|When Women Should Say "Enough is Enough" to Social Media
||Teenage girls and adult women are often emotionally bruised when social media becomes their North Star for finding meaning and purpose in life. There are limits to what social media can positively provide and female users who do not understand these limits may struggle in a variety of ways. Here are four myths about social media.
|The 5 Biggest Reasons People Get Anxious or Depressed
Plus: three thinking styles which can lead to depression and anxiety.
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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|5 Ways Autumn Boosts Our Spirits
||In autumn we can succumb to transformation. We can be fickle like the temperatures outside; we can embrace uncertainty and welcome transition, the unknown. “I think fall evokes feelings of coziness and warmth and is such a multifunctional season,” says Anna Solo, a wellness blogger for freshtheblog.com. I recently wrote...
|Brain wave may be used to detect what people have seen, recognize
||Brain activity can be used to tell whether someone recognizes details they encountered in normal, daily life, which may have implications for criminal investigations and use in courtrooms, new research shows. The findings suggest that a particular brain wave, known as P300, could serve as a marker that identifies places, objects, or other details that a person has seen and recognizes from everyday life.
|Fat Shaming, Slut Shaming: What All the Shaming Means
||There’s a fresh wave of stories about yet another young model told she’s “too fat for the runway.” To the vast majority of us, that young woman doesn’t have a pound to spare. And there’s always the latest story of another young woman driven to suicide after being raped, or...
|Impermanence and Permanence
||Every life-form that passes in front you also passes in front of itself. (I’m talking about every and any life-form – a neighbor, your kid, an ant on the sidewalk.) Namaste to it all: to all that is inside and outside, to all that passes in front of you and...
|Is That a Dog in Your Bed?
||Sleeping with your dog might have some unexpected problems, but there are solutions.
|Protein Mfn2 may increase currently short therapeutic window in stroke
||The mitochondrial protein Mfn2 may be a future therapeutic target for neuronal death reduction in the late phases of an ischemic stroke, research shows. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), strokes are the second leading cause of death in the world. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel is blocked interrupting blood flow in the brain. Ictus damage is progressive: it begins some minutes after the attack.
|Presence or absence of early language delay alters anatomy of the brain in autism
||Individual differences in early language development, and in later language functioning, are associated with changes in the anatomy of the brain in autism. A new study has found that a common characteristic of autism -- language delay in early childhood -- leaves a 'signature' in the brain.
|To Your Health! 4 Ways Singles Have More to Celebrate
||The third full week in September is Unmarried and Single Americans Week. The Census Bureau has been marking the occasion every year with a special press release rounding up the latest facts and figures. Sadly, most news organizations just ignore the occasion. Those who do give it a nod, such...
|Introvert Quiz: What’s Your Introversion Score?
||This thought-provoking ten question test is designed to calculate the degree of your introversion trait and takes less than one minute to complete.
|Best of Our Blogs: September 23, 2014
||I started the day with a deluge of problems, worries, and criticisms leftover from the weekend. It’s the things I said I shouldn’t have said, the errors I made I wished I didn’t make, and future events I’m anticipating that hasn’t happened yet. It’s all those and more. And it’s...
|Black Women Express More Interest in STEM Majors Than White Women, But Earn Fewer STEM Degrees, Study Finds
||Blacks less likely than whites to view STEM fields as masculine, research shows
|The Faces of Male Borderline Personality Disorder
||We have so much information about women with borderline personality disorder. But men too can suffer from low self-esteem, insecurity, and enormous self doubt that can compromise the stability of their intimate relationships. Because we've tended to stereotype men as the 'tough ones,' we've missed the boat on understanding the complexity of their inner world.
|Life Lessons From Our Two Competing Definitions of "Cool"
||In pop culture and pop psychology, being cool means either being a winner or being OK with losing. To make sense of this ambiguity, and peace with the challenge of staying cool, we explore coolness's evolutionary roots.
|#117 Mom’s Night Out
||I wanted to comment on the discussions that have followed the recent movie Mom’s Night Out. I haven’t seen it but apparently the movie portrayed women who are stay at home moms as flaky, flighty, or not intelligent. I disagree with any movie, book or whatever that portrays people in...
|Are YOU to Blame for Always Being Overlooked?
||Have you wondered why you are so often overlooked when others aren’t? It feels terrible to be constantly overlooked. This is the situation that Melanie is struggling with: “Even when I think I am fitting in to a group and talking to everybody okay, I always seem to be overlooked...
|Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: What A Bipolar Mood Swing
||Depressed MOOD downer Swing: Life is Hopeless!! Manic MOOD Twisted Swing: What a Ride!! It’s Awesome!! Make it Stop!! Negativity MOOD broken Swing: I HaTe You BOTH!!! Caption: Bipolar Mood Swing When I was young, I experienced bipolar differently then I do now:…Now, that I’ve been medicated and have it in...
|Southern states are now epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
||The infection rate among African American and Latina women in the South rivals sub-Saharan Africa.
|Tourism to Switzerland for assisted suicide is growing, often for nonfatal diseases
||More and more people with a nonfatal disease are making the trip to end their lives.