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Will Social Media 'Hijack' Your Vote in 2016? Facebook and other Internet companies have the power to influence your emotions. And that power could impact the results of the 2016 elections ... and you may never know it happened.
Prostate Screening Pros and Cons (Video)   A prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test measures the level of proteins made by cells in the prostate. Physicians use the test to detect prostate cancer. Introduced in the 1980s, … ...
ThoughtBuster: The Good Stuff about Your Bad Stuff (According... Do you ever feel anxious and then worry about the anxiety? In other words, do you have anxiety about your anxiety? Many times after feeling a negative emotion, we then … ...
How to Stop Pessimistic Self-Fulfilling Prophecies from Shaping Your... You believe that you’ll never have a healthy relationship, so you pick partners who are unavailable. You believe you’ll bomb the presentation, so you don’t practice. You believe you’re going to have a frustrating day, so you’re snippy with your spouse, which triggers a fight, … ...
Five Common Misconceptions About Trauma Contrary to popular opinion, experiencing growth after trauma is far more common than PTSD. The new science of posttraumatic growth has discovered in thousands of studies that up to 90 percent of trauma survivors eventually attest to a renewed zest for life, major empathetic growth, and increased emotional maturity...
Divorcing Differently: End Marriage, Save the Relationship Often, divorce probably will be ugly as it seems to inevitably signify the end of fighting for each other and the beginning of fighting against each other. But what if sometimes it didn’t? What if sometimes we are able to keep fighting for each other in the midst of the change? What if we chose to divorce differently? A "differently divorced" woman shares her experiences.
When it comes to children's ability to think, weight and activity level both matter, study finds Weight and physical activity levels are both factors in a child's ability to acquire and use knowledge, a new study finds. Children who were lean and active scored better on cognitive tests than either their lean, inactive peers or overweight, inactive children, according to the study, which provides some of the first evidence that weight, independent of physical activity, is a factor.
Mental maps: Route-learning changes brain tissue Fifteen years ago, a study showed that the brains of London cab drivers had an enlargement in the hippocampus, a brain area associated with navigation. But questions remained: Did the experience of navigating London's complex system of streets change their brains, or did only the people with larger hippocampi succeed in becoming cab drivers? Now, scientists have determined that learning detailed navigation information causes the hippocampal brain changes. The findings establish a critical link between structural and functional brain alteration.
What Every Adult Child of an Alcoholic Needs to... Addicted, dysfunctional and chaotic families are a breeding ground for perfectionism. Therapists and addictions counselors often talk about alcoholism (or any addiction) as a family disease because it effects everyone … ...
An alternative to Post Traumatic Stress is Post Traumatic... Eight weeks ago I was hit by a truck while crossing a street. I was warned by the “experts” about the likelihood of suffering from post traumatic stress. Nightmares. Anxiety … ...
How to Overcome Expectation Exhaustion An expectation can be positive or negative, realistic or unrealistic, about behavior or performance, increase anxiety or relieve stress, and result in disappointment or surprise. There are two sources of expectations: internal and external. Internal expectations are rooted in beliefs, grounded by experience and flourish … ...
The Emotion That Does Change People’s Behaviour After All Plus: four ways the effect of this emotion on behaviour change can be increased. » Continue reading: The Emotion That Does Change People’s Behaviour After All
Sesame Street Just Got An Autistic Character! I remember watching Sesame Street as a kid. It was smart, fun, and had a bunch of colorful characters that reflected my innermost thoughts and feelings at the time: C … ...
The Incredible Shrinking Woman One relationship that remains a constant in our lives is the one with the woman or man in the mirror. When we look at the person whose reflection stares back … ...
Should You Use Your Employer’s Mental Health Screening Tools?... In a word, no. Employer’s screening tools for any kind of mental health issue — if not required by working in a sensitive industry — should be avoided, as they bring little value to you, the employee, that you can’t get elsewhere. And with much … ...
#170: Millennial Parenting: the Pros and Cons Iain Heath via Compfight There are many factors that determine the success or failure of parenting in any given generation and millennial parenting is no different. It seems that every … ...
Seeing sound Intrinsic neural connections -- called crossmodal mappings -- can be used by assistive devices to help the blind detect their environment without requiring intense concentration or hundreds of hours of training. This new multisensory perspective on such aids (called sensory substitution devices) could make tasks that were previously attention-consuming much easier, allowing nonsighted people to acquire a new sensory functionality similar to vision.
Survivor Guilt and Re-Opened Wounds One young man, a survivor of the recent mass shooting was called upon to carry a message. He was called the “lucky one.” In reality, no one who survives a trauma can be considered lucky in any sense of the word. The recent mass shootings … ...
How to Recognize the Signs of Childhood Depression Similarly to how it manifests uniquely during adolescence versus adulthood, depression looks differently in early childhood as well. It is important to recognize the signs of childhood depression and to distinguish them … ...
Hate Change? Read This. Some people hate change. Change can be uncomfortable, it can be awkward. It can make us feel a little lost and out of sorts. Change can take time to get … ...