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Are you addicted to social media? Six questions Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted? And even if you are, what’s the big deal?
A Short Husband May Have This Mental Cost For His Wife It is well-known that women prefer taller men -- but does this translate into more happiness? Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Asylum Was Once a Place of Safe Haven, Part 3 This is part 3 of the series “Asylum Was Once a Place of Safe Haven.” Don’t miss Part 1 and Part 2 too. The Future of Therapy and Recovery There is not a one track solution to this problem. Various schools of thought will need … ...
Promise of Better Targeted Treatments Now Possible in Children's Brain Cancer More than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and the disease kills more children than any other cancer. Researchers report they have identified an existing group of drugs that appear to reduce or eliminate a certain subgroup of childhood brain cancers while sparing normal brain tissue. The research was conducted using a new zebrafish animal model system developed by the researchers, which closely resembles an aggressive subtype of pediatric brain tumors.
When Your Parenting Style Wears You Out Your four-year-old demands a bowl of ice cream for breakfast. You sense a forthcoming meltdown and quickly evaluate your parenting-style options: (1) Permissive: Say “yes” (then prepare to serve cookies … ...
Today I Love The Seasons First Dust Of Snow Today I love the seasons first dust of snow. I love that Autumn does not fold up its tents and abandon us all at once, there are days yet with … ...
Today I Love The Season’s First Dust Of Snow Today I love the season’s first dust of snow. I love that Autumn does not fold up its tents and abandon us all at once, there are days yet with … ...
Bipolar Disorder Vs. Schizophrenia Introduction According to healthline.com, “Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are two different chronic mental disorders. People can sometimes mistake the symptoms of bipolar disorder for schizophrenia symptoms.”  To explain further according … ...
Why Are We Still Labeling Children as ‘Emotionally Disturbed’?... I’m not perfect at my job, but I know my presence makes a world of difference I proudly landed my first school counseling job at a public school in New York City. I had been warned by fellow counselors we can never be fully prepared … ...
Putting Passion Into Practice “Give me that man that is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him in my heart’s core, in my heart of heart, as I do thee.”  Shakespeare We need to put passion back in our practice and our lives. Spinoza thoughtfully said that we … ...
The Role of the Parent, Caregiver, and Teacher An interview with Alison Gopnik.
Embarking On A Spiritual Journey Growing up I didn’t know much about spirituality. All I knew about was religion, which required following a certain dogma that contradicted my rational mind. The idea of having to strictly … ...
Basics of Applied Behavior Analysis: Part 2: Assessment... “Behavioral assessment involves a variety of methods including direct observations, interviews, checklists, and tests to identify and define targets for behavior change.” (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2014). In applied behavior analysis, thorough and quality assessments are important. It isn’t good enough to simply go through … ...
10 Unusual Signs of Depression Depression is a tricky thing. What might seem like a typical sign and symptom of depression might not be. Here are ten unusual signs of depression. A person might: Have the ability to hyper-focus for long periods of time even to the point of giving … ...
Why Do Drugs? Any casual look at media, billboards, online popups and banners and signs in stores is enough to show that medications and drugs are ubiquitous. Whether used initially for a legitimate medical reason with a prescription from a doctor, or socially, drug use can and does … ...
Pharmaceutical Lobbyists Are Gearing Up to Fight Pricing Regulations... In a republic like that in the USA, elected officials are appointed by the people to represent their interests at all levels throughout the government. Sizable campaign donations from big … ...
Money can buy happiness but it's costly to bank on that without measuring debt Yes, money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study.
Finding Empathy Across the Political Divide No one can figure it out. It is a mind-boggling mystery. “Who ARE these people who support Trump?” “Who ARE these people who like Hilary?” “Who ARE these people who are planning to vote for a third party candidate?” Well, “these people” are our neighbors. … ...
High blood pressure can impair cognitive function, pose risk for Alzheimer's High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers conclude.
Rosie Mercado Loses Weight, Fan Says to Kill Herself It’s hard to imagine that someone would actually hate you for succeeding at something but Rosie Mercado is learning that lesson the hard way. Mercado gained fame when, at 410lbs, … ...