|3 Qualities That Can Save a Relationship
||Don’t forget these often over-looked but super-important qualities for a happy relationship. It’s common knowledge that kindness, honesty and respect are necessary ingredients for a good relationship. However, there are three other qualities that are often overlooked that are just as important. They can actually … ...
|Media Violence and the Real World
||Debate about whether violent video games encourage real-life violence rages on.
|Want to Win Her Heart? Feed Her First
||The old saying “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” has just been updated. New research shows that women’s brains respond more to romantic cues on a … ...
|Relationships: Breaking It, and Putting It Back Together?...
||Taking things apart can be such fun. It’s a behavior often observed in children as they sit on the floor, building blocks, doing puzzles, etc., just to then turn around … ...
|Children in England 'among unhappiest in world'
||More than a third of English children said they had been bullied in school, and half had felt excluded.
|Study shows certain moods are contagious
||Having friends with a healthy mood reduces a teen's chance of developing depression, and increases the chance of recovering from depression.
|Don't I know that guy?
||You see a man at the grocery store. Is that the fellow you went to college with or just a guy who looks like him? It turns out that a tiny spot in the brain has the answer.
|Does where you live shape who you are?
||Recent research shows interesting connections between your physical surroundings and your personality. Mountainous states show higher rates of introversion than flat ones. We don't know yet how much your surroundings might shape such personality variables, but there's little doubt that where you live has an impact on your happiness and life satisfaction.
|Employees Can’t Be Summed Up By A Personality Test
||“When with a group of people,” she read, “you enjoy being at the center of attention.”
“No.” I answered. “I’d rather speak to one person.”
“No way!” she replied, “You love being the center of attention. I’m checking a big YES.”
She must have changed at least half my answers. I’m not saying she was wrong. Most of the time, I think we were both right.
|Autism and Creativity
||There’s a great post on here this week by Janice Wood about autism and creativity. I think it’s great. I agree with all of it. Here’s my take: Autistic people are … ...
|Survivor, Not a Victim
||Many people ask me during my speeches or in emails how in the world I survived my abusive childhood. It seems impossible for them to fathom that a child could … ...
|How To Read Someone’s Emotions With 90% Accuracy
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|Uncertainty: The Path to Creativity?
|| In our ever-changing world, it seems that creativity is no longer the side dish – it’s the main course. We hear it all the time. We need innovation, new … ...
|The amazing adaptability of brain's vision center
||By early childhood, the sight regions of a blind person's brain respond to sound, especially spoken language, a neuroscientist has found. Working with individuals who are blind offers cognitive researchers an opportunity to discover how nature and nurture, or a person's genes and their experience, sculpt brain function, the researcher says.
|Brain-in-a-dish as mature as five-week-old fetus brain
||Scientists have developed a nearly complete human brain in a dish that equals the brain maturity of a five-week-old fetus. The brain organoid, engineered from adult human skin cells, is the most complete human brain model yet developed.
|New compounds could reduce alcoholics' impulse to drink
||Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. Now new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of drugs could treat the disease without many of the unwanted side effects caused by current therapies.
|What Happens When Therapists Get Stressed?
||We’ve all been there. The dog ran away, something expensive has malfunctioned in your home, your vehicle needs days and thousands of dollars or work, your family wants to hear from you and to top it all off, the flu has generously come to visit … ...
|Psychopaths are Immune to Contagious Yawning
||Catching a yawn from someone is deeply rooted in empathy, and seen across intelligent, social species. A new study shows that psychopaths, who are lacking in empathy, are far less likely to catch a yawn.
|4 Tips to Steer Clear of Relationship Roadblocks
||Let’s face it: Romantic relationships occupy a lot of prime real estate in most people’s lives. And rightfully so! A great majority of us long for stable, fulfilling relationships with a partner we can share our lives with. So why does the quest to find … ...
|Irritability in Bipolar Disorder
||The past few weeks I’ve been irritable, angry, agitated, frustrated, frazzled, whatever you want to call it. It’s awful for me. It’s awful for everyone around me. If you’ve ever … ...