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Farmed Salmon Is Dyed From Gray To Pink So Consumers Won't Freak Out  Wild salmon are pink (or pinkish-orange, depending on geography) for the same reason flamingos are pink: their diets, which are heavy in krill and shrimp. But farm-raised salmon are fed a diet that renders them gray... or it would, if they weren't carefully "pigmented" to transform into more appetizing hues....
Are Your Kids Ruling the Roost? Parenting A Strong-Willed Do you have to raise your voice, lecture or repeat yourself to get your kids to behave? Do your kids ignore normal, everyday requests when they just don’t feel like listening? Have you tried to avoid spanking and yelling but nothing else seems to work? Are you exhausted and upset...
The Most Important Key to Blending Families: Time Given that 50% of all marriages end in divorce; 75% of all divorce persons eventually re-marry and about 65% of remarriages involve children from the prior marriage– there are many parents and children trying to blend into new families. If recognized, “ Time” can be a crucial resource. Blending a family...
The Journal of Social Issues--50 Years Ago Fifty years ago the Journal of Social Issues published a special volume on "The Negro American Personality." While the language is dated--and the subject itself sounds questionable to modern ears--some of the concerns from 1964 remain relevant.
Study of veterans finds family support during deployment reduces suicidal thoughts Family support during deployment is an important protective factor against post-deployment suicidal ideation according to a new study. Suicidal ideation includes thoughts that can range from fleeting consideration of suicide to the development of a specific plan for killing oneself.
Motor neurone disease: Researchers identify new group of gene suspects Researchers have identified a new host of gene variants that could make people vulnerable to sporadic motor neuron disease, according to a report. Motor neuron disease (MND) is a group of diseases in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow slowly degenerate and die.
Memory and effects on the aging brain A study of brain aging finds that being male was associated with worse memory and lower hippocampal volume in individuals who were cognitively normal at baseline, while the gene APOE ?4, a risk factor for Alzheimer disease, was not, according to a new article.
21 Things Clinical Perfectionists Do Perfectionism can be a healthy strategy for getting ahead. Clinical perfectionism, however, is a darker form that often impairs performance rather than improves it.
Darkness Visible: Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins Deep inside the hearts of many men—especially the adrenaline-driven ones—is fear, shame and paranoia, and unless they keep women off the scent through abuse, they run the risk of being "outed" by women's great "b.s. detectors."
When You Fight Fairly, but Your Partner Doesn’t So you’ve scoured the Internet, read a bunch of self-help books, and even seen a therapist to help you learn how to communicate effectively with your partner. Eventually you come to the conclusion that no matter how fairly you fight with your partner, he or she just doesn’t fight fairly...
Test: Are You Ready to Venture Out of Your Comfort Zone? This test will help you find out how ready you are to stretch yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Despite what many people think, having high risk tolerance is not necessary a condition for success in business and life, and you can be successful in both even with low scores.
4 Clues Your Online Relationship Will be Happy Ever After Online environments can sometimes lead to greater intimacy. People may often second guess what their communication partner really means.
Got Fear? The One Question You Should Ask     Many of us know the pattern well. We find ourselves repeating the same actions time and again — despite the fact that they lead to the feelings we are trying to avoid. Sometimes it even happens unconsciously — like a compulsion — and we don’t intend on causing...
Building Confidence: Changing Your Thinking Changing your thinking habits can make many things less disagreeable. If you don’t like your job, for example, you may habitually think about what a chore it is, how much you hate it, and how much you’d rather do something else for a living. You may think negative thoughts about...
The Social Epidemic That’s Worse For Health Than Obesity, Smoking Or Alcoholism Studies of 3 million people around the world reveal the modern social epidemic that is killing us. » Continue reading: The Social Epidemic That’s Worse For Health Than Obesity, Smoking Or Alcoholism » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Mental Health Problems Can Shorten Life More Than Heavy Smoking Get Your Elders Online For Their Mental Health The Jobs With The Highest Rates of Depression Happiness is Contagious and Powerful on Social Media New Friendship Study Has Great Message for Social Anxiety Sufferers
Blockbuster or bust? Brain waves may predict movie success People's brain waves may reveal which movies they like, and even predict which movies will do well at the box office, a new study suggests.
Find Out What Computers Know About YOU From Social Media Try out some cutting edge artificial intelligence on your own social media profiles to see what you're secretly revealing through your posts, likes, and activities.
How to Deal with Critical People Critical people make rude comments, judge our decisions, talk at length about what we’re doing wrong or rarely have anything nice to say. One way to deal with them is to stop being with them altogether. But this isn’t easy to do when the critical person is your boss, colleague,...
Led Astray By ADHD I love life. That may not come as much of a shock to anyone who reads this blog, but in case you missed it, well there it is. I love life. I love my life, this life. I have some troubles, admittedly. I’ve seen some rough times. But I love...
Is It Possible To Rewire The Brain To Improve Health? I have lived my entire life with chronic illness. And as a psychotherapist, I worked exclusively with people living with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions. Through all of these experiences, I have learned that we can increase the odds of improving our health and wellbeing through mindfulness-based practices, especially those...