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Math For Dessert Helps Students Remember My students are working hard to master all the new concepts they’ve been learning in math class. It’s a lot to absorb! The key to getting all these rules and … ...
7 Healthy, Beneficial Reasons to Let Loose and Cry Sometimes a good cry is the best thing EVER! “Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears.” – Shannon Hale, Princess Academy Ever feel so stressed out, so overwhelmed, or so mad at your partner (or at life) that you just … ...
Why Are Little Girls' Halloween Costumes Still So Sexy? I just read about the concerned mom who wrote a letter to Party City, outraged about this year's Halloween costumes for little girls. She was particularly furious about a sexy police girl costume marketed to young girls. I agree. Every year when I take my daughter Halloween costume shopping, I wonder how this hot and sexy trend for young girls will impact girls' futures...
The Quiet Room This month’s British Journal of Psychiatry has a brief but fascinating article about a 1979 Marvel comic featuring and written by rock legend Alice Cooper which depicts his real-life admission to a psychiatric ward. The comic was timed to coincide with the release of his concept album From The Inside which describes his experiences as […]
How can a monotonous job be meaningful? Psychologist says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on all the ways we find fulfillment, even in jobs many might consider mundane.
‘Phubbing’ ruining relationships, study says Ignoring someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead is leading to higher levels of depression and ruining relationships.
Can exercise help with bullying? There are psychological benefits of exercise, especially for teens who feel sad or hopeless from bullying.
The Borderline Daughter Is your daughter developing a Borderline Personality? Is she difficult or truly in trouble? Here are some clues that should prove helpful.
Late bedtimes for teens could lead to weight gain over time Research shows that every hour of sleep lost is associated with a 2.1 point increase in body mass index (BMI) over a five-year period.
Identifying and tackling feelings of insecurity Most people feel insecure at some point in their lives and some experience insecurity over extended periods of time, even life-long. Feelings of insecurity bring chaos in one’s life and … ...
A Profile of Oregon's Pseudocommando Killer Dr. Park Dietz has identified three types of mass murderers—family annihilators, pseudocommandos, and set-and-run killers. The killer who targeted people at Umpqua Community College was a classic pseudocommando.
The Hidden Psychological Magnet for Emotional Pain One of the characteristics of empowered people: They stay out of their own way. Perhaps the number one method of getting in our own way is self-sabotaging personal expectations. You’ve … ...
Do Social Odors Build Cities? Is your smell communicating everything about you, from your state of mind to the foods and drugs you take? Learn how the invisible sense of smell influences every aspects of your daily life.
Creating Your Personal Barometer for Stress If I let my brain do what it likes, it’d stress out about everything. The thing that’s happening 3 months from now. The thing that’s happening a year from now. … ...
Can You Really Change Your Personality? Research Says “Yes” Research shows that you can consciously "grow" and develop dimensions of your personality that have been dormant or blocked.
Jim Carrey Loses Girlfriend to Possible Suicide Cathriona White’s family were left stunned by her sudden death earlier this week. The on-again-off-again girlfriend of actor, Jim Carrey, was just 30 years old when she was found. It … ...
The Difference between Sadness and Depression Because we associate depression with its primary symptom of pervasive sadness, many of us struggle to tell the difference between these two common psychological states. And that is a huge problem.
Connecting to Your Body to Cope with ADHD Adults with ADHD commonly have an uncomfortable or combative relationship with their bodies. According to psychiatrist Lidia Zylowska, MD, in her book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD, adults with hyperactivity might get frustrated with their restlessness. Adults with inattention might get frustrated with their … ...
High-fructose diet slows recovery from brain injury A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report. Revealing a link between nutrition and brain health, the finding offers implications for the 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Stop Children ‘Catching’ Your Anxiety Before It’s Too Late Anxious parents tend to pass on their anxiety to their children -- but this doesn't have to be the case. » Continue reading: Stop Children ‘Catching’ Your Anxiety Before It’s Too Late