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How to Defuse an Argument Most people become challenged and confronted on occasion by others who differ in their opinions and who desire and are determined to argue. This could be about almost anything and with almost anyone, including our most intimate partners, family members, social acquaintances or colleagues. It is wise for both parties...
ADHD – The Once And Future Disorder There’s a lot of noise in the news and around the water fountain and even in coffee shops and on the street and, well, everywhere, about why ADHD never existed before and why there’s such an increase in diagnoses. The oft suggested answer of “It’s a made up disorder to...
What's in a Name? More Than You Think. Is Darren more likely to be persuaded by Derek or Stuart?
When is a Relationship (Romance, Friendship, Whatever) Worth Saving? A few weeks ago I was given a spreadsheet showing which of my online blogs and articles (on numerous websites) have gotten the most views. And no matter the website, the postings that topped the charts almost always dealt on some level with relationships and intimate emotional connections. And why...
Communication: 10 Comforting Things To Say To Someone With Last week we discussed the worst things to ever say to someone with a mental illness. Many viewers commented on what their personal experiences have been and how someone’s words simply tore them apart, confused them, hurt them, or even empowered them in the long run. What we say to...
14 Tips On Networking In Hollywood – Part 1 Networking is an anxiety-provoking, but necessary activity for anyone aspiring to Hollywood jobs (or any job). It’s especially difficult for writers, who aren’t known for being outgoing and comfortable around large groups. Knowing what to expect from the experience will, in itself, reduce the stress involved. As stressful as making...
Are You In a Sustainable Marriage? Message: Strange, but Larry always got an adrenaline rush & felt alive when arguing with his wife Lois. Caption: Are you In a Sustainable Marriage The unique wedding proposal that changed my life! February 10, 2015 is 24 years since I asked Joan Winifred to marry me.  When she said...
Protein linked to longevity and enhanced cognition protects against Alzheimer's symptoms in mice Scientists report that raising levels of the life-extending protein klotho can protect against learning and memory deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
Plain packaging reduces ‘cigarette-seeking’ response by almost ten percent, says study Plain tobacco packaging may reduce the likelihood of smokers seeking to obtain cigarettes by almost 10% compared to branded packs, according to research from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol. The findings come amidst debate over whether a law introducing plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales could come into force in 2016. Last month [...]The post Plain packaging reduces ‘cigarette-seeking’ response by almost ten percent, says study appeared first on PsyPost.
Understanding how to teach ‘intelligence’ More than ever, we need problem-solving skills to be able to adapt to our fast changing economies and societies. Researchers at the University of Luxembourg believe it is possible to teach these skills which are widely known as “intelligence”. “Our research indicates that it should be possible to understand the complex psychological processes that enable [...]The post Understanding how to teach ‘intelligence’ appeared first on PsyPost.
New therapeutic principle for Parkinsonian dyskinesia shows clinical effect Involuntary dyskinetic movements induced by treatment with levodopa (L-dopa) are a common problem for people with Parkinson’s disease. Now, however, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University in Sweden seem to be close to a novel therapy to this distressing side effect. A treatment study published in the scientific periodical Brain shows that a drug [...]The post New therapeutic principle for Parkinsonian dyskinesia shows clinical effect appeared first on PsyPost.
The Link between Bullying and Children’s Body Image The U.K. government recently released the results of a nationwide survey to better understand public perceptions of body image. Shockingly, they discovered that 87 percent of girls aged 11- 21 think that women are judged more on their appearance than on their ability. This is worrying. Evidence from academic experts...
Women’s Weight Measured in Bones “Robyn Lawley on Being the First ‘Plus-Size’ Model in SI Swimsuit Issue History” (article below.) And she’s not the only one. Calvin Klein featured a plus size model that weighed in at size 10. Ok. Now that we are showing “plus size” models in renowned magazines or ad campaigns, the first...
Creatine does not slow rate of Parkinson’s disease progression Treatment with creatine monohydrate for at least 5 years for patients with early and treated Parkinson disease failed to slow clinical progression of the disease, compared with placebo, according to a study in the February 10 issue of JAMA. Parkinson disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 6 million people worldwide and more [...]The post Creatine does not slow rate of Parkinson’s disease progression appeared first on PsyPost.
Napping reverses health effects of poor sleep, study finds A short nap can help relieve stress and bolster the immune systems of men who slept only two hours the previous night, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Lack of sleep is recognized as a public health problem. Insufficient sleep can contribute to reduced [...]The post Napping reverses health effects of poor sleep, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Review finds ‘significant link’ between cannabis use and onset of mania symptoms Researchers from the University of Warwick have found evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania symptoms. In a paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, mental health researchers from Warwick Medical School carried out a review of scientific literature examining the effect of cannabis use. [...]The post Review finds ‘significant link’ between cannabis use and onset of mania symptoms appeared first on PsyPost.
MRI scans show smoking thins vital part of brain Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain [...]The post MRI scans show smoking thins vital part of brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Creative Community & The Fear of Becoming “Normal” Creative people use solitude as a means of connecting with themselves and to focus while at the same time engaging in collaborations and being part of a community. Solitude and community might seem contradictory and despite appearances, they really aren’t. Regardless of personality traits and attributes (i.e. introversion) and with...
Babies can identify complex social situations and react accordingly In the social world, people constantly gather information through visual cues that are used to evaluate others and interact. A new study from researchers at the University of Missouri determined that babies can make sense of complex social situations, and that they expect people to behave appropriately. You-jung Choi, a doctoral candidate at MU, and [...]The post Babies can identify complex social situations and react accordingly appeared first on PsyPost.
Depression and anxiety may be the first manifestations of a medical disease In the current issue of P&P, Fiammetta Cosci and other Italian investigators have analyzed the data available on depression and anxiety as early manifestations of medical disease. Affective disturbances involving alterations of mood, anxiety and irritability may be early symptoms of medical illnesses. The DSM-5 provides examples of medical conditions that may be associated with [...]The post Depression and anxiety may be the first manifestations of a medical disease appeared first on PsyPost.