|Creating with Your Senses
||Tuning into our creativity means opening our eyes and actually using all our senses. Or rather it means paying attention to our senses and the information they’re giving us. After … ...
|Diabetes and brain tangles may be linked independently of Alzheimer’s disease
||Diabetes may be linked to the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain, separate from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the September 2, 2015, online version of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Evidence shows that people with type 2 diabetes have double the risk of [...]
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|Tracking down the causes of Alzheimer’s disease
||Genes are not only important for regular memory performance, but also for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Basel now identified a specific group of genes that plays a central role in both processes. This group of molecules controls the concentration of calcium ions inside the cell. Their results appear in [...]
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|Study links common psychiatric disorders with increased risk of violent reoffending in ex-prisoners
||Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially more likely to commit a violent crime after release than other prisoners, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The study of almost 48000 ex-prisoners suggests that diagnosed psychiatric disorders are potentially responsible for [...]
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|Bisexual and questioning women have higher risk of eating disorders
||Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new study from Drexel University. However, the results of the study suggest that females attracted to the same-sex are [...]
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|How do academic prodigies spend their time and why does that matter?
||Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes a decade of intense practice – roughly 10,000 hours – to achieve mastery in any field. So, how does this apply to gifted students? Do gifted students from different countries actually invest their time differently in accruing those 10,000 hours needed to become masters of their field? [...]
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|Researchers use 3D-printed models to study women’s penis size preferences
||Researchers at the University of California–Los Angeles and University of New Mexico have found that women prefer a penis that is larger than average — but only slightly larger. “Since context matters, men should be thinking ‘fit’ rather than ‘fat’ with respect to their penis size,” researcher Nicole Prause told The Daily Beast. “In other [...]
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|The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar
||The more psychologists look for reliable cues to a person's deception, the more elusive the cues seems to be.
|Self-Care Sunday: Engaging in Absorbing Activities
||One of my close friends bought me a beautiful book for my birthday called On Reading. It features the photographs of André Kertész, who captured all sorts of people reading … ...
|Navigating Catastrophic Thinking, Part 2
||When we’re struggling with catastrophic thinking, our mind imagines all kinds of disasters occurring: A presentation at work not only doesn’t go well, but it ends in getting fired. Asking someone on a date ends in a big fat “No!” and getting humiliated. Your best … ...
|How To Prevent Suicide: 3 Risk Factors For Suicide Attempts
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|The Six Hallmarks of a Sociopath
||Do you know any sociopaths? Chances are, your answer is, “Only on TV.” And chances are, you’re wrong. The media’s portrayal of the sociopath is actually more a caricature of … ...
|Understanding Your Emotional Response
||People ask me, how do I explain my feelings that I resent my husband/partner? Whenever you give it away, do too much, take on too much for another, or enable … ...
|Stop Saying that Being Single Is Better Than Being...
||I hear this all the time: “Being single is better than being in a bad relationship” (or a bad marriage). There are other versions, too, such as, “It is better … ...
|Today I Love The Poets
||Sometimes you just have to see what things are like, remind yourself of how good it is to be in this world, on this earth....
|Earning a Rep as a Generous Person Can Help...
||Let’s go ahead and assume you buy into the idea that there are plenty of clients out there and that you don’t have to worry about your “competition” at all. If you’re not bought in, I have a free video coming out next month to … ...
|Do I Deserve a Better Spouse?
||A woman wanted to get married. According to a widely circulated, word-of-mouth tale, here is her story: She met many men but was always disappointed. None of them had the combination of traits she felt she deserved. Despairing, she consulted a famous rabbi, Menachem Mendel … ...
|100 Mile Cycling Sportive
||Recently, I went to London for the weekend to take part in a cycling event, a 100 mile sportive. It started on the Sunday morning, but I had to be … ...
|You Don’t Have To Be Perfect
||You don’t have to be perfect, in case you are under the assumption you should be. Maybe you just needed someone to tell you that. Growing up I strove for … ...
|Assertiveness: The Art of Respecting Your Needs While Also...
||Assertiveness lies on a spectrum. On one extreme you’ll find passivity. On the other extreme is aggressiveness. According to psychotherapist Ali Miller, MFT, “Passivity often results from the belief that ‘my needs don’t matter.’” Aggressiveness often results from the belief that ‘your needs don’t matter.’” … ...