|Managing Six Kinds of Dating Anxiety
||A good marriage offers lifelong companionship, plus emotional and spiritual fulfillment like nothing else can give. Yet large numbers of women of all ages are proclaiming disinterest in marrying. Many tell me privately that they yearn for marriage but fear failing at it. How Women … ...
|Robot controlled remotely with thoughts
||For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. Scientists have been working on a revolutionary brain-machine approach in order to restore a sense of independence to the disabled. The idea is to remotely control a robot from home with one's thoughts. The research, involving numerous subjects located in different countries, produced excellent results in both human and technical terms.
|The Two Types of Empathy Pinpointed In The Brain
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|Seeing the Light in Dark News
||A few days ago, I got a pile of news all at once. Some of the news was awesome. Some, not so much. But all jumbled up together, it felt … ...
|New light shed on how neurons control muscle movement
||Researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease, have found that groups of neurons work together, firing in complex rhythms to signal muscles about when and where to move.
|My cat did not give me bipolar disorder.
||Cats and humans, most especially women, have had a somewhat tumultuous relationship throughout history. In ancient Egypt cats were worshiped. Then as time went on they were good luck. I’d … ...
|The Addicted Narcissist
||One of the hardest types of people to deal with is a narcissist in the middle their addiction. They are completely exhausting. The combined selfishness of narcissism and addictive behavior … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: June 23, 2015
||What do you do if you’re going through a rough time? Maybe Father’s Day was a reminder of the father you lost or the one you never had. Perhaps, a recent family event triggered a problem or issue you thought you’d healed a long time ago. Or … ...
|Compulsory well-being: An interview with Will Davies
||The UK government’s use of psychology has suddenly become controversial. They have promised to put psychologists into job centres “to provide integrated employment and mental health support to claimants with common mental health conditions” but with the potential threat of having assistance removed if people do not attend treatment. It has been criticised as ‘treating […]
|The Secret to a Fulfilling Life Is Not What You Might Think
||The secret to a fulfilling life is not what you might think
|Female facial attractiveness influences males’ perceptions of fairness, study finds
||New research found that men who were offered financial proposals from women had a harder time determining the fairness of those offers if the women were attractive. The study, published March 2015 in Frontiers in Neuroscience, suggests that for young adult males, female facial attractiveness – termed the “beauty premium” – may undermine their brain’s ability to respond [...]
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|Cultures perceive direct eye contact differently
||People have romanticized the eyes for centuries, claiming to be able to read the emotions within them — anger, lust, joy. Eye contact is important in everyday interactions with other people, as a face with a direct gaze captures our attention. While researchers have established that people can accurately determine where a person is looking, [...]
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|Physical exercise helps children with ADHD pay attention
||Short bursts of intense exercise help children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) focus on attentional tasks, which bodes well for their academic success. This finding comes courtesy of researchers from the Technology Research Centre and Biomedical Engineering Centre in São Paulo, Brazil (PLOS ONE, 24 March 2015). It is well known that [...]
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|If you demonstrate that ‘black lives matter,’ others will too
||The “Black Lives Matter” hashtag evolved as a call for social change aimed at increasing the conversation about racial inequality. But what if social change was less dependent on talking and more dependent on nonverbal communication? New research finds observing a white American engage in small nonverbal acts such as smiling more often, making eye [...]
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|Resiliency training program helps teens deal with today’s stresses
||Amid reports that rank today’s teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency. A pilot study, published in the spring issue of the journal Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, describes how a stress-reduction/resiliency-building curriculum developed by the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) [...]
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|Relationship seen across studies between cyberbullying and depression
||The median percentage of children and adolescents who reported being bullied online was 23 percent and there appears to be a consistent relationship between cyberbullying and reports of depression in a review of social media studies, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Social media is a presence in the lives of young people, [...]
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|In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas, Penn study finds
||Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from? In a new study, the University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola shows how social networks form and what that means for [...]
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|Want to Boost Your Resilience? Start Small
|| Dialectical thinking asserts that small changes (quantitative) lead to larger changes (qualitative). This is also what Tim Harford, Undercover Economist, and author of, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts … ...
|#155 Imagination Re-imagined
||Many of us have reservations about the hold that the virtual world has on so many people. Intel Free Press via Compfight If you have teenagers, you will know what … ...
|Anger Is an Appropriate Response to Stigma
||Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the word “snap” as: to grasp at something eagerly; make a pounce or snatch to bark out irritable or peevish retorts to undergo a sudden and rapid change I wanted to make sure that is, in fact, what happened yesterday toward … ...