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Fear-Mongering & Ebola There is nothing better for cable news networks — and online news sites — to whip up a storm about an outbreak of a deadly disease. People click furiously to get the latest updates, and then log on to social media and forums to discuss all of the things the...
What Would Happen If Every School Had a Leader If you were a school teacher or principal or a college president, what do you think you could say to your students that might really matter? There are probably lots of good answers to that question. I found one that struck me as particularly impressive in a New Yorker profile...
He Said, She Said Last week’s cartoon  was about “a funny thing happened to me on the way to my diet…”  Which, of course, is more frustrating than funny when we are making best efforts. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014.  My main cartoon site is Donna Barstow Cartoons....
Best of Our Blogs: October 17, 2014 Right now I’m angry. It’s been an hour since I’ve tried to get my son to sleep. He also didn’t sleep the night before. I’m tired. I have a ton of things to do and I’m frustrated. But as I sit here, breathe and really connect with my emotions, the...
The Layers Of ADHD Life Are Not So Neat There are days when I go to work and, if the planets are aligned, I’ve eaten enough protein, and quaffed enough coffee, things fall into place smoothly. Even if there are troubles at work, if I’m not stressed or in an ADHD fog, I can meet them and roll with...
Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Love and Relationships Marilyn Monroe quotes and sayings on love and relationships.
Ebola Virus Hysteria What To Do Unequivocally To Survive! Ebola Virus: I have not FRIENDS no soon do I meet them and they’re gone. Death: I’m Still here… Caption:  Like the Ebola virus & Death, some Relationships are Toxic! Mental Health Humor Cartoons: All rights reserved ©Chato B. Stewart 2014. As the deadly Ebola outbreak devastates West Africa, it...
MacKenzie Phillips: “I Shot Up Heroin Before The Today “It was a very permissive time in a very rock ’n’ roll world.  Pretty much anything went. I can’t characterize it as being strung out as a child. That came later. Certainly, things were set into motion early, but I wasn’t strung out as a 10-, 11- or 12-year-old. It...
But I Don’t Want to Die Anymore Caught Between Living and Dying   I turned 51 years old yesterday. I’m not really old yet, but I sure as heck am not young anymore. Just as my children are not old yet, but, they’re not young anymore either. My parents? They’re 80. Not elderly, but yet, I would...
Service Animals for the Grumpy – Do they work? Old Blind Rat: Hey I’m walking HERE! Service Dog: (backing up – puzzled and worried) Caption:  Service Animals for the Grumpy Mental Health Humor Cartoons: All rights reserved ©Chato B. Stewart 2014. Are you grumpy? I have to admit, I am more cantankerous these days then I wish to be....
Effects of high-risk Parkinson’s mutation are reversible Researchers from the University of Sheffield have found vital new evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson’s. Mutations in a gene called LRRK2 carry a well-established risk for Parkinson’s disease, however the basis for this link is unclear. The team, led by [...]The post Effects of high-risk Parkinson’s mutation are reversible appeared first on PsyPost.
New front in war on Alzheimer’s and other protein-linked brain diseases A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, which have been linked to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the brain. “This finding provides a whole other outlook on protein-folding diseases; a [...]The post New front in war on Alzheimer’s and other protein-linked brain diseases appeared first on PsyPost.
Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex? For nematodes, yes Choosing between two good things can be tough. When animals must decide between feeding and mating, it can get even trickier. In a discovery that might ring true even for some humans, researchers have shown that male brains – at least in nematodes – will suppress the ability to locate food in order to instead [...]The post Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex? For nematodes, yes appeared first on PsyPost.
Interesting Person, Boring Life You might think that if you are a person who has interesting ideas and inspired imagination, you would be living an exciting life. Sorry, it’s not necessarily so. Why not? There may be an abundance of reasons, but the one that wins the prize for robbing you of that exciting,...
Scientists find ‘hidden brain signatures’ of consciousness in vegetative state patients Scientists in Cambridge have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state, which point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive. The study could help doctors identify patients who are aware despite being unable to communicate. There has been a great deal [...]The post Scientists find ‘hidden brain signatures’ of consciousness in vegetative state patients appeared first on PsyPost.
Channing Tatum and Wife offer 5 Relationship Lessons!   Channing Tatum is one of the most widely recognized actors on the planet. Chances are you have seen him in movies like Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street. But is there more to this man than just his looks? Born in the tiny town of Cullman, Alabama in 1980, this...
How To Help Your Young Person Manage Stress As we head towards the end of the year, you may have noticed your teen or young adult feeling stressed about their studies. End of year exams are coming, final assignments are due, and they are feeling more pressure than ever to have their lives figured out. In this infographic by OnlineCollegeClasses.com, we learn about […]
Oh brother! Having a sibling makes boys more selfless A new study brings good news to all the brothers out there: Having a sibling is just as good for you as it is for your sister. That’s surprising to family scholars because boys typically report that they benefit less than girls from peer relationships. “In our study, most relationships were not as important for [...]The post Oh brother! Having a sibling makes boys more selfless appeared first on PsyPost.
Male and female brains aren’t equal when it comes to fat Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. Those differences in the brain lead to greater inflammation and increased health risks in males that indulge on fatty foods in comparison to females, a new study in mice shows. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Cell [...]The post Male and female brains aren’t equal when it comes to fat appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuron insulating myelin is vital for learning new practical skills, study finds New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the brain’s wiring and is a major constituent of ‘white matter’. It is produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood [...]The post Neuron insulating myelin is vital for learning new practical skills, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.