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Follow Your Compass Home For twelve long and painful months I watched my marriage of 8 years and partnership of 15 years, distort and disfigure into something I no longer recognized. Despite all effort, despite all desire to keep our marriage together, short of any other options, I moved … ...
Brain cell powerhouses appear good treatment target for stroke, TBI recovery Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real time for the first time in a living brain.
How Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism Helped Create Advertising How America became a "shop until you drop" culture.
#229: Motherhood: The impossible Profession   Since, oh, forever, there have been volumes have written about how to be the perfect mother. Everybody has an opinion—doctors, psychologists, lawmakers (there was a time when women were … ...
21 Powerful Questions to Help you Uncover Your Dream... “You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do.” – Jerry Garcia … ...
How Similar Are Friends? Ever wonder how you ended up with the friends you have? Well, you aren’t the only one – several psychologists have asked this same question, and tried to answer it with scientific studies. Generally, it appears that people choose tend to choose friends with similar personality traits. For example, a...
Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study.
This Outstanding Diet Will Make Your Brain Grateful Our brains get smaller with age, but this diet can help (and it can make you happier!). 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
Immigration and the Pursuit of Happiness As the immigrant population continues to grow, we must strike a balance between securing U.S. citizens and considering repercussions of mass deportation on children.
Neural connection keeps instincts in check Scientists have identified the physical connection through which the prefrontal cortex inhibits instinctive behavior, report scientists.
15 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues January is considered the most depressing month of the year. The weather is cold and miserable, daylight is in short supply, you’ve got the post-holiday blues (disappointment that the holidays … ...
The Unloved Daughter and The Problem of Letting Go Negative childhood experiences shape us in many ways, some more subtle than others. While lack of self-esteem and the nagging feeling of self-doubt are often highlighted as among the major … ...
Physical Health and Mental Health, Part 2: Exercising Regularly... This is Part 2 in a series. Read Part 1 here: “Physical Health and Mental Health, Part 1: Eating Healthfully“. The relationship between Physical Health and Mental Health plays a significant role in our lives. It has been found that staying physically fit actually helps … ...
The science of baby's first sight Scientists have found more clues about the evolving brains of baby mammals as eyesight comes online. Using an imaging system to get neuron-level resolution, they showed how one specific brain circuit -- the 'ventral stream' -- in mice came online immediately after birth, but another circuit -- the 'dorsal stream' -- needed visual stimuli in order to mature. The experiments have helped to unveil how early-in-life visual experiences -- simply trying to see -- sculpt a particular subnetwork of brain circuitry we need in order to see properly.
Making Choices for Your Own Happiness Sherie had come to the realization, after four years of frustration, that she was married and her husband wasn’t!  He consistently did as he pleased and didn’t consider how his … ...
Bilingualism may save brain resources as you age A research team established that years of bilingualism change how the brain carries out tasks that require concentrating on one piece of information without becoming distracted by other information. This makes the brain more efficient and economical with its resources.
My Baby's Head Is Flat (And So Is Yours) Because doctors are urging parents to put babies to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS, many of them are developing flat heads. Here's what research says about what to do.
Do Vegetarians Smell Sexier? New studies reveal that diet affects human body odor and even our skin color. But do men who give up meat smell more or less attractive to women?
Today I Love Mondays Off Today I love taking Monday off. Well, I’m not really taking it off, it just feels like that because of all the work that is behind me. I love that, … ...
Recurrent Focus I know it all sounds very “New Age” and “mind over matter” and the like, but I’m going to suggest this anyway. And those of you who have been following … ...