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Music Speed and Exercise If you’re like us, you try to exercise to improve your health and fitness. Maybe you’ve tried one of our least favorite exercises: the dreaded plank. In this form of torture, you face down and balance on your toes and elbows, keeping your trunk rigid and horizontal, suspended above the ground...
There Are Things I Need In My Life Being a rural Canadian, there are naturally some things I need. I need to see the Canadians play hockey whenever they’re playing on the world stage. I need to be submersed in fresh water several times each summer season, and that doesn’t mean in swimming pools. I need some snow...
APA Task Force Report Recommends Processes for Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs Use complementary data from student tests, classroom observation, stakeholder surveys, report says
How To Be Nice To The Ones You Love Most Why is it we so often find ourselves treating the ones we most love the most shabbily? I don't think, contrary to popular wisdom, that the answer is that familiarity breeds contempt. After all, it's not that all the wonderful things we loved about our loved ones when they first entered our lives gradually become repulsive to us ("I hate that you're so kind to everyone!").
Not the Man I Used to Know Early in my sobriety, I became friendly with a university professor who regularly attended my home group meeting. This person taught political science, and I enjoyed our conversations about current events, especially discussions around the Middle East, as Israeli and Palestinian tensions were peaking during this period. He was a...
Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness My five-year-old daughter flipped out this morning when she learned that she needed to get a blood test. While I’m not a big fan of tearful wailing at 8:00 AM, I have to admit that flipping out is a perfectly reasonable response to the thought of having a complete stranger...
Take a nap. Life will be here when you wake up. I was sick again today with the stomach troubles that new medicine has been causing. I found myself lying on the couch and it reminded me of days gone by. When I was very sick – mentally, very sick – I needed rest. It is hard to describe the exhaustion...
Three Things NOT to Say to Yourself Unless They Mike Bundrant is a retired mental health counselor, practicing personal coach, co-founder of the iNLP Center, co-author of the AHA Solution and author of Your Achilles Eel. Negative self-talk is one of the most popular forms of self-torture. To one degree or another, we all have to deal with it....
8 Easy Ways to Reconnect with Your Teen The teen years are a developmental time when children begin to distance themselves from their parents and families. This is necessary and healthy. But sometimes the emotional distance can become too extreme and you will feel the need to reconnect. Your job as a parent parent is not an easy one:...
Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's, in the brain, according to the results of four new research trials.
50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often All too often, we take the people we love the most for granted: our lovers, family members, friends, even our children. We forget the enormous power of our words, as we carelessly lash out during fits of irritability resulting from stress. We assume our loved ones know how we truly feel,...
Born this way? An evolutionary view of ‘gay genes’ By Jenny Graves, La Trobe University The claim that homosexual men share a “gay gene” created a furore in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports this claim – and adds another candidate gene. To an evolutionary geneticist, the idea that a person’s genetic makeup affects their mating preference is unsurprising. We see [...]The post Born this way? An evolutionary view of ‘gay genes’ appeared first on PsyPost.
At what age are children ready for school? By David Whitebread, University of Cambridge When are children “ready” for school? There is much debate about when the transition between play-based pre-school and the start of “formal” schooling should begin. The trend in the UK primary school curriculum over recent decades has been towards an earlier start to formal instruction, and an erosion of [...]The post At what age are children ready for school? appeared first on PsyPost.
New research finds a general tendency for humans to fear things approaching, even if non-threatening In our long struggle for survival, we humans learned that something approaching us is far more of a threat than something that is moving away. This makes sense, since a tiger bounding toward a person is certainly more of a threat than one that is walking away. Though we modern humans don’t really consider such [...]The post New research finds a general tendency for humans to fear things approaching, even if non-threatening appeared first on PsyPost.
How the gut feeling shapes fear We are all familiar with that uncomfortable feeling in our stomach when faced with a threatening situation. By studying rats, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able to prove for the first time that our ‘gut instinct’ has a significant impact on how we react to fear. An unlit, deserted car park at night, footsteps [...]The post How the gut feeling shapes fear appeared first on PsyPost.
Wearable computing gloves can teach Braille, even if you’re not paying attention Several years ago, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers created a technology-enhanced glove that can teach beginners how to play piano melodies in 45 minutes. Now they’ve advanced the same wearable computing technology to help people learn how to read and write Braille. The twist is that people wearing the glove don’t have to pay attention. They learn [...]The post Wearable computing gloves can teach Braille, even if you’re not paying attention appeared first on PsyPost.
Veterans who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual could benefit from informed mental health services In 2011, the United States Military repealed its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prevented gay and lesbian service members from disclosing their sexual orientation. Current estimates indicate that more than 1 million veterans identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). Now, a University of Missouri researcher says these service members and veterans often are [...]The post Veterans who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual could benefit from informed mental health services appeared first on PsyPost.
Achieving Your Goals: Does removing yourself from the big picture help? Consider the case of the adult student attending night school to earn a degree that will result in a better job with higher pay. From sacrificing time with friends and family to missing a relaxing evening watching TV, this type of long-term gain often comes with short-term pain. According to a new study in the Journal [...]The post Achieving Your Goals: Does removing yourself from the big picture help? appeared first on PsyPost.
How Connecting with Our Authentic Self Creates a Foundation We long for love, connection, and understanding, but oftentimes we don’t know how to create it. Growing up in a goal-oriented society, we may develop a mindset that helps us succeed in business, but doesn’t do much to create safe and satisfying relationships. Pushing ourselves to work harder and promoting...
Freedom of choice: When rejection and discrimination hinder minority entrepreneurs When it comes to The American Dream, freedom of choice is a central value for entrepreneurs. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when a person’s choices are limited due to rejection and discrimination, they are more likely to fail at business and in their personal lives. “Not only does restricting a [...]The post Freedom of choice: When rejection and discrimination hinder minority entrepreneurs appeared first on PsyPost.