|How To Get To First Base
||You met in a coffeeshop, you’ve hung out for a few hours, and you seem to be hitting it off. And now at last, you’re alone together. Is it time to lean in for the kiss? Or is this about to turn seriously awkward? How do you know when someone wants to kiss you? Here’s our guide to how to get to First Base....
|Canadian sports concussion project releases Montador, Forzani, and anonymous donor brain autopsy results
||The results of three brain autopsies have been announced by scientists, showing the varying outcomes that can result in brains of former athletes who sustained multiple concussions. The analyses of the brains of former NHL player Steve Montador and two former CFL players including John Forzani, showed a range of results varying from severe effects of multiple concussions to no definite evidence of trauma to the brain.
|Study Tests If More Relationship Sex Really Boosts Happiness
Many self-help books claim that more sex in a relationship makes couples happier, but is it really true?
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|5 Things Successful Working Parents Give Up
||Successful parents focus their spare time and energy on raising the children - not wishing they didn't have to work
|Fighting Against Depression
||Sometimes I feel lost. I wake up, and I simply don’t know how to spend my day. I have no forward momentum. No belief in my ability to get anything done. I wake up on days like these as an empty vessel. I don’t feel … ...
|My New Style Role Models
||In my last post, I shared my delight at discovering the modeling industry is experiencing somewhat of a….well…makeover. In a nutshell, women ages 50-90+ are suddenly everywhere. I LOVE it. … ...
|How to Make Sense of Emotions
||Humans are hardwired to remember things that threaten or are very rewarding to them. You have learned that what is threatening may be painful and what is rewarding may offer … ...
|7 Kinds of Humor and What They Mean
||Back in 1964, Norman Cousins, who had a stressful job as editor of a magazine, was given a few months to live. He had Ankylosing Spondylitis, a rare disease of … ...
|What Does It Take to Be Emotionally Intelligent?
||Do you know the term “emotional intelligence”? What a stupid question! Who doesn’t? Yet, the concept made its first appearance at a time when cognitive intelligence, as measured, for example, … ...
|Preventing depression with early morning exercise
||Yesterday – Monday – a big dog walked right up to me in the dog park and peed on my leg. Totally unprovoked. Just like that, walked right up to … ...
|Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition
||Even if someone with ADHD is not overweight, executive function may impact healthy eating. And poor eating habits do not only affect nutrition. Difficulty with planning, distractibility, and time management frequently have a domino effect.
||Over the past year I have been interviewed a couple of times about the seeming increase in ‘binge watching’ of DVD box sets of television series. But what is it that makes us sit down and watch a whole television series on one day back-to-back? What is the psychology behind 'box set bingeing?'
|Role of disease-fighting cells in HIV-related neurological damage
||A new study details how and when disease-fighting macrophages and monocytes enter different areas of the brain during HIV infection, where these cells appear in conjunction with the onset of neurological damage.
|Nano memory cell can mimic the brain’s long-term memory
||Researchers have mimicked the way the human brain processes information with the development of an electronic long-term memory cell.
|Best of Our Blogs: May 12, 2015
||I read once that you should never take anything for granted. Yet if I’m anxious, depressed, ill, or going through a setback, gratitude for my state feels masochistic. The phrase seems made for people with “normal” lives that don’t suffer from hardship, trauma or illness. But appreciation … ...
|How sexual minority men cope with harassment, masculinity, and body image
||What does an ideal man or woman look like? How do they dress and behave? These are questions that every young person agonizes over. For those who don’t compare to the typical man or woman, ridicule from peers and insecurities about oneself can often be the result. Men who are in the sexual minority (gay, [...]
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|Certain immigrants and refugees at higher risk of psychotic disorders
||Immigrants from the Caribbean and Bermuda, as well as refugees from East Africa and South Asia, have a 1.5 to 2 times higher risk of psychotic disorders compared to the general population of Ontario, Canada, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Centre for Addiction [...]
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|Is it time to ditch annual performance reviews?
||Most of us have had annual or semi-annual formal performance reviews, but a new paper by psychologists at Rice University reinforce the importance of continuous feedback on employee performance, and how the social environment can either encourage or inhibit that feedback. Although there is little disagreement that companies need to evaluate and obtain accurate information [...]
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|Finish Your Screenplay Now: Motivational Tricks Part 3...
||As a screenwriting coach, I tell my clients their number one goal is to finish your screenplay. Writing the same project can go on for months, and even years. When … ...
|Mediterranean diet plus olive oil or nuts associated with improved cognitive function
||Supplementing the plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts was associated with improved cognitive function in a study of older adults in Spain but the authors warn more investigation is needed, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Emerging evidence suggests associations between dietary habits and cognitive [...]
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