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How to Reduce Anxiety Using HeartMath “Our body doesn’t make a moral judgment about our feelings; it just responds accordingly.” Doc Childre and Howard Martin in their book The HeartMath Solution. In addition to simply being … ...
5 Unhealthy Ways of Managing Anger Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could feel perfectly happy every moment of your life? But there’s a word for animals that cannot feel anger, fear, and pain—extinct. Emotions have … ...
Antidepressants during pregnancy associated with childhood language disorders Mothers who purchased antidepressants at least twice during pregnancy had a 37-percent increased risk of speech and/or language disorders among their offspring compared to mothers with depression and other psychiatric disorders who were not treated with antidepressants, according to new research. Results by scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University [...]
Framing spatial tasks as social eliminates gender differences Women underperform on spatial tests when they don’t expect to do as well as men, but framing the tests as social tasks eliminates the gender gap in performance, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The results show that women performed just as well as their [...]
People with autism more likely to ‘follow their heads and not their hearts’ Scientists at King’s College London have shown why people with autism are more logical in their decision-making and less susceptible to the so-called ‘Framing Effect’compared to people who do not have the disorder. The ‘Framing Effect’, described by the nobel-prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman in the 1980s, refers to the discovery that decisions are based on [...]
Republicans embrace conservative label more enthusiastically than Democrats embrace liberal label Republicans embrace the conservative label more enthusiastically than Democrats are willing to self-identify as liberals, according to a new study by Jacob Neiheisel, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Political Science. But if liberal is a dirty word, eschewed by Democrats and sometimes assigned to them by Republicans, how liberal branding [...]
People with bipolar disorder more than twice as likely to have suffered child adversity A University of Manchester study which looked at more than thirty years of research into bipolar, found that people with the disorder are 2.63 times more likely to have suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse as children than the general population. In the study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, the researchers identified 19 [...]
How long should children play video games? A new study indicates that playing video games for a limited amount of time each week may provide benefits to children, but too much can be detrimental. The findings are published in the Annals of Neurology. There’s much debate over the potential benefits and risks of video gaming in children and teens. To provide some [...]
Dysfunction in neuronal transport mechanism linked to Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have confirmed that mutation-caused dysfunction in a process cells use to transport molecules within the cell plays a previously suspected but underappreciated role in promoting the heritable form of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but also one that might be remedied with existing therapeutic enzyme inhibitors. The [...]
New technology reveals fetal brain activity A new approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses has now been pioneered by researchers, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The work addresses a common problem of functional MRI; if the subject moves during the scanning, the images get distorted.
5 Ways Sensitive Empaths Can Avoid Emotional Exhaustion... #allofthefeels Are you really intuitive about your friends and family? When there’s a conflict brewing can you sense it? Do you pick up on the emotions of other people easily, maybe even those you just met? If you answered yes to any of those questions, … ...
What to do When you Make Mistakes The first step is to realize you are a mistake-making machine. This is merely a fact that has nothing to do with self-esteem. Both high and low self-esteem individuals make … ...
Don’t Waste Time Trying To Discredit Others I love this quote: “It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” – James Thurber In Career Architect Development Planner (4th ed.), in the 19 Career Stallers and Stoppers section is the entry for “Blocked Personal Learner,” Lombardo and Eichinger discussed people who resist learning new behaviors. Whether in … Continue reading Don’t Waste Time Trying To Discredit Others →
Fighting pain through knowledge about sensory organs in the fingertips That a finger can distinguish the texture of satin from suede is an exquisite sensory discrimination largely relying on small sensory organs in the fingertips called Merkel discs. New research has now unraveled how the sensory information is processed in the Merkel discs and further conveyed to the ending of a sensory nerve, the start of its journey to the brain.
7 Tips for Clearing Clutter in the Office One of my Secrets of Adulthood is: Outer order contributes to inner calm.  And that’s just as true at the office as it is at home. True, in the context of a happy life, a messy desk or a box of files on the floor … ...
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Forgiving Your Bullies Bullying is something that we have all faced at one point in our lives or another. Whether it be at home, at school, or on the job; we have all … ...
Dementia link to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia.
Haunted By Insomnia I’ve spent the first 28 years of my life suffering from acute insomnia. Hypo mania will do that to you. When I finally got properly diagnosed with Bipolar II, and … ...
Follow The Leader “True leadership lies in guiding others to success–in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.” –Bill Owens … ...