|Why I Can't, or Why Can't I?
||Our beliefs and thoughts impact our lives more than any relationship.It would be wise to evaluate how we came to them and whether they truly serve us.
|Three Reasons You Should Stop Explaining Yourself
|| Unless you’ve committed a crime, or have a set of duties you are paid to do, there is no reason you need to be explaining yourself to anyone. And … ...
|3 Benefits of Building a Social Media Following
||A sizable social media following demonstrates that you are a reliable and respected source. Once you’ve set up your social media platforms of choice (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), building a group of dedicated followers takes time. Though it may be discouraging to initially only have a few … ...
|'Cingular' brain strategy for attack and defense
||We often make quick strategic decisions to attack an opponent or defend our position, yet how we make them is not well understood. Now, researchers have pinpointed specific brain regions related to this process by examining neural activity in people playing shogi, a Japanese form of chess. The study shows that two different regions within the cingulate cortex--one toward the front of the brain and the other toward the back--separately encode the values of defensive and offensive strategies.
|Drugs stimulate body’s own stem cells to replace the brain cells lost in multiple sclerosis
||Scientists have identified two topical drugs (miconazole and clobetasol) capable of stimulating regeneration of damaged brain cells and reversing paralysis in animal models of MS.
|Being a Book Lover
||Being a heavy reader is far less common than it used to be. European surveys suggest that leisure reading has dropped significantly in favour of watching television, for example. Still, books can have a powerful influence on readers. A new research study shows there are far more benefits to reading than you might think.
|Will Your Child Experiment With Steroids?
||In June of 2000, I was placed on an operating table and put under general anesthesia at Medical City Hospital in Dallas Texas. The goal was to save my left leg. My last thought as I counted backwards from ten into my propofol-induced slumber was … ...
|3 Simple Meditations for Starting Your Practice
||In our daily lives, many of us are disconnected from ourselves and our surroundings. As Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh writes in the book How to Sit, “our body is in one place, our breath is ignored, and our mind is wandering.” However, when we … ...
|Alzheimer’s: New Direction Reveals Surprising Source of Disease
New study suggests scientists have been looking in the wrong place for the cause of Alzheimer's disease.
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|Autism-epilepsy connection explored in four studies
||Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with epilepsy display ASD-like behavior. Recent studies suggest that epileptic seizures impair the neural pathways needed for socialization, but the details of this process remain unclear.
|How poor sleep might shape mental health later
||Evidence suggests a poor night's sleep can affect performance at work the next day, but also could disrupt brain function in a permanent way.
|Researched-based reasons to be kind
||Selfless acts of giving can result in an emotional lift not only for others, but also for our self.
|The most toxic types of people to avoid at work
||While it’s impossible to avoid all difficult people at work, learning to recognize common problematic personalities can be helpful, and could save your career.
|Under Pressure: Why am I Over Reacting?
||No! Stop right now!,” I screamed frantically at my partner. I couldn’t help it. I felt so threatened, so stressed out, as if everything depended on this moment. Under this … ...
|5 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart
||How do you recover from one of the most painful life experiences?
|All Psychology is Evolutionary Psychology
||‘Evolutionary psychology’ is a redundancy, in that all psychology is evolutionary psychology. I mean this in the same sense that all anatomy is ‘evolutionary anatomy'.
|Developmental Dislike of Parents During Early Adolescence
||One function of adolescence is to grow parent and adolescent apart. Dislike of parents is part of what allows this social separation to occur. Most important for parents to remember is that this loss of liking for parents does not mean any lessening of of adolescent love.
|My closet filled with little boxes of bad deeds
||In my mind there is a closet. It has one shelf and I must stand on my tip-toes to reach the little brown boxes on it. I don’t reach for those … ...
|10 Steps Towards Wellness
||The last few days have been rough ones for me. No, I’m not symptomatic, I just feel kind of blah and it’s all because my routine has been messed with. … ...
|Patient Health Bloggers Gather at HealtheVoices 15 – #HealtheVoices15...
||I had an inspirational experience at a health blogger summit this past weekend called HealtheVoices 15. The conference was sponsored by Janssen in partnership with Everyday Health and gathered together approximately 60 of some of the best health bloggers from around the country for a … ...