Article Description
Obesity may exacerbate inactivity, due to poor motor skills Obese adults have very poor motor skills which makes fine movements difficult for them, according to a new study. The findings suggest inactivity may not be a cause of obesity, but instead a result of poor motor skills associated with the condition. The work changes perceptions about inactivity in obese people as well as improving their quality of life.
Who Do You Know Who’s Afraid of Relationships? You? Last week’s cartoon was about how clutter in your home can make you feel guilty. For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it anyplace except Pinterest. And thank … ...
Reject Yourself First (Before Everyone Else Does) For those of us prone to feelings of rejection, this is a common scenario. I’d rather consider myself a failure, unworthy, and feel rejected up front, before taking any social … ...
Finish Your Screenplay Now: Motivational Tricks Part 4 Continuing with this month’s focus on motivation for writers, (or anyone) here are some more clever tricks that can help you get back on track, or to feel more like … ...
Pinterest for Therapists Our website is on the first page of Google for some really awesome search terms. But, did you know we some days get MORE traffic and clicks coming from Pinterest than from Google? Our SEO is top notch- so why are we getting more traffic from … ...
9 Ways to Cope with Having a Mental Illness The world is pretty much in the Stone Age when it comes to psychiatry. This makes it hard for people with any degree of mental illness. It’s especially hard if you’re not quite able to function like other people but you do well enough so … ...
Nine Inspirational Quotes To Start Your Day   Difficulty is all around us. For some, it’s concentrated to one area of life — like a challenging job, or difficult relationship — and for others, it seems to … ...
How alcohol makes you friendlier – but only to certain people Drinking alcohol is associated with aggressive behaviour, accidents and ill health. Yet many of us choose to drink socially. This may reflect alcohol’s actions on specific brain circuits which make us feel euphoric and less anxious. Alcohol may also make us more empathic and cause us to see other people as more attractive. But why [...] The post How alcohol makes you friendlier – but only to certain people appeared first on PsyPost.
Gender equality: Why our ancestors were more egalitarian than us It is often believed that hierarchical and sometimes oppressive social structures like the patriarchy are somehow natural – a reflection of the law of the jungle. But the social structure of today’s hunter gatherers suggests that our ancestors were in fact highly egalitarian, even when it came to gender. Their secret? Not living with many [...] The post Gender equality: Why our ancestors were more egalitarian than us appeared first on PsyPost.
On a single day in 2011, Anders Breivik killed 77 people, most of them attendees at a youth camp org On a single day in 2011, Anders Breivik killed 77 people, most of them attendees at a youth camp organized by the Norwegian Labour Party. A thoughtful piece in the new New Yorker by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard takes a look at the mass murderer from the inside out, examining his mind and his motives....
Science shows kindness is contagious Research shows the natural high when being kind makes people want to behave more altruistically towards others.
Do you cry easily? You may be a ‘highly sensitive person’ Highly sensitive people, known as HSPs, respond more intensely to alarms, crowds and high-pressure situations, but they are more empathic and conscientious as well.
Reading People's Minds by Reading Their Lips No one can read minds, but you can come close by observing nonverbal gestures.
Blood thinner safe for cancer patients with brain metastases Cancer patients with brain metastases who develop blood clots may safely receive blood thinners without increased risk of dangerous bleeding, according to a study. Cancer increases a patient's risk of developing blood clots. When a patient with cancer develops a clot, treatment with a blood thinning medication called an anticoagulant is often added to their treatment regimen in order to prevent the potentially fatal complication of blood clots traveling to the lungs.
#150 My Profiles in Courage Thomas ZUMBIEHL via Compfight How do we teach our children courage? It is a value greatly to be admired but can we teach it to someone else? To a child? … ...
Good Sex Truly good sex is about more than bodies, it is about persons.
Researchers find brain area that integrates speech's rhythms An area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech has been discovered by researchers. The new study advances our understanding of how humans make sense of spoken language.
4 Essential Steps All Parents Should Know about Child... Wondering if psychoanalytic psychotherapy is right for your child? It can be nerve-wracking to bring your child to a therapist, let alone a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. To help you make an … ...
Neurobiologists restore youthful vigor to adult mouse brains They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The same can be said of the adult brain. Its connections are hard to change, while in children, novel experiences rapidly mold new connections during critical periods of brain development.
New Alzheimer's drug to enter clinical trials A new drug that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. It begins when a protein called beta-amyloid forms senile plaques that start to clump together in the brain, damaging nerve cells and leading to memory loss and confusion.