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Bipolar Parenting Project When I started searching for other Bipolar Parents a little more than two years ago, I never imagined I would be sitting where I am today. My search as many of you know came up null and void and I needed to find another way to reach out to other...
Why driving slowly and responsibly can actually be fun Car manufacturers are taking steps to make driving smart actually enjoyable and competitive.
Obsessing over your relationship may be bad for your sex life People in relationships who constantly question whether their partner loves them may have a condition known as relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder.
How new grads can cope with depression Many young people experience panic or depression following college graduation, especially if they don’t have set employment plans.
The Fundamental Attribution Error Interestingly, social psychologists have found that we make the fundamental attribution error (or FAE, as I have never heard it called) about other people and rarely ourselves. When we do things, we always have a good reason. It’s other people we see as defective.
The Good News About Being “In Transition”  It doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Webster defines “transition” as a passage or process of changing from one form to another. It has been said that we live in a time of transition, of rapid change, and things in our fast paced society don’t show signs of slowing down...
Drinking Alcohol Can Make Your Medication Ineffective Beer, wine or mixed drinks--they all can neutralize the positive effects of your anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication....
5 Steps to Find Calm: An Interview with Robert Renowned psychiatrist Peter Kramer once said that the opposite of depression isn’t happiness. It’s resilience, the ability to bounce back from tragedy, to regain a healthy sense of perspective after traumatic or stressful experiences. In my recovery from depression and anxiety, it is calm — more than excitement or joy...
Take This Test And Find Out If You're A Fascist Ever worried you're a brutal dictator at heart? The F-Scale Test, put together in 1947, tests for these types of authoritarian personalities. But as the test eventually revealed, not all "authoritarian personalities" are going to take over their respective countries. Here's the problem with testing people for fascism....
Finding thoughts in speech: How human brain processes thoughts during natural communication For the first time, neuroscientists were able to find out how different thoughts are reflected in neuronal activity during natural conversations. They studied the link between speech, thoughts and brain responses.
Anxiety-like behavior in invertebrates opens research avenues For the first time, researchers have produced and observed anxiety-like behavior in crayfish, which disappears when a dose of anxiolytic is injected. This work shows that the neuronal mechanisms related to anxiety have been preserved throughout evolution. This analysis of ancestral behavior in a simple animal model opens up new avenues for studying the neuronal bases for this emotion. Anxiety can be defined as a behavioral response to stress, consisting in lasting apprehension of future events.
Why Being In a Group Causes Some to Forget Their Morals Three reasons good people do bad things.Advertisement:→ Please participate in a PSYCHOMETRIC TEST on CIVIC BEAUTY at http://CitiesBeautiful.org Related articles:“I Am a Lovable Person!”: Why Positive Mantras Backfire For Some People Are More Moral in the Morning Men Forget More Than Women The Genetic Predisposition to Focus on the Negative Habits and The Unexpected Benefits of Weak Self-Control
Body Wisdom: Taking the Reins of Your Health and Caro Wallis via Compfight You and your body are one vast interconnected communication system that operates nonstop. Both the part of you that is your thoughts and beliefs about your self and world at any given time, and the part that is your physio-emotion responses (to events you experience, in connection with core emotion-drives,...
The Conflicted, Resentful Parent Men and women who didn't get what they needed from their own parents as children will inevitably feel more conflicted and resentful as they parent children of their own - especially when their children are young and need vast amounts of attention.
Quotes on Singlehood and Solitude As a scholar and practitioner of single life, I should probably be collecting great quips and quotes about singlehood and solitude. There are some classics, such as Mae West’s “Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.” I don’t have such a list, but it is...
7 ADHD Things I Think We May Have In Common Symptoms. You’re saying we have symptoms in common, and of course you’re right. I thought the same thing when I first considered this title. For instance, if you have ADHD – Predominantly Inattentive type, then we possibly share being distracted, forgetful and disorganized. We are likely to have poor concentration...
Best of Our Blogs: June 20, 2014 When I think of summer, I dream of booking a retreat, some place secluded, serene and life changing. If there was a season that could inspire change, summer would be it. Its carefree breezes, temperate conditions and longer days invite hope and possibility. You may be like me and dream of...
Stuck in the Middle? Last week’s cartoon,  which has to do with unconscious trickery when you’re hungry,  is here.  All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014,  My own website is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And Like me  on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons. Thanks! This week’s cartoon is about...
Illusions of Self-Knowledge: Findings and Benefits How well do you really know yourself? Have you ever discovered with surprise that the type of movie you hate was actually interesting; the sushi you would never try was delicious; or the cruise you resisted was really a blast? Have you ever thought that if anyone had told you...
Probing Questions You Should Ask Yourself Your honest answers to these self-appraisal questions could change your life.