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Will Power – False Guilt’s Legacy False Guilt: The strongest tool in the narcissist’s toolbox for manipulation and control. A lifetime of bearing-up under crushing false guilt has given you and me a strong will…and an … ...
How to Shift from Work Stress to Calm in... When you’re on the treadmill of workplace stress, it’s hard to exit the cycle of escalation. With deadlines to meet and bad bosses to appease, nothing you do seems good enough. It would be better if you didn’t work in that toxic job, but there’s … ...
The brain’s super-sensitivity to curbs Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most sensitive to even the tiniest borders.
Seeing structure that allows brain cells to communicate For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission. But the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive. Now, new research has for the first time elucidated details about the architecture that allows brain cells to communicate.
Resveratrol appears to restore blood-brain barrier integrity in Alzheimer's disease Resveratrol, given to Alzheimer's patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers. The reduction in neuronal inflammation slowed the cognitive decline of patients, compared to a matching group of placebo-treated patients with the disorder.
The Relationship Mirror–It’s Real We all have the occasional rocky relationship. But if we seem to be constantly dogged by difficult people, it might be time to turn inwards. Relationships can be our most faithful … ...
From Fear to Freedom: Starting a Faith Based Practice When I was in graduate school, getting therapy seemed like a no-brainer. At that time, the state “bribed” prelicensed therapists by counting each hour of therapy as 3 hours towards the 3,000 hours needed to apply to take exams. So… without any particular crisis in … ...
The Elusive Key To Keeping Sexual Spark Alive In Long-Term Relationships How to keep the spark alive in long-term relationships.  
A Nation Advances on its Stomach Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach. Now, economists conclude that how well fed a nation is drives the economy.
Sleep: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much?   Is it possible to get too much sleep? Many of us wish we could get more sleep than we do; but apparently, it is possible to get too much … ...
10 Tips to Help You Break Away From Your Phone I’ll admit it, I feel the same pull that you do. There is always an email to check, an article to read or a photo to share. I’m just as … ...
Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.
The eyes are the window into the brain Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical technology.
Stop the Presses! Dog Owners Are Happier A new study reveals the impact dog and cat ownership has on the mental well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction of people.
Are Dog Owners or Cat Owners More Satisfied with Life? New data looks at the impact that dog or cat ownership has on the mental well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction of people.
Why Narcissistic Parents Infantilize Their Adult Children... One trait that nearly all narcissistic parents have in common is the need to infantilize their children. This can be as direct as making the child feel incompetent every time they try something new, or it can be as subtle as always stepping in and … ...
A Simple But Often Neglected Way to Sharpen Our... Have you ever spent an entire day in silence? Not even spoken a single word? Or maybe you’ve spent several hours without speaking. How did it feel? When I’m working I often spend hours … ...
A New Payoff to Risky Decisions Scientists discover how facing risky decisions makes us smarter. Guest post by Shira Polan.
EEG scans could help diagnose awareness in patients with a disorder of consciousness New research suggests that an electroencephalogram could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury.
Today I Love The Playful Sun Today I love the playful sun, the way it finds it’s way through clouds and points out places it thinks I ought to visit. I love that the light shows … ...