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Today I Love Being Slow On Monday Morning Today I love being slow on Monday Morning, having places to go but nowhere to be in any great hurry. I love finding my pace, choosing my path, making plans … ...
Fatherhood Plummets Testosterone.... Maybe Dads Beware: Does fatherhood impact your hormones?
Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence Dr. Nathan Emery's new book "Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence" is a gold mine of information and surprises about the latest research on bird smarts.
ADHD Get Off The Bus So you’re looking for work? Well, a lot of us do that. We change jobs frequently. It seems that some jobs look like they’re going to be the next great … ...
Forgiveness & One of the Most Important, Overlooked Things... There are a lot of factors that make relationships work well. One of the most important keys to a successful, long-term relationship is forgiveness. The act of forgiveness is immensely powerful and humbling. Some people have a hard time with it, usually due to past … ...
Research Updates in Psychiatry: Long-Term Outcomes in Anxiety Treatment... Long-Term Outcomes in Anxiety Treatment Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions in kids, and they are often predictive of future psychiatric problems. Researchers recently examined if effective treatment of anxiety disorders early on had positive long-term outcomes. In this naturalistic follow-up study … ...
When You Forget That You’re Infinitely Creative and Made... It’s funny that so many of us second guess our ability to create. We assume that we can’t write or compose poetry or invent stories. We assume that we can’t draw, … ...
Can blood tests detect schizophrenia and other mental illnesses? Mental disorders lack what most other health diagnoses rely on: biological markers.
Twins at higher risk for eating disorders, experts say Because twins share genes, they are more likely to have an eating disorder than if they were only siblings.
Is social media to blame for the worsening mental health of teenage girls? New research by the Department of Education has found that the mental well-being of teenage girls in the UK is worsening. The survey, which took the views of 30,000 14-year-old pupils in 2005 and 2014, found that 37% of girls suffer from psychological distress, up from 34% in 2005. (This compares with 15% for boys [...]
How rap music influences African American girls’ perceptions of skin color Do you know a young, African-American female who listens to hip-hop and rap music?  Chances are that her self-image is being influenced by the lyrics.  Interviews with young African-American girls revealed they believed that today’s hip-hop and rap artists placed more value on the beauty of “redbones” and “yellowbones” than that of dark-skinned African-American girls [...]
Study on earwitnesses finds children better at recalling a sound when it evokes emotion Eyewitness testimony has been a key part of memory research in recent decades, focussing on whether our recollections of events are accurate and reliable enough to be used as evidence to make convictions. Researchers generally agree that memories can easily be altered and certain precautions need to be taken to ensure that an individual’s memory [...]
These personality factors predict selfie-posting behavior on social networking sites In recent years, the prevalence of “selfies”—pictures a person takes of oneself—has all but exploded alongside the ever-increasing popularity of social media. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are rife with selfies posted by a variety of people. But what factors make a person likely to engage in this behavior? A recent [...]
Know What Feeds You When you were a baby, you were helpless and dependent upon your parents and caregivers for nurturance and sustenance. You were the recipient of other people’s care. Your caregivers fed you food, loving touch, and appropriate learning stimuli to help you grow, thrive, and feel … ...
Harnessing Our Racing Thoughts To stop overthinking (also known as ruminating), we first have to understand why we do it. Our brains favor a hardwired “negativity bias.” It keeps our subconscious scanning our environment for any kind of perceived threat to our physical or psychological safety. If our brains, … ...
A visual nudge can disrupt recall of what things look like Interfering with your vision makes it harder to describe what you know about the appearance of even common objects, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This connection between visual knowledge and visual perception challenges widely held theories that visual information about the world — that alligators are green and have long tails, for [...]
In the aftermath of disaster, social media helps build a sense of community Social media can disseminate critical information as well as unite disaster victims during their recovery efforts, suggests a study published in Frontiers in Communication. After natural disasters communities rely heavily on local governments to provide the necessary resources and information to respond to such disasters, but these approaches are not well equipped to meeting individual [...]
Are You Trying to Prove Your Worth? There’s a powerful passage in the new book Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic For a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living where author Shauna Niequist talks about why she’s choosing to be … ...
Scientists shed new light on the role of calcium in learning and memory While calcium’s importance for our bones and teeth is well known, its role in neurons–in particular, its effects on processes such as learning and memory–has been less well defined. In a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offer new insights how calcium [...]
‘Coming out’ in college, but not by choice: Study examines active learning and LGBT students Starting out as a college freshman can be hard. Students are leaving home for the first time, meeting the demands of a rigorous, undergraduate college education and trying to make new friends. And, for undergraduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA), or who may be struggling with their [...]