummate people watcher and connector. Everywhere I go, I meet folks from all of the world with stories to share. As I am writing this entry, I … ...
Could mindfulness practice reduce cravings and increase abstinence among cigarette smokers? A recent study in PLOS One documents differences between smokers and non-smokers on measures of mindfulness and subjective well-being. Participants in the study included 97 smokers and 84 non-smokers residing in Brazil; chi-square analysis determined no differences between the two groups other than smoking status. In addition to the collection of socio-demographic data, a self-report [...]
Psychologists examine how puberty changes what we think an attractive face looks like Hormonal changes related to puberty may influence children’s development of preferences for certain facial features, suggesting an evolutionary basis for some aspects of human ideals of attractiveness, according to the findings of a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior. Previous studies have shown that adults tend to rate human faces as more attractive when [...]
How To Create Durable Memories in Just 40 Seconds New memories are likely to be lost unless they are consolidated correctly. » Continue reading: How To Create Durable Memories in Just 40 Seconds
We use our smartphones twice as much as we think People use their smartphones for an average of five hours a day – about a third of the time they are awake – and check the about 85 times a day, research suggests. The study in the journal PLOS ONE compared the amount of time participants estimated they spent on their smartphones with their actual [...]
Today I Love November’s Brusque Ways Today I love November’s brusque ways, all business like and getting things done. She’s found so many dried brown leaves and sent them to the ground to feed the land … ...
Four Steps to Heal Your Emptiness In last week’s post, The Three Faces of Emptiness, I outlined three different types of childhood experience which can cause three different levels of Empty feelings in adults.  If you haven’t … ...
Four Steps to Heal Empty Feelings In last week’s post, The Three Faces of Emptiness, I outlined three different types of childhood experience which can cause three different types of Empty feelings in adults.  If you haven’t yet … ...
5 Ways that Passive Aggressive Behavior Thrives Online Today’s technology affords anyone who wants to mask their anger or aggression a perfect front.
Do You Relate as a ‘Convincer’ or a Learner? When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But when you listen you might learn something new. ~ attributed alternately to the Dalai Lama and author J.P. McEvoy. “Are you a convincer or a listener?” asks Melissa Orlov, author of The ADHD … ...
Good Marriages: Are They Good for Your Health? Some people, including writers for the prestigious New York Times as well as some academics who should know better, insist that getting married is good for your health. They think … ...
Do You Wanna Hear an Earworm? I’ve had a little music problem lately. I woke up a couple of weeks ago with Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” running around in my head. This … ...