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Link found between selfie viewing and decreased self-esteem Frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites like Facebook is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction, according to Penn State researchers in mass communications. “Most of the research done on social network sites looks at the motivation for posting and liking content, but we’re now starting to look at the effect [...]
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The Mental Health Consequences of Natural Disasters When we see a natural disaster in the news, we might see pictures of houses destroyed and estimates of how many people are dead or injured. For survivors, though, there’s a less tangible kind of damage natural disasters inflict that isn’t talked about as much: damage to people’s mental health....
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Anger Is a Swing State Is anger over the election driving you to the breaking point?
Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had not been uncovered in previous genetic studies of schizophrenia. The work provides important new information about how schizophrenia originates and points the way to more detailed studies -- and possibly better treatments in the future. Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling mental illness whose symptoms can include hallucinations, delusions and cognitive problems. The illness afflicts about 1 percent of the human population.
The “Real” Secrets to Trump’s Rise (Psychological)?... Seems perplexing to people around the world that a candidate who regularly targets certain groups of people with hateful remarks, and spews “massive and unceasing” lies, as Ben Shapiro writes in 3 Types of Trump … ...
The “Real” Secrets to Trump’s Rise? Most find it perplexing that a candidate who regularly targets certain groups of people with hateful remarks, and spews “massive and unceasing” lies, as Ben Shapiro writes in 3 Types of Trump Supporters, could rise … ...
Surgery Available For Those Wanting ADHD (Spoof) Let’s face facts. We, are cool. We are the coolest! In fact, we are the definition of cool.Look up cool in the dictionary and there’s likely a picture of a … ...
ER Beds for Kids Lacking, But School Programs Can Help Everyone who is a front line clinician in an emergency room (ER) knows the hard reality of the lack of psychiatric services available. Discharging someone from an ER into inpatient mental health treatment is virtually nonexistent for adults. For kids, the situation is usually far … ...
Taraji P. Henson Says Parents’ Honesty Made Her a... Taraji P. Henson is best known these days for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on the hit series, Empire. She delivers a performance that is often wrought with pain and … ...
If You Are Lonely… It’s extremely difficult for me during this time of the year to not have constant flashbacks to my childhood. I’m triggered by the sounds of the high school football games … ...
5 Reasons to Get Outside Right Now We are often taught that being exposed to the sun in any way is detrimental to your body. From scares of skin cancer to  fear of wrinkles, the sun is … ...
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The Downside of Having Nothing to Hide Soon, we'll all know a lot more about each other's motives, in real time. And it won't be pretty.
How to Handle Observing a Narcissist – 5 Survival Techniques When you know you will be around a narcissist, or observing one in action, what can you do? How can you take care of yourself and grow in the process? Check out these 5 strategies.
Why ADHD isn’t a Good Excuse Oops, I forgot to check the mail at the post office and lost that coupon for the new chips I like. Darn why didn’t I gas up before my early … ...
Today I Love Café Cinnamon Buns Today I love café cinnamon buns that are fresh and sticky. I love that I sometimes make a mess of my keyboard when I work in cafés, but I don’t … ...
This Aspie Needs a Job My new therapist thinks I need a job. She thinks it’d help me relate more to the real world. Work has always been a real problem for me. And I’m … ...