|Regular exposure to stereotypical news coverage creates racial bias, study finds
||A recent University of Houston (UH) study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social groups. Temple Northup, assistant professor at UH’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, studied the influence of news coverage on an individuals’ unconscious attitudes towards social groups. His study “Effects of Long-Term Exposure to News [...]
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|Cybersex can harm real world relationships
||The term addiction often brings thoughts of drugs or alcohol, however, other serious types of addictions exist, such as sex addiction (or compulsive sexual behavior). Sex addiction refers to individuals who continually pursue new sexual partners, have multiple and often sexual encounters, partake in compulsive masturbation, and use pornography habitually. Just like alcoholics who cannot [...]
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|Using Creativity to Gain Clarity
||Creativity “facilitates inner resources like flexibility, openness, compassion and a sense of perspective,” said Joy Malek, MS, a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of SoulFull, where she offers … ...
|Genuine Love: Four Elements of Love (Practices for Awakening...
||Whether you and your partner are just getting started in building your love relationship, or struggling to get back the love and connection that once came naturally, the wise and … ...
|How to Choose the Right Therapist for Your Child
||Searching for the best therapist for your child can be challenging. The New York area has the highest concentration of therapists in the world. How do you know who to choose? Which therapist is the best for your child? As one parent recently said in … ...
|Happy Birthday Edward Gibbon
||227 years ago this month, the last installment of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire came out. Gibbon was wrong about Roman emperors, and he was wrong about the Church. But he was right that democracy depends on the ability to sail away from a tyrant.
|Johnstown Flood: Anniversary of a Catastrophe
||May 31, 1889, a small river near Pittsburgh grew to the size of the Mississippi when the South Fork Dam overflowed and then broke apart, releasing 20 million tons of … ...
|How to Practice Forgiving Yourself
||Self-blame is a human dilemma. We may blame ourselves for shouting at our kids or not protecting our siblings from abusive parents when we were young, or hating ourselves for … ...
|Diary of a Self-Help Book Junkie
||Diary of a Self-Help Book Junkie My name is Lisa and I’m a Self-Help book junkie. Yes. There. I can admit it. I’ve read them all, from Dr. Phil … ...
|Regret And Worry: A User’s Guide
||Regret and worry have their place. Here's some background on them, helpful to keeping them in their place.
|Bomb blasts may cause early aging in brains of troops
||Scientists have discovered signs of early aging in the brains of war veterans caught near roadside bomb explosions, even among those who felt nothing from the blast.
|Self-Care Sunday Links 5.31.15
||It’s been a while since I’ve shared a list of self-care links. With today being the last day of May (wow, this month flew by!), it seems like a fitting … ...
|Targeted drug can ‘diminish the suffering’ of myelofibrosis
||Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who co-led PERSIST-1, the worldwide phase III clinical trial that tested the therapy. Specifically, pacritinib substantially reduced severe enlargement of the spleen, a typical feature of advanced myelofibrosis, in more than 20 percent [...]
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|The Surprising Mental Benefit To Glancing At a Grassy Rooftop for 40 Seconds
The surprising effect of glancing at a grassy rooftop for just 40 seconds.
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|Your Brain on Chocolate
||Chocolate, a fermented extract of the seed pods of the Theobroma cacao plant, is one of the world’s most popular foods. Given the active caffeine, theobromides, and rich number of flavanols in chocolate, it’s no surprise that cocoa has been used as a medicine for at least 3000 years. Could it have beneficial effects on the brain?
|7 Ways to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety
||It is estimated that nearly 17 million American adults at some point will meet criteria for social anxiety disorder or social phobia. The number of adults who struggle with shyness greatly exceeds that number. Fortunately, there are some effective strategies to overcome shyness and social … ...
||Genes Discovered Linked to Bipolar Disorder Have you ever wondered if life would be easier for Individuals who are working with the challenges of mental illness and disorders like bipolar … ...
|Do You Have Unconditional Love?
||“Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as … ...
||When you have bipolar disorder, I like to think of you as delicate – not that you aren’t strong and such, just that, perhaps, you need to be handled kindly. … ...
|Manage Your Dating Attitude Before It Manages You
||If you’re a woman who’s been wanting marriage for a long time, and it hasn’t happened, possibly your attitude has been holding you back. Women in my “Marry with Confidence” workshops have expressed these attitudes: All the good men are married. There aren’t enough single … ...