|Marriage and Money
||Money management is one of the most common challenges in a marriage. When I am asked to consult or assist with money problems in relationships, it’s often because one of the partners is overspending, or not producing enough, or not sharing enough where there is … ...
|Two tips to invoke your creativity.
||Funny thing, creativity. If you’re in a creative kind of job you depend on it to show up for you every single day, yet it seems that the more you … ...
|Here’s what Tetris does to your brain
||Tetris boosts cognition?
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|Just like humans, dolphins have social networks
||They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University. Dolphins are known for being highly social animals, and a team of researchers at HBOI took a [...]
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|Women in high-income medical education positions still paid less than men
||The existence of gender-based wage gaps in many occupations continues to be a hot-button topic in social and political debates. While much attention has been focused on medium- and lower-wage positions, some studies have shown that wage disparities extend to high-wage, high-prestige positions. According to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, [...]
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|When the baby comes, working couples no longer share housework equally
||When highly educated, dual-career couples have their first child, both spouses think the baby increases their workloads by equal amounts – but a new study suggests that’s not true. When asked directly, both men and women thought their own daily workloads had increased by more than four hours after their child was born. Detailed time [...]
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|Role of obesity and depression in excessive daytime sleepiness
||Obesity and depression — not only lack of sleep — are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say these findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). As much as 30 percent of the general population experiences EDS — daytime [...]
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|As life slips by: Why eye movement doesn’t blur the picture
||Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute have identified the molecular “glue” that builds the brain connections that keep visual images clear and still, even as objects or your eyes move. Using mouse models, the researchers demonstrate that image stabilization depends upon two proteins, Contactin-4 and amyloid precursor [...]
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|Research shows new recreational drug ‘flakka’ is very similar to ‘bath salts’
||Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found using animal models that the new recreational drug alpha-PVP (“flakka”) seems equivalently potent as a stimulant, and therefore as addictive, as its chemical cousin MDPV (“bath salts”). News stories in recent months have blamed flakka for incidents of extreme violence, paranoid psychoses, compulsive nudity, zombie-like behavior [...]
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|Ion pump gives the body its own alleviation from severe nerve pain
||A small ion pump in organic electronics is giving new hope to people suffering from severe nerve pain. Researchers at Swedish Linköping University (LiU) and the Karolinska Institute (KI) are the first in the world with technology that can stop pain impulses in living, freely moving rats using the body’s own pain relief signals. The [...]
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|Adults who report a traumatic brain injury also report more road rage
||Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a new study published Monday in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. Serious driver aggression includes: making threats to hurt a fellow driver, passenger or vehicle. These [...]
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|Eat dark chocolate to beat the midday slump, study says
||Larry Stevens eats a piece of high-cacao content chocolate every afternoon, which is in part because he has developed a taste for the unsweetened dark chocolate. It’s also because research shows that it lowers blood pressure and his new study reveals that it improves attention, which is especially important when hitting that midday slump. “Chocolate is indeed a [...]
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|Are You a Mind-Reader?
||Do you believe that you are a mind-reader? Do you assume what others are thinking or feeling? Do you react to your assumptions as if they are fact? Do you believe with all your being that you are right in those assumptions? Are your moods … ...
|The Traumatic Effects of Violent News On Mental Health
The potential effect of the news on levels of stress and anxiety.
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|This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump
The tasty food that boosts attention and potentially lowers blood pressure.
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|Do Not Read This Unless You are a Mother
||The Doorknob Dilemma It was sixteen years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was 11:00 p.m., and my 3-year-old daughter was yelling from her room, “I don’t … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: Focusing on Your Relationships
||One of the most important parts of self-care is cultivating connection. This includes cultivating a connection with ourselves and with others. When it comes to others, it’s important to surround … ...
|Philip Zimbardo has a theory
||“Boys risk becoming addicted to porn, video games and Ritalin” says psychologist Philip Zimbardo, which simply isn’t true, because some weekends I read. Yes, Zimbardo has a theory which says that masculinity is being damaged by computer games, the internet, and pornography without an adequate plot line. A key solution: dancing. He’s done a cracking […]
|Use This Emotions Table to Describe Exactly How You...
||Have you ever asked a significant other about how his or her day went and received a frustratingly vague “fine” in return as a response? This leaves you not only in the dark about the details of his or her day, but also stuck behind … ...
|Why Silence Kills Working Relationships
||Silence is a noxious gas.