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Are You the Type to Make Your Partner Jealous? Jealousy is one of the most unpleasant emotions we can experience. For some people, however, jealousy becomes a tool they use to manipulate their partners. Find out if you- or your partner- are the jealousy-inducing type with this 18-item quiz.
New molecular target key to enhanced brain plasticity As Alzheimer's disease progresses, it kills brain cells mainly in the hippocampus and cortex, leading to impairments in 'neuroplasticity,' the mechanism that affects learning, memory, and thinking. Groundbreaking new research has discovered a new way to preserve the flexibility and resilience of the brain that offers a new target for drug design and an understanding of mechanisms of cognitive enhancement.
Joan Rivers & Addiction One of America’s greatest comedians, Joan Rivers, died recently. She began as a standup comedian in New York City in 1965 which parleyed into a vast arena of show business achievements. She worked hard at her artistry, and constantly reinvented herself, some would say in a literal sense via plastic...
4 Tips to Help You Get Through Hard Times “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ― Nelson Mandela I have been getting some backlash about a few posts on this blog. I understand that life isn’t always easy and we all go through difficult experiences. I have my good and bad days....
Depression Alleviated By Feeling Connected to a Group It's not just being in a group that helps depression, it's identifying with the group that's vital. Many studies have supported the common knowledge that depressed people gain comfort from others. Now, though, new research finds... Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Hyper-Connected: What Depression Does to Your Brain Mindfulness at School Decreases Chance of Developing Depression Depression: 10 Fascinating Insights into a Misunderstood Condition Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study A Blood Test for Depression
Talking to Someone About Suicide So you suspect a friend is grappling with thoughts of suicide. Maybe they’ve withdrawn more and isolated themselves from their normal social life. Maybe they’ve just seemed more down in the dumps and depressed. Maybe they’ve even expressed a desire or thought in passing about how things would be better...
How Do Narcissists Get Ahead? Narcissists can get ahead at work, maybe even beyond their actual contributions. How do they do it? What behavior strategies contribute to it? I describe some of the mechanisms we believe contribute to narcissists' corporate climbing effectiveness.
Happy wife, happy life? New research shows that for married couples, when the wife is happy with the marriage, the husband has a higher life satisfaction.
Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in life The study found daily adolescent users were more likely to become dependent on marijuana, more likely to attempt suicide, and more likely to use other illegal drugs in the future.
Early treatment may decrease autism signs New research suggests intervention during infant years may improve autism symptoms by age three.
Couples on different sleep schedules can expect conflict—and adapt Researchers found spouses who go to bed at different times report significantly less relationship satisfaction than those on the same schedule.
The End of the Road Some people who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder do not respond to medications or psychotherapy. They are left with very few options. Is there an opportunity for a "Big Data" solution?
Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to new research.
Sensitive: A Documentary for HSP’s The countdown is on! Seven days are all that’s left to change the world for the better. But let me begin at the beginning. Being diagnosed with ADHD at 47 was a revelation. It explained so much about my life, there was no way I could imagine having another experience...
Xenon gas protects brain after head injury, research shows Treatment with xenon gas after a head injury reduces the extent of brain damage, according to a study in mice. Head injury is the leading cause of death and disability in people aged under 45 in developed countries, mostly resulting from falls and road accidents. The primary injury caused by the initial mechanical force is followed by a secondary injury which develops in the hours and days afterwards. This secondary injury is largely responsible for patients' mental and physical disabilities.
What Does Seductive Body Language Look Like? Which nonverbal cues are interpreted by others as seductive? How good are people at communicating seduction to others? Are men or women better? Does your personality make you more or less seductive? These were some of the questions that we addressed in a study of the nonverbal expression of seduction.
Complicated Grief: How to Get Unstuck All grief is painful, and it never feels simple.  But complicated grief is its own category: It’s when time is moving on, but you’re not; the loss and sadness won’t let go.  Maybe it still doesn’t even feel real to you, no matter how much time has passed. Here are...
Best of Our Blogs: September 9, 2014 This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. It’s hard not to think about my grandfather who suffered severe depression or the countless clients I had from teens to older adults who came to see me, some so distraught they wanted to harm themselves. It’s reminder about my own bouts with...
Liberal Countries Have More Satisfied Citizens While Conservatives Are Happier Individuals, Study Finds Liberal policies make people happy, personal beliefs make conservatives happier
Finding the Yin and Yang During the Hot Summer Months It’s been a hot summer. I showed up to my yoga studio the other day, and noticed that the air purifying machine was blinking and beeping, which made me think of my kitchen lights, which just the night before had shorted out. I looked up to see the time and...