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Best Yoga Music: 20 (Non-Traditional) Yoga Songs to Get I recently fell in love with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. My favorite yoga instructor plays them during every one of my favorite yoga classes, and eventually I started playing them at home while I practice (or work, or clean, or whatever — like I said, I fell...
Should Teammates Get Equal Pay? What matters more: equity or equality?
Best of Our Blogs: July 18, 2014 There is a great deficit in our country. But it doesn’t have to do with money. It has everything to do with love. It is the real reason why we’re unhappy, why our partners can never do anything right, and why our kids/parents are never good enough. Underneath our fancy...
How Did I Get So Old I need to write this post quickly, before I forget what I’m writing about. Wait, is that old age that causes that? Or is it ADHD. In actuality, I’m only 55 … but geez, even saying that makes me think “Who? Me? 55? Really?” You see, I feel, mentally that...
A Sign of Great Rudeness Last week’s cartoon,  about making sure you open the door,  is here.  All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014,  My main cartoon website is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And  you can Like me  on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons. Thanks! Today’s cartoon is about feeling...
A Buddhist Monk’s Answer to Life: Part II In part one of this article I told the story about the Buddhist Monk I met while in Kyoto, Japan. I astounded myself with how many people not only read the article, but then asked for more information. And there is more to the story because I went back to...
Smokers at higher risk for suicide Startling new research is finding that smokers may actually be more likely to take their own life.
Women’s professional self-identity impacts on childcare balance, but not men’s A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple’s children, but the more equal the childcare balance is between a couple. However, the more a woman identifies herself with motherhood, the less time the father spends [...]The post Women’s professional self-identity impacts on childcare balance, but not men’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Measuring nurture: Study shows how ‘good mothering’ hardwires infant brain By carefully watching nearly a hundred hours of video showing mother rats protecting, warming, and feeding their young pups, and then matching up what they saw to real-time electrical readings from the pups’ brains, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that the mother’s presence and social interactions — her nurturing role — directly [...]The post Measuring nurture: Study shows how ‘good mothering’ hardwires infant brain appeared first on PsyPost.
International research team discovers genetic dysfunction connected to hydrocephalus The mysterious condition once known as “water on the brain” became just a bit less murky this week thanks to a global research group led in part by a Case Western Reserve researcher. Professor Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, is the co-principal investigator on a study that illustrates how the domino effect of one genetic error [...]The post International research team discovers genetic dysfunction connected to hydrocephalus appeared first on PsyPost.
No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months following the ban. The findings, published in the journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, are [...]The post No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents appeared first on PsyPost.
Help wanted: Principals who love change Training principals for new roles is key to U.S. Department of Education school reforms, according to a new report by SMU researchers. But insufficient training and support for principals to meet the new expectations is leading to a leadership crisis. Twenty percent of newly minted principals leave the profession after two years and seasoned professionals [...]The post Help wanted: Principals who love change appeared first on PsyPost.
Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” But a new study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes after all. Specifically, where your date looks at you could indicate whether love or [...]The post Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust appeared first on PsyPost.
Losing sleep over your divorce? Your blood pressure could suffer Those who experience persistent sleep problems after a divorce stand to suffer from more than just dark circles. They might also be at risk for potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new study finds. A growing body of research links divorce to significant negative health effects and even early death, yet few studies have [...]The post Losing sleep over your divorce? Your blood pressure could suffer appeared first on PsyPost.
Why City-Dwellers Don't Evacuate In Emergencies After major urban disasters, there are always stories about the stubborn people who refused to evacuate. They've survived incredible danger, or worse, they haven't survived at all. But this isn't because they're foolhardy. There are good reasons that people stay in their homes, to protect their property at all costs....
Dating A Phone When you enter a new relationship and aspects that were negative in your old relationship slip over to your new one, some might call you “damaged goods.” I’ve experienced this recently with something that affects a lot of people: The Phone. Some of us are married to our phones. I...
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Police Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was first presented 36 years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the Pain Clinic of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since then, tens of thousands of patients have benefited from mindfulness training by taking classes that adhere to, and classes that are similar to, the MBSR...
Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? Is love really enough? I often hear people say  “I love him/her” even if their relationship is harmful, abusive or unhealthy. They stay in this relationship for the wrong reasons and sometimes they find it extremely difficult to leave the relationship. Leaving can be more complicated than it seems. There are...
Fish oil may benefit alcohol abusers Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The new study found that in brain cells exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and neuronal cell death.
On Being Brave In every aspect of our lives, we will always face the inevitable clause of change. In our relationships, work life, social life and private life, we will each be given moments where we must choose to embrace change or deny it. Often, this denial can lead to unresolved issues, addictions, relationship troubles and conflict. When […]