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Four Surprising Ways To Get More Out Of Your Life   Don’t we all wish we had more energy? Were more creative? Had better solutions to the complex problems that plague us? Had more fulfilling careers? Had more intimate relationships? … ...
Why We Resist Creativity When We Need It Most Are you someone who needs to make a tough call and endorse a creative solution? Find out why these decisions can feel so difficult and what you can do about it.
Novel underlying mechanism involved in PTSD and other anxiety disorders described A novel mechanism has been identified for how stress-induced anxiety -- which can produce post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD -- affects circuit function in the hippocampus, the area of the brain where aversive memories are formed. These studies fill an important gap in knowledge between the molecular, circuit and behavioral effects of the brain-signaling molecule called neuropeptide Y, and could lead to new therapeutic targets for patients with anxiety disorders.
Is Professional “Support” Sabotaging Your Private Practice?... Last week, I wrote a slightly controversial article called “Are Your Therapist Buddies Bringing You Down?” Okay, in truth, it wasn’t that controversial because – to my surprise – a lot of you agreed whole heartedly with its sentiment. And yet, so many of us … ...
How to Elevate Your Success this Year (Soul-line versus... Have you ever heard the saying that we’re, “human beings, not human doings”? There was a time when I thought this was just existential nonsense. I was trying to hustle … ...
What does it mean to do your own work? Charlie:  There is a reason why we use the phrase “doing your own work” so often. It’s because of how strong the tendency is for all of us to be … ...
7 Weird Signs You Are A Really Creative Person Being sarcastic, ignoring deadlines and these five other unusual things are all linked to higher creativity. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
When an Abuser goes to Therapy (Including the Narcissist,... In order to effectively treat a person with an abusive personality, it is important to understand that almost everything you learned in school does not apply. A valuable basic premise to hold on to is that “people do that which they want to do because … ...
Don’t Watch Medical Dramas Before Surgery Who doesn’t like a good medical drama? TV shows make the medical treatment process dramatic, exciting and uncertain – just what you want when you sit down to watch television. Not necessarily what you want if you’re actually a patient, though! A new study published in European Surgical Research has...
How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Feeling Down Karen was having an off day, feeling down, and totally unmotivated. You know the kind — when you just feel like crawling back in bed. We all have days when … ...
Today I Love Swimming Outside My Comfort Zone Today I love swimming outside my comfort zone. I love that I have finally started swimming as part of my fitness program and I love that I have been calling … ...
Where belief in free will is linked to happiness Free will describes the ability to make independent choices, where the outcome of the choice is not influenced by past events. In this study, researchers show that Chinese teenagers who believe in free will also show increased happiness, suggesting that this phenomenon is not influenced by Western/Asian cultural differences.
Instaspam, Pintemess, and Don’t Be a Twitt(er) You are an addict. Seriously. “What?” you protest. “I am a moderate drinker and haven’t smoked the green stuff since that fateful Saturday night in college.” “Have you checked your cell phone lately?” I counter. You nod. Sheepishly. In fact, you have checked your cell … ...
Context Is King Here’s one of the big things that helps hide ADHD from diagnosis, context. You’ll sometimes hear logic used to defend against the diagnosis of ADHD that sounds like, “He can’t … ...
Choice Awakens ‪An organism that does not (freely) choose is a (determined) mechanism. ‬ Choose your “ism.”...
5 Myths About Refugees If we really want to help refugees succeed, here are five myths we need to get beyond.
Network of molecular interactions in brain cells infected by Zika virus reveals new therapeutic targets Zika virus interferes with the cellular machinery controlling cell division and alters the expression of hundreds of genes responsible for guiding the formation and development of brain cells, according to new research findings.
Noninvasive ultrasound pulses used to precisely tweak rat brain activity Biomedical engineers report they have worked out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound.
What your birth order can tell you about your love life Birth order experts share how oldest, middle, youngest and only children love differently.
Transplanted neurons incorporated into a stroke-injured rat brain Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability – but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation. Researchers have taken a step in that direction by showing that some neurons transplanted into the brains of stroke-injured rats were incorporated and responded correctly when the rat’s muzzle and paws were touched.