|The Feeling of Grief
||Where does grief exist? Does it lie in our thoughts? Perhaps our gut, or is that merely the shock causing the knots? The heart? It’s not the same flutter as … ...
|Spring Your Mind: Benefits of Bird Watching
||#MHHCartoon panel 1| Bob: Wow, a Red Tailed Hawk! (Hat: I Heart Bird Window = ‘i love bird watching’ t-shirt:Urban Birding) #MHHCartoon panel 2| Red Tailed Hawk: “SMACK!” (Red Tailed Hawk crashed … ...
|Study: Anti-abortion views linked to sexist attitudes towards women
||It is estimated that nearly one in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. But the debate over a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy still rages on in the United States, decades after the Supreme Court’s contentious Roe v. Wade ruling. Research in the feminist journal Affilia suggests that opposition to abortion is driven [...]
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|12 Potent Ways to Reduce Your Stress
||These tactics have been effective for my clients...and for me.
|Many teens try e-cigarettes, but few become regular users
||E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, with most of those who do so also being smokers, finds research by Cardiff University. Published in the online journal BMJ Open, the researchers from the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public [...]
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|Correlation between firearm-related hospitalizations and US stock market performance
||Over 2001-2011, the national incidence of firearm-related hospitalizations has closely tracked the national stock market performance, suggesting that economic perturbations and resultant insecurities might underlie the perpetuation of firearm-related injuries, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine. Although the fatality rates have remained stable over the last two decades, the [...]
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|Encountering a wall corrects ‘GPS’ in mouse brains, Stanford study finds
||By analyzing the activity of “GPS” neurons in mice, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that the mental maps created by these cells accumulate errors, which are corrected when the animal encounters a wall. The findings support the theory that these cells, called grid cells, use an animal’s perceived speed and [...]
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|Men donate competitively on attractive women’s fundraising webpages
||Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. The scientists say this response by men is unlikely to be conscious and could have an evolutionary function as theories predict that [...]
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|Teaching children in schools about sexual abuse may help them report abuse
||Children who are taught about preventing sexual abuse at school are more likely than others to tell an adult if they had, or were actually experiencing sexual abuse. This is according to the results of a new Cochrane review published in the Cochrane Library today. However, the review’s authors say that more research is needed [...]
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|Watch where you’re going — new study reveals how people avoid bumping into each other
||A new study is a rare look into the delicate dynamics of social movement, and shows how people avoid bumping into each other while doing complementary, coordinated tasks such as dancing. The research reveals that people fall into a specific pattern to avoid a collision. The study led by Michael J. Richardson, a University of [...]
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|Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to treat depression
||A UNC School of Medicine study has provided the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity by an average of 7.4 percent in healthy adults, according to a common, well-validated test of creativity. This research, published in the journal Cortex, showed that using a [...]
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|More individuals discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones
||Discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones can be difficult, but new research from the University of Missouri shows more individuals are engaging in advance care planning. Advance care planning includes discussing end-of-life care preferences, providing written end-of-life care instructions and appointing a durable power of attorney for health care. “Advance care planning increases the likelihood [...]
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|Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with multiple sclerosis
||A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.
|7 Ways to Get Through the Winter Blues
||Summer is over and the crinkling of autumn leaves is underfoot. Where I live, we are already experiencing what seems like multiple seasons in a day, and we’ll go from the intense heat of a summer day to the chill of rain in a matter of hours. There are lots of great things about winter, […]
|I Hate Rejection!
||I Hate Rejection.
|Is Marriage the New Counterculture?
||In early February, I spoke to Christin Evans, owner of Booksmith, in the Haight-Ashbury part of San Francisco, to suggest that my book, Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love, be included in a display about love and romance before February 14th. If you’ve heard of Haight-Ashbury, … ...
|Breakup: How to Tell If You Suffer from Complicated Grief
||Sometimes it is impossible to let go of grief. When you continue to grieve a loss, your condition is called complicated grief. Complicated grief is so severe that psychiatrists now consider it for inclusion in the psychiatric manual for diagnosing mental disorders. Here is how to tell if you suffer from complicated grief.
|Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with MS
||A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. “About half of people with MS experience at [...]
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|How do we hear time within sound
||How does our auditory system represent time within a sound? A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology investigates how temporal acoustic patterns can be represented by neural activity within auditory cortex, a major hub within the brain for the perception of sound. Dr. Daniel Bendor, from University College London, describes a novel way that [...]
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|Dogs Exploit The Parent-Child Bonding Mechanism To Make You Love Them
|| Have you ever gazed into your dog's eyes and sensed a remarkably strong connection – almost as if that little fur ball were your child? The results of a newly published study could help explain why this is — and how dogs evolved from wild wolves into the domesticated companions we know (and love) today. ...