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4 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder Slowing down can actually speed up your productivity. Minor lifestyle changes can go a long way to helping you work smarter, not not harder.
The Real Story Behind Whiplash Yup. Former career-minded musician that I used to be, I finally watched the movie “Whiplash.” I had been told to watch it because I might be able to relate from … ...
Tested: Whether Extreme Music Causes Anger or Calms You Down Punk, heavy metal, death metal, emo and screamo -- study tests if extreme music really causes anger or calms the listener down. » Continue reading: Tested: Whether Extreme Music Causes Anger or Calms You Down » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:How To Get a Bigger Buzz From Upbeat Music Why Do We Enjoy Listening to Sad Music? Revealed: The Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour
Key protein may affect risk of stroke Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk of stroke. Scientists are learning how the blood-brain barrier develops and what makes the capillaries in the brain different from small blood vessels in other organs.
The Importance of “How are You?” First off, I need to say that I hate this question. It’s flippant and impersonal. Why do we greet each other with a seemingly intimate question when we could not … ...
Too Important To Remember Memory is a complicated system. It involves several parts of the brain. These parts are engaged in memory creation, storage, and recall. Failure in any one of those systems results … ...
Best of Our Blogs: June 26, 2015 Happy Friday, Psych Central readers! Ah, the end of the week. Some of us strive for it for days, don’t we? You might say we turn our faces toward it just like the sunflower to the sun. Before you head off to check off an … ...
Helping your Loved One Recover Eight Things You Can Do To Help Feelings of low self esteem and unworthiness can creep into your loved ones mind and heart; especially if they are recovering from a … ...
APA Praises Supreme Court Decision Affirming Right to Same-Sex Marriage Says scientific research formed basis for court’s action
Is Your Relationship Complex? The fact is every Relationship is Complex!  Well, maybe not that of man’s best friend…the dog!  Feed him, walk him, pet him and he is good.  Dogs love you heartly…Well, most … ...
Bristol Palin Reveals Pregnancy, Emotional Struggles For many people, the announcement of a pregnancy is exciting but it’s also not uncommon for it to be a time of shock, fear and confusion. It seems as though … ...
Cutting out your Toxic Parent I get hundreds of emails a month from people who have read my books and want to share their personal story about their abusive past.  I love that they trust … ...
7 Steps to a Meaningful Relationship It is easy to waft through life, concentrating on surface level relationships. For one thing, a relationship purely cultivated on this is free of restraints. There are few expectations, and it doesn’t take much energy to have them. Yet we all find ourselves craving more. Whether it’s a relationship with a family member, a friend […]
How to Cope When Your Friend Commits Suicide I remember the first time I walked into Vala’s store: she picked up a Nanette Lepore silk top and held it out. “This would look great on you.” “It’s more your color,” I said. “No,” she laughed. “It would make me look like a sausage.” … ...
Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without Down Syndrome, study shows A study revealed differences in the way brain inflammation -- considered a key component of AD-- is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD.
A Grateful Heart is a Healthy Heart It turns out that emotions play an important role in health, according to a study released early April by the American Psychological Association. According to their findings, both recognizing and … ...
Hold infinity in the palms of your hand A rare documentary about three people who have had hallucinatory and profound revelatory experiences is now available online. Those Who Are Jesus examines the borders between revelation and psychosis and hears people recount their intense experiences while looking at how they can be understood in terms of sociology, neuropsychiatry, religion and radical mental health. Julian […]
Own your Experience FEAR Fear is a funny thing if you think about it.  It can keep us inactive, it can paralyze us to the point that we do not live our lives … ...
How to Be Courageous Notice every time you do something that you’re scared to do—something your body is telling you not to do. You’ll start to realize that you do these things all the time. You’re already much braver than you think.
What controls blood flow in the brain? Scientists present the strongest evidence yet that smooth muscle cells surrounding blood vessels in the brain are the only cells capable of contracting to control blood vessel diameter and thus regulate blood flow. This basic anatomical understanding may also have important implications for phenomena observed in stroke and migraines.