|Beyond Happiness: What Single People Really Need
||We are in the midst of one of those cultural moments when people who are happily single are getting some attention, and it is not all skeptical or mocking or … ...
|What’s Your Personal Happiness Score?
||Happiness is hard to quantify, but for the third time since 2012, the World Happiness Report has done just that: gathered data from around the world and ranked countries from … ...
|Healing the Effects of a Narcissist: Putting the Focus...
||I recently wrote about why you can’t win with a narcissist. Many readers asked what steps one would take to handle the narcissist in their lives. However, that all depends on the situation. Relationships are complicated. There’s no one surefire way to deal with a … ...
|The Stages of Narcissistic Sexual Abuse
||Has sex become something your clients just do rather than enjoy? Do they feel pressured into having sex? Is it possible to be sexually abused in a marital relationship? Sexual abuse … ...
|A New Approach to Tai Chi To Optimize Wellbeing
||A New Concept At a new class I teach at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California, class participants learn the most evidence-based behaviors most strongly associated with wellbeing and … ...
|Micro Actions Can Lead to Macro Changes: Make Your Bed
||Do you want to make a major self-change? One way is to start by first taking small actions that are easy to achieve and to sustain. The resulting habits can then lead to the major changes you want.
|What All Mental Health Advocates Need to Do
||I have the solution to changing the negative way society sees people with mental illness: Stop it. Stop yelling at people. Stop trying to make people feel badly for not … ...
|Alcohol use disorder is widespread, often untreated in the United States
||Alcohol use disorder as defined by a new diagnostic classification was widespread and often untreated in the United States, with a lifetime prevalence of 29.1 percent but only 19.8 percent of adults were ever treated, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Alcohol use disorders are among the most prevalent mental health disorders [...]
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|High levels of moral reasoning correspond with increased gray matter in brain
||Individuals with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behavior, decision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of [...]
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|Study pinpoints what part genes play in the age of first-time moms and family size
||Researchers have analysed the genomes of thousands of women in the UK and the Netherlands to measure the extent to which a woman’s genes play a role for when she has her first baby and how many children she will have. Significantly, they have found that some women are genetically predisposed to have children earlier [...]
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|Cyberbullying less emotionally harmful to kids than traditional in-person harassment
||Contrary to popular belief, cyberbullying that starts and stays online is no more emotionally harmful to youngsters than harassment that only occurs in-person and may actually be less disturbing because it’s likelier to be of shorter duration and not involve significant power imbalances, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers at [...]
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|Research points to future test for ALS
||Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. These findings could uncover a new way to detect a genetic predisposition to ALS before the disease strikes. A common mutation associated with ALS is [...]
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|Chez Chimp: Why Our Primate Cousins Don't Cook
||Chimpanzees like their tubers cooked. What does that tell us about what it means to be human?
|Genetic variation of stress hormone receptor may affect vulnerability to major depression
||Scientists are beginning to unwrap the biology behind why some people are more prone to major depression and other psychiatric disorders than others when experiencing stressful life events. The researchers found that cellular activity in response to stress hormone receptor activation differs from individual to individual.
|Have You Ever Felt a ‘Call’ to Do a...
||A few weeks ago, my family and I went to see Sequence 8, a performance by Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers, if your French is rusty). It’s a performance that’s part circus, part dance — it’s very compelling. But as much as I … ...
|Scientists discover previously undetected vessels linking brain and immune system
||In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout [...]
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|Welcome to the Whole Self
||While most of us seem to have little trouble in showing compassion and care to those around us — our family, our friends — when it comes to ourselves, we … ...
|Is everybody laughing when racially charged comedy is viewed with multiple-race audiences?
||New research finds that when viewing black-oriented entertainment television that evokes black stereotypes in its comedy, black audiences are more comfortable watching the programming among their black peers than among their white counterparts, and viewing conditions did not make any difference among whites. The study led by Omotayo Banjo, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor [...]
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|Large majority of Americans — including gun owners — support stronger gun policies
||A large majority of Americans–including gun owners–continue to support stronger policies to prevent gun violence than are present in current federal and most state law, according to a new national public opinion survey conducted by researchers with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The survey [...]
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|73 percent of insomniacs cured after 1-hour therapy session
||A simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study from Northumbria University released today. In the first ever study to attempt to treat insomnia in the acute phase – before it becomes chronic– researchers found that almost three-quarters of participants saw improvements in [...]
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