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Obesity’s Impact on the Brain A good friend of mine complains incessantly about not being able to lose weight. She’s tried it all: Diets ranging from Atkins to South Beach, shakes, powders and supplements. It’s … ...
Should Screenwriters Go To Film School? – Part 2 “To this day I actually think that…rather than go to film school, just get a camera and try to start making a movie.” Quentin Tarantino Should screenwriters go to film … ...
Inhibited Sexual Desires and Romantic Relationships   Inhibited sexual desire (ISD) refers to a low level of sexual interest resulting in a failure to initiate or respond to sexual intimacy. People with ISD may lack interest … ...
Talking All Night On the heels of one of my most popular blogs to date, making a friend before a lover, I am once again baffled by at least half a dozen kids … ...
Who Blames the Victim? Moral values constitute a core framework that organizes psychological processes to motivate predictable patterns of condemnation toward victims. Still, language matters!
How to Tell a Narcissist by Their Writing It is easy to spot a narcissist by their speaking. The constant references to self, comparing them with others always coming out on top, the verbal assaults to disarm and belittle others, and insisting they deserve admiration for some achievement are all indicators. But when … ...
How People With Asperger’s Can Be Charismatic When someone is different and not liked, they call them weird. Awkward. Creepy. They wrinkle their noses and they say in that disgusting faux-puzzled tone: “There’s something *strange* about her.” … ...
Using our Sports Culture to Ignite Mental Health Discussion... It’s a strange dichotomy. Endless chatter about sporting minutiae is common, while serious discussion on mental illness remains rare. But inject sports into the mental health conversation, and you find a plethora of Outside the Lines reports, peer-reviewed studies on sport-induced chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and … ...
Alternate Sleep and Study for More Efficient Learning Remembering new things like words in a foreign language can be tough, but an international team of researchers has a trick to make memorization a little easier on yourself. When I was browsing recent psychology research and came across an article titled Relearn Faster and Retain Longer: Along With Practice,...
Zika infection may affect adult brain cells A new study shows for the first time that the Zika virus can infect the mouse adult brain in regions that are vital to learning and memory. The researchers observed that infection correlated with evidence of cell death and reduced generation of new neurons. The findings suggest that the virus could have more subtle effects than have been recognized, perhaps contributing to such conditions as long-term memory loss or depression.
Eliminate this Word to Make Life Smoother Even the simplest language patterns can be powerful. Why not try this little experiment for a day to discover how much smoother your life goes? Stop saying the word but. … ...
Here Is What The Internet Is Doing To Human Memory More ammunition for those claiming that the internet is making us stupid. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
Why No One Likes a Humblebragger Research shows that people find humblebragging more off-putting than pure bragging and pure complaining.
Looking to Impress Someone? Don't Humblebrag Research shows that people find humblebragging more off-putting than both pure bragging and pure complaining. I explain why, and offer more effective self-promotion strategies.
Friendship Beyond Facebook: Why You Need an Inner Circle...   There will be times you feel lonely and that ache burns so deeply inside of you that nothing and nobody in this world can fill it. You are not … ...
De-Fanging the Serpent of Terrorism A recent decision by French news outlets may mark a turning point in our understanding of the phenomenon of modern terrorism.
Stop Beating Yourself Up: 8 Tips to Overcoming Remorse Endlessly revisiting what happened in the past, beating yourself up for the bad things that you’ve done won’t change anything. It certainly won’t make the events or actions go away. Yet the pattern of wallowing in remorse, guilt, shame and self-loathing doesn’t have to continue. … ...
Walking Can Lift Your Mood, Even When You Don't Expect It To Feeling bored and sluggish at work? A new study shows that walking may be good for your mood, even if you’re strolling down a drab hallway and facing a dreaded chore afterward.
The Fragility of the Extreme Narcissist For an extremely fragile narcissist, being told he screwed up makes him feel so badly that he can’t even entertain the fact that he may have made a mistake.
Homeschooling online   If Johnny is fascinated by the blinking cursor and struggles to master the movements of the mouse, you may want to look into some of the recent developments in … ...