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The Stories We Don’t Tell You consume most of the contents in your fridge when you feel the heaviness of grief. You failed an important exam. Five times. You go to work with a smile on your … ...
Not Your Grandmother’s Joint: Here’s How Marijuana Use is... Not Your Grandmother’s Joint: Here’s How Marijuana Use is Changing It’s not hard to see how some parts of American culture are light years ahead of where they were just … ...
Changing How We Choose What To Eat So much of what we do these days is on autopilot. We get up, get the kids off to school, drive to work, all without really engaging in the activity. … ...
Does a High Sex Drive Make a Partner More Likely to Cheat? If someone has a high sex drive, are they more likely to cheat?
It’s Official: People Who Live in the Present Are... It’s a cliche to say that living in the present moment is the key to happiness. But like a lot of cliches, it might contain a kernel of scientific truth. Psychologists call how you relate to the past, present and future your time perspective. And according to a recent study,...
Are Conservatives More Anti-Science Than Liberals? Skepticism about scientific findings depends on your core beliefs, not your level of science literacy.
Using the Internet as a Resource for Bipolar Disorder When initially diagnosed with a lesser-known disorder like bipolar disorder, many patients want to know more about what the illness entails. If the media and popular culture are to be … ...
Why Space Between You and Your Ex is Good for Everyone   Clear boundaries with your ex create safe and healthy relationships with everyone involved – you, your kids, your new partner, your ex and your ex’s family and friends. If … ...
5 Things to Do if Your Job Makes You Cry Frequent tearfulness, anxiety, fearfulness, insomnia and changes in appetite are likely first symptoms of workplace stress. My clients who report these symptoms are also somewhat baffled by what could be the cause. They tell me, “I love my job and I’m good at it, so … ...
Next steps in understanding brain function As scientists around the globe join efforts to understand brain function, we enter the era of Big Data and stir up debate on how science is done and how it can affect us all.
Spotlight on Brain Trauma How motorsports is spotlighting personality and brain function
Psychological and Environmental Aspects of Who We Eat "Meat Climate Change: The 2nd Leading Cause of Global Warming" highlights the incredible damage agricultural practices do to our planet and psyches and offers viable solutions.
Stiff arteries linked with memory problems, mouse study suggests Using a new mouse model, researchers have found that stiffer arteries can also negatively affect memory and other critical brain processes. The findings may eventually reveal how arterial stiffness leads to Alzheimer’s and other diseases involving dementia.
Sights set on the next generation of shuttle peptides to target the brain There is a new and emerging field of drug transporters that have the capacity to reach the brain more efficiently, say researchers, bringing together chemistry, pharmacy and biomedicine.
The Emotional Pain from Loving Someone with Alzheimer’s... Watching the deterioration of a mind infected with Alzheimer’s is emotionally draining, physically exhausting and mentally challenging. The disease steals parts of the brain in random patterns turning a functioning person into an adult like toddler. What they can do one day, they can’t another, … ...
Today I Love Surprise Friday Today I love surprise Friday and how it snuck up on me. I love that yesterday I was sure it was Wednesday, and even after I “discovered” it was Thursday … ...
ADHD Symptoms: Not What They Seem A while ago, a friend of mine whom we’ll call Bob was telling an anecdote about working some years earlier as an apple picker. It seems that when the pickers … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 26, 2016 “My guiding assumption was  ‘Something is fundamentally wrong with me,’ and I struggled to control and fix what felt like a basically flawed self. I drove myself in academics, was a fervent political activist and devoted myself to a very full social life. I avoided … ...
Does a high-fat meal influence fat taste thresholds? Eating a high-fat diet has been shown to affect individuals’ ability to detect fat in foods over a long period of time, but can a single meal have a significant impact as well? A 2016 study published in Appetite examined the potential effects of a high-fat breakfast on individuals’ fat taste thresholds. The study is [...]
Memory activation before exposure reduces life-long fear of spiders Many people suffer from anxiety and fears, and a common treatment for these problems is exposure therapy. In a new study published in Current Biology, researchers at Uppsala University have shown how the effect of exposure therapy can be improved by disrupting the recreation of fear-memories in people with arachnophobia. Studies show that up to [...]