|Choose to Change
||A farmer found an eagle’s nest and saw the mother shot dead beside it. In the nest the farmer found a single egg, which he so he took back to his farm and slipped it under one of the hens. The egg eventually hatched with the other eggs under the...
|Alan Turing: Exceptional Intellect and Asperger’s
||British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing led a group of other brilliant codebreakers, including Joan Clarke, at Bletchley Park outside London during WWII to crack the German’s Enigma code. One of his biographers, professor S. Barry Cooper, writes that Turing “was a strange man, who never...
|It’s OK to Say No to Opportunities
||We’re all faced with choices every single day of our lives. We’re also faced with numerous opportunities. These choices and opportunities come in questions from our friends, loved ones and colleagues. Some opportunities have incredible potential to take us places we never could have imagined. Some are just everyday opportunities,...
|New non-invasive method can detect Alzheimer's disease early
||A noninvasive MRI approach that can detect the Alzheimer's disease in a living animal, well before typical Alzheimer's symptoms appear, has been developed by researchers. The research team created an MRI probe that pairs a magnetic nanostructure with an antibody that seeks out the amyloid beta brain toxins responsible for onset of the disease. The accumulated toxins, because of the associated magnetic nanostructures, show up as dark areas in MRI scans of the brain.
|Therapy For Jewish Children With Special Needs
||How to get therapy for special-needs children in Jewish schools....
|Why We Control “Touched” People Instead of Asking “What’s
||A story from Appalachia: one gent used to get a little tooted up on likker, steal a dumpy old private plane and “bomb” his ex-wife’s place with five pound bags of flour. ...
|5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be In the In crowd
||As our mothers used to say – being popular and in the in crowd isn’t everything. In fact, science says that being cool isn’t actually cool either.
|Using light to understand the brain
||An innovative way to understand how the brain works by using flashes of light, has been developed by researchers, allowing them to both 'read' and 'write' brain signals.The new technique combines two cutting-edge technologies for reading and writing electrical activity in the brain.
|Changing From Bad To “Good”
||I can remember from an early age going to my mom and then eventually my dad about some issues I was having. I was a paranoid child and would sit up, wide awake for days at a time waiting for whatever it was outside to come in and do horrible...
|Staying Sane in a Season of Excess
||This time of year most people set out extra stuff: Christmas trees, menorahs, wrapped packages, special plates, snowmen, nutcrackers, you name it. Leaving the house means an assault of sounds and smells and sights: tinsel, evergreen, Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer. More spending is more stress for many people, as are...
|Existing drug, riluzole, may prevent foggy 'old age' brain, research shows
||Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown that fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But new experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent these changes.
|The Upside of Discovering Your Incompetencies
||Whether you're a finance guru or a marketing mastermind, we all really have only one thing that we're exceptional at.
|Stressful Family? 10 Mantras to Get You Through the
||Is your family happy and supportive? Are your holiday family gatherings warm, loving and festive? If so, that is wonderful. And you can stop reading this article now. Is your family complicated? Do you often feel hurt, pained, disappointed, damaged, or let down when your family is together? If so, this...
|Body Image Booster: Laugh!
||I haven’t written a body image booster post in many months. So what could be better than reviving the series with a list of silly quotes? Because humor heals. It can help us to feel better. To set a sweet tone for the rest of our day or week. To...
|The Globalization Of Attention Deficit Disorder
||Mental disorders have become a global commodity. A diagnostic fad heavily promoted first in the US now quickly spreads around the world. Parents must protect their kids from the drug company promoted flood of massive ADHD over diagnosis and over treatment.
|Most Depressing Jobs? Bus Driving, Real Estate, & Social
||Don’t you ever wonder: “How much more depressing could it be than to do what I do for a living?” Wonder no more. Researchers looking at insurance claims data in western Pennsylvania finally have the answer to what jobs seem to be correlated with the highest rates of depression. Top...
|The Three Worst Things We Learned As Children
||These three belief systems are both the most common and the most toxic beliefs we develop as children.
|13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
||About 12 months ago, I came across an intriguing Forbes post called “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” So of course I blogged about it here. Then, just a few weeks ago, the post’s author, Amy Morin, reached out to share some exciting news – her new book by the...
|This Simple Little Message Can Help People Lose Weight
How to help people lose weight using this simple message.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|Tips for Finding Motivation When You’re Depressed
||Telling a depressed person to get motivated is like telling a rock to dance. You’ll get the same result. It’s not because depressed people don’t want to get motivated. It’s because getting motivated is an overwhelming task when you’re depressed. Is motivation impossible? Definitely not. You just have to find...