|Thinking About “The Rationality of Rage”
||In The New York Times, Matthew Hutson surveys some recent research pointing to the social benefits of anger. But might anger be too difficult to control to use strategically? Let's ask some philosophers what they think.
|3 Benefits of Having a Home-Mate: Guest Post by...
||Bella’s intro: I think we all want some combination of time alone and time together, but in vastly different proportions. That’s what I thought going into my research for How … ...
|5 Herbs That Can Improve Your Immune System Naturally
|| Your immune system does an amazing job on defending your body from disease-causing microorganisms. Some people are just blessed with a strong immune system, but for others, they must … ...
|Investigating Bias in Research
||Dr. Twersky-Kengmana has disclosed that she has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity. Unbiased medical research is essential to the process of informed clinical decision-making. Unfortunately, some degree of research bias is unavoidable, so the best … ...
|3 Ways to Say No and Be More Assertive in Business
||Have you ever noticed how many times a week you say “yes” to a person or project, only to end up regretting your decision? Of those commitments, how many were actually in line with your business priorities? If you lack standards or fear rejection, it … ...
|Failure to Drive
||It’s been months since I took steps toward facing a fear with ERP. Not keeping up with previous therapy homework — I’m still eating “contaminated” foods and the rest of … ...
|How neuroscientists used Alice in Wonderland to pinpoint psychosis in the brain
||We all know Alice’s tale. Seven-year-old girl falls into an imagined world where, as an anthropomorphized cat famously explains, any and everyone is mad, including Alice herself. She meets some fantastical creatures and an evil queen. Adventures are had. As some believe, Alice’s time in Wonderland is less a dreamed-up journey than a trip of [...]
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|Teens with bulimia recover faster when parents are included in treatment
||Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually, according to a study led by Daniel Le Grange, PhD, Benioff UCSF Professor in children’s health in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, and James Lock, MD, PhD, professor of [...]
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|Everyday activity more beneficial than occasional strenuous exercise for Parkinson’s disease
||New University of Michigan research finds people with Parkinson’s disease may want to consider attempting to do the dishes, fold the laundry and take strolls around the neighborhood in their quest to control their symptoms. Parkinson’s patients often become sedentary because of motor symptoms such as gait, balance problems or falls, said study principal investigator [...]
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|How to Find Spiritual Strength During Times of Illness
||Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore. — Eckhart Tolle Sometimes in life, we face pain so great that we must focus on surviving … ...
|Using Subtle Energy To Be Creative
||In an article, Suzanne Falter-Barns quotes Deepak Chopra: “Creativity is ultimately sexual – I’m sorry — but it is!” Falter-Barns comments, “I couldn’t agree more. I’d always had this sense … ...
|Understand Your Brain to Avoid Selfie Accidents
||Another death by selfie: a 66-year-old Japanese tourist fell down a flight of steps at the Taj Mahal while taking a selfie. Questions that arise include reactionary suggestions of governmental requirements for ‘cautionary messages’ on selfie taking and even legislation. If regulatory bodies want to do something useful, they should teach people more biology.
|The Power of Empowering
||There are countless opportunities to lift someone’s spirits, boost their confidence, and acknowledge their effort, and too often these moments go unnoticed. Sometimes we get so busy or so wrapped … ...
|A walk along the beach can help you sleep better: study
||It was likely uttered first by Playboy playmates in the 1940s and afterwards became the go-to of every silent, sensitive type. But enjoying “long walks on the beach” may be more than just a clichéd romantic notion: According to a new study from the National Trust, people who take strolls along the seaside report sleeping much longer than those who take walks inland. [...]
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|Can men tell if a woman is a cheater just by looking at her face?
||Since childhood, we’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover. But new research conducted at the University of Western Australia and published in PLOS One suggests that men have some clues about a woman’s faithfulness to her partner based on her appearance alone. The study investigated whether sexual faithfulness could be accurately judged by viewing opposite-sex strangers’ appearance. [...]
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|The Art of Receiving: What It Takes to Let...
||We’re taught that giving is superior to receiving. Valuing giving is a helpful corrective to human narcissism. Seeing what others need to be happy is a beautiful act of kindness, which also fulfills us as nothing else can. But receiving is an equally noble endeavor. … ...
|How Pressure To Be On Social Media 24/7 Affects Well-Being
The effect of pressure to be on social media 24/7 on young people's mental state.
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|Why Change is Inevitable
||Over the last few weeks things have been changing, I fell fast in and out of a relationship, I quit smoking, I took up a hobby that I had been … ...
|Three Ways to Teach Yourself to Think More Optimistically...
|| Thinking optimistically isn’t simply about seeing the glass half-full. Instead, it’s a systematic way of using your thinking to shift not just the way you feel, but how you … ...
|Reframe and change your relationship with stress
||Research undermines the conventional view that stress is bad.