|Choose not a life of imitation:
||A website urges you to tattoo a song lyric on "your skin and soul." What's going on?
|Reminders for the Days You Need Extra Self-Care
||Sometimes when we need extra self-care because we’re absolutely exhausted or struggling with something difficult, we get down on ourselves. We think about all the things we “should” be. We … ...
|No brain, no pain: It is in the mind, so test results can make it worse
||A common recommended “don’t” of the Choosing Wisely campaign in the United States, Canada and now Australia is getting imaging for non-specific back pain. The initiative, which identifies tests, treatment and procedures that have little benefit but may lead to harm, is indeed wise in highlighting the dangers of such scanning. The recommendation is based [...]
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|Judging distances: Study shows how experience may lead to misperception
||How long is the way from the city hall to the train station? When we estimate distances, something curious happens: short distances seem longer, and long distances shorter than they really are. Similar biases occur during judgments of volume, brightness or time. Psychologists call this phenomenon Vierordt’s law. Its independence of the involved sensory systems [...]
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|Extra sleep fixes memory problems in flies with Alzheimer’s-like condition
||Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would block memory formation, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Studying three groups of flies, the scientists interfered with their ability to [...]
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|Better social media techniques increase fan interest, engagement
||Due to the ever-increasing number of people using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, businesses and organizations, such as professional sports teams, are expanding their marketing and communication efforts to engage people with their brands through those sites. Now, Nicholas Watanabe, an assistant teaching professor at the University of Missouri, along with colleagues [...]
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|MRI study shows infants are more sensitive to pain than adults
||The brains of babies ‘light up’ in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. The study looked at 10 healthy infants aged between one and six days old and 10 healthy [...]
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|Caring for blindness: A new protein in sight?
||Vasoproliferative ocular diseases are responsible for sight loss in millions of people in the industrialised countries. Many patients do not currently respond to the treatment offered, which targets a specific factor, VEGF. A team of Inserm researchers at the Vision Institute (Inserm/CNRS/Pierre and Marie Curie University), in association with a team from the Yale Cardiovascular [...]
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|How Twitter can help predict emergency room visits
||Twitter users who post information about their personal health online might be considered by some to be “over-sharers,” but new research led by the University of Arizona suggests that health-related tweets may have the potential to be helpful for hospitals. Led by Sudha Ram, a UA professor of management information systems and computer science, and [...]
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|Opioid relapse rates fall after jail release, according to pilot study
||It has been called a pioneering strategy for treating opioid addiction, and has already been adopted in a small yet growing number of jails and prisons in the United States. Now, a clinical trial published in the journal Addiction by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center finds that the extended-release medication naltrexone (XR-NTX) is associated [...]
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|The Good Thing About Settling
||As a young man I have a bit of fire in my gut, fire about working my way up in the world, fire about finding my niche and my permanent … ...
|What Does It Mean to Let Go?
||In this human life we get our share of joys and our share of sorrows. The brain is wired to hang onto the fears and sorrows more than the joys … ...
||Work/Life Integration: How to get more done by focusing less on work.
|Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind’s ‘Sense of Place’
Out-of-body illusion created in the lab reveals how we know where we are.
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|Join Us: Global Day for Hope #HOPE2015
||Today is the Global Day for Hope (#HOPE2015). The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is hosting this international virtual event to share support and help raise awareness for depression and its treatment. With over 350 million people worldwide affected by this … ...
|10 Fun Facts about Spinsters
||I think I know quite a lot about single people and single life. I’ve studied single people for many years and have practiced single life my whole life. But I … ...
|Six Tips to Guide You in Sharing Your Feelings
||We say that people have “no filter” when they let everyone know exactly what they’re thinking at any given moment. Although self-disclosure can promote intimacy, there are times when discretion trumps honesty in order to preserve your relationships. These 6 tips will help you develop that perfect filter.
|The Art of Becoming Self-Aware
||Confucious said, “I have traveled far and wide and have yet to meet a man who could bring home the judgment against himself.” Jesus said, “Why can you see the … ...
|Psychology Around the Net: May 2, 2015
||Learn about mindfulness and depression, how to gauge your emotional intelligence, ways to become happier, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Mindfulness May Be as Good as Meds for Staving Off Depression: One study suggests mindfulness may be as good as depression … ...
|Children with disabilities can make competent witnesses
||Children with intellectual disabilities–significantly low cognitive functioning coupled with significant deficits in adaptive or everyday functioning–make up 2 to 3 percent of the population, and it’s estimated that 1 in 3 children with disabilities experiences some form of maltreatment. However, in many cases, the disclosures of children with intellectual disabilities aren’t investigated or taken to [...]
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