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How Losing My Freedom is Helping Me Find It “You can’t fix me,” Mom said while holding my hand and a single tear running down her eye. “But, I’ve tried Mom, dear God have I tried!” I said realizing … ...
How to Become the Best Company in the World Volkswagen chose to serve its shareholders. Johnsonville Sausage has always aimed to serve all of its stakeholders. Who wins in the long term?
When You’re a Depressed and Highly Sensitive Person That title’s a bit much, huh? A lot of people read “depressed” and “highly-sensitive” as “pain in the ass.” And you know what? It’s true. But that won’t change anything. I would … ...
Why Narcissists Don’t Trust Themselves One of the problems that some narcissists suffer from is not trusting themselves. And when I use the term “narcissist” what I mean is a person who thinks of things … ...
How to Overcome FOMO Fear of missing out got you down? Not for long with these 5 tips.
Nerve cells with a sense of rhythm The performances of our brain like thinking, remembering, perceiving and motion control can only arise through the interaction of the network of nerve cells. Now, neuroscientists show how nerve cells communicate with each other in neural networks.
Breakthrough in understanding of brain development: Immune cell involvement revealed Researchers have revealed that microglia -- cells involved in immune functions in the brain -- also influence brain connectivity and formation of new links between neurons in the developing brain. By directly contacting dendrites, they cause accumulation of Ca2+ and actin, leading to establishment of projections called filopodia. Filopodia then extend and seek out presynaptic terminals of other neurons, to create new synapses that form the basis of neuronal communication.
Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's, improves memory Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the levels of one of two forms of neuregulin-1 in the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for learning and memory. Both forms of the protein seemed to improve performance on a test of spatial memory in the models.
Today I Love This Change Of Pace Today I love this change of pace. I love that I slept for nine hours. I love that I am looking back on eleven days of fun and that I … ...
New Film: A Light Beneath Their Feet We recently received an email message from Jeffrey Loeb, a film producer, announcing the release of his new film, A Light Beneath Their Feet. We haven’t had a chance to … ...
Civilian Run Programs: An Alternative to Traditional Mental Health... Fifteen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan reveal the impact of sustained exposure to combat, harsh environmental conditions and extended separation from loved ones have on the psychological well-being of military personnel and their family members. The estimates vary from study to study, but … ...
Attitudinal Healing Your attitudes support or detract from your experience when moving through life. Whether your attitude is expectant, positive, negative, neutral, simple, or complex, it drives you and shows up in your behavior. The best way to assess your position in life, your relationships, and your … ...
Exercise boosts brain health, but is there a downside? Study shows that the more animals exercised, the worse their long-term memories became.
What your social media posts say about your mental health A computer script analyzed photos posted to Instagram and accurately predicted if the users had depression.
These are peak times for divorce Studies reveal certain times of year that are popular for divorce.
Mental toll of bad jobs lasts decades Recent study shows that people who had low levels of job satisfaction in their 20s and 30s may have an increased risk of mental health problems in their 40s.
It Is Okay To Need Help I need help. See, there it is. Not so hard to type; not so hard to say. I made the decision, within two weeks of my lease ending, to terminate … ...
Zika virus detected in newborn until 2 months after birth Researchers outline the case of a baby born with Zika infection in January 2016, who remained infected by the virus even two months and one week after birth. This is the first reported case of prolonged Zika infection in newborns.
How we believe our meat is raised can influence how it tastes Our beliefs about how farm animals are raised can shape our meat-eating experience, according to a new study led by Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. For the study, Barrett and co-author Eric Anderson, PhD’15, paired identical meat samples with different descriptions and then reported on participants’ eating experiences. They [...]
Graying but grinning: Despite physical ailments, older adults happier While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: They seem to consistently get better over time. “Their improved sense of psychological well-being was linear and substantial,” said [...]