|Seven Tips for Kissing Like You Mean It
||My husband of 25 years and I recently attended Kissing School, the brainchild of Seattle psychotherapist Cherie Byrd. Here's what we learned after seven hours of smoothing.
|Television viewing linked to higher injury risk in people with hostile personality traits
||People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on violence and risk-taking behaviors, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. The research, published online in the International Journal [...]
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|Magnetic stimulation effective in helping Parkinson’s patients walk
||About 50% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience freezing of gait (FOG), an inability to move forward while walking. This can affect not only mobility but also balance. In a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, researchers report that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce FOG and improve other motor skills [...]
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|Research in mice shows potential value of antidepressant in some stroke victims
||Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why. Specifically, the researchers say, their experiments suggest the drug, often sold under the trade name Prozac, prolongs the time after a stroke during which physical therapy remains [...]
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|Men who buy sex have much in common with sexually coercive men
||“It’s like she’s not really there.” – Study participant who bought sex Men who buy sex have less empathy for women in prostitution than men who don’t buy sex, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The research, co-authored by UCLA professor Neil Malamuth, also found that men [...]
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|Single mothers much more likely to live in poverty than single fathers, study finds
||Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they’re penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with each added child in their family. Men also make more for every additional year they invest in education, further widening the gender gap, reports a [...]
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|Organized self-management support eases chronic depression
||How to reach people with chronic or recurrent depression? In a randomized trial, they benefited from a self-management support service that included regular outreach care management and a self-care group with a combined behavioral and recovery-oriented approach. Over 18 months, patients improved significantly in all four measured outcomes. Compared to patients in usual care, they [...]
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|5 Reasons Why We Should Not Hit Our Children
||If you’ve visited the blog in the last couple of weeks, you probably noticed that I haven’t published anything new for awhile. I took a vacation to visit my family … ...
|Personality Challenges, Perfectionism, and Self-Compassion
||Having compassion for oneself means that we can honor our humanness by accepting ourselves—even during those times when we inevitably come up against our limitations and fall short of our ideals.
|Tips for Thwarting Panic Attacks
||I awake in the middle of a summer night, hot and uncomfortable and possibly disoriented from a disturbing dream. Feelings of nausea intertwine with the heat, rendering me physically drained. I sit in the waiting rooms of doctors’ offices, feet tapping in sporadic rhythm, nervous … ...
|Best Quotes For Anxious, Highly Sensitive & Creative People...
||“You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. … ...
|Magnetic stimulation effective in helping Parkinson's patients walk
||About 50 percent of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience freezing of gait (FOG), an inability to move forward while walking. This can affect not only mobility but also balance. In a new study, researchers report that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation can reduce FOG and improve other motor skills in PD patients.
|What Is the Link Between Depression and Diabetes?
||People tend to gain and lose weight all their lives, but do these extra pounds lead to poor health?
|How to Communicate: Getting Your Partner to Hear What...
||It is common to feel unprepared to cope with miscommunication. When we don’t know what to do to promote effective communication, we have an unfortunate tendency to make up our … ...
|Is Psychology Doomed? The Problem With Psychological Research...
||Most studies in psychology are so flawed that they cannot be reproduced--what does this say about everything we know about mental health, mental illness, our emotions, therapy, and treatments?...
|Deciphering olfactory receptor codes
||In animals, numerous behaviors are governed by the olfactory perception of their surrounding world. Whether originating in the nose of a mammal or the antennas of an insect, perception results from the combined activation of multiple receptors located in these organs. Identifying the full repertoire of receptors stimulated by a given odorant would represent a key step in deciphering the code that mediates these behaviors. To this end, a tool has been developed by researchers to do exactly that.
|This Supplement May Reduce Risk of Psychotic Disorders
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|For the Sake of the Children
||Many people in unhappy or conflicted marriages stay together for the purported sake of the children. This article examines this premise and explores what's really best for our children.
|The Estimable Neurologist Oliver Sacks
||As you’ve probably heard by now, the eminent neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks has passed away at the age of 82. Cancer, the great equalizer in death, was responsible for his passing. As he recounted to the New York Times in February, a melanoma in … ...
|That Moment You First Meet Your Best You
||For so many years I have lived with the suspicion that there is a much kinder, sweeter, more loving being inside me than the one I spend most of my … ...