|Study explores reasons behind alcohol abuse in non-heterosexual women
||Non-heterosexual women who feel a disconnect between who they are attracted to and how they identify themselves may have a higher risk of alcohol abuse, according to a new study led by Amelia E. Talley, an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Psychological Sciences. The study, titled “Longitudinal Associations among Discordant Sexual Orientation [...]
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|At peak fertility, women who desire to maintain body attractiveness report they eat less
||Biology isn’t the only reason women eat less as they near ovulation, a time when they are at their peak fertility. Three new independent studies found that another part of the equation is a woman’s desire to maintain her body’s attractiveness, says social psychologist and assistant professor Andrea L. Meltzer, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Women [...]
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|Online hookup sites increase HIV rates in sometimes surprising ways
||The introduction of Craigslist led to an increase in HIV-infection cases of 13.5 percent in Florida over a four-year period, according to a new study conducted at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The estimated medical costs for those patients will amount to $710 million over the course of their lives. [...]
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|3 Creative Ways to Say Something Nice
||Today, June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day. It originated in Charleston, S.C., ironically, the place where I was born. The purpose of the holiday is to counteract bullying and … ...
|Creating A Basic Relationship-Agreement
||Spelling out the rules for a healthy relationship, even obvious ones, can help keep you both on the same page....
|Always look on the bright side of stress
||Understanding the benefits of our body's stress response can help us perform under pressure.
|Study finds radiation harms memory, speech in brain cancer patients
||Contrary to conventional wisdom, radiation therapy to the whole brain did not improve survival, and it harmed memory, speech and thinking skills.
|Changing gender designation
||Connecticut passes a bill that would allow transgender people who have transitioned to amend birth records.
|How to Fix Broken Sleep
||What works for insomnia might surprise you--and your doctor.
|Denial Only Makes Chronic Pain and Illness Worse
||It’s better to live within the limits of what I can reasonably do than to pretend things are as I wish they would be.
|Expanding the Mental Health Workforce
||A guest post by Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City.
|Can You Learn To Be Happier?
||The Research Research from the fields of positive psychology and psychoneuroimmunology reveal that despite genetic predispositions to happiness or depression, you have enormous power to move up the scale of … ...
|The Mysterious Syndrome In Which Healthy People Can't Recall Their Past
||The authors of a recent study published in Neuropsycholgia say they’ve identified a new syndrome characterized by the inability to re-live previous experiences. It sounds a lot like amnesia, but people with this rare condition are otherwise healthy and have no history of brain damage or psychological trauma....
|1 Hour of This Therapy Cured 73% of Insomniacs, New Study Finds
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|Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer's protein, memory loss
||Sleep may be a missing piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle. The toxic protein that is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease blocks the deepest stages of sleep, resulting in memory decline, according to new research.
|Happiest university graduates are more likely to land a good first job
||Happy graduates have a greater chance of being hired for a high quality first job. The study points out that promoting learning and practice of attitudes that encourage happiness could improve the employability of graduates.
|Would Invisibility Solve Social Anxiety?
||We’ve all felt social anxiety to a certain extent. Maybe you would do anything to get out of giving a presentation. Maybe your hands get all clammy when you have to walk into a meeting full of people you’re meeting for the first time. Perhaps social … ...
|12 Quotes from Celebrities with Depression
||Ryan Phillippe: “As you get older, I think it decreases some, but I’m just innately kind of a sad person.” (Elle Magazine 2015). Jon Hamm: “I did do therapy and … ...
|Why Defensiveness Does Not Work.
||Why do we get defensive? Why does this antagonism escalate and damage relationships that did not need to be damaged? Why our relationships are stormier than they need to be? Why is happiness … ...
|3 Ways We Should All Be Introverts
||Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, everyone can benefit from being quiet and thoughtful.