|Why You Need Friends
||When I met my therapist, I didn’t really have any friends here. Sad, I know. Drop me down in Austin and I have a ton of people to call to … ...
|How to Stop Sabotaging Your Business Success
||As a business owner, you’ve chosen to carve your own path and be the one responsible for your success. But do you ever wish that sometimes you could just get out of your own way? What you might not realize is that specific, unconscious behaviors … ...
|New study strengthens link between traumatic brain injury and crime
||Can traumatic brain injury (TBI) lead to criminal behavior? After light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested for a hit-and-run incident in New Mexico, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan speculated that brain damage from his mixed martial arts career could have contributed to his decision to allegedly flee the scene of the crime. “If the [...]
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|Jung Personality Types: The Model of Typology
||All you need to know about Jung's personality theory, psychological types, and tests.
|Let children move around, stand or walk in the classroom. You’ll see the difference
||The question of “is sitting the next smoking” has been raised by many health experts in the past few months. Many ailments, including diabetes and heart disease, are known to be connected to an inactive lifestyle. However, most of this attention has been focused on adult office workers and the negative health impact of sitting [...]
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|VIDEO: The scientific truth about the friend zone
||Being in the friend zone might be frustrating, but science might have a good reason why it’s the best!
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|Researchers discover surprising link between chronic stress and preterm birth
||Like most health professionals, David Olson has known for some time of the dangers posed by excessive stress. His latest research, though, is giving surprising new insight into how chronic stress in childhood can have an impact years after it occurred in women giving birth. “Chronic stress is one of the better predictors of preterm [...]
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|Researchers stimulate amygdala to gain key insight into sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
||Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is becoming increasingly recognized as a very real and devastating problem in which impaired breathing is thought to play a critical role. Researchers believe breathing may be impaired during and after seizures, without the patient’s knowledge. By using electrical stimulation to activate the amygdala, a group of University of [...]
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|Pre-college science programs lead to more science majors
||High school students who take part in pre-college programs that focus on science are much more likely to pursue higher education and, eventually, careers in science, technology, engineering and medicine – the STEM disciplines. In a paper published in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University researchers from the National Superconducting [...]
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|Alexia: What happens when a brain injury makes you forget how to read
||Once we have successfully learned how to read, it continues to be easy for most of us. But for some people it can be an immense challenge. In developmental dyslexia, the process of learning to read is disrupted, while in alexia – or acquired dyslexia – brain damage can affect reading ability in previously literate [...]
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|Stroke associated with both immediate and long-term decline in cognitive function
||In a study that included nearly 24,000 participants, those who experienced a stroke had an acute decline in cognitive function and also accelerated and persistent cognitive decline over 6 years, according to an article in the July 7 issue of JAMA. Each year, approximately 795,000 U.S. residents experience a stroke. In 2010, almost 7 million [...]
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|Amphetamine use may affect sexual function in men
||A cross-sectional study suggests illicit use of amphetamine has various consequences for male sexual function. Amphetamines are a group of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system and contain ingredients such as amphetamine, methamphetamine, methylphenidate, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“Ecstasy”). “Compared with 211 matched controls, amphetamine users were twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction,” said Dr. [...]
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|How horror games give us the fright we’re looking for
||Why play horror-themed videogames designed to shock and scare? As with horror films or novels, they provide a means to indulge in the pleasure of frightening ourselves. Freakish, monstrous characters programmed to challenge and destroy the player gratifies the fear-induced thrill-seeking that drives gamers to immerse themselves in such virtual worlds. Until now there had [...]
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|Helpful Ways to Shift Your Perspective
||All of us experience hard times. So it helps to have a toolbox of healthy strategies we can turn to. In fact, it helps to have a toolbox for navigating every … ...
|Potential New Treatment For Parkinson’s Found — And It’s An Existing Drug
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|10 Drug-Free Alternative Treatments for Depression
||With standard doses of the most commonly used class of antidepressants (SSRIs) only 30 percent of people with severe depression achieve remission with the first medication prescribed. Switching to a new drug — and it often takes twelve weeks to achieve an adequate response to medication … ...
|What to Do About The Feeling of Stagnancy
||I’ve been feeling a bit off. It’s not so much a serious thing as it is a malaise, a light blue period where I’m more content to lay down on … ...
|5 Powerful Ways Kindness Makes You Happier and Healthier!...
||It’s fair to say that most of us have been taught that kindness is a virtue. In the karmic sense, kindness certainly has been thought of as a means to … ...
|Only Legally Married People Get These Benefits and Protections...
||When same-sex couples won the right to marry everywhere in the U.S., with the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling, they got access to many benefits and protections they did … ...
|Trauma Also Brings Emergence of New Life
||Previously, I wrote about trans-generational trauma: “Three generations removed from Holocaust survivors…I have lived my whole life with a sense of pain and grief for family members long gone, most of whom I never met. To this day, I carry a chronic sense of personal … ...