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Infants Have Personal Empowerment Goals, Too There is no better feeling than looking down at your sweet baby’s face, and seeing a big grin looking right back at you. But is there a motive to the … ...
Introvert Heaven? Location, Location, Location. Very few decisions in your life feel as daunting. It seems like your choice could either be wonderful or devastating. But new research lends a helping hand to those on … ...
The Specific Forgiveness ‘Ability’ that Protects from Depression... The true test of a person’s character, in my opinion, is their ability to forgive others when they make mistakes. Being someone who has made many mistakes in my day, … ...
Brain networking: Mechanism behind cognitive control of thoughts Researchers use brain scans to determine the mechanism behind cognitive control of thoughts.
Glutamate: Essential food for the brain Glutamate is an amino acid with very different functions: in the pancreas, it modulates the activity of the pancreatic ß--cells responsible for insulin production, whereas in the brain it is the main excitatory neurotransmitter. In recent years, it has been suspected to play an additional role in the functioning of the brain. By discovering how the brain uses glutamate to produce energy, researchers confirm this hypothesis and highlight unexpected links with the rest of the body.
3 Things All Certified Peer Supporters Need to Know I have been an official peer supporter (completed course work, passed the test for the state of Ohio) for almost a year. Before that, I was trained to facilitate support … ...
How Bad Is Your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)? Have you ever wondered how bad your fear of missing out (FOMO) really is? As a reminder, the fear of missing out is the psychological phenomenon where a person has extreme anxiety whenever they’re doing something — watching TV or a movie, eating dinner out, … ...
Why Does Misinformation Continue to Affect Thinking? Vaccination for childhood diseases like Measles and Whooping Cough was one of the most significant public health victories of the second half of the 20th century. When I was in elementary school in the 1970s, these diseases had been relegated to the past.
Brain Most Sensitive to New Memories and Stress At This Stage of Life In this phase of life the brain is especially sensitive to new memories, social stress. » Continue reading: Brain Most Sensitive to New Memories and Stress At This Stage of Life
Why People With Asperger’s Look Rude And Creepy I hate when people are rude. Especially to servers. If a guy is rude to a waiter I won’t go out with him again. Insensitivity like that is something people … ...
Trumpism: Daily Examples of a Stunning Lack of Compassion Is one-upmanship, or Trumpism, becoming more prevalent than empathic or compassionate responses in our day-to-day lives?
Understanding Dependent Personality Disorder The word “dependent” is the perfect descriptive word to summarize Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD).  DPDs need other people for all areas of emotional support and affirmation. Frequently, they are reliant on one particular person such as a spouse, parent, or adult child.  Often, their dependence … ...
Four Ways To Foster Ethics In College Athletics With appropriate attention and desire, college athletics can be an excellent venue for nurturing ethical behavior and character formation. It really doesn't take that much time or money to make it happen. But will colleges make it a priority?
The Mood Drugs That Cause Brain Cancer To Eat Itself Drug combination encourage autophagy of brain cancer cells -- they eat themselves. » Continue reading: The Mood Drugs That Cause Brain Cancer To Eat Itself
New formula for life-satisfaction In a new study, a mathematical economist has demonstrated a connection between long-term income increases and personal satisfaction. Overtime also affects personal levels of happiness -- but in a negative way, he says.
What types of video games improve brain function? From 'brain games' designed to enhance mental fitness, to games used to improve real-world problems, to games created purely to entertain, today's video games can have a variety of potential impacts on the brain. A new article argues that it is the specific content, dynamics, and mechanics of individual games that determine their effects on the brain and that action video games might have particularly positive benefits.
Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality Men see no bias, hear no bias, speak no bias
Is Marriage Worth It For Women? Why are women more likely than men to initiate divorce?
Today I Love Moving Slowly Today I love moving slowly and the different view it gives me of the world. I love that as I sit here a chevron of geese in training just flew by overhead and they were making such a racket ......
Text Messages: Impaired Communication How often do you find yourself wondering if you may have simply misunderstood the context or meaning of a text message? Most people are pretty adept at transmitting factual information … ...