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Recognizing Narcissistic Abuse When you are in an emotionally abusive relationship, you tend to not realize that you are experiencing “real” abuse, such as victims of physical and sexual abuse.  In addition to this, so many people do not understand what narcissism is and are completely oblivious to … ...
2 Things We Say that Dilute Contact How do you respond when people offer a heartfelt compliment or word of appreciation? Are you able to receive it gracefully or does it make you uncomfortable? Oftentimes we don’t avail ourselves of the simple intimacies that can affect the quality of our day. We … ...
The Problem with Saying Yes Do you believe that relationships are built on doing what others want you to do?  Many emotionally sensitive people believe just that, though they may not be aware of it. … ...
The Training That Will Double Your Memory Performance Double memory capacity with these two training methods. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
A closer look at brain organoid development Researchers already have succeeded in growing so-called 'cerebral organoids' in a dish -- clusters of cells that self-organize into small brain-like structures. Scientists have now further characterized these organoids. They demonstrate that, like in the human brain, so-called forebrain organizing centers orchestrate developmental processes in the organoid, and that organoids recapitulate the timing of neuronal differentiation events found in human brains.
5 Things You Can Do to Make Yourself Happier..Starting... No, winning the lottery isn’t on the list because, guess what? Most of the people who win the lottery end up losing all the money they won and generally end … ...
Sublime Stretching Stretching into our partner’s world. Linda: In their best selling book on negotiation, Getting to Yes, Fisher, Ury and Patton explain “The ability to see the situation as the other … ...
7 Types of Loneliness (and Why It Matters) One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come to believe that loneliness is a common and important obstacle to consider. To be happy, we need intimate bonds; we need to be able to confide, we need … ...
Journal Your Way to Better Mental Health Can journaling really lead to better mental health? Journals aren’t just for teenagers trying to hide their private thoughts from their parents’ prying eyes. Journaling is a helpful therapeutic tool. It’s … ...
In Defense of Empathy A new book argues that empathy is not only overrated but actually harmful to morality. But it is often helpful in guiding ethical judgment and motivating appropriate actions.
ADHD Porridge Brain There are two things that impact on my brain at the same time. Two opposing forces, if you will. One of them is the driving urge to be doing something … ...
How to Let Your Life Be Kind to You Lately I’ve been reading a book called “On Living” by hospice chaplain Kerry Egan. When I like a book, I really, really like it. (If I have it on loan … ...
Anxiety is a stronger harbinger of alcohol problems than stress Stress and anxiety are widely believed to contribute to drinking. Alcohol is thought to reduce tension caused by stress (the “flight or fight” response) as well as alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety (anticipation of the unpredictable, impending threats). Prior research, however, has yielded inconsistent findings as to the unique relations between stress and anxiety, on the one hand, and alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorders, on the other hand. This study was designed to examine how differences in self-reported levels of anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, and perceived stress impact the frequency and intensity of drinking, alcohol craving during early withdrawal, and alcohol craving and stress reactivity.
Today I Love Determined Strength Today I love determined strength and feeling like I cannot fail, if all I really want is to do is become better and not worry about becoming flawless. I love … ...
5 Psychological Tricks for Influencing People Psychology research has many applications. Treating mental illness. Improving your quality of life. Getting people to do what you want. One area of study that looks at the latter is research into compliance techniques. Compliance techniques are little tricks that can increase the likelihood of someone doing what you want...
Tweaking the Past to Prepare for the Future A recent study suggests that imagining what might have been in the past can help you prepare for what might be in the future.
Best of Our Blogs: March 10, 2017 I expected excitement and enthusiasm, friendliness at the least. But when I ran into an acquaintance, all I got was the cold shoulder. This is sometimes what happens when my thirty-something year-old self runs up against my twenty something past. Conflict ensues. It’s not that … ...
Medications for Bipolar Disorder: Mood Stabilizers Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that requires equally serious treatment. Medication is the first-line treatment with numerous medications available to treat bipolar disorder. Most people who have the … ...
Study: Young children can discriminate genuine from fake smiles A genuine smile is a universally acknowledged sign of honesty and moral intention.  Therefore, it is of evolutionary importance that humans have the ability to recognise a genuine smile during social interactions. According to the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) there are two muscle groups involved in the formation of a genuine smile. Action Unit [...]
Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine Say you’re reaching for the fruit cup at a buffet, but at the last second you switch gears and grab a cupcake instead. Emotionally, your decision is a complex stew of guilt and mouth-watering anticipation. But physically it’s a simple shift: instead of moving left, your hand went right. Such split-second changes interest neuroscientists because [...]