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How An Ancient Philosophy Can Help Us Defeat Perfectionism There are plenty of small steps that, were you to take them, would help move things forward. Don’t excuse yourself from doing them because the conditions aren’t right.
Best of Our Blogs: October 18, 2016 A lot of us fail at the life we desire because of one thing. You’re secretly waiting for permission. You were raised to believe you had to play by the rules to succeed. Surprisingly, rules to stifle your voice and emotions, downplay your talents actually left … ...
3 Tips for Helping Your Kids Develop Empathy Every child is already empathic. We all are (with a few exceptions). We are wired for empathy. We are wired to connect, communicate and collaborate with others. Empathy develops in infancy. “A child first learns to tune in to his or her mother’s emotions and moods, … ...
Brain Pain, Part 2 “Leigh used to be the class clown,” Amber said. “She would immediately shift a sinister atmosphere into a cheerful one. Now she barely smiles."
Is There Room In Your Relationship For Each Other’s... One of the most difficult disagreements a couple can have is a values clash. Why? Values are emotional rules that guide us in our behavior and decision making in life. … ...
Study has bad news for virgins: Sexually inexperienced adults are stigmatized, less desirable Research on virginity has found that sexually inexperienced adults feel they are more stigmatized than those who are sexually experienced. The study of 5,847 adults, published in the Journal of Sex Research, also found that sexually inexperienced people in the United States were not highly desired as relationship partners — even by other sexually inexperienced adults. PsyPost interviewed the study’s [...]
Study: People open to experience are more likely to change their voting positon People who are open to experience are more likely to change their voting position, according to a recent study published online in Political Psychology. The study also found some evidence that extroverts are more likely to stay loyal to their party. It has been highlighted that voters who are discontent with the party they voted [...]
Study examines how submission and dominance in erotica influences our attitudes Submission- and dominance-themed erotic literature can subtly influence our attitudes toward the opposite sex, according to a study published in the Journal of Sex Research. The study of 240 men and 241 women found reading about male sexual dominance made women slightly more likely to endorse sexist beliefs and made men slightly more likely to endorse rape [...]
Study provides insight on why risk-taking behavior increases during adolescence Adolescents among humans and non-human animals alike are more inclined to engage in heightened risk-taking behavior, exploration and novelty seeking. Although these attributes provide adaptive value in enabling individuals to gain importance in the world, including independence from parents, if taken too far, this tendency could lead to potentially dangerous behavior, including drug use, harmful [...]
Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression to behavioral issues, asthma and obesity – than children who haven’t been in foster care, according to a University of California, Irvine sociologist. “No [...]
Neural signature for fibromyalgia may aid diagnosis, treatment University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the highly prevalent condition. Fibromyalgia is commonly defined as chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety and mood disorders. The Centers for Disease [...]
Worked to death? Study says lack of control over high-stress jobs leads to early grave Previous academic research has found that having greater control over your job can help you manage work-related stress. But it’s never suggested that it was a matter of life and death — until now. New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that those in high-stress jobs with little control over their [...]
How your BMI might affect your brain function There are plenty of reasons it’s important to maintain a healthy weight, and now you can add one more to the list: It may be good for your brain. Researchers from the University of Arizona have found that having a higher body mass index, or BMI, can negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults. How? [...]
Brain Pain Part 1 One dark evening on October 11, 2009 life took a dramatic turn for 41-year old Leigh Erceg.
Brain Pain, Part I One evening on October 11, 2009, life took a dramatic turn for 41-year-old Leigh Erceg.
Could police do more to catch heroin dealers? I really want to know who sold my roommate the dope that killed him. I finally got the police report. The police did nothing to track down his killer. I know … ...
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Us Happy? Does AI spell the doom of humankind? Or should we welcome it? Given the significant limitations of human rationality, only AI can help humans to solve many difficult problems.
Why I Admire Psychopaths… Some of Their Traits Anyway... Sometimes, when I wake up on Monday mornings and feel a little stressed about my upcoming week, afraid I won’t be convincing during a presentation, or not sure about taking on some project that is a little out of my comfort zone, I wish I … ...
Blood pressure drugs linked to depression and other mental-health disorders A variety of prescription drugs have depression or other mood disorders as possible side effects.
Brain cells that may play a key role in appetite Targeting cells ‘may prove useful’ in eating disorders, researcher says.