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||My husband recently deleted all his Facebook friends who he hadn’t seen or heard from in the last 10 years. If you haven’t reached your late 20s yet, that might sound unimaginable. Trust me, one day there will be connections on social media that you … ...
|Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to cognitive impairments in astronauts
||What happens to an astronaut’s brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It’s besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, according to a UC Irvine radiation oncology study appearing in the May 1 edition of Science Advances. Charles Limoli and colleagues found that exposure to highly energetic charged particles – much like those [...]
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|Majority of older adults willing to be screened by telephone for dementia
||Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or race. The researchers found that the two most significant predictors of willingness [...]
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|Spike activity 01-05-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: IT News reports on a serious proposal to have Australian kids exams marked by artificial intelligence. First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility project according to Nature. Maybe bad news, maybe not-so-bad news – read the full piece for the devil and the detail. The […]
|If Satan Talked To You Backwards, Could You Actually Understand Him?
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|Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to dementia-like cognitive impairments
||What happens to an astronaut's brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It's besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, according to a radiation oncology study. Exposure to highly energetic charged particles -- much like those found in the galactic cosmic rays that bombard astronauts during extended spaceflights -- cause significant damage to the central nervous system, resulting in cognitive impairments.
|Tame Your Sabotaging Self-Talk, Part 1
||You may have heard the expression “monkey mind,” which refers to the way that our minds are all over the place. To learn more about how to be present with the inner chaos, I turned to Arnie Kozak, Ph.D., mindfulness expert and author of The Awakened Introvert.
|Announcement: A Crash Course on Gender Differences
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|Mother's Day for Those Raised by Narcissistic Parents
||Mother’s Day is approaching. Is it time to run and hide or stumble into a Hallmark store to desperately search for that empty card that says nothing upon which you simply sign your name? How sad, awful, taboo, and misunderstood this is for adult children raised by narcissistic parents. Who woulda thunk it?
|How Bullying Changes your Life’s Course, Especially if You’re...
||How Bullying Changes your Life’s Course, Especially if You’re LGBTQ Far too often, bullying is disregarded as kids being kids. Yet bullying is pervasive in our communities and is a … ...
|Knowledge and Blame
||Human beings love to give explanations for things. If you have ever spent any time with a 5-year-old, you know that a child that age just loves to ask, “Why?” This desire to understand why things happen continues throughout our lives. Understanding why things happen affects many aspects of our lives, including our ability to assign blame for an action.
|3 Tips for Understanding and Correcting Mistakes
||We talk a lot about the power of making mistakes. We know this intellectually: Mistakes can lead to learning. But this doesn’t make it any less scary, regrettable or anxiety-provoking when we make a mistake — especially when that mistake involves others. Mistakes unnerve us. … ...
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||“Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable!” I admit, I’m not exactly sure from where this quote originated. I’ve read that it’s a U.S. Navy SEAL saying, but I’ve also heard Jillian Michaels … ...
|Three Famous People Who Have “Leveraged” Adversity
|| We tend to think they walk a golden road where doors swing open for them — revealing glamorous opportunities, rich with acclaim, praise, and notoriety. What we often … ...
|4 Character Strengths Sustain U2’s Success
||How does U2 reflect a connection culture? One reason is the band's many character strengths that they express and appreciate in one another, such as love, humility, and appreciation of beauty and excellence.
|List Building for Therapists – Event Invitation
|| Having an email list in your private practice is simply another tool for you to utilize in getting referrals for your private practice. It’s also something that is useful when you expand your practice into multiple streams of income. We want to show you … ...
|Do you need more sleep?
||The answer is probably “yes.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the national lack of sleep an “epidemic”. Let that sink in a minute. The CDC, the … ...
|You Know You Need Support When You Have ADHD
||“Oh, yeah, breathing … we all do that, it’s okay.” Would you ever say that to someone who is hyperventilating? Yeah, me neither. Nor would I tell someone who has … ...