|How Saving Money Can Help You Lose Weight
||Most of us are good at controlling our actions in one domain but fail in others. In this article, I will explain reasons why self-restraint success is domain-specific for many of us and suggest three ways in which we can transfer our success in one area to other areas.
|A study of antidepressants reveals how treatment helps depression management
||Researchers in Japan have shown that several different classes of antidepressants increase early growth responses in astrocytes, star-shaped glial cells, which could help develop new treatments. Amitriptyline is a prototypical antidepressant that is currently used worldwide. Generally, effects of antidepressants such as amitriptyline in depressive patients become evident after treatment for a few weeks. However, [...]
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|Is Stress Good for You?
||Disparaged as dangerous, healthy stress levels actually can push you to peak performance. Too much of it, though, strains your heart, robs you of mental clarity and even increases your risk of chronic disease. A study by the American Institute of Stress reported that 77 … ...
||I’m having a rough day. Yesterday was extremely stressful. You know by now that I don’t deal with stress very well. I found myself completely overwhelmed by 6:30P.M. That is … ...
|Secular Values and the Right to Die
||Secular values are based on empathy, a cornerstone of the Right to Die movement
|Are Transgender Women Just Reinforcing Sexist Stereotypes?
||How is gender identity formed? Are masculinity and femininity just oppressive stereotypes? Would transgender women, like Caitlin Jenner, exist if men were free to wear dresses? Modern brain research reveals how sex differences, hormones, and experiences influence gender identity and expression.
|Women Today Sounding Like 1950’s Men?
||I asked a question on my Facebook page: QUESTION FOR Ladies Who Are In Relationships With Men: What if he showed up one day and announced that he was IN … ...
|Additional time spent outdoors by children results in decreased rate of nearsightedness
||The addition of a daily outdoor activity class at school for three years for children in Guangzhou, China, resulted in a reduction in the rate of myopia (nearsightedness, the ability to see close objects more clearly than distant objects), according to a study in the September 15 issue of JAMA. Myopia has reached epidemic levels [...]
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|Yoga improves mental wellbeing among people with arthritis
||A randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis. Johns Hopkins researchers report that 8 weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental wellbeing of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The study [...]
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|Teen marijuana use down in the United States despite greater availability and legalization
||Marijuana use among American high school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago, despite the legalization in many states of marijuana for medical purposes, a move toward decriminalization of the drug and the approval of its recreational use in a handful of places, new research suggests. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School [...]
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|A better look at how the interpretation of the Bible influences political attitudes
||Measuring how religion affects a person’s political attitudes and behavior can provide powerful insight to everyone from pundits to presidents. Now there’s a new strategy to gather better, more nuanced perspective on that religious influence than ever before, developed by University of Cincinnati researchers. UC’s Andrew Lewis and Stephen Mockabee presented research titled “Measuring Biblical [...]
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|Study finds ‘modest’ link between SSRI antidepressants and violent crime
||Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use is modestly associated with violent crime, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The cohort study, by Seena Fazel from the University of Oxford, and colleagues, showed in subgroup analysis that this association was evident in participants aged 15-24, but not significant for individuals aged 25 [...]
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|PRO: A New Therapy Model
||This article will introduce you to a new psycho-therapeutic model. The purpose of the model is to identify which of three emotional energetic states a person is in and then … ...
|Once More With Feeling
||Crisis schmisis. This is how science works. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
|Nostalgia Helps You Make and Keep Friends
||Lacking the motivation to socialize? Try nostalgia.
|Spleen may provide new target for treating stroke's debilitating chronic inflammation
||Stroke injures the brain, but a new study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating stroke-induced chronic inflammation leading to further brain cell death.
|Controlling brain cells with sound waves
||A new technique to selectively and noninvasively turn on groups of neurons in worms could be boon to science and medicine.
|[Cruise Vacation Warning]: Study Uncovers A Common Insidious Mistake...
||Picture this: It’s 1999 and you’re on your way to see a movie that you’re told has an absolutely mind-blowing surprise ending. You feel like it’s some big secret the … ...
|Four Ways This Familiar Flirty Behaviour is Attractive
Why strangers who do this together are more likely to date.
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|Is it tougher for men to embrace change than women?
||Study shows ego and money pressures may keep older men from making life changes.