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You Blockhead! My last cartoon was about several ways to handle the holidays. (Most of them involved escapism.) As it happens, my last column mentioned Charlie Brown, too. I don’t have a … ...
Feeling Sad? Get in Touch with the Holidays My great grandmother who lived to be 102 said the best medicine for unhappiness was to get busy. When Gram lost her mojo, she’d ironed, washed windows and made beds. People often get depressed around major holidays. They might miss deceased loved ones. They might long for … ...
Active-duty military find PTSD relief through individual cognitive therapy Although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study.
How Memory Can Help Reduce Negative Thinking Young people are the most pessimistic, on average, with people's negative thinking reducing as they get older. 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
Going beyond genetics yields clues to challenging childhood brain cancer Changes in the epigenetics suggest a prognostic marker for childhood ependymomas and similarities with DIPG tumors, report scientists.
Missed connections: As people age, memory-related brain activity loses cohesion Groups of brain regions with coordinated activity are consistent for individuals, but shrink with age, report scientists.
Stuttering related to brain circuits that control speech production Researchers have conducted the first study of its kind, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to look at brain regions in both adults and children who stutter.
The Evolution of Humor: From Grunts to Poop Jokes The human capacity for humor distinguishes our species from others. Humor is the result of millions of years of evolution.
Scientists discover neuron-producing stem cells in the membranes covering the brain Unexpected cells have been found in the protective membranes that enclose the brain, the so called meninges. These ‘neural progenitors’ – or stem cells that differentiate into different kinds of neurons – are produced during embryonic development. These findings show that the neural progenitors found in the meninges produce new neurons after birth – highlighting the importance of meningeal tissue as well as these cells’ potential in the development of new therapies for brain damage or neurodegeneration.
Thanksgiving, Why Your Health and Happiness Depend On it...   It’s that time of year again. The day of giving thanks is here, and with it, a reminder to reflect on the blessings in our lives. How refreshing this holiday can be, … ...
Thanksgiving … Why Your Health and Happiness Depend On...   It’s that time of year again. As the day of giving thanks draws near, with it, a reminder to reflect on the blessings in our lives. How refreshing this holiday can … ...
What is the Diagnosis for STRESS?? There is no diagnosis for stress! Young adults are stressed more than ever before. But our bible (dsm-v) of clinical diagnoses for mental health, according to insurance companies, holds no … ...
7 Techniques for Coping with Passive Aggressive People Passive aggressive people play games with our head.  They impose their reality upon our reality.  Both realities cannot co-exist at the same time.  After a while, our interpretations break down. … ...
7 Tips for Having a Happy Thanksgiving with Your... For many people, Thanksgiving is a joyous holiday; for many others, Thanksgiving is a dreaded holiday. One factor that can make it tough is spending time with difficult relatives. Here are some strategies for keeping Thanksgiving dinner — or any holiday gathering, at any time … ...
Forgiveness Part 3 In our previous blog, we wrote about Monica’s experience in recovering from past childhood wounds that left her scarred and wounded. Monica knew that if she were to ever be … ...
Today I Love Days Out Today I love days out on the road with nothing in my home pressing me and distracting me from my work. I love to work from home, but I love … ...
The Diametrics of Personal Space: Autism vs. Schizophrenia New research into the sense of personal space.
ADHD and Right On Time Hey. How’s it going? Yeah, it’s me, Kelly, the writer of this blog. I’m in the satellite office today, out on the road, holed up in a café, trying to … ...
Raising a Narcissist The idea that parenting can contribute to narcissism is one that goes back to Freud. While our understanding of narcissism has evolved since then, the basic theory that certain parenting styles can produce more narcissistic adults has stuck around. There’s an intuitive sense to this way of undertanding narcissism: it’s...
The Man in the Moon: Faces and Autism A new study into autism reveals something of what it is like to experience the world this way, and offers a possible early test of the condition.