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How Paying Attention to your Emotional Energy Can Improve your Relationships Did you know the heart has an electromagnetic field that goes way beyond our physical body? In this infographic by The Heartmath Institute, we learn about how the heart and brain work together, affecting our emotional and physical health. The Heartmath Institute talk about ‘emotional coherence’, which is the practice of focusing our positive emotion […]
Compromise nearly guaranteed when a woman is involved in decision-making pairs More isn’t necessarily better when it comes to men making decisions together, especially if you want a middle-of-the-road compromise. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research which finds that compromise always occurs among two decision makers when a woman is involved (female-female pairs or mixed gender pairs), but hardly ever [...]
Hearing Voices is not the Same as “Imaginary Friends”... Yesterday, an advocate for the homeless was posting on Facebook about a man she was concerned about who has schizophrenia and is off of his medication. She said, “Tom is … ...
How to reduce US firearm suicide rates? Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) have found that legislation reducing access to firearms has lowered firearm suicide rates in other countries. This finding is based on evidence from around the world on the relationship between firearm ownership and firearm suicide rates. The report was published recently [...]
Husbands’ lack of full-time employment linked with higher risk of divorce A new study suggests that financial factors, including couples’ overall resources and wives’ ability to support themselves in the event of a divorce, are not predictive of whether marriages last. Rather, it is couples’ division of labor — paid and unpaid — that is associated with the risk of divorce. “My results suggest that, in [...]
5 Tips for Avoiding Regrets about Love Wondering how to avoid having regrets about love and relationships? These five tips will help keep you from saying "if only..."
Summertime Depression: 4 Reasons Some People Suffer From Depression...   Summer for most people is typically viewed as a time for fun, sun, vacations, relaxation, endless days, etc. However, for some people summers can be a very depressing or … ...
Polyphenols (Found in Certain Foods) and Their Impact on... What we eat has everything to do with all aspects of our health, but little realize that what we eat directly affects our mental health as well. Your mother always … ...
No dream: Electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory For the first time, scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, to target a specific kind of brain activity during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy people.
Suicidal? Don’t Throw Away Your Shot One of the most famous lines from the hit Broadway musical comes from the song, “My Shot” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In it, Alexander Hamilton acknowledges he comes from a very different background than most Americans at the time. That his real only value to the … ...
The Stress Recovery Technique That Boosts Energy And Avoids Job Burnout How you should spend your lunch break.  
Brain changes after menopause may lead to lack of physical activity Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain's pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, pleasure, activity and motivation for physical exercise. Findings suggest that activation of brain receptors in that part of the brain may serve as a future treatment to improve motivation for physical activity in postmenopausal women.
Why do antidepressants take so long to work? An episode of major depression can be crippling, impairing the ability to sleep, work, or eat. But the drugs available to treat depression can take weeks or even months to start working. Researchers have discovered one reason the drugs take so long to work, and their finding could help scientists develop faster-acting drugs in the future.
New research adds evidence on potential treatments targeting amyloid beta in Alzheimer's New research could provide additional clues for future treatment targets to delay Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, according to the group's latest findings.
Belonging to Many Social Groups Matters More in Some... Decades of psychology research have shown something that pretty much makes sense: people who belong to more social groups tend to be happier. People who belong to multiple social groups have more access to social support, so it didn’t really come as a surprise when study after study confirmed that...
Personality and Income Many things determine your salary: education, the job sector, the state of the economy. But also your personality: your motivation, how hard you work and your work relationships.
Auditory Processing Disorder Vs. ADHD Introduction Is it Auditory Processing Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? This article will describe the symptoms associated with Auditory Processing Disorder and describe the similarities and differences between Auditory … ...
The Myth of the Perfect Partner Linda: There are common pitfalls that contribute to a diminishment of interest in sex in many long-term relationships. Such diminishment is neither natural nor inevitable. We are challenged to identify … ...
You're Not Really Friends With That Internet Celebrity The psychology of why you feel an illusion of closeness to your favorite internet personality
OCD and Exciting Research Ever hear of mGluR5? Sapap3? I surely hadn’t until this past week when some results from research conducted at Duke University were revealed. I’m no scientist, so in the most … ...