|The Digital Revolution & the Nature of Adolescent Passage
||The very essence of communication has changed. The various social media, 24/7 news cycles and the ubiquitous presence of smart phones keep us connected whether we want to participate or not. As families have become more comfortable with allowing their children to have cell phones, there seems to be an evolution in the nature of the dynamics of child development.
|You Are Not a Number
||In an earlier post I talked about the different small ways we can embrace ourselves. In one tip I suggested tossing out the scale. Because you’re not a number. But … ...
|How Mindfulness Helps Control Cravings
||Research has reveled that by learning to appreciate the joys of everyday life, prescription addicts can ease their cravings. This discovery was made by the associate professor at the University … ...
|How do Scientists Study Dreams?
||Through research that relies on dream reports, scientists have accumulated a rich body of information about the themes and emotions contained in dreams, and about dream narratives.
|Antiviral compound may protect brain from pathogens, West Nile virus, study shows
||An antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens, researchers have found. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, scientists showed that interferon-lambda tightens the blood-brain barrier, making it harder for the virus to invade the brain.
|Omega-3: Intervention for childhood behavioral problems?
||Omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children, a new study suggests.
|Losing my Mindfulness: A Tale of Spilled Milk and Blue M&Ms
||What I know to be true experientially is what scientific research now proves—that mindfulness meditation literally changes the brain. Take a brief thirty seconds and give it a try. Right here, right now.
|Living After a Police Officer Dies
||If you look closer, you’ll see some of them wiping away tears. You’ll see the exhausted look of fresh grief on many faces. For others, eyes shine with appreciation of being among family—not related by blood but related by blood lost.
|Taylor Swift Talks “Worst Fear” While Comforting Fan...
||While Mother’s Day is a festive occasion for many, it’s also painful for those who cannot celebrate with that special woman in their life. It’s easier to accept when the … ...
|3 Evolutionarily Inspired Bits of Guidance for the Graduates
||The field of evolutionary psychology has enormous implications for how to guide the next generation of leaders. In particular, the field helps illuminate the nature of giving—a value that we expect all of our graduates to internalize.
|The Way You Talk to Yourself Matters–Tips for Kids...
||I’m such an idiot! I can’t believe I locked the keys in the car. What am I going to do now? How am I going to get home? I can’t … ...
|Don’t Let Depression Destroy Your Relationship
||It’s estimated that over 14 million Americans have some form of major depressive disorder. But what this number leaves out is the many more millions of family members and loved ones who also suffer as a result. And while much progress has been made in … ...
|Turn your “If Only” into "As If"
||As much as individuals like to lament how life might be "if only" things had been different, it is much more empowering to live your life "as if" you were the person you know you are meant to be!
|Pink Once Again Takes on Body Shaming “Bullies”
||Pink, has always been known for her incredibly toned body, even after giving birth to her daughter, Willow. She’s so fit, in fact, that she has worked acrobatics into her … ...
|Is Fitspiration Bad For You?
||If viewing extremely toned bodies slapped with sentences making us feel guilty for stomaching anything other than a steamed vegetable does galvanize us to go for a jog, is that really so bad?
|Googling Gives Illusion of Knowledge Even When The Search Reveals Nothing!
Even when an internet search is unsuccessful, people feel they know more.
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|This Weekend Nurture Your Inner Artist
||In her excellent book The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Julia Cameron shares one of the tools for reconnecting to our creativity: the artist date. She defines … ...
|Apparently You Can Microwave Meatballs
||Well, haven’t been out on the scene in a long time but somehow ended up in an Uber car singing out the window down Hollywood Blvd. I haven’t been depressed, … ...
|Tireless Advocate for Marriage Equality Now Wants Equality for...
||I’ve been hoping this would happen for well over a decade. As I watched so many people put so much of their time and their effort and their heart into … ...
|Epilepsy has been found to reduce the generation of new neurons
||The mission of neural stem cells located in the hippocampus, one of the main regions of the brain, is to generate new neurons during the adult life of mammals, and their function is to participate in certain types of learning and responses to anxiety and stress. New research has discovered that hippocampal neural stem cells in the case of epilepsy stop generating new neurons and are turned into reactive astrocytes, a cell type that promotes inflammation and alters communication between neurons. Now the researchers are exploring the potential of neural stem cells in future therapies to fight the disease.