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20 Reasons to Celebrate Unmarried and Single Americans Week... The third full week of September, September 18-24, is National Singles Week (more formally known as Unmarried and Single Americans Week). In some ways, this has been a good year for … ...
Is being a perfectionist harmful or helpful? Researchers suggest that perfectionism may be a risk factor for suicide.
Advice to Myself Don’t beat yourself up or judge yourself because you don’t accomplish as much as someone else, because it takes you hours to get into the writing groove because you have a … ...
Don’t Give Up On Love I’ve been single for a long time now. And while I don’t mind being the single chick, I wouldn’t mind dating a nice looking guy with manners. But I want … ...
3 Tips for Therapists to Enhance their Morning Routine Growing up, I was never a morning person. I remember crawling out of bed feeling completely un-energized and rushed. In the past few years, I developed some powerful habits, which completely changed how I feel about mornings. Now, I have a nourishing and energizing morning … ...
People who are compassionate may be ‘rewarded’ by experiencing pleasure from sad music Tear-jerkers such as Adele’s Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart’s Requiem have moved people for centuries. Both portray and bring about a strong sense of loss and sadness. But our enjoyment of sad music is paradoxical – we go out of our way to avoid sadness [...]
Study of fatal car accidents suggests medical marijuana may be helping curb opioid use A study conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that there were fewer drivers killed in car crashes who tested positive for opioids in states with medical marijuana laws than before the laws went into effect. The study is one of the first to assess the link between state medical marijuana laws [...]
Sensory connections between sounds and shapes spill over in synesthesia Neuroscientists at Emory University have found that people who experience a mixing of the senses, known as synesthesia, are more sensitive to associations everyone has between the sounds of words and visual shapes. The results are published in the European Journal of Neuroscience. Synesthesia is a stable trait, and estimated to be present in 1 [...]
Offspring to parents who were babies during the Holocaust had a worse course of schizophrenia Results of a new study at the University of Haifa have found that no difference in the risk of developing schizophrenia between second-generations Holocaust survivors and those whose parents were not exposed to the Holocaust. However, an examination of various sub-groups showed that second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during the Holocaust are at higher [...]
Link discovered between sense of touch and social difficulties in autism The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have difficulties to determine which tactile sensations belong to the action of someone else. Many individuals with [...]
Neuroscience study supports Immanuel Kant’s 200-year old art theory A pilot study from a group of Dutch scientists implies that being told that an image is an artwork automatically changes our response, both on a neural and behavioural level. This may mean that our brains automatically up or down-regulate emotional response according to the whether they think something should be understood at face value, [...]
Scientists discover response to anxiety linked to movement control areas in brain Researchers have discovered that the response to anxiety in teenagers may include not only the parts of the brain which deal with emotions (the limbic system), as has been long understood, but also movement control centres in the brain, which may be associated with movement inhibition when stressed (“freezing”). This is a small longitudinal study, [...]
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When Everyday Is Game Day: How to Manage Distressing... Thank you, Lee Corso. Lee Corso, for the football uninformed, is the doddering analyst for ESPN’s College Gameday. Specializing in well-worn cliches — with the occasional insight, Corso raptures poetic about grit, tenacity, and toughness. “Wow, they really wanted it,” Corso gushes about a ballyhooed … ...
Therapy #7: Teaching OCD to Kids!?! Do you ever find yourself clamming-up at the start of therapy? I sure do! For two weeks, I look forward to my next session. Get there. Nothing. Overtaken by shyness. … ...
There’s No Such Thing as a Simple Question You would think that a simple question would be met with a simple answer. On occasion, that is true. But often, a simple question stirs up a barrage of emotional baggage. Here are two examples: He says: Do you know where the flashlight is? She … ...
Logical Thought: ADHD and Speedy Decisions Big decisions take time, but that is not always something we have when faced with major, life changing decisions. Even smaller and one-time decisions can lead long term changes in … ...
When You Rely Too Much on What Others Think Caring what others think is totally normal. It’s also adaptive. “ V aluing other people’s thoughts and opinions is what helps us build relationships and integrate socially into society,” said Ashley Thorn, a LMFT, a psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples and families on improving their relationships. ...
Today I love Close Grey Damp Days Today I love close grey damp days that threaten poor weather but make little impact on activities and plans. I love that this day is the result of a perfect … ...
This Might Help You Lose Weight My last cartoon was about meditation. At work. Will it stop you from getting bored? Will your boss approve? Or maybe she’s doing it, too… All rights reserved, and content, … ...