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Top 6 Reasons to Join a Professional Association Yes, I know. Dues are expensive. You can’t see yourself spending the time or money to go to national conferences. You don’t have time to read the journals. So why join a professional association? Because your professional association is your professional “home.” It’s the place … ...
Best of Our Blogs: February 24, 2017 I’m taking Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: A Wholehearted Revolution. I wish we all grew up with parents who had the foresight and resources to parent the way she teaches in the online course. In the first exercise, she asks us to create a, “You … ...
Don’t Let Your Thinking Sabotage Your Goals How you see yourself in the future can either help or hinder your ability to delay gratification.
This road called adoption There is a road I’m walking on that I never thought I would. The road is simultaneously full of potholes and patches of silky, green grass. At times, just when … ...
deadmau5, creative solitude and producing music “Ninety percent of my time is just goofing around and trying to come up with something. That’s the way I go about making music…” A profile notes “Joel Thomas Zimmerman … ...
Healing Ourselves I bet you know what heals your baby. I bet you know their favorite song, their favorite book, their favorite toy, their favorite kind of soup. I bet you know … ...
Yoga + Addiction: An Interview with Filmmaker and Yoga... Lindsey Clennell is a filmmaker and senior teacher of Iyengar yoga. In 2007, he created and distributed the documentary film Addiction, Recovery and Yoga, which he distributed for free online. The film includes in-depth interviews with people who struggled with serious addiction problems and used … ...
Psychedelic drug use linked to reduced risk of opioid abuse and dependence, study finds New research has found that the use of psychedelic drugs is associated with a decreased risk of opioid abuse and dependence. The study examined so-called classic psychedelic drugs, which included lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), mescaline, psilocybin, peyote, San Pedro cactus, dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and ayahuasca. The use of these psychedelics was associated with a 27% reduced [...]
Study suggests belief in demons and evil spirits is harmful to mental health Belief in demons and evil spirits is linked to poorer mental health, according to research published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The study used data from 3,290 Americans who participated in the National Study of Youth and Religion to uncover that the belief in demons was a strong predictor of poorer [...]
Study finds sons of cocaine-using fathers have profound memory impairments Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry by a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers say [...]
Some neurons choose mom’s gene and others choose dad’s Most kids say they love their mom and dad equally, but there are times when even the best prefers one parent over the other. The same can be said for how the body’s cells treat our DNA instructions. It has long been thought that each copy – one inherited from mom and one from dad [...]
Values gap in workplace can lead millennials to look elsewhere Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to job hop. Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research from the University of Missouri reveals one reason young workers choose to leave a firm is because they find a disconnect between [...]
Many patients receive prescription opioids during treatment for opioid addiction More than two in five people receiving buprenorphine, a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, are also given prescriptions for other opioid painkillers – and two-thirds are prescribed opioids after their treatment is complete, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study suggests. The findings, published Feb. 23 in the journal Addiction, [...]
Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults, study finds Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent crimes a decade and a half [...]
Deep brain stimulation for patients with chronic anorexia is safe and might improve symptoms Small study in 16 people suggests technique is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and wellbeing, while increasing weight. Deep brain stimulation might alter the brain circuits that drive anorexia nervosa symptoms and help improve patients’ mental and physical health, according to a small study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Despite having the highest [...]
Living the Extraordinary Life — What We Can Learn... In his book Flow, Csikszentmihalyi writes, “However unimportant an athletic goal may appear to the outsider, it becomes a serious affair when performed with the intent of demonstrating perfection of … ...
A certain form of psychopathy can lead to top professional performance The term “psychopath” is not flattering: such people are considered cold, manipulative, do not feel any remorse and seek thrills without any fear – and all that at other’s expense. A study by psychologists at the University of Bonn is now shattering this image. They claim that a certain form of psychopathy can lead to [...]
Sugar’s ‘tipping point’ link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed For the first time a “tipping point” molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, is well-known as a characteristic of [...]
Instagram has become a haven for people making sensitive self-disclosures Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today’s technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatized. Though this has been the unfortunate norm for quite some time, new research from Drexel University is steadily uncovering the areas of social network sites where [...]
Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research by scientists at UCL which involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress. The paper, published in the journal Obesity, showed that exposure to higher levels of cortisol over several months [...]