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Study identifies the weird things men should do to turn women on The most guaranteed way to attract a partner is through “intellectual interests” and “creative achievement.”
Bestselling Author of 50 Books Reveals His Amazing Journey... As a mental health blogger, sometimes you run across people with a story you simply must tell. Such is the case with Will Jiang of Mental Health Books. Will is … ...
Why children ask ‘Why?’ and what makes a good explanation When I was about four years old, I asked my mother one of my first ‘Why?’ questions: ‘Mom, why does Pippo live underwater?’ Mom explained that Pippo, our goldfish, was a fish, and fish live underwater. This answer left me unsatisfied, so I kept enquiring: ‘Why do fish live underwater? Can’t we also live underwater?’ Mom [...]
Aggression disorder linked to greater risk of substance abuse People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED)–a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts–are at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana than those who don’t display frequent aggressive behavior, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Chicago. In the study, published Feb. 28, 2017 [...]
Women may be at higher risk for sports-related concussion than men Women athletes are 50 percent more likely than male athletes to have a sports-related concussion, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. “Sports-related concussion is a significant public health problem and research has typically focused [...]
Study notes how musical cues trigger different autobiographical memories Happy memories spring to mind much faster than sad, scary or peaceful ones. Moreover, if you listen to happy or peaceful music, you recall positive memories, whereas if you listen to emotionally scary or sad music, you recall largely negative memories from your past. Those are two of the findings from an experiment in which [...]
Study finds new link between childhood abuse and adolescent misbehavior An important learning process is impaired in adolescents who were abused as children, a University of Pittsburgh researcher has found, and this impairment contributes to misbehavior patterns later in life. Associative learning — the process by which an individual subconsciously links experiences and stimuli together — partially explains how people generally react to various real-world [...]
Adolescents with autism four times more likely to visit emergency department Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) use emergency-department services four times as often as their peers without autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings suggest that youth with autism may need better access to primary care and specialist services. The researchers looked at private insurance healthcare claims from 2005 to 2013 [...]
Study shows how information sources affect voters For all the fact-checking and objective reporting produced by major media outlets, voters in the U.S. nonetheless rely heavily on their pre-existing views when deciding if politicians’ statements are true or not, according to a new study co-authored by MIT scholars. The study, conducted during the U.S. presidential primaries for the 2016 election, uses a [...]
Sleep trackers can prompt sleep problems A 39-year-old man whom we’ll call Mr. R received a sleep-tracking device from his girlfriend. Since starting a new job several years earlier, he sometimes had trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Not surprisingly, the next day he’d feel tired, irritable and absentminded. Based on data generated by his girlfriend’s gift, Mr. R concluded those [...]
Anxiety and Depression? It’s hard to describe, but I’m going to do my best. I’m depressed. I’ve written about it, I’ve been aware of it, I felt it come creeping in, and have done what … ...
New target for Parkinson's disease identified by researchers Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce PD risk.
Our Children’s Psychological Inheritance In her wise book The Conscious Parent, Dr. Shefali Tsabary describes how we displace our own psychic conflicts onto our kids. She depicts such a dynamic between mom Anya, whose … ...
How to Create a Powerful Master Mind Group to... Over the past few weeks, we’ve been taking a deep dive of discovery into the idea that your relationships play a pivotal role in your private practice success. We started by taking a hard look at the nature of your current professional relationships. You then … ...
10 Signs You Are Socially Awkward Most of us have experienced feelings of social awkwardness at least once in our life, making it difficult to relax and engage with others. Needless to say, we all have … ...
7 Ways to Keep Fear from Stopping Creativity The process of creating something from nothing can be terrifying, especially when thinking you have to do it all by yourself. Knowing how to be open and permeated by the world you are living in helps, because then everything around you becomes material for your … ...
The Elephant in the Room Concern over Donald Trump's mental health has 26,000 mental health professionals stating that he is unfit to serve as president of the United States. We agree and here's why.
Closure Isn’t Easy Forgive and forget; it’s an old term of advice that many well-meaning people will throw at you when you are unable to let go of a past hurt. You are … ...
Three Myths About “Reading Levels” AR levels? Lexiles? DRA2? “Leveled” reading programs are everywhere, but they are often misunderstood and misused, based on three very common myths about reading levels.
7 Ways to Ease Your Anxious Mind No matter where you live in the world right now, for a certainty, anxiety is high with many of us. After the election there was a number attacks on mosques internationally and now there … ...