|Declaring Your Independence from Other Damaging Things
||On Friday I shared this list of different things we can declare independence from. Today, I’m sharing additional examples. That is, you might declare independence from: Not taking your needs, … ...
|7 Tips for Dealing with Distractions for Adults with...
||Distractibility is a big issue for people with ADHD. They don’t have enough activity in the area of the brain that controls attention, said Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, a psychologist, author and ADHD expert. That means you have a harder time filtering out things you … ...
|Re-set Your Relationship with Positivity: Science and Strategies...
||One of the biggest traps for couples is the belief that they have to deal with what is wrong with their relationship before they reset what is right! When a … ...
|Banish Negative Thoughts Forever
||Makes a lot of sense. When you’ve hit your lowest low, bouncing back on your feet often seems impossible. You’re not where you want to be professionally, mentally or physically, and it’s really starting to get you down. But that doesn’t mean you have to … ...
|Free mental safe houses open in New York City
||Federally funded respite centers allow guests to check in and talk through their concerns and fears with staff members who have their own experiences with the mental health system.
|How Rewarding Yourself for Good Habits Can Throw You...
||5 reasons why rewards can be very dangerous for habit-formation. Of the 21 strategies that I identify, that we can use to make or break our habits, the Strategy of Reward was one of the most difficult for me to understand. In large part, because the lesson is: be … ...
|When times are tough, parents favor daughters over sons
||In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons, according to researchers at the Carlson School of Management and Rutgers Business School. Their study, forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research, found participants preferred to enroll a daughter rather than a son in beneficial programs, preferred to give a U.S. Treasury bond to a [...]
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|Can autism be measured in a sniff? The link between olfaction and autism spectrum disorder
||Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You’d take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you’d likely do just the opposite–abruptly limiting the flow of air through your nose. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July [...]
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|Basics of the brain: This video examines the evolution of neural circuits
||Using amazing new technologies, evolutionary neuroscientist Melina Hale and her graduate students at the University of Chicago are discovering that the basic movements of one tiny fish can teach us big ideas about how the brain’s circuitry works. “Mysteries of the Brain” is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the NSF.
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|Four weird audio illusions that will blow your mind
||Do you trust your ears?
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|VIDEO: How fast does a thought travel?
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|When the gods die, a time to embrace change: Researchers examine the Hindu rituals of Nabakalebara
||The death and rebirth of four Hindu gods brings renewal to India’s state of Odisha. University of Tübingen researchers are following the rituals of Nabakalebara, held every 19 years. Five million pilgrims are expected to attend this year’s Chariot Festival on July 18-26, the high point of Nabakalebara rituals in the northeastern Indian city of [...]
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|Anxiety increases the risk of gastrointestinal infection and long-term complications
||A study in the aftermath of 2010 tap water contamination in the Belgian towns of Schelle and Hemiksem provides valuable insights into the cause of irritable bowel syndrome A team comprised of scientists at VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. [...]
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|Documenting how dementia sufferers benefit from GPS
||A brand new study of 200 dementia sufferers in Norway reveals that almost all experience greater peace of mind and increased levels of physical activity using GPS devices. The study relates the story of an elderly man residing in the secure ward of a nursing home who was not allowed to go out because he [...]
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|Thinking about death can make you value life more
||Go ahead and contemplate your own mortality. How does it feel? Would you be surprised to learn that it can potentially improve your mental health to think about your death more often? The Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy once pondered if there was any meaning in life that an awareness of death didn’t undo or destroy. [...]
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|New study explores bystander intervention in cyberbullying
||Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy. “Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying,” a new study published in the National Communication Association’s Communication Monographs, reveals specific online conditions under which witnesses to cyberbullying are likely (or unlikely) to intervene in defense of a victim. The [...]
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|Research shows how to banish children’s fussy eating
||Parents could banish their children’s fussy eating habits by following three simple steps, a new study suggests. Introducing the ‘three Rs’ – Repetition, Role Modelling and Rewards – at meal times could help parents to get their children to eat, and even like, new vegetables, according to new research from Aston and Loughborough Universities. By [...]
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|How a newborn baby sees you
||A newborn infant can see its parents’ expressions at a distance of 30 cm. For the first time researchers have managed to reconstruct infants visual perception of the world. By combining technology, mathematics and previous knowledge of the visual perception of infants, researchers have finally succeeded in showing to an adult audience how much of its [...]
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|A supportive close friendship helps boys and girls overcome adversity
||A single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances, according to a new University of Sussex study. The research, led by psychologist Dr Rebecca Graber, was published Thursday 25 June, in the British Journal of Psychology. Young people from low-income areas typically face substantial challenges to good physical [...]
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|How people misunderstand stalking
||Members of the public have a fixed and faulty view of what stalkers look like, and this has potential implications for victims and court proceedings. That is the finding of research to be presented by Dr Simon Duff from the University of Nottingham to the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic [...]
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