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The Key to Being Productive at Work There’s lots of advice on managing our time, getting organized and creating efficient to-do lists for becoming more productive. I explore these topics regularly on Psych Central. However, according to psychiatrist and ADHD expert Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., these suggestions only scratch the surface. What we really need to do...
Travel: The Ultimate Aphrodisiac? Travel is related to improved communication, deeper satisfaction, and increased intimacy in married couples.
3 Tips for Better Rebound Relationships Have patience with yourself or your friends, if a rebound relationship is on the radar.
How to Find the Right Book About ____ It’s become easier and easier to publish, so there are more and more books to choose from. With so many choices it can be difficult to know which book is the right one on a particular topic. Obviously practical to buy all the books on a subject. Even if you...
Will Love Make You Happy? Sometimes love is described as if it is happiness in and of itself. Love is not happiness, although it can contribute to your happiness - and your happiness can contribute to your success in love too. This Valentine’s Day, learn a bit more about what love is and think about whether it’s worth having or not.
Type 2 diabetes linked to worse performance on cognitive testing Type 2 diabetes is associated with worse performance on cognitive tests measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviors and thought, says a new study.
Reading Your Partner Better Can Change the Way You Fight Interpreting anger and withdrawal as protests against disconnection can improve how your relate to your partner.
One Way to Break a Bad Habit & Uncover Happiness Below is an excerpt from Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.’s new book, Uncovering Happiness. Start by picking one of the undesirable habits that you’ve identified as fueling your depression loop. Take a moment to picture in your mind the routine as vividly as possible. What time does it occur? Where are you?...
(Not) Sexy Baby Netflix can be a blessing or a curse. Truthfully, sometimes I have trouble figuring out which is which on any given day. Case in point – the other day, I loaded a movie called “Sexy Baby” into my queue. The synopsis stated: This provocative documentary examines what it’s like to...
Why We Believe in Sports Superstitions Matt Harvey must hate me. How else can I explain that only twice in his major league career has he given up five runs: at his two starts I attended. Put in mathematical terms, his ERA (earned run average) in the starts I attended sits at 8.18 while his ERA...
How To Fall in Love: 36 Questions That Can Make Love Blossom in 45 Minutes Could these 36 questions help you form the most intimate relationship of your life? Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Advertisement6 Foods That Fight Belly Fat Brought On By Yo-Yo Dieting. Related articles:“Is the Internet Good/Bad For You?” and Other Dumb Questions What “The Love Bridge” Tells Us About How Thoughts and Emotions Interact Still Thinking About Your Ex? Why It’s Bad News for Your Current Partner What is Love: Are You Made For Each Other or Are You on a Journey? Can Long Distance Relationships Work?
Promising results for new Alzheimer's therapy Scientists have evaluated a new Alzheimer’s therapy in which the patients receive an implant that stimulates the growth of a certain type of nerve cell. The results suggest that the introduction of a nerve growth factor can prevent neuronal degradation in Alzheimer’s patients.
Valentine’s Day Cartoon and True Story Last week’s cartoon was about feeding yourself first, like the airlines tell you to do. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2015.  My Donna Barstow site is here. And  you can Like me on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons as I post them. Thank...
Fifty Shades of Grue Language doesn’t bind us to a particular world view, but it does dominate the way we perceive and think about our experiences.
Love – Loss – Pain – Happiness. How Learning Loss is inevitable in life. Some people start dealing with loss at an early age. Others do so later in life. However, no one can go through life without experiencing loss. Loss can have many forms and true loss will impact an individual in both physical and emotional ways. We...
The Psychology of Internet Trolls We all know these people who seem to take pleasure in posting negative comments and making other people upset. Canadian researchers conducted a fascinating study that revealed some interesting facts about these people. Here is what they found out...
Why So Cynical about Valentine’s Day? As the Valentine's Day hype machine roars on, so does the Valentine's Day cynicism. Here's why you should resist both.
The Real Victims Of Stigma The idea that a mental health disorder makes you less of a person is pretty deplorable. And sadly, it’s also a rather common mind set. And it hurts those who are victims of it. This is, of course, what stigma is, this very idea. And to say that it’s hurtful...
Best of Our Blogs: February 13, 2015 Talk to any mom and you’ll get a good dose of something we all deal with on various levels-guilt and regret. The trick is how to alleviate those concerns instead of let it eat you and your self-worth alive. Here’s my guilty list of regrets: 1. Guilt over too much texting....
Thirst Responders Most people have probably heard of ‘binge drinking’ and ‘binge eating’. But what about binge gambling? Binge gambling shares many similarities with other binge behaviours including loss of control, salience, mood modification, conflict, withdrawal symptoms, denial, etc. This blog looks at an interesting case study of binge gambling