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Today I Love This Morning’s Super Moon Today I love this morning’s super moon still hanging in the early dark sky. I love that it hung low and freshly risen last night as we drove north to … ...
What Can Online Dating Really Tell You? Females were more likely to use an outdated photo or misrepresent their looks than males. In online dating, users are able to impression manage how they appear to others.
Does PTSD Cause Criminal Behavior? Over the years, I have written dozens of articles about posttraumatic stress disorder.  I have discussed specific topics such as effective, ineffective, and alternative treatments.  I have opined about the benefits (or lack thereof) of changing the name by dropping “disorder” from the title. I … ...
Reading Your Medical Chart: How One Word Can Ruin... So many things have changed for the better in the past decade when it comes to a patient’s transparency and ability to access their medical records. Online portals make such access to review your medical file as easy as logging in and start reading. But … ...
Quitting Facebook Can Make You Happier Let me first admit that I am indeed a hypocrite. I have no plans of deleting my Facebook account. I mean, c’mon, it’s Facebook. But if I were a little wiser, I might act differently. According to a new study from University of Copenhagen, signing off of Facebook and not...
Practicing Self-Care as a Parent: Q&A with Psychologist Jessica... Practicing self-care is especially tough when you’re a parent. After all, your time is limited. Very limited. You also might wrestle daily with guilt: Shouldn’t I focus solely on my … ...
How to Practice Gratitude When You’re Feeling Discouraged... We need gratitude more than ever. When we’re feeling discouraged, alone, anxious, or angry, it’s hard to be grateful. We know we’re supposed to feel grateful. It’s Thanksgiving-time after all. … ...
Find Your Purpose And Shine On What is your calling? What is your purpose in life? What did you come to this world to do? If you’re a passionate and introspective soul like me, you’ve probably … ...
Study reveals role of spleen in prolonged anxiety after stress Scientists are uncovering clues to what might be unfolding in the relationship between the brain and immune system in those who suffer from long-term repercussions of stress. New research details those connections, specifically that an abundance of white blood cells in the spleen could be sending messages to the brain that result in behavioral changes [...]
Inherited taste perceptions may explain why some people eat too much salt Inherited differences in taste perceptions may help explain why some people eat more salt than recommended, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016. “Genetic factors that influence taste aren’t necessarily obvious to people, but they can impact heart health by influencing the foods they select,” said lead author Jennifer [...]
Behavioral intervention reduces anxiety, depression among adults impaired by psychological distress In a study published online by JAMA, Atif Rahman, Ph.D., of the University of Liverpool, England, and colleagues evaluated the effectiveness of a multicomponent behavioral intervention delivered in primary care centers in Peshawar, Pakistan by lay health workers to adults with psychological distress. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the [...]
Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. “We found that a child having fun was a much greater indicator of how likely he or she was to [...]
Victims of childhood bullying more likely to be overweight as young adults Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied children, according to a new study by researchers from King’s College London. Previous research by the team at King’s has shown that children who experienced bullying while growing up in the [...]
Pain sensors specialized to respond to specific types of sensations Many pain-sensing nerves in the body are thought to respond to all types of ‘painful events’, but new UCL research in mice reveals that in fact most are specialised to respond to specific types such as heat, cold or mechanical pain. The study, published in Science Advances and funded by Wellcome and Arthritis Research UK, [...]
Male athletes more likely to choke under pressure Male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) as part of a study of men’s and women’s Grand Slam Tennis tournament play. Their paper, Choking Under Pressure and Gender, examined these high-level athletic competitions, describing them as “a unique [...]
Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer’s patients For the first time, scientists have shown that probiotics — beneficial live bacteria and yeasts taken as dietary supplements — can improve cognitive function in humans. In a new clinical trial, scientists show that a daily dose of probiotic Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria taken over a period of just 12 weeks is enough to yield [...]
How Not to Believe The Mandela effect says that if many (how many?) ‘remember’ that the great man died in prison, then it was so, if only in a parallel universe. I consider this dangerous nonsense –
Can Someone in Recovery Drink Alcohol in Moderation? Should we trust a one-time problem drinker’s newfound moderation? How do we figure out how to draw the line between acceptance of a loved-one’s behavior and self-care? Katie weighs in. Hi Katie! I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary with my partner. We’ve hit milestones with … ...
Role of spleen in prolonged anxiety after stress Scientists are uncovering clues to what might be unfolding in the relationship between the brain and immune system in those who suffer from long-term repercussions of stress. New research details those connections, specifically that an abundance of white blood cells in the spleen could be sending messages to the brain that result in behavioral changes long after mice experience repeated stress.
Thank You For Your Service, Grandpa. Semper Fi. Proud father and grandfather. Faithful Husband. U.S. Marine. Veteran of the Second World War. I know Veteran’s Day has come and gone but, Grandpa, I salute you. Sixteen years gone…but … ...