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Boost Your Sobriety as You Exercise   When we were active in our addictions, the only type of exercise we considered were “twelve-ounce curls.” The thought of sweating it out on a treadmill was repulsive. Many … ...
Reached Your Goal But Still Unhappy? 4 Steps to Take Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself? Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track. After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy. When I make six-figures, … ...
Schrödinger’s Notes Well, I’ve done it. I’ve really lodged myself in to a predicament now. Those of you who are following along may, at this point, be wondering what I’m talking about. … ...
The New You-An Exercise in Transforming Your Life With New Year’s approaching and all of us thinking about setting goals and achieving results in different areas of our lives I thought it was a good time to share … ...
What Your Pillow Talk Reveals About Your Relationship How is what your behavior after sex connected to your relationship satisfaction or the hormonal influences of sexual activity?
What Do You Do Right After Sex? Do you want to snuggle, talk, or check your phone after sex? How is what you do after sex connected to your relationship satisfaction or the hormonal influences of sexual activity?
Today I Love Friday’s Frenzy Today I love Friday’s frenzy. I love the hustle and bustle that Friday nearly always is. I love when it starts out crazy busy and then ramps up to busier. … ...
3 Differences Between Younger and Older Siblings Well, here’s the first one: younger siblings are cooler. Just kidding. Despite having a horse in this race, I’ll try to maintain some objectivity and give older siblings a fair shake. In fact, older siblings can be pretty awesome. Still, research on how birth order influences personality and cognition have...
Life After You: Recovering from a Narcissist By definition, break-ups aren’t easy since they involve loss even when you’ve initiated them and humans are famously loss-averse. It goes without saying that they’re even harder when it’s the … ...
Best of Our Blogs: December 2, 2016 “I would say that there exist a thousand unbreakable links between each of us and everything else, and that our dignity and our chances are one.” – Mary Oliver, Upstream You only need to turn on the television or open a newspaper, and you’d see … ...
What You Find When You Search For ‘Bipolar’ Bipolar disorder isn’t rare, but only about 2% of the population has it. Because of this, the general population isn’t as educated about bipolar disorder as it is illnesses like … ...
Study: Men who ejaculate before they desire are less likely to take credit for good sex Men with premature ejaculation symptoms are more likely to blame themselves for negative sexual experiences and are less likely to take credit for good sex. That is the finding of a study of 853 men published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. The research found that men with chronic premature ejaculation symptoms tended to take [...]
To Be Creative, Be Bored There’s a long line at Target, so you take out your phone and check Twitter. As you open your eyes in the morning, you scroll through Instagram. You wait for the … ...
Psychologists discover less division of labor in the brains of people with autism Divvying up tasks between the left and right hemispheres of the brain is one of the hallmarks of typical brain development. The left hemisphere, for instance, is involved in analyzing specific details of a situation, while the right hemisphere is involved in integrating all the various streams of information coming into the brain. A new [...]
Can creativity beat death? New study suggests creatives worry less about dying Creative achievement can provide a buffer against being anxious about death, research from psychologists at the University of Kent shows. Creative people, such as newly-announced Nobel Prize for Literature winner Bob Dylan, are often thought to be motivated by the desire to leave an enduring cultural legacy. Through their creative work, creatives such as Leonard [...]
Autism-linked protein crucial for feeling pain Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively — for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads — because they’re less sensitive to pain than other people. New research points to a potential mechanism underlying pain insensitivity in autism. The study, conducted by two teams at [...]
Narcissistic individuals use social media to self-promote A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors. The largest effects were with the number of friends/followers narcissists had and frequency of status updates, followed by selfie postings, according to University of Georgia psychology researchers. [...]
Magnetic brain stimulation can bring back stowed memories It’s clear that your working memory — which holds attention on small things of short-term importance — works, or you wouldn’t be able to remember a new phone number long enough to dial it. Describing how it works, however — how the brain determines what to keep in mind, and what to set aside but [...]
Study suggests possible new target for treating and preventing Alzheimer’s A new scientific discovery may provide a future avenue for treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published Nov. 28 in the journal JAMA Neurology examined aquaporin-4, a type of membrane protein in the brain. Using brains donated for scientific research, researchers at OHSU discovered a correlation between the prevalence of aquaporin-4 among older [...]
Researchers examine how brain stimulation affects memory reactivation Imagine you’re at a cocktail party, and a couple comes up to you and introduces themselves. Though you try to remember their names, it’s difficult once the conversation has moved on. In this common scenario, your working memory is the tool responsible for retaining names so you can address each person correctly. Working memory is [...]