|Why I Don’t Mind the Bipolar Label
||Many people dislike being labeled as “bipolar.” I get that, and more power to them. We are absolutely more than just a combination of our diseases and disorders. No one … ...
|Game Theory: How to Put Oneself in Someone Else's Shoes
||About John Nash I knew and about his magical theories.
|5 Foolproof Tips for Overcoming Procrastination
||If you’re like me, you have a growing to-do list filled with big ideas to accomplish. Yet day after day, life gets in the way and our passion project falls by the wayside. We make excuses like “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’m not in … ...
|ADHD Days And ADHD Years
||There are anomalies in the fabric of time. They are caused by the influence of mass. Time literally warps around planets and stars and black holes. But there are other … ...
|Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Harmful To Kids Than In-Person Harassment, Study Finds
||Bullying and harassment that occurs both in-person and online takes highest toll
|Galileo School For Gifted Learning Wins Golden Psi Award
||Sanford school honored for improving academic and social environment
|8 Symptoms That May Require A Mental Health Evaluation
||Last week I wrote about 8 Symptoms that should not always be labeled a mental illness. Life is life. We are all going to experience the worst of it and … ...
|Brain’s reaction to certain words could replace passwords
||You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer. According to a new study, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace passwords. In “Brainprint,” a newly published study in academic journal Neurocomputing, researchers from Binghamton University observed the brain signals of 45 [...]
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|Even when things are shitty…
||I’ve had a hard couple of months. First the boyfriend dumps me via text saying we should “go our separate ways.” Then the best friend tells me she can’t deal … ...
|I was a bully…
||I bullied a girl once. I was in the fifth grade, her name was Denise and she was an easy target for me. Awkward, quiet, and unable to stand up … ...
|Helping pregnant moms with depression doesn't help kids, study shows
||A long-term study of mother-child pairs in Pakistan has found that the children turn out pretty much the same, whether or not their mothers received treatment for depression during pregnancy. An earlier study of the same population found that the mothers themselves benefited from the treatment with less depression, and demonstrating related healthy behaviors with their newborns, such as breastfeeding. But those improvements were short-lived.
|Childhood trauma increases risk of adult mental illness because of long-term immune system changes
||Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life, according to new research by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and the NIHR Maudsley BRC. The study, published today in Molecular Psychiatry, found heightened inflammation across [...]
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|Scary TV’s impact on kids is overstated, say psychologists
||The impact of scary TV on children’s wellbeing has been overstated, according to University of Sussex psychologists. While research has shown that a small minority of children can have extreme reactions to a scary programme or film, the researchers found that, overall, children show very little sign of increased anxiety, fear, sadness or sleep problems. [...]
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|Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain’s predictive ability
||In recent years, scientists have discovered the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to the sensations it picks up from the outside world. Experts say humans’ reactions are in fact the body adjusting to predictions the brain is making based on the state of our body the [...]
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|Are you taking too much NyQuil? The surprising futility of drug labeling
||Any box or bottle of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine lists its active ingredients prominently on the label. But are consumers using that information to make wise choices about taking two or more OTC drugs at the same time? Probably not, suggests a new study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. “A consumer who takes [...]
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|10 Seconds to Engineer Peak Performance (Be a PRO)
||Most people I meet would like to be calmer and more focused on what matters in the moments of their lives. But the more stressed we are, the less open … ...
|Don’t overthink it: Trusting first impressions increases sales
||They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When it comes to selling, that might be a good thing, suggests a new study in the Journal of Marketing. “Salespeople can make accurate intuitive judgments of a customer’s needs, and those judgments can significantly increase sales,” write authors Zachary R. Hall [...]
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|The thin white line of future drug control
||The UK Government have announced they want to change the drugs law and ban “[any] substance which is capable of producing a psychoactive effect”. It’s a fairly predictable, clumsy attempt to tackle the wave of ‘legal highs’ but there’s a little psychopharmacological gem, hidden away, in the Home Secretary’s letter that accompanies the proposed changes. […]
|5 Ways to Handle Jealousy in Relationships
||Disclaimer: This article is written from a male perspective. Rest assured, however, I understand that both men and women can display equal amounts of jealousy. Getting defensive only makes things … ...
|Practice Makes Perfect: Help Cultivate Your Child’s Confidence...
||Practice makes perfect — or fairly close to. Knowing the “right” thing to say and do as parents is daunting. I’m guessing you don’t feel like a rock star parent 24/7. But what if I told you there is ONE word you can add to … ...