|Do it or Else! 5 Mistakes Order-Givers Make
||Who is this article for? Heads of families, managers and business leaders, community leaders of all kinds and anyone is a position to give orders to another person. There are … ...
|Learn How to Stalk Your Own Mind (and Why You Should)
||If we are relentless and impeccable about stalking ourselves, a result is that we leave the world and other people alone. There is a very old tradition taught by indigenous elders from the Americas that trains us to use the voice of the mind to … ...
|If mom or dad is a smoker, their teenager is more likely to be a smoker too
||The more a parent smokes, the more their teenage son or daughter will also smoke. Teenagers are much more likely to smoke and be dependent on nicotine if a parent is dependent on nicotine, especially daughters if their mother is dependent on nicotine. Results of the study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and [...]
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|Changes in estrogen levels during the menstrual cycle affect the willingness to share
||Fluctuating hormone levels change a woman’s social behaviour over the course of the menstrual cycle. Mood swings and irritability before the period as well as a greater interest in sex during ovulation are well known. Now psychologists at the Goethe University have discovered that the willingness to share one’s own resources with strangers also fluctuates [...]
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|A look into why the horrifying is so very intriguing
||It’s an age-old question that’s also very timely as we approach the season of haunted houses, scary movies and encounters with Halloween zombies and ghouls stopping by to beg for candy. Why is horror so popular? Why does something strange or even repulsive still make us want to look? Gary Vaughn, a University of Cincinnati [...]
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|Adolescent painkiller abuse a big problem for small towns, rural areas
||Adolescents who live in rural areas and small towns and cities are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than adolescents who live in large urban areas, according to sociologists. Adolescents — youths between 12 and 17 — in rural communities are 35 percent more likely to have abused prescription painkillers in the past year than [...]
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|Physical activity, sadness, and suicidality in bullied US adolescents
||A study to be published in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that exercise for 4 or more days per week is associated with an approximate 23% reduction in both suicidal ideation and attempt in bullied adolescents in the U.S. Across the U.S., [...]
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|Researchers identify neurons that can abruptly halt a planned behavior
||You’re about to drive through an intersection when the light suddenly turns red. But you’re able to slam on the brakes, just in time. Johns Hopkins University researchers, working with scientists at the National Institute on Aging, have revealed the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make this type of split-second change of [...]
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|Training more effective teachers through alternative pathways
||In “Licensure and Worker Quality: A Comparison of Alternative Routes to Teaching,” published in The Journal of Law and Economics, Tim R. Sass compares the characteristics and performance of Florida teachers who graduate from traditional university-based teacher preparation programs with those who enter teaching from alternative pathways where a bachelor’s degree in education is not [...]
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|Making sense of the connection between obsessive compulsive disorder and sleep
||Depictions of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in entertainment are familiar: Someone methodically soaps up and rinses off their hands four times, or has to open and close a door seven times before leaving a room. They’re particular about their forks and chairs, and establish precise routines from which they can’t bear to deviate. These rituals reflect [...]
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|Is there a moral center in our brain?
||Making moral decisions is a complex process. We have to think about the consequences of our actions for ourselves (will I go to jail?), others (will this person suffer as a consequence of my decision?), and society at large (does society benefit from my choice?). Depending on the situation, it involves brain regions linked to [...]
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|Antidepressant trial’s upended results show need for sharing all data
||In 2001, a “landmark” study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry purported to show the safety and effectiveness of using a common antidepressant to treat adolescents. But soon after its publication, both researchers and journalists raised questions about the research. And in an article we published today [...]
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|Forever young? A barrier against brain stem cell aging
||Neural stem cells generate new neurons throughout life in the mammalian brain. However, with advancing age the potential for regeneration in the brain dramatically declines. Scientists have now identified a novel mechanism of how neural stem cells stay relatively free of aging-induced damage. A diffusion barrier regulates the sorting of damaged proteins during cell division.
|The Top 10 Body Language Cues of Donald Trump
||Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, is certainly a unique individual, with his own personal style (love it or hate it). Here is an analysis of the nonverbal cues that Trump commonly uses, and the possible effects they may have on others.
|7 Steps to Conflict Resolution in a Marriage
||Some marriage conflicts never seem to be resolved. This leaves couples arguing about the same thing over and over. But things do not have to be this way. Most conflicts can be resolved if a consistent process is followed. While these steps may seem time … ...
|My Mom Doesn’t Understand What it’s like to be...
||Every morning, on my drive to work, I call my mom. One might think this makes me a mama’s boy, but it’s more to stave off boredom than anything else. … ...
|Let’s Slow Down
||I have been fighting off a flu bug for the past few days so I’ve been taking it pretty easy and I’m finally starting to feel great again. Unfortunately I’ve … ...
|How the brain can stop action on a dime
||Scientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the brakes.
|New imaging technique detects early brain damage from hypertension
||Some people with high blood pressure also have early signs of brain damage, a new imaging technique has found. The damage is linked to difficulties in certain cognitive skills, decision-making, and the ability to regulate emotions. Researchers suggest physicians should start to consider potential brain damage as they treat patients with high blood pressure.
|Parkinson's disease: Everyday activity more beneficial than occasional strenuous exercise
||Parkinson’s patients often become sedentary because of motor symptoms such as gait, balance problems or falls. However, new research finds that non-exercise physical activity, more than occasional trips to the gym, is linked to less severe motor symptoms.