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Essential Life Lessons, Part 2 As Labor Day approaches, some students have returned to school, while others are enjoying their last days of freedom before classes begin. For those of us who have graduated from … ...
7 Things You’ll Experience When Your Friends Are Younger... Ok, so this one isn’t technically about Asperger’s. But it’s related. I was thinking about how I’ve always been a little behind for my age. I’ve always hung out with … ...
Mechanism that alters neural excitability offers window into neuropsychiatric disease Researchers show, for the first time, that the well-known mechanism of gene expression control -- dynamic changes in DNA methylation -- is also involved in changes to the excitability of neural cells. This suggests that DNA methylation changes that alter excitability may be a mechanism involved in neuropsychiatric disorders, and that the sites of such changes may offer a potential therapeutic target.
Brain damages caused by Zika virus congenital infection go beyond microcephaly A recent study published by Brazilian researchers indicates brain malformations induced by Zika virus congenital infection. More than microcephaly, the research indicates other neurological changes such as reduction in brain volume, cortical development abnormalities and ventriculomegaly.
Keep Your Cool around Hotheads How many times in your life have you dealt with a hothead? That is someone who overreacts and flies off the handle, doing so with some degree of intensity, consistency, and predictability, typically with minimal provocation. When faced with a hothead who occasionally or repeatedly … ...
7 Signs That You Are Probably Smarter Than Average No IQ test required, here are some hints that your intelligence might be above average. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
5 Ways We Teach Kids to NOT Trust Their Gut Recently I wrote an article on teaching kids concepts beyond stranger danger. Several people left comments about this great book called The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker which talks … ...
I’m Just Not That Happy   I’m a student of positive psychology and big happiness promoter. I think we all deserve to feel good and find joy in our lives. But is there too much … ...
How sleep deprivation harms memory Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory.
MRI scans may be useful in diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, study shows Doctors have used an MRI-based technique to detect shrinkage in brain consistent with CTE, which, they say, could lead to diagnosis in the living.
Should I Schedule A Session To Fire My Therapist? I want to quit therapy. Do I need to make an appointment to tell my therapist why?...
3 Tips for Dealing with Worst-Case-Scenario Thinking Do worst-case scenarios constantly run through your mind like polluted streams of consciousness? You’re not alone. Imagining how things can go wrong is self-protective. Thank goodness we have the ability … ...
Five Pillars of Self-Care Body, mind, emotions, spirit and... I often talk self-care and focus on four primary pillars- body, mind, emotions and spirit.  However, I want add in another that is super important but I don’t often talk … ...
3 Ways to Be More Authentic in Your Intimate Relationships Feeling that you can be authentic in your relationships is certainly one of the keys to fulfillment. New research gives you the tools to test how well you measure up.
How to Stay True to Yourself in Your Relationship Feeling that you can be authentic in your relationships is one of the keys to fulfillment. New research gives you the tools to see how well you measure up.
The Wisdom of Being a “Bad Mom” I recently saw the movie “Bad Moms” and although the language was over the top filthy as were some of the shock value scenes, there was a certain wisdom behind … ...
5 Phrases Manipulators Love (and Use) It continues to bother me that verbal aggression is minimized in our culture, even though science shows that the effects of verbal abuse are profound and equal to, in many … ...
5 Tips to Banish Loneliness Loneliness is not a very accommodating or welcoming emotion. It is also not a given. Yet far too many of us experience this powerful and debilitating emotion from time to time. While most are able to get past it without too much trouble, there are … ...
My Dream House That’s my dream. To live in a small cottage in a remote part of the world, far away from people and neighbours. I would grow my own food and be … ...
#209: Internet Children: What Can Parents Do?   Concern about the Internet and its effect, particularly on children, is everywhere. TIME (August 29, 2016) features an article on its cover about how we are losing the Internet … ...