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Successful Student Habit #1: Get Enough Sleep! What is sleep for, anyway? It may seem like a waste to spend 1/3 of every day snoozing; why not binge-watch a good show or do some extra online shopping … ...
Psychology Around the Net: September 10, 2016 On September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked by al-Qaeda and flown into both World Trade Center towers in New York City and the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., killing more than 3,000 people, including police officers and firefighters. Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary … ...
What 9/11 taught us about helping trauma survivors Future trauma survivors will benefit from the knowledge, attitudes and skills so many gained from the events of that fateful day.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month We (Linda and Charlie) are both inspired by the stories of people who have endured great hardship and have come through the darkness, stronger at the broken places. We refer … ...
Sanity Or Thunder Thighs? I am gaining weight. I literally find it hard to stop eating and mostly I want sweets and carbs. YUM! I read up on Abilify side effects and found out … ...
Why Do British Accents Sound Intelligent to Americans? My American baby is speaking British! Is it still acceptable to discriminate based on accent?
10 Worst Things You Can Say to a Highly... Highly sensitive people (HSP) are so aware of their surroundings that even the slightest change in mood, tone, or temperature is noted. They have a unique ability to sense the emotions of others, absorb the feelings, empathize deeply, and are keenly aware of how to … ...
Projection: Narcissists’ Favorite Trick Ah, projection. The fine art of making me guilty of your vices. Projection No one projects better or more frequently than a narcissist. They’ve practiced, honed and refined projection to … ...
Vacations That Make People Mentally Ill Some people experience a psychotic break when visiting these cities.
Working Out in Recovery: How Exercise Can Help Keep... Working Out in Recovery: How Exercise Can Help Keep You Drug-Free Eating, sleeping and feeling healthy may seem like normal parts of life, but being able to function effectively on … ...
When Hate Takes Hold There are many places in the world where hate is thriving. In such milieus, people hate others who are different from themselves. They view these “others” as substandard or wicked. Hence, they want them uprooted, removed, even expunged from this earth. When such a mind-set … ...
How Toxic Parents Topple the Foundations of Maslow’s Pyramid... We all share similar needs, and for them to be satisfied in order to create a good life and become all that we can be. Psychologist Abraham Maslow described the levels of need in ascending order. We can jump over a level, but if we … ...
Why Louisiana Defendants Say, "Geaux Tigers!" Two economists suggest a surprising source of racial bias in juvenile sentencing.
Back to School Anxiety My mother was a teacher in the Bronx, NY for 30 years. Every year she had the same back to school dream: she was wandering around the building but couldn’t … ...
A microRNA plays role in major depression A tiny RNA appears to play a role in producing major depression, the mental disorder that affects as many as 250 million people a year worldwide. Researchers have found that amounts of this microRNA are significantly elevated in the brains of experimental rats with induced depression from corticosterone treatment, in the post-death brains of humans diagnosed with MDD and in peripheral blood serum from living patients with MDD.
How to Support Your Partner in Addiction Recovery (Without...   Realizing your partner has a problem with alcohol, drugs, sex, pornography, gambling, or any other addiction is a very painful reality. The best case scenario is that your partner … ...
Car Breathalyzers Are Useless Without the Benefit of Rehab Credit: Washington Post/Getty ImagesMany DUI offenders revert back to drunk driving once their car breathalyzers have been removed, making these gadgets useless from a rehabilitative perspective. But a new pilot project shows that these devices, when used in conjunction with rehab, are effective in preventing future DUIs. ...
How long should children be allowed to play video games? A new study indicates that playing video games for a limited amount of time each week may provide benefits to children, but too much can be detrimental.
Child stimulation intervention fosters early child development in rural Peru Children in rural Peru who are stimulated with age-adjusted toys at an early age perform better in categories such as fine motor skills, understanding time and space, or cognitive abilities. The community-randomized trial is the first study to assess the impact of an early child development intervention on household level in rural Peru.
Study identifies brain cells that help us learn by watching others From infancy, we learn by watching other people, then use those memories to help us predict outcomes and make decisions in the future. Now a study has pinpointed the individual neurons in the brain that support observational learning.