|Do You Have the Personality of a Neanderthal?
||Almost all of us have some Neanderthal in us. What can that tell us about how these ancient cousins of ours thought?
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|Are You A WMBNT Parent?
||I know why you’re reading this article. Two reasons, actually: First, because you are curious to know what a WMBNT parent is. Second, because you’re a caring parent. How do I … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: 15 Ideas for Spending the Day
||Today, instead of sharing one way to practice self-care, I’m sharing a list of ways. Below is a round-up of my and other people’s pieces on ideas for practicing self-care … ...
|Please Don’t Tell Me I Blame My Parents For...
||A little over two years ago, I told my story about my battle with eating disorders in front a collegiate audience. I discussed the difficult relationship with my mom. It involved mental abuse, including significant fat shaming. I talked about being bullied in school over … ...
|10 Signs Your Co-Worker / Colleague is a Narcissist
||The Mayo Clinic research group defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance. At the workplace, a pathologically narcissistic co-worker can be annoying and frustrating at best, and a serious threat to your career at worst. Here are ten signs that your colleague might be a narcissist...
|Are you doing the work you love, the way...
||Article by Jo Muirhead. Thanks to Jo Muirhead for this inspirational post! I see it all the time. Burn out, stress, not enjoying the people you are working with and generally those feelings you had when you were employed – those feelings that made you … ...
|Ponder Your Journey, Living Matter
||The Celtic classic, Book of Taliesin, tells a story of a bard Taliesin and of our own yesterdays and our tomorrows: “The second time I was created, I was a … ...
|Why Do People Smoke: What’s Your Payoff? [TEST]
||Knowing precisely what is it you are looking for in cigarettes will help you develop a better strategy for quitting. Take this test to find out why you smoke.
|Top 10 Eating Disorder Blogs of 2015
||Eating disorders remain one of the most misunderstood, stigmatized and discriminated against mental disorders. People with depression seem to willingly share their struggles, while eating disorders seem to remain stubbornly in the dark shadows. The simplistic, false beliefs that a person should just “not eat … ...
|Living Well Can Be the Best Revenge
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|How I Stopped Blame from Controlling My Life
||Everyone’s been there: “I hate the way I look — I wish my mom would have instilled more confidence in me.” “I suck at sports. Great job teaching me the basics, dad.” “I’m too freakishly neurotic to ever find peace in my life — my … ...
|Facial plastic surgery improves perception of femininity, personality, attractiveness
||Facial rejuvenation surgery may not only make you look younger, it may improve perceptions of you with regard to likeability, social skills, attractiveness and femininity, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The relationship between facial features and personality traits has been studied in other science fields, but it is lacking [...]
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|For young learners, communication overrides the ‘statistics’ of events
||It is cultural transmission – the ability to pass knowledge on from one individual to another even across generations – that makes us unique among animals. True, we also learn by observing what happens in the world around us, for example, by associating events that frequently occur together (or in a rapid sequence). However, human [...]
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|Improving the quality of medical care using computer understanding of human language
||How can computer-based analysis of free text — the narrative comments found in medical records and expressed in everyday language or technical terminology – help improve the quality of medical care? Timothy Imler, M.D., of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, will present “Quality Monitoring Utilizing Natural Language Processing” at the 2015 [...]
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|Neighborhood stigma affects online transactions, researchers find
||The stigma associated with particular neighborhoods has a direct impact on economic transactions, a team of New York University sociologists has found. Their study, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that when sellers are seen as being from an economically disadvantaged neighborhood, they receive fewer responses to advertisements [...]
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|Gossip in Your Workplace Probably Does More Good Than Harm
||Campaigns to stamp out workplace gossip overlook the fact that gossip is part of who we are and an essential part of what makes work groups function as well as they do. It is more productive to think of gossip as a social skill rather than as a character flaw, because it is only when we do not do it well that we get into trouble.
|MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity
||Among the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early and often. The hope is that sharing books together will help children’s language development and eventually, turn them into successful readers. Now there is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading [...]
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|Cell phones take parents’ attention away from kids on playgrounds
||Parents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a quick text or check Facebook. It may be more prudent, however, to stay focused on their child to ensure he or she plays safely, according to two studies to be presented at the Pediatric Academic [...]
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|‘Summer slide’ reduced by letting kids pick their own summer reading
||At the end of the school year, districts often send stacks of books home with their students in the hopes of combating the “summer slide,” the literacy loss experienced during the long break that hits low-income students particularly hard. But a study by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center showed that these programs [...]
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