|Considering Having Sex? 10 Factors to Consider…and Maybe Say
||My last blog’s topic was about the varied reasons people have sex, which led a reader to ask me: “When is the right time to start a sexual relationship?” This is a difficult question to answer because there isn’t a set recipe of “right or wrong” timing. This decision depends...
|Self-Love: The Greatest Gift of Them All
||One more year has passed by. This coming weekend is my birthday. And reflecting back on the years I’ve lived I realize the most important lesson life has taught me. The foundation of an abundant life: Self-love. Everything that’s good stems from self-love. Strength, courage, compassion, wisdom. They all come...
|The Happy Loner
||Why do we see sociable people as having special skills, while feeling wary of people who are good at spending time alone? Why isn’t the ability to savor solitude a special talent, too?
|Hormones affect voting behavior, Nebraska researchers find
||Researchers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Rice University have released a study that shows hormone levels can affect voter turnout. As witnessed by recent voter turnout in primary elections, participation in U.S. national elections is low, relative to other western democracies. In fact, voter turnout in [...]
|Schizophrenia and cannabis use may share common genes
||Genes that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, according to a new study led by King’s College London, published today in Molecular Psychiatry. Previous studies have identified a link between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it has remained unclear whether this association is due to cannabis directly increasing [...]
|Sleep and mood improves after substantial weight loss
||Obese adults who lose at least 5 percent of their body weight report that they sleep better and longer after six months of weight loss, according to a new study. The results were presented Tuesday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago. “This study [...]
|Not everyone wants cheering up, new study suggests
||You may want to rethink cheering up your friends who have low self-esteem because chances are they don’t want to hear it. People with low self-esteem have overly negative views of themselves, and often interpret critical feedback, romantic rejections, or unsuccessful job applications as evidence of their general unworthiness. A new study from researchers at [...]
|Six Counterintuitive Tricks for Making Love Last
||Romantic blasphemy that may save your partnership.
|From Self-judgment to Compassion
||No longer imprisoned by constantly feeling like something was wrong with him, Daniel was beginning to notice the world in new ways—other students seemed more friendly; the acres of forest were an inviting, magical sanctuary; the dharma talks stirred up a childlike fascination and wonder. He felt energized and somewhat bewildered by the fresh sense of possibility...
|5 Strengths of Highly Sensitive People
||What are highly sensitive people good at?
|3 Unique Techniques for Navigating a Negative Inner Voice
||Everyone has a negative inner voice. For some this voice speaks up occasionally. For others the voice is a frequent visitor. According to Steve Andreas in his book Transforming Negative Self-Talk, “An internal voice may remind us of past failures, sorrows, or disappointments, torture us with criticism or verbal abuse,...
|Misdiagnosed and the Undiagnosable
||We rely on Doctors to scribble our life into a notebook then come up for air and say: You are Bipolar, you have Major Depressive Disorder, you are Hypo Manic, you have this, you are that. Some of us are misdiagnosed or, we are undiagnosable. The education of mental health...
|To advance care for patients with brain metastases: Reject five myths
||Researchers warn against five misconceptions in treating brain cancers, and offer new perspectives to dispel these myths and improve patient care.
|Are Lemons Fast Or Slow?
Answer the question in your head before you click on this story. A majority of people have a specific opinion of lemon speed, and on a number of other so-called crossmodal matches....
|Exploring the brain: New findings explain how eyes link to prefrontal cortex
||A research team has linked how our eyes actually see the world to neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. The team studied saccadic eye movements -- those movements where the eye jumps from one point of focus to another -- in an effort to determine exactly how this happens without us being overcome by our brains processing too much visual information.
|How the Brain Stores Memories
||Neuroscientists record activity of individual neurons to show how memories are formed in the living brain.Advertisement:→ A new PSYCHOMETRIC TEST on WHAT BEAUTY MEANS TO YOU is at http://CitiesBeautiful.org
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|3 Key Signs of the Inconspicuous Predator
||The most successful predators know how to live among us. They realize that most of us tend to interpret their behavior in ways that enable their invisibility. But there are signals, if we're willing to see them.
|5 Reasons Substance Abuse is Even More Dangerous for
||When you are young, you shape your possibilities. Research in psychology and neuroscience shows us that your personality and your intelligence develop during childhood and teenage years until becoming fully developed by age 25. Likewise, during your younger years, you write the story you tell about yourself – who are...
|Routines and Structure
||This is an excerpt from my book Moorestorms Guide To Bipolar Self-Care. I think it’s such an important topic for all of us that I wanted to share it here with you. When having bipolar disorder and being a parent, routines and structure are not just important for our own...
|Teaming Up With Your Spouse
||You love your spouse, but do you work well together? Unfortunately, many people find that the answer is no. This can become painfully evident once we become parents, and suddenly we have to rely on one another in a different way than ever before. Here are some strategies on how...