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What Your Clothes Are Telling You Want to do better at maths? Don't wear a swimsuit! Want to be stronger? Wear a superman outfit! Yes, your clothes can influence you in so many ways.
What your clothes are telling you. Want to do better at maths? Don't wear a swimsuit! Want to be stronger? Wear a superman outfit! Yes, your clothes can influence you in so many ways..........
15 Questions to Explore And Nourish Your Needs Last week we explored the things we like — and don’t like — on a daily basis. Continuing with the self-discovery theme, here are more questions to help you uncover your needs and nourish them. Importantly, when you’re thinking about responding to your needs, remember that there’s a time for...
New MRI tool for tracking multiple sclerosis developed by imaging scientists A better way to track the progression of multiple sclerosis from its earliest stages has been developed by imaging scientists. Researchers used what's called quantitative susceptibility (QS) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to measure damage in specific areas of the brain which the study showed to be common to all patients.
The Role Of Goal Focus In Reducing Procrastination If we want to overcome procrastination, is it more important to focus on the means of goal pursuit (i.e., how we will do a task) or to focus on the outcome of the task (i.e., the possible reward)? It depends.
Are Selfies Destroying Your Memory? Social media provides us with so many opportunities to share our photos, it’s tempting to let the urge to point and shoot take over our lives. Unfortunately, you can run the risk of the “photo impairment effect” and lose the most precious of your personal memories.
New epilepsy treatment offers 'on demand' seizure suppression A new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy with the potential to suppress seizures 'on demand' with a pill, similar to how you might take painkillers when you feel a headache coming on, has been developed by researchers. The treatment combines genetic and chemical approaches to suppress seizures without disrupting normal brain function. The technique was demonstrated in rodents but in future we could see people controlling seizures on-demand with a simple pill.
5 Ways to Strengthen Your Connection to Yourself To feel more connected to others it’s important that we first connect to ourselves. “ W e need to be grounded in who we are before we can have healthy relationships with others,” said Jennifer Kogan, LICSW, a psychotherapist who provides individual and couples counseling in Washington, D.C. When we...
Many children affected by PTSD after traffic accidents Many children who are injured in traffic is subsequently affected by post traumatic stress disorder, a new study has shown. Many continue to suffer from mental and psychosocial problems one year after the accident. In addition, the rate still remains low of children who are involved in traffic accidents while wearing a helmet when cycling.
The Syndrome That Makes People Lie About How Many Legs Are On A Dog For a long time, this controversial syndrome was thought to manifest itself only in prisoners. When it spread to the general public, doctors began questioning whether it really exists or not. You decide whether there is such a thing as Ganser Syndrome....
Outgrowing emotional egocentricity: Linked brain region discovered A region of the brain that enables children to overcome emotional self-centeredness as they mature has been discovered by researchers. Egocentrism refers to the inability to differentiate between one's own point of view and that of other people. Egocentric people consider themselves to be the centre of all activity and assess all events and circumstances from this perspective. They project their own ideas, fears and desires onto the environment and others.
Using thoughts to control airplanes Pilots of the future could be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking commands. Scientists have now demonstrated the feasibility of flying via brain control -- with astonishing accuracy.
Keeping Up Appearances: Life is a Competition Carrie came in for her session and began by saying: “All my life, I have never looked the way I wanted to.” Carrie went on to say, “I was even fat as a baby, and I didn’t walk until I was 15 months old. I remember my mother telling someone...
Depression and anger Part 2: How I vanquish my anger Apparently, there is a correct way to swing a sledge hammer and an incorrect way. I was doing it incorrectly, although it still felt pretty good. Luckily, Tommy, one of the coaches at my CrossFit gym, witnesses this old lady swinging a sledge hammer the wrong way and – without...
Social Conformity Effect Lasts Three Days People will deny their own senses to fit with others, but the effect fades with time.→ 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:Painless Brain Stimulation Improves Mental Arithmetic in Five Days Happiness is Contagious and Powerful on Social Media The Cheerleader Effect: Why People Appear Better-Looking in Groups A Simple Boost for Social Confidence The Key to Happiness: Brainpower or Social Connectedness?
Shallow Wells of Presence Karl Krolow, one of the greatest postwar German poets, once wrote: It is a long time Since I lay so deep in sleep. Gradually one learns once more: Wells dry up. A state of presence is a shallow well. Mindfulness dries up. Its half life is short. Rarely mindfulness transcends the...
Migrating stem cells possible new focus for stroke treatment Two years ago, a new type of stem cell was discovered in the brain that has the capacity to form new cells. The same research group of researchers has now revealed that these stem cells, which are located in the outer blood vessel wall, appear to be involved in the brain reaction following a stroke.
For Addiction Treatment, Not All Mindfulness Strategies are Created When included in addiction treatment and relapse prevention programs, mindfulness and meditation strategies have been shown to reduce anxiety and help to prevent relapse. But mindfulness and meditation are separate practices and even within meditation, not all styles produce the same results. Which is best? “Anxiety is universal to the...
What Compassion Looks Like: The Lesson of the Flowers I am absolutely honored to host Karen Maezen Miller on the blog today. Her writing never ceases to dazzle and inspire me.   They don’t make it past spring, the camellia flowers, but oh, what a beautiful spring. Their blooms appear in one energetic burst, when the winter’s color has...
Do You Hold Grudges? If you find that resentments fester, forgiveness comes hard, and letting go of past grievances is even harder, then this blog’s for you. PLEASE NOTE: This blog is not addressing forgiveness in cases of abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional.)  I’m talking about situations where someone has hurt or wronged you...