|Physiological responses reveal our political affiliations
||New research from Aarhus University in Denmark shows that political partisanship is rooted in affective, physiological processes that cause partisans to toe the party line on policies and issues, regardless of policy content. Previous research has shown that party identifiers are more inclined to agree with policy proposals that are proposed by their own party, [...]
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|Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes When Choosing A Mate
||Mike Bundrant is co-founder of the iNLP Center, which offers training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. There’s nothing like the overwhelming attraction of a new romantic interest, is there? Hormones take over … ...
|I can haz fuzzy feeling? Watching cat videos boosts energy and positive emotions, study finds
||If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think. The Internet phenomenon of watching cat videos, from Lil Bub to Grumpy Cat, does more than simply entertain; it boosts viewers’ energy and positive emotions and decreases negative feelings, according to a new [...]
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|When a sudden boost in status at work isn’t all good
||Imagine getting a sudden boost in status at work that changes you from a largely ignored worker to someone that others turn to for advice and help. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But a new study finds that an unanticipated gain in status can come with some negative baggage – if you did not earn the [...]
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|Why We Love Cats: What Felines Can Teach Us...
||Do you adore cats? Why do we find these feline creatures so irresistible? Perhaps like myself, you’ve owned a cat — or more likely, been owned by one. You know the joy that cats can bring, even when they’re deliciously obnoxious. What is it about cats … ...
|Longevity hormone is lower in stressed, depressed women
||Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers have found in a study comparing mothers of children on the autism spectrum to low-stress controls.
|The Most Painful Goodbyes
||What is your very first memory? When you shut your eyes and you force your brain to go all of the way back to childhood what do you remember? Do … ...
|What Divorced Dads Really Want for Father’s Day
||If we want authentic relationships with our children, we have to begin by being authentic ourselves.
|Change Your Perceptions, Change Your Reality
|| “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere” — Albert Einstein I came across this blog, Is It Possible To Change Perceptions, and it’s absolutely … ...
|Maternal stress alters offspring gut, brain through vaginal microbiome
||The neonate is exposed to the maternal vaginal microbiota during birth, providing the primary source for normal gut colonization, host immune maturation, and metabolism. These early interactions between the host and microbiota occur during a critical window of neurodevelopment, suggesting early life as an important period of cross talk between the developing gut and brain. Changes in the vaginal microbiome are associated with effects on offspring gut microbiota and on the developing brain, according to a new study.
|Tackling the Emotions in Borderline Personality Disorder
||People with borderline personality disorder have one of the most challenging psychological problems to treat. Furthermore, if you or someone you know is in a relationship with someone who has this disorder, you know how difficult it can be to live with the disorder. Mentalization-based therapy, focused on emotions, may provide an important new approach.
|Novel population health management program yields major health improvement
||The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults achieves significant health improvement for individuals with depression and also substantial stress reduction in family caregivers of dementia patients, according to a new study.
|HGHT Safe For Addicts in Recovery?
||Bicycle racing champion, Lance Armstrong denied allegations of doping and HGH use until 2013. The multi-winner of Tour de France had fallen under a cloud that many, in his sport, … ...
|How to Help Someone Going Through a Tough Time
||When someone is struggling, we might be at a loss for how to help. We want to reach out. But we’re worried we’ll do or say the wrong thing. So we don’t do anything. Or maybe we have a track record of saying or doing … ...
|Attention to angry faces can predict future depression
||Up to 80 percent of individuals with a past history of depression will get depressed again in the future. However, little is known about the specific factors that put these people at risk. New research suggests that it may be due to the things you pay attention to in your life.
|Building With LEGO Kit Instructions Makes Kids Less Creative
||The more we complete "well-defined" problems like LEGO kits, the worse we are at solving "ill-defined problems": create something beautiful, discover something meaningful, find someone to love.
|Putting You Down to Build Themselves Up
||It is important that we identify negative behavior as antagonism. It is not mature, productive or even rational. We do not have to make the effort to try and make … ...
|Honesty- it matters
||Happy Tuesday to you all! Today I want to talk about honesty- to ourselves and to others. Emotional honesty is a huge topic that I love but today is more … ...
|Tested: Whether You Can Change Your Personality At Will
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|The Enneagram: Teens Speak for Themselves, Part 2
||Nine-Peace Seeker (avoiding conflict): “I looked different on the outside from how I felt inside. I felt different from what was around me. There didn’t seem to be a place for me in my family so I numbed myself—"