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Introducing Bipolar Lifehacks All too often, we focus on the negatives of a disorder while not focusing enough on the positives. Nowhere can this be more challenging than with bipolar disorder. Yet some people seem to be able to live a successful life with bipolar disorder. How do they do it? What coping...
The Quick Exercise That Immediately Improves Long-Term Memory Doing this exercise for 20 minutes can improve your long-term memory by 10%.
Troll Who Harassed Madeleine McCann's Family Found Dead Suicide is suspected after the body of Brenda Leyland was found in a hotel room near her house on October 6, 2014. She had recently been identified as an internet troll who had been harassing the parents of Madeleine McCann, the girl who had disappeared from her parents' hotel room Portugal when she was only three years old.
Selfies: What’s All the Fuss About? In late 2013, the word “selfie” won “Word of the Year” – a somewhat dubious award given out annually by the Oxford English Dictionary. The selfie – at least as it is recognized today – is also totally dependent on photography. In other words, no camera, no selfie. Interestingly, a “selfie friendly” camera...
Escape from Loneliness: Is Marriage the Answer? Some of the prevailing beliefs about single people seem so intuitive that it is hard to take seriously the possibility that they are just stereotypes. One of those is that single people are lonely, and that getting married takes care of that. After all, isn’t it obvious that married people...
21st Century Military Leadership The leadership styles of traditional military leaders have changed. They must possess a skill set that includes the ability to understand diverse cultures, be politically smart, and to embrace transformational leadership strategies, rather than relying on authoritarian approaches to leading others in difficult circumstances.
A glimpse into the 3-D brain: How memories form People who wish to know how memory works are forced to take a glimpse into the brain. They can now do so without bloodshed: Researchers have developed a new method for creating 3-D models of memory-relevant brain structures.
Understanding the components of memory Neurobiologists elucidate the spatial and temporal dynamics of specific glutamate receptors in the brain through recent study. The results illustrate that the receptors are far more diverse than previously anticipated and pave the way for research into their functions in the various regions of the brain.
2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to John O´Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. The discoveries have solved a problem that has occupied philosophers and scientists for centuries -- how does the brain create a map of the space surrounding us and how can we navigate our way through a complex environment?
Brain Region Discovered That Stops You Being a Couch Potato The brain's exercise motivation centre discovered and how it might help people with depression.
Compare and Despair: On Losing Jealousy When I was 11, I auditioned for a ballet school. Miss Jo, the founder of the program, and of The Dayton Ballet Company, came to the auditions and sat next to my mom. “Your daughter has beautifully arched feet,” she told my mom. “Although we wish all dancers had high...
The Doctor Is Out When ever I start talking to someone about ADHD, I’m always amazed at how the conversation sounds the same. I reassure someone that they are normal, as defined by our terms, and thus not alone. And they are not, in the opinion of many of us, broken. Invariably the conversation,...
Webinar: How to ‘Break Up’ With Managed Care and New webinar this Wednesday on building a fee-for-service private practice I’ve written previously about my decisions to ‘break up’ with managed care and build a fee-for-service only practice. This topic comes up often in my Private Practice Toolbox Facebook Group. Group members often ask questions like: Is it really possible for...
Twitching in your sleep is more about mapping the brain than chasing rabbits By Mark Blumberg, University of Iowa; Alexandre Tiriac, University of Iowa, and Carlos Del Rio-Bermudez, University of Iowa In recent years scientists have discovered the many ways that the brain is activated during sleep. But we’re also beginning to see ways in which the body is activated during sleep, especially during rapid eye movement (REM) [...]The post Twitching in your sleep is more about mapping the brain than chasing rabbits appeared first on PsyPost.
Multitalented: So Many of Choices One of the myths of creative and multitalented people may be that they can choose whatever personal and career paths they want. Having many interests and abilities can make for a rich and satisfying life, but also be a source of stress, especially at crossroads like choosing college majors. Gifted...
7 Life Lessons from Your Boyfriend’s Underwear! Listen up ladies – I am about to reveal to you some of the biggest guy secrets this side of Lake Michigan! We are talking major man stuff here that dudes never chat about, even among themselves. It’s top secret! You see, there are some things about your boyfriend will...
“Getting away” is good for your mental health As per my last post, I recently took a trip to the Smoky Mountains. It was much needed. Last week I was supposed to go to the mall with a friend – find a gift for my boyfriend’s birthday, eat those delicious mall pretzel bites, but I woke up that...
Burned Out at Your Job? Job burnout is part your responsibility and part your boss's responsibility.
3 Ways Breaking Up Can Actually Improve Your Life Learn about some of the positive things that can come out of a difficult breakup. Breaking up is a horribly painful experience, whether it’s with someone you’ve only been dating for a little while or with a spouse you’ve been married to for years. I rank it up there in...
DBSA: Building Support Challenge Luc Stewart: Pig-Pile on Dad! Chato’s Wife: Building a family pyramid was NOT what I was talking about when I said we need to Build “Family Support!” Caption: Strengthen your relationships. Concluding the sixth month challenge of the Positive Six Campaign (DBSA +6) our objective is about building relationships. What...