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Put Down the Self-Help Book and Embrace Your Quirks “Be Matt.” Simple advice but deceptively difficulty. Yes, I collect vintage sports t-shirts, agonize over two sentence emails, and choke up at sentimental movies. I chew too loudly, mispronounce “button,” and neglect laundry for days, sometimes weeks, on end. I downplay my proudest moments. My … ...
Traditional Japanese art inspires a futuristic innovation: Brain 'organoids' The ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was the inspiration for a groundbreaking technique to create tiny “artificial brains” that could be used to develop personalized cancer treatments.
Avoiding spiritual struggles and existential questions is linked with poorer mental health Fear of confronting the tensions and conflicts brought on by existential concerns—the “big questions” of life—is linked with poorer mental health, including higher levels of depression, anxiety and difficulty regulating emotions, according to a new study.
Why selfless people have the best sex lives Research showing altruists have the best chance of getting lucky with potential sexual partners.
'Shock and kill' strategy for curing HIV may endanger patients' brains Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients has so far been stymied by HIV's ability to hide out in cells and become dormant for long periods of time. One of the proposed curative strategies for HIV, known as "shock and kill," may be harmful to patients' brains, warn researchers.
Study: Conservatives less willing to date or have sex with bisexuals New research published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that conservatives tend to be less willing to engage in romantic or sexual activities with those who identify as bisexual. The study of 438 individuals found a robust link between conservative beliefs and negative attitudes towards bisexuality. Individuals who endorsed more conservative beliefs were less [...]
Coping With Your Passive Aggressive Partner If you have a passive aggressive partner, then you need to learn new ways for coping with your relationship. You are not changing to make them happy, which will never … ...
Why Kids Believe in Santa Claus (And Why That's Okay) Some scientists and parents believe it can be harmful to lie to children, even if it's about something harmless like Santa Claus. Research suggests Santa might be okay after all.
1/3 of Relationships Have this Problem: Does Yours? Are you and your partner equally committed? New research reveals the perils of asymmetrically committed relationships.
Are You in a Commitment Dilemma? If you're in a dating relationship, are you both equally committed? Here's new research on the asymmetrically committed relationship.
A Note From The Past Last Wednesday I talked about the importance of making notes. I mentioned how just the act of writing something down would often help me remember things. Then on Friday I … ...
Today I Love This First Significant Snowfall Today I love this first significant snowfall of the season and the way it has filled in the dark spaces with white. I love the way the trees al look … ...
Self-Compassion: A Life-Changing Skill It’s a cliche to say that we’re out own worst critics. But if you read the AllPsych blog very much, you know that psychology researchers are in the business of showing that a lot of the old cliches go a lot deeper than we might think. Today’s exhibit is self-compassion....
Video: When Holiday Stress Kills Holiday Cheer Why is it that as the days start counting down to the holidays, many people find their blood pressure going up? One reason is that along with eggnog and festive decorations, the holiday season can bring pressure. After all, think of all the things you … ...
Self-Help for Singles: How We Can Make Life Better... Since the election, I have been getting asked a question I hesitate to answer in this space since this is not a political blog, so I will address a different … ...
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50 Quick Journal Prompts to Spark Self-Reflection Journaling is a powerful way to learn more about ourselves. And it’s amazing how many stories just one word (or a few words) can spark. Below are 50 (plus) words to … ...
Days I Feel Like a Bad Mom Being a wife and a mother is important to me.  Very important.  It’s what I most want to succeed at, and it’s what I sadly most often fail at. I had all of these ideas about this weekend.  We were going to finish getting ready … ...
How to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays Holidays and weight gain often go hand in hand. Still, have you ever considered how to enjoy the holidays more than ever, without gaining a single pound? You can maintain … ...