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How Introverts and Extroverts Can Make Professional Magic Introverts and extroverts can achieve extraordinary results when they learn how to work together, according to author Jennifer Kahnweiler.
Worming our way to a new understanding of behavior The wriggling and writhing of worms may hold clues to the inner workings of our brains, according to scientists who have developed a pioneering tool to analyze a worm's posture as it wriggles, and will use the tool to investigate how exactly the worm's brain controls its movements.
Got a Craving for Something Sweet? Play Tetris It’s been called one of the most addictive games ever, but Tetris can actually help decrease your cravings for food. In fact, researchers just discovered that playing Tetris for as little … ...
Why Doesn't Anyone Return Messages? Are people just too busy these days? Or lazy? Or oversaturated with media? And does anyone (besides me) care?
Study identifies nine risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease Researchers believe information could aid medical professionals in guiding patients to specific lifestyle changes to target reducing worldwide Alzheimer’s cases.
A racial gap in attitudes toward hospice care Research shows that nearly half of white Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in hospice before death, compared with only a third of black patients.
The Problem with Google’s Health Knowledge Graphs Earlier this year, Google changed how it presented health search results. It added a new box to its search results it calls a “Knowledge Graph.” Apparently this new product came about because a Google product manager had a hard time finding information about a concussion, … ...
Creative and Playful Ways to Cope with Your Inner... For many of us the inner critic is loud and relentless. It hurls insults. It stops us from voicing our concerns and exploring our dreams. Why would we explore or … ...
Impact of sleep disturbance on recovery in veterans with PTSD and TBI Poor sleep may impact treatment and recovery in veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A review of extensive research on sleep in TBI and PTSD has found that sleep-focused interventions can improve treatment outcomes in veterans.
Vyvanse I was prescribed Vyvanse about a month ago to help me focus. Like a lot of autistic people, I have trouble organizing my time. And following conversations. And sometimes even following a train … ...
Media Use, Escapism and Procrastination We use media for many purposes including information, entertainment, social interaction and to escape the stresses of daily life. A recent study by a German colleague answers the question: “Is this escapism the same as procrastination?”
Some single people are happy on their own, research finds New American research with a nationally representative sample has found that single people with high avoidance goals are just as happy being single as other people in relationships.
All or Nothing Gretchen Rubin describes habits as, "the invisible architecture of our everyday lives," and she is correct. Studies show we repeat about 40 percent of our behavior almost daily. Habits are powerful. Why not make them good ones?
I’ll See You in My Dreams I’ll just say this up front – it is awfully hard for me to admit I liked any movie that made me cry this much. And while sometimes I need “a good … ...
When anger triggers depression I was told that depression is anger turned inward. So I used a sledge hammer to get the anger out before it smothered me....
Humans Are a "Unique Super-Predator" Claims New Research A new study shows humans have incredibly broad negative effects as predators that are unsustainable. While a BBC essay and others that summarize this study do not make for especially pleasant reading, I urge everyone to read something about this new groundbreaking study, for its results are important for every single human. No one is spared from our predatory ways.
An Inspiring Lifespace for People Who Are Homeless Over the past several years, I traveled around the country and read widely to learn about the creative ways that people are living now. Those nuclear family households that we … ...
Today I Love Folk Music There is power for recharging in quiet corners of this world, and it is not a sin to keep them secret and to yourself....
Self-Compassion vs. Self-Criticism Recently I wrote about the “The Stress and Trauma Loop.” I described my struggle with a stressful transition. I pointed out that stress responses feel a lot like trauma responses and that therefore, those of us with accumulated trauma in our life history can be … ...
The Cinderella Persecution Syndrome When viewed from the perspective of psychoanalysis, the children’s story of Cinderella illustrates a theme that probably occurs more often than we think. It can happen in a step-family, as … ...