|You’ve Got the Magic Touch
||Linda: If you’re a hard core NPR listener like I am, you may have heard the Morning Edition show with Michelle Trudeau talking about the health-promoting properties of touch. Yes, … ...
|Is Work Your Friend Or Foe?
||Do you love your job, hate it, or something in between? *The American Working Conditions Survey just reported its data from the 2015 research and for those of us who … ...
|Science Says This Is How to Break Any Bad Habit
||It’s 3 p.m., and you’re knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump. You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you’re encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. “Just one,” you swear. But that’s the … ...
|What Are the Roots of Distress Among Refugees?
||Research is changing the way we address the mental health needs of refugees.
|Roadblocks to Intimacy and Trust I
||The Roadblocks to Intimacy and Trust Series explores the impact of early childhood relationships on the establishment of intimacy in adulthood.
|The Email Habit That Makes People Look Incompetent
||These do not make you look warm and confident.
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|Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain -- and control body movements
||Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities -- an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurological disease.
|Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development
||After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a team of scientists examined the maturation of astrocytes in 3-D structures grown in culture dishes to resemble human brain tissue. The study confirms the lab-grown cells develop at the same rate as those found in human brains.
||Early interpersonal pain, separation anxiety, and death anxiety lead to the formation of powerful psychological defenses that limit a person’s capacity for living and feeling.
|The Last Straw
||People who are diagnosed with ADHD as adults spend their pre-diagnosis lives getting by … until, one day, they can’t. They spend their lives using their coping skills to hang … ...
|5 Strategies for Uninterrupted Sleep
||You’re lying in bed, exhausted. It’s the middle of the night, and for no apparent reason, you’re awake – wide awake. You toss and turn, trying to get back to … ...
|Why teens take risks: It's not a deficit in brain development
||A popular theory in neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers' seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensive literature review finds that much of the evidence for that theory misinterprets adolescent exploratory behavior as impulsive and that much of what appears to be impulsivity is behavior that is often guided by the desire to learn about the world.
|An Inspiring Way to Practice Self-Care
||For Rachel Wilkerson Miller, being organized is a significant way she practices self-care. Because not having your life together—forgetting to do important tasks, losing important information—is undoubtedly stressful, she writes … ...
|Want Happy and Healthy Kids? Just Say “NO!”
||When asked what they want for their kids, many parents respond, “I just want them to be happy and healthy.” Such a simple, harmless, laudable goal! And yet, such an orientation frequently results in parents giving their kids too much stuff, too many experiences, at too early an age. … ...
|How to Change Passive Aggressive Behavior
||Is a passive aggressive person causing you to feel angry and exhausted? The skill of Benign Confrontation can help you make long-term changes to this destructive dynamic.
|Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer's disease?
||Simple odor identification tests may help track the progression of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk.
|Cause and Cure of Eating Disorders?
||How the language of Eating Disorders has changed. Understanding causation and recovery has shifted. Options and Opportunities for greater understanding
|Helping Someone Who’s Threatening Suicide
||Saturday I woke up to a text that no friend or loved one ever wants to wake up: “_____ tried to kill herself last night. She’s in the hospital.” I … ...
|A Moral Compass for Troubling Times
||We need a clear moral compass during these complicated times.
|#258: Health Care’s Gender Bias
||I cannot write fast enough to keep up with the restrictions that are being applied to women’s health care in the US. Marilyn Metzl writes: (2017. A Womb of Her … ...