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5 Reasons Why The Fairy Tale (almost) Always Dies The cultural roots of the warrior/hunter man and the feminine/passive-gatherer woman are reflected in the princess and knight in shining armor mentality promoted today. Although compelling, fairy tale expectations set many men and women up for eventual romantic defeat. Here are five reasons why fairy tale dreams often lead to misery in romance.
Researchers observe the moment when a mind is changed Researchers studying how the brain makes decisions have, for the first time, recorded the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals that occur when a monkey making free choices has a change of mind. This basic neuroscience discovery will help create neural prostheses that can withhold moving a prosthetic arm until the user is certain of their decision, thereby averting premature or inopportune movements.
Mindfulness: Setting an Intention (Part 2 of 6) I’m currently sitting in a coffee shop. I have my laptop on the table right in front of me. The screen is bright and glowing. Even so, here are a … ...
From Arrogance to Appreciation Using the compass of character strengths to move through the journey of life, takes us from arrogance to appreciation.
Role of Youth: Countering Violent Extremism, Promoting Peace An anthropologist addresses the UN Security Council.
Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. But what of brief bouts of anxiety caused by stressful social situations? New research shows that anxiety experienced in social circumstances elevates the risk of bruxism -- teeth grinding -- causing tooth wear, fractures, and jaw pain.
Traumatic brain injury linked to increased road rage Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a new study. Serious driver aggression includes: making threats to hurt a fellow driver, passenger or vehicle. These individuals also reported significantly higher odds of being involved in a motor vehicle collision that resulted in hurting themselves, their passenger or their vehicle.
Makings of a Child What is a father? How does assisted reproduction reshape how we think of fathers and mothers, and what are the consequences for children's genetic, epigenetic and cultural legacies?
What Does it Mean if Your Partner is Possessive? An extreme form of jealousy, possessiveness is the desire to put a wall around your partner to ensure you have exclusive access. Take a quiz to find how possessive you are, and what this might say about you and your relationship.
7 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference in the World Today, all of us are busy. To-do lists are overflowing. Email goes unanswered. Voicemail goes unchecked. So many of us are exhausted, sleep-deprived, stressed out and working way too much. This is when kind gestures and deep compassion can get lost. We can get so … ...
Say what? How the brain separates our ability to talk and write Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can't write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly.
Strategy found for safely prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents Two new strategies to treat depression in young people have been developed for the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of medications. These strategies incorporate a new understanding of how to mitigate the risk of suicide while on SSRI treatment.
Avoid Procrastination: Funky Tip Makes You Start 4 Times Sooner This trick makes you feel closer to your future self so that you start four times sooner. » Continue reading: Avoid Procrastination: Funky Tip Makes You Start 4 Times Sooner » Read, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Later School Start Times Improve Sleep and Daytime Functioning in Adolescents How To Set Better Goals: Avoid Four Common Mistakes 10 Foolproof Tips for Overcoming Procrastination The Type of Daydreaming That Makes The Mind More Efficient How to Lose Weight: Stop Exercising, Start Having Fun
Gender Pathology If we constructed a society in which life’s roles were as bifurcated by ear lobes as they are in our culture by genitals, then the first thing parents and grandparents would want to know at birth would be attached or unattached, not boy or girl.
'Tangles' trigger early-stage Alzheimer's abnormalities in neocortical networks A ground-breaking study has now, for the first time, characterized early-stage changes that occur inside individual, Alzheimer's-affected cells in the intact brain. Remarkably, the study indicates that even if only a small number of cells is affected, the result is a reduction of electrical activity throughout the cerebral cortex -- the area of the brain that serves as the center of higher mental function and cognition.
Accelerated brain aging in type 1 diabetes related to cognitive complications The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research. The findings indicate that clinicians should consider screening middle-aged patients with type 1 diabetes for cognitive difficulties. If progressive, these changes could influence their ability to manage their diabetes.
Alcoholics Anonymous And The Laws Of Attraction On April 8th 2008 I wrote a blog about my first year of recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. I have written several posts about my progress since.  As you can see in the comments, the response to the original post was  both intensely critical and supportive … ...
Candice Bergen on Why Beauty is Terrifying So the other day my new issue of Time magazine arrived, and I immediately did what I always do – I turned to the back pages to read the arts and culture … ...
What's the Difference Between Procrastination and Laziness? Are you a procrastinator or just a lazybones?
The APA Relied on the CIA for Ethical Guidance Last week’s release of previously undisclosed emails provides further evidence of the American Psychological Association’s extensive and secret involvement with the CIA and White House in crafting ethics policies that permitted psychologists to participate in abusive “war on terror” detention and interrogation operations.