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So Very Happy We’re almost there! Just $50 more dollars to go till we reach our goal of $600 and we’ll be able to become tax exempt. We’ve already hit well over what we needed for the Articles of Incorporation and now we’re working on the tax exempt, 501(c)3 part of it all....
How to Be More Assertive at Work We’ve all had days or weeks or months at our jobs where we feel like we’re being taken advantage of. You know the feeling: if it doesn’t come in getting passed over for an opportunity, it comes at the hands of either your boss or coworkers not giving you the...
My Childhood Made Me Do It! The good thing about having been raised badly is that it provides an excuse for the embarrassments of later years. Have you succumbed to addiction? The Adverse Childhood Experience Study demonstrates how susceptibility to alcoholism and drug abuse rises in near-lockstep with one’s burden of early hardships. Has sustaining relationships proved difficult? Data support a similar connection between numbers...
The Surreal Fashion Photography of Miss Aniela Most of my limited experience of fashion photography has been the occasional magazine feature or ad, and the images typically seem to me mainly designed to document the clothing. The work of London-based fashion photographer Natalie Dybisz, who works under the name Miss Aniela, is much more complex and intriguing. Writer Sarah Bradley describes some of...
Mindfulness for Mind-Blowing Sex: 5 Practices Electric shivers of euphoria ripple throughout her naked body. The summer breeze encircle the lovers, intensifying the deeply arousing sensation of the wetness on her nipples from his passionate kisses. She gazes into his yearning eyes, effortlessly accessing the opening to his soul and harnessing the power of their profound connection. The rhythm of their...
For Borderlines, Opposite Action is Key to Healing A borderline recounts how she used DBT skills of DISTRACTION and OPPOSITE ACTION to manage her devastating breakup crisis.
Leaving a Legacy Behind I recently saw “The Fault In Our Stars,” based on the novel by John Green. This heartbreaking film portrays two teenagers, Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, who fall in love as they both battle cancer. Though I’m not interested in reviewing the film (quite frankly, it was a bit too...
Five Ways to Make Someone Feel Special Loving gestures of appreciation make everyone feel good - the other person and you.
5 Ways to Make Someone Feel Special Loving gestures of appreciation make everyone feel good–the other person and you.
Free Association: How to be more creative I was at a loss for coming up with a great idea for this blog post. I desire to be a wonderful, inspiring, great writer, but as I put more and more pressure on myself, I sometimes experience a block to my creativity. This is somewhat representative of my life....
Do women talk more than men? It depends on the context, ‘sociometer’ study finds We’ve all heard the stereo­type: Women like to talk. We bounce ideas off each other about every­thing from career moves to dinner plans. We hash out big deci­sions through our con­ver­sa­tions with one another and work through our emo­tions with discussion. At least, that’s what “they” say. But is any of it actu­ally true? Can we [...]The post Do women talk more than men? It depends on the context, ‘sociometer’ study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Treat Depression Naturally with Strength Training Progressive Resistance Training is an Effective Mood Lifter You probably already knew that exercise was an effective way to fight back against moderate depression. But did you know that strength training can help to ameliorate and even lessen a case of the blues over the long term? I am not...
Brain of world’s first known predators discovered An international team of paleontologists has identified the exquisitely preserved brain in the fossil of one of the world’s first known predators that lived in the Lower Cambrian, about 520 million years ago. The discovery revealed a brain that is surprisingly simple and less complex than those known from fossils of some of the animal’s [...]The post Brain of world’s first known predators discovered appeared first on PsyPost.
Sexual harassment and assault are common on scientific field studies, survey indicates A survey of 142 men and 516 women with experience in field studies in anthropology, archaeology, geology and other scientific disciplines reveals that many of them – particularly the younger ones – suffered or witnessed sexual harassment or sexual assault while at work in the field. A majority of the survey respondents (64 percent) said [...]The post Sexual harassment and assault are common on scientific field studies, survey indicates appeared first on PsyPost.
Preeclampsia may share cause with disorders such as Alzheimer’s New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world. The international team, led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, discovered that the disease may result from a collection of protein mishaps like those associated with Alzheimer’s [...]The post Preeclampsia may share cause with disorders such as Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
New knowledge about the brain’s effective bouncer Research from the University of Copenhagen is shedding new light on the brain’s complicated barrier tissue. The blood-brain barrier is an effective barrier which protects the brain, but which at the same time makes it difficult to treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In an in vitro blood-brain barrier, researchers can recreate the brain’s transport processes [...]The post New knowledge about the brain’s effective bouncer appeared first on PsyPost.
Why Things That Work Work Just Barely Why everything is so scary.
Marijuana dependence alters the brain’s response to pot paraphernalia New research from The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users. The study, published July 1 in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, demonstrated that different areas of the brain activated when dependent and non-dependent users were exposed to drug-related cues. The [...]The post Marijuana dependence alters the brain’s response to pot paraphernalia appeared first on PsyPost.
4 Steps to a Deeper Gratitude We know that feeling and expressing gratitude is a good thing. But what needs to happen inside us so that we’re more mindful and present for the experience of gratitude? How can the experience of gratitude open us to life more deeply and connect us more intimately with each other?...
Join the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in DC The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will present cutting-edge information on early intervention, relapse prevention and recovery at Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds. The mental health conference for caregivers, family members, people living with mental illness, and mental health professionals takes place Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9...