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Happiness With Others 6: Choose Friends and Lovers Wisely Happiness in life in part requires happiness in your relationships. In addition to being healthy of attitude and skillful of technique, relationship happiness requires you to choose carefully whom you will have a relationship.
Are You Being Helpful or Annoying? Have you ever tried to be helpful but found that others experienced you as annoying? Did you feel resentful that your efforts weren’t appreciated? What did you do wrong? First, a few scenarios: You notice your young son struggling to complete a puzzle. You pick up a piece and show...
I Forgot I Have ADHD Did you notice anything odd about my blog on Monday? If you read it on Monday, you would have seen that there was no graphic. I’m not new to blogging, and I know that a graphic is an important piece of the blog post puzzle. It does several things for...
Why Didn't Drug Rehab Work? 5 Wrongs That Don't Once, twice, three times in rehab – the story isn’t uncommon. For many recovering addicts, it takes multiple treatment attempts to get well. Disappointed, angry and ready to give up, addicts and their loved ones are left asking, “What went wrong?” Here are a few possibilities: #1 Wrong Understanding of...
Study: Women Leaders Perceived as Effective as Male Counterparts Stereotypes waning as workplace values new paradigms
5 Love Languages You Might Want To Consider Have you read or heard of the book The 5 Love Languages of Children  and The 5 Love Languages: The secret to love that lasts? There are 2-3 different types of the book, one for children, one for men, and the other for adults in general. While I don’t typically read books...
May and the Celebration of Mental Health May is Mental Health Month, and I’m ready to celebrate. Why is it a celebration?  Put simply, it’s a chance to educate, inspire, ignite hope…among many other possibilities. Mental Health America has led the observance for 65 years (yes, since 1949!), inciting public awareness through the use of the media,...
You took the words right out of my brain: New research shows brain's predictive nature when listening to others Our brain activity is more similar to that of speakers we are listening to when we can predict what they are going to say, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study provides fresh evidence on the brain’s role in communication.
People rely on what they hear to know what they're saying You know what you’re going to say before you say it, right? Not necessarily, research suggests. A study from researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows that auditory feedback plays an important role in helping us determine what we’re saying as we speak. The study is published in Psychological Science, a journal of theAssociation for Psychological Science. “Our results indicate
Simply being called ‘fat’ makes young girls more likely to become obese Girls who are told by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher that they are too fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at age 19, a new study by UCLA psychologists shows. The study looked at 1,213 African-American girls and 1,166 white girls living in Northern California, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.,
Anti-bullying policy must focus on all of society Policy to reduce bullying in the schoolyard needs to span all levels of society, say researchers from the University of Warwick, who warn that socioeconomic status is not a reliable indicator of whether a child is likely to become a bully. Up to one third of children are involved in bullying, and a growing body
Anti-smoking TV ads should use anger, Dartmouth-Cornell study suggests Anti-smoking television advertisements that appeal to viewers’ emotions are more persuasive when they use anger rather than sadness, a Dartmouth-Cornell study suggests. The study appears in the Journal of Health Communication. A PDF is available on request. Previous studies have shown emotional expression is a crucial part of persuasion, and that audience members’ perceptions of emotions
Study highlights importance of parents talking to kids about money A new study from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas finds that children pay close attention to issues related to money, and that parents should make an effort to talk with their children to ensure that kids don’t develop misconceptions about finance. “We wanted to know what kids are learning, or not
Chronic stress heightens vulnerability to diet-related metabolic risk New research out of UC San Francisco is the first to demonstrate that highly stressed people who eat a lot of high-fat, high-sugar food are more prone to health risks than low-stress people who eat the same amount of unhealthy food. “Chronic stress can play an important role in influencing biology, and it’s critical to
Preliminary results show estriol combined with Copaxone can improve MS symptoms Combining the estrogen hormone estriol with Copaxone, a drug indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), may improve symptoms in patients with the disorder, according to preliminary results from a clinical study of 158 patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The findings were presented today by Rhonda Voskuhl,
New study confirms increased prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms among children with autism A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine indicates that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than four times more likely to experience general gastrointestinal (GI) complaints compared with peers, are more than three times as prone to experience constipation and
Donald Sterling Proves Racism Persists In America Can/Should Sterling be forced to sell his NBA team?
What Makes Humanity TickLike a Time Bomb Why do people get so needy and creedy in crisis, so near-sighted and yet so drawn to far-sighted dogma? The answer lies in the interplay of two forces that lurk in us all--Dubophobia: Doubt-fearing, and Dogmaphilia: Dogma-seeking. Here we explore the pattern and what to do to counter its dangerous consequences.
The Heinz Dilemma Might Reveal That Morality Is Meaningless There's a famous moral thought experiment, the Heinz Dilemma, that is supposed to tell us about a person's moral development. What it might actually tell us is that moral development doesn't matter....
Maximizing Your Middle Maximize your middle and become a Modern Leader. The Modern Leader, rises up to the challenge of a dynamic and ever-changing landscape which requires looking ahead, and consistently reflecting on how and what they need to do to stay on top of their game to avoid becoming a dinosaur.