|Shh…Create a Love that Lasts Forever with These Secret
||Make your partner feel good and don’t forget the little things. Developing the secure, fulfilling bond you deserve with your partner is hard work, but it is not impossible. Below are five characteristics of every strong bond and what you can do to help create a deep, loving connection. 1....
|The High-Functioning Executive Jackass
||The Executive Jackass is no fun to work with or for and creates challenges.
|Can Narcissism Be Good For You?
||Fact: Narcissistic personality disorder is commoner in executives than in convicted criminals.
|Herbal supplement St. John’s wort can cause drug dangerous interactions
||St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The researchers reported that the herbal supplement can reduce the concentration of numerous drugs in the body, including [...]
|Gene variants found that increase pain sensation after common childhood surgery
||In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child’s need for pain-control drugs. The findings suggest that at some point physicians may calibrate pain-medication dosages according to a child’s individual genetic makeup. “Although this research is only a first step for our team, it [...]
|First pediatric autism study conducted entirely online
||UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. In their study, published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the [...]
|Lead in kids’ blood linked with behavioral and emotional problems
||Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. [...]
|This is why some urban legends go viral
||By Joe Stubbersfield, Durham University Urban legends get around, but we don’t really understand why. We conducted a study to explain how misinformation spreads surprisingly fast and why people feel compelled to share it. There are many urban legends and often they can fill us with horror. You may well have heard the story about [...]
|Why children with autism often fall victim to bullies
||By Judith Hebron, University of Manchester Bullying can affect anyone at any time, but young people with autism are especially vulnerable. The results can be devastating. Not being able to keep up with the teasing banter that often takes place among groups of young people can make the social world a very daunting place for [...]
|Could You Be Suffering from the Summertime Blues?
||Summer is in full swing and all around you, people seem to be enjoying themselves. Happy to be outdoors, puttering in the garden, reading cheesy novels, going to the beach or nearby parks for picnics. Not only do you not get it, you feel worse just seeing their rosy complexions....
|10 Quick & Easy Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
||We all know the importance of maintaining good physical health — we’re bombarded daily with ads for exercise programs, diet plans, and blog posts on what to eat and drink and what vitamin supplements to take or avoid. What’s not as frequently addressed, however, is mental health — but it’s...
|More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Don't Qualify for the Military
Calling it a "national security matter," the Pentagon says that 71% of Americans aged 17 to 24 would fail to qualify for military service owing to physical, behavioral, or educational shortcomings. Obesity is a big part of the problem, but it's hardly the whole story. ...
|Mania – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
||I’ve hit mania pretty hard this week. It’s a beautiful thing when it starts. Lots of ideas, no need for sleep, lighter on my feet, lots of energy. It can be wonderful and blissful. I’ve managed to get The Bipolar Parenting Project and The Childhood Mental Health Project pages up...
|A Checklist of 12 Science-of-Love Approved Wedding Vows, 2
|| This post lists the last 6 of 12 science-backed wedding vows, and is a continuation of Part 1. They are 7. “I vow to disallow my past to negatively influence our present and future together as individuals and a couple. This vow stems from research on couple communications and forgiveness. Consciously or not, early experiences in interactions...
|#105 War and Hierarchy
|| If we look at the history of war, it is not so much a story of right versus wrong as it is a struggle over power and hierarchy. Who has the most land and wealth, the largest army, the truest religion, the most control? Certain groups attain supremacy that...
|Viral Values: How Do Personal Values Affect Behavior?
||Everyday businesses are realizing that in order to prosper in today’s consumer-centric economy satisfying the psychological needs of their customers is vital to their financial success. For example, my friends at Zenzi are constantly touting the benefits of value-based marketing. But why, you may ask, are values so important?
|Introducing Mental Momma
||Most parents know they already have their hands full with their first child. Even if a second child adds to the family, parenting in today’s modern world of distraction and technology has never been more challenging. What if you add mental illness into the mix? As a parent, dealing with...
|You Have Already Survived the Toughest Day of Your
||Not that you asked, but my mom had me by c-section. So – without even the courtesy of a minute to prepare – I was literally infant-jacked from my nice, warm, dark, solitary shelter and summarily thrust into the “real world.” I know you will think I’m crazy (sometimes I...
|Facebook Reveals Secret Experiment To Control Your Emotions
||Study in which Facebook manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000 users for psychological research sparks controversy.Advertisement:→ A new PSYCHOMETRIC TEST on WHAT BEAUTY MEANS TO YOU is at http://CitiesBeautiful.org
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|Early traumas and young people's reactions to terror
||Adolescents can have post-traumatic stress reactions even when not directly affected by terrorist attacks. They are at increased risk if they have experienced violence or sexual abuse in early life. Those who have experienced sexual abuse numerous times have a doubled risk of post-traumatic stress reactions to a terrorist incident, new research finds.