|Back to School Bullies
||It’s that time of year again; it’s time to head back to school. And while many kids are thrilled to get back into the swing of things, there are quite … ...
|Watch this video if you want to know why different types of marijuana have different effects
||In many U.S. states, marijuana is now considered medicine. Unlike many traditional medicines, marijuana is not standardized in form and can have many varying effects on an individual. Why is it, though, that two different types of marijuana can give you two different experiences? One of the first variables is how the marijuana is consumed. [...]
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|Sharing childcare 'improves sex lives' of couples
||Research show parents who split childcare duties evenly reported greater satisfaction, both sexually and emotionally.
|Researchers track the neural circuits driving a fly’s choice of a mate
||If you’ve ever found a banana overtaken by a swarm of tiny flies, you were in fact witnessing an orgy of amorous Drosophila melanogaster. These trespassers engage in fervent courtship and mating atop ripe fruits, and the sex is anything but casual. In particular, male flies are very precise in choosing whom to court–a complex [...]
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|Women more likely than men to initiate divorces, but not non-marital breakups
||Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). “The breakups of non-marital heterosexual relationships in the U.S. are quite gender neutral and [...]
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|Unmarried women are politically cohesive and more concerned about women’s status
||Why do unmarried women tend to be more liberal and Democratic than their married counterparts? A key reason is because unmarried women — those who have never been married and those who are divorced — are more concerned about the status of women as a collective group, suggests a new study that will be presented [...]
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|Study finds people’s spiritual awareness varies throughout the day
||People who report having spiritual awareness have it vary throughout the day, rather than being constant, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers. The study, which will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), found that people had the highest levels of spiritual awareness in the morning [...]
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|US has 5 percent of world’s population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012
||Despite having only about 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). “The United States, Yemen, Switzerland, Finland, and [...]
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|Dream of feeling less tired? The trick comes with age
||The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the day. “Although sleep is a biomarker for general health and pathological conditions, its changes across age and gender are poorly understood.” Researchers from [...]
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|Even as two-year-olds, girls are more independent and sociable
||A Norwegian study shows that girls aged two and a half years master most everyday activities better than boys. Girls of two and a half years of age are more capable of feeding and dressing themselves, they are better at participating in circle time in kindergarten, and they are out of nappies earlier than boys [...]
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|Hookup Culture: Dating Apps Don’t Change Who You Are
||Every week there’s a new article published about how dating apps, specifically Tinder, are “tearing society apart” and fueling a “Dating Apocalypse” in America. I haven’t been single in a while, so I was obviously curious about what changed. The answer is nothing. Hooking up is … ...
|Psychology Research Explains the Ashley Madison Crisis
||Well, the infamous Ashley Madison list is out. So it’s probably a pretty tough week-end for about 30 million people, who have some explaining to do. And also for a … ...
|Study Reveals If Depression is Contagious Between Friends
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|5 Misconceptions About Marriage and Family Therapists
||I have noticed over the years that there are many common misconceptions people have about marriage and family therapists. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arkansas, so some of what I am saying may be influenced by my specific experiences. Here are … ...
|Will Smart Phone Use Change Our Perception of the...
||Our Smart phones demand our eyes to narrowly focus for extended periods of time on a teeny tiny rectangular hand-held object. The time on task we spend devoted to a technological instrument is unprecedented in human evolution. Lateral peripheral vision helped our early ancestors scan … ...
|Using Karma to Recognize Difficulty in Our Relationships...
||With origins in ancient India, the term karma stems from the sanskrit word for “action, work or deed.” Karma not only applies to tangible actions like our words and deeds, it also applies to unseen energies like thoughts, intentions and emotions. Under the spiritual law … ...
|Today I Love August 23rd, 2015
||Today I love that last night I got to listen to Steve Poltz tell the story of how he and Jewel came to write the song “You Were Meant For … ...
|The Secret of Behavioural Control
||It’s our own private collection of goals that determines what will be sticks and carrots for each of us.
|The Pitfalls of Telecommuting
||I was contacted by a TV Producer at BBC News regarding my thoughts about the pitfalls of working at home. I am reposting my response to her as well as add some additional information which, due to a tight schedule, I was not able to include in my original answers. Question: People often tout home … Continue reading The Pitfalls of Telecommuting →
|Cultivate Creativity by Changing How You Think About Thinking...
||Maybe you want to think more creatively because you’re a teacher who wants to create fascinating lesson plans your students will actually be excited about. Maybe you want to create a powerful presentation … ...