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Can You Be Addicted to a Person? The short answer is yes. While this might seem like a strange concept, those who have been victims understand it all too well. An acquaintance starts sending excessive messages, magically showing up unexpectedly, asks too intimate or probing questions, gives inappropriate gifts, and seems to … ...
Best of Our Blogs: March 3, 2017 The world is so noisy with its dramas, tragedies and immediate need for attention. It’s easy to get lured by it and then forget you can only do so much on the outside. Real answers and solutions come from deep within. We’re frantic if we missed … ...
The New Committed Relationship: For Parenting, Not Romance Families have evolved in all sorts of ways. Now there are singles who come together only to raise children. They find romance elsewhere, if they are interested in it at all.
Potential Romantic Partners: When Not Getting Involved Is the... When I talk about people who are single at heart – those who live their best, most authentic, most meaningful, and most fulfilling lives by living single – I usually … ...
4 Factors that Contribute to Suicide Attempts Between 25-56% of people with bipolar disorder will attempt suicide at some point. People who have the disorder are at 20-30 times the risk of suicide than the general population. … ...
15 Ideas for Playing and Tapping into Your Creativity Below, you’ll find 15 ideas for tapping into your creativity, playing, getting inspired and maybe even seeing the world through a brighter, more magical lens. Look for wonder and magic within your … ...
Using Curiosity to Build a Healthy, Fulfilling Life Cultivating curiosity is a powerful way to live our lives. Instead of condemning and criticizing ourselves, instead of making assumptions and jumping to conclusions, instead of taking negative thoughts as … ...
How to Get Others to Change “How can I get her/him to change or make different choices?” This question is useless because we cannot control other people. There is no answer to it. It has to … ...
Being Creative and a Successful Entrepreneur “Your idea is only as good and bankable as the business behind it.” Beate Chelette is a career coach and successful entrepreneur. She sold her creative business to Bill Gates … ...
The hidden link between autism and addiction New evidence suggests people on the spectrum do get hooked on alcohol and other drugs.
Can older people have eating disorders? Clinicians rarely detect the conditions in elderly patients, but they exist – and can be treated.
Experiments show online environment can spread trolling behaviors from person to person “Fail at life. Go bomb yourself.” Comments like this one, found on a CNN article about how women perceive themselves, are prevalent today across the internet, whether it’s Facebook, Reddit or a news website. Such behavior can range from profanity and name-calling to personal attacks, sexual harassment or hate speech. A recent Pew Internet Survey [...]
Boosting a cell-protecting protein may help slow Alzheimer’s disease progression A new study of Alzheimer’s disease by Fiona Kerr and Linda Partridge at University College London, uses mouse and fruit fly models to show that Keap1, which inhibits the protective protein Nrf2, is a promising target for new preventative drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Their findings are reported in a study published March [...]
Study: Horse-riding can improve children’s cognitive ability Recent research published in Frontiers in Public Health shows that the effects of vibrations produced by horses during horse-riding lead to the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which improves learning in children. “We wanted to look into these effects because previous studies have demonstrated the benefits of horseback riding with respect to enhancing physical [...]
Researchers can predict terrorist behaviors with more than 90 percent accuracy Government agencies cannot always use social media and telecommunication to uncover the intentions of terrorists as terrorists are now more careful in utilizing these technologies for planning and preparing for attacks. A new framework developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York is able to understand future terrorist behaviors by recognizing patterns [...]
Dark Triad traits predict propensity to engage in revenge porn Research by psychologists at the University of Kent has found that a majority of people would endorse the use of revenge porn and that those who actually post it have a distinct personality profile. Although only 29% of participants in the study reported a likelihood to engage in revenge porn activity, 99% of people expressed [...]
To understand others’ minds, ‘being’ them beats reading them We tend to believe that people telegraph how they’re feeling through facial expressions and body language and we only need to watch them to know what they’re experiencing — but new research shows we’d get a much better idea if we put ourselves in their shoes instead. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a [...]
Sex differences in brain activity alter pain therapies A female brain’s resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that when microglia, the brain’s resident immune cells, were blocked, female response to opioid pain medication improved and [...]
What Is Bulimia Nervosa? It's been called "the secretive syndrome," and the intense shame can obstruct seeking help.
Being Right vs. Feeling Right Feelings feel more factual than fact, more real than reality, truer than truth. The truth can be staring us in the face, and we’re still more likely to believe our guts.