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What Tig Notaro’s New Show Gets Right about Child... In the new Amazon series One Mississippi, loosely based on the life of comedian Tig Notaro, she finds herself living back home in Mississippi following the sudden death of her mother. Staying in her childhood home with her stepfather, Bill, and her adult brother, Remy, … ...
New treatment strategy could cut Parkinson's disease off at the pass Researchers report they have identified a protein that enables a toxic natural aggregate to spread from cell to cell in a mammal's brain -- and a way to block that protein's action. Their study in mice and cultured cells suggests that an immunotherapy already in clinical trials as a cancer therapy should also be tested as a way to slow the progress of Parkinson's disease, the researchers say.
The Personality Trait Linked To A Longer Life Survey of almost 30,000 people finds one personality trait consistently linked to longer life. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Scientists track unexpected mechanisms of memory Our brains hold on to memories via physical changes in synapses, the tiny connections between neurons. Unexpected molecular mechanisms by which these changes take place have now been revealed by new research.
Autism Is Revealed By These Common Signs Those with autism often insist that their daily routines remain the same. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Identifying What Helps You Cope with Tough Emotions Connecting to our feelings is vital. Recently, I came across this quote from the new book The Danish Way of Parenting, which is simply spot on: “How can we know what we want … ...
Self-Care: Where does the Onus Fall?  (Part 1) A week or so ago I posted an article that suggested the idea that self-care is an ethical imperative for those in helping professions.  This idea of self-care as an … ...
Do You Have An Irritable Child? I’ve been having trouble with my Mac Pro charger. When I put it in sometimes the light comes on indicating it is being charged, but, sometimes it doesn’t make the … ...
Do We Care about the Content of Our Character? There is nothing less than the content of our nation's character at stake in this election.
A Simple Idea to Save Your Marriage Do you feel like every argument you have with your partner sounds exactly like the last? Do you fight about the same things all the time and often feel like nothing ever gets resolved? Many couples get caught up in what is known as “circular … ...
YES, You Really Can Re-Learn Body Love I wasn’t born hating my body. In fact, I wasn’t born having any particular opinion about my body one way or the other. Unless something hurt or I got sick, … ...
When Is It Good to Forgive? What should you do when your partner upsets you? Recent research suggests that whether you are better off forgiving or getting angry depends on your partner’s personality.
Today I Love Healing Mornings Today I love healing mornings. I love waking up restless and ready for the day to begin. I love that I was awake for several minutes before I remembered that … ...
Cocaine accumulation in fish eyes A study using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish. The findings indicate that chemicals – especially psychoactive drugs – need to be assessed quite differently with waterborne exposure than, for example, when pharmaceutical substances are tested in mice. In particular, the uptake mechanisms and effects of cocaine in fish cannot simply be transferred to mammals or humans.
Placebo: The Most Studied Psychiatric Medication for Children... The most studied psychiatric medication for children, and arguably the most broad-spectrum medication available, is placebo. It has proven itself repeatedly to be as good or better than a number of FDA-approved medications that are effective in adults. It has been found to be effective … ...
How Mindful Living Creates Lasting Intimacy We often understand mindfulness as a practice that helps reduce stress or moves us toward spiritual awakening. But there is another benefit to being mindful that doesn’t receive much attention. Mindfulness is an essential foundation for fulfilling and lasting intimate relationships. Being present means noticing … ...
Psychoanalyze, Don’t Moralize Evil is not a psychological category.  Evil is a moral category.  I invite you to psychoanalyze, not moralize.  Here are a few propositions for you. “There is no evil – … ...
Bad Moms: Social Stigmas and Postpartum Mental Illness We need to examine how the biological symptoms of postpartum mental illnesses intersect with the high societal expectations regarding the "perfect mother."
APA Receives Grant to Train Psychologists in Integrated Care Funds will lead to more psychologists prepared to work in primary care settings
Coffee: Warding off Dementia and Identifying Psychopaths Coffee may ward off dementia and coffee preferences can help identify antisocial behavior.