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This is How Much Happier Therapy Makes You Than More Money Money can buy happiness, as long as you spend it on therapy.→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Why Spending Money on Others Promotes Your Happiness People Are Happier When They Do The Right Thing 10 Simple Habits Proven to Make You Happier 10 Ways To Be Happier at Work 10 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today
Ecstasy, Molly can be fatal in warm environments A moderate dose of MDMA, commonly known as Ecstasy or Molly, that is typically nonfatal in cool, quiet environments can be lethal in rats exposed to conditions that mimic the hot, crowded, social settings where the drug is often used by people, a study finds. Scientists have identified the therapeutically-relevant cooling mechanism to enable effective interventions when faced with MDMA-induced hyperthermia.
Unlocking the potential of stem cells to repair brain damage Scientists are hoping to unlock the potential of stem cells as a way of repairing neural damage to the brain. They are manipulating adult stem cells from bone marrow to produce a population of cells that can be used to treat brain damage.
Elliot Rodger’s Narcissism "Well, now"— a theatrical pause—"I'll be a god compared to you."
Possible benefits of brain stimulation on hand, arm movement following stroke Researchers are studying whether stimulating the brain before rehabilitation could yield greater gains in motor function for people recovering from stroke. The technology is akin to a more advanced version of constraint-induced therapy in which clinicians physically tie down a patient's good arm, which forces the patient to use the injured side. With this non-invasive device, researchers are using electromagnetism to slow activity in portions of the healthy brain hemisphere that control the uninjured arm, similarly forcing the brain to use its injured half.
Monthly Meditation: Surfing the Waves This post is part of Your Body, Your Mind’s “Monthly Meditation” series, designed to provide readers with an idea or thought to meditate on during the month. June kicks off summer vacation and for many of us, that means a trip (or several, depending on where you live!) to the...
I Feel Left Out! 10 Ways To Give It Away With Friends A girl can “give it away” in all her relationships, even with her friends. Whenever you aren’t staying true to what you want and who you are, whenever you don’t take care of yourself, you are giving it away. I have TOTALLY been there and done them all. Here’s a top 10...
What Happened in Your Family? Imagine a routine mishap during childhood. A 5-year-old with a turbocharged body is curious to explore his world. Attracted by a sparkling new item Mom has just brought home, he dashes across the room, loses his balance and hits his head on the wooden floor. Startled, he looks to his...
Stalking The Perfect ADHD Work Environment If I’m working on something, a blog post, a song, a story or poem, and I find my mind wandering, I know that I need to refocus at that point. But how does one do that? Well, that’s a great question. I don’t know what might work for you, but...
What you Should Watch Out For In Therapy Therapy (or psychotherapy as some call it) is a very complex endeavor because it involves emotions, the mind, personalities, belief systems, and interpersonal communication that can either make or break therapy. It is important that we are all aware of the issues that we can potentially encounter in therapy. Here...
Understanding Bipolar Disorder Manic Depressive Disorder also know as Bipolar Disorder is associated with feelings of hopelessness to feelings of euphoria and full of energy. These mood shifts can occur a couple of times a year or many times a day. It usually develops in late teens to early adulthood. Bipolar disorder is...
The Ultimate Pain: Recovering from Trauma Recovery work is painful. It is the hardest thing I have ever done. It is no wonder that I spent two decades avoiding it. Deep down in my unconscious where the memories were stored, I had determined that the pain of the emotional memories was far worse than spending my...
Left-handed fetuses could show effects of maternal stress on unborn babies Fetuses are more likely to show left-handed movements in the womb when their mothers are stressed, according to new research. Researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities say their findings are an indicator that maternal stress could have a temporary effect on unborn babies, adding that their research highlights the importance of reducing stress during pregnancy.
In utero exposure to antidepressants may influence autism risk A new study from researchers at Drexel University adds evidence that using common antidepressant medications during pregnancy may contribute to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, although this risk is still very small. Results from past studies of prenatal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and ASD risk have not
Climate change at the movies: Entertainment influences our sense of the world Research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often bound up in problematic and limiting identity politics, which commonly reiterate racial, gender and sexual stereotypes positioning as they do white men as being the decision makers and
Stress hormone receptors localized in sweet taste cells According to new research from the Monell Center, receptors for stress-activated hormones have been localized in oral taste cells responsible for detection of sweet, umami, and bitter. The findings suggest that these hormones, known as glucocorticoids, may act directly on taste receptor cells under conditions of stress to affect how these cells respond to sugars
Our Inner Green Light When we act in ways that dismay us, we have opportunities to learn about an inner switch that otherwise hides in the subtext of our narratives. Greater awareness affords greater control.
No, Female Hurricanes Are Not Deadlier Than Male Hurricanes A group of marketing researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign decided to tackle the problem of gender bias by analyzing a peculiar statistical anomaly: hurricanes with female names tend to be more deadly than ones with male names. And that was only the first thing they did wrong....
Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in kids Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers report. These differences correspond with better language skills in the children who are more fit, and occur whether they’re reading straightforward sentences or sentences that contain errors of grammar or syntax. The new findings, reported in the
Children with autism have elevated levels of steroid hormones in the womb Scientists from the University of Cambridge and the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark have discovered that children who later develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones (for example testosterone, progesterone and cortisol) in the womb. The finding may help explain why autism is more common in males than females, but should