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A Clean Plate Is A Happy Plate…Really? A clean plate is a happy plate.  I grew up with that. I think the earlier generation dealt with economic depression so I should be thankful to have food on … ...
Why a Drained Brain Makes Bad Decisions The brain is an energy hog that uses 15-20% of the body’s circulating blood glucose each day, and that energy isn't insignificant when it comes to making sound decisions.
Book Review: Leaders Ready Now NOTE: For this book review, I intentionally and excessively quoted the authors throughout the post. I do this for two reasons: (1) I prefer to have the authors words speak for themselves rather than me interpreting, generalizing, or inadvertently misinterpreting their intent, and (2) It helps you, the readers, see the quality of their work/their … Continue reading Book Review: Leaders Ready Now →
The Must-Do Strategy for Improving Employee Performance... “At the end of every working day people leave either more motivated to come back and do their jobs again tomorrow or less motivated as a result of what happens to them that day. Performance is about what happens every day.” — Aubrey C. Daniels … ...
7 Tips for Eliminating Tension Headaches as a Busy Mom Moms can be so busy and be so concerned about the well-being of everyone else in their lives. It’s really hard to not get tense or stressed. It’s hard not … ...
Neuroscience study compares new psychedelic drugs with classic hallucinogens like LSD New psychoactive tryptamine drugs predict hallucinogenic effects that are similar to classic hallucinogens but also have MDMA-like properties, according to a study published online this August in European Neuropsychopharmacology. Classic hallucinogens can be grouped into different chemical groups, these include: tryptamines (e.g., psilocin and DMT), ergolines (LSD), and phenethylamines (e.g., mescaline). Psychoactive tryptamines are naturally [...]
Study on the health risks of joblessness finds dysregulated hormones in the unemployed Health Psychologists at the University of Limerick’s Study of Anxiety, Stress and Health (SASH) Lab have identified new health risks associated with being unemployed. Their findings, published recently in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, provide new evidence about the impact that unemployment may have on health. The research compared the diurnal patterns of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) [...]
Nonconformity Has Counter-Intuitive Benefits, Study Finds A new study reports that going along with a group—whose viewpoints you are diametrically opposed to—triggers a physiological threat response.
Watching a lot of TV makes you more susceptible to everyday myths People who watch a lot of television are more likely to be susceptible to everyday myths – irrespective of their age, education or gender. This is the basic finding of a media study conducted at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Public Health and led by Benedikt Till and Thomas Niederkrotenthaler. In the recent study, 322 people [...]
Lousy jobs hurt your health by the time you’re in your 40s Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study. While job satisfaction had some impact on physical health, its effect was particularly strong for mental health, researchers found. Those less than happy with their work early in their careers said [...]
Religious actions convey pro-social intent, finds study Religious expression has a central role in societies around the world, but exactly what role it plays isn’t always clear. Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow Eleanor Power has an answer: whether it’s walking across hot coals or simply going to church on Sunday, people who participate in religious acts send a potent signal to [...]
Sleep makes relearning faster and longer-lasting, study finds Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you’ve forgotten, even 6 months later, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our results suggest that interleaving sleep between practice sessions leads to a twofold advantage, reducing the [...]
Tunneling nanotubes between neurons enable the spread of Parkinson’s disease via lysosomes Scientists from the Institut Pasteur have demonstrated the role of lysosomal vesicles in transporting α-synuclein aggregates, responsible for Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, between neurons. These proteins move from one neuron to the next in lysosomal vesicles which travel along the “tunneling nanotubes” between cells. These findings were published in The EMBO Journal on Aug. [...]
Survey finds vast majority of Americans think US is divided over values and politics Americans see their country as deeply divided over values and politics — a gap they do not expect to diminish any time soon, according to a new survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But the survey also finds that most Americans report agreement on important values among members of their [...]
Strong external governance makes top managers more prone to cheat When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they’re more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management experts at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. This goes against the conventional wisdom that external corporate governance measures, [...]
Stroke-like brain damage is reduced in mice injected with omega-3s Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in a neonatal mouse model of stroke. Findings from the study were published recently in PLOS ONE. The researchers treated 10-day-old mice that had incurred hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (caused by a decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the brain, [...]
New drug target could prevent tolerance and addiction to opioids, study finds Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State University and Emory University. The findings, published in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology in August, show for the first time that morphine tolerance is [...]
Infants develop early understanding of social nature of food Infants develop expectations about what people prefer to eat, providing early evidence of the social nature through which humans understand food, according to a new study conducted at the University of Chicago. The study, published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found infants expect people to share food preferences unless [...]
Surprise Diagnoses When I was diagnosed with PTSD at the beginning of the year, it came as a surprise to me. I’d gone to this psychologist for a potential BPD diagnosis. I walked out with not only that, but four years’ worth of PTSD as well. It … ...
When Someone You Know Has To Deal With Depression,... What do you do when you someone you know has to deal with persistent fears and anxieties or even depression? Well the first thing you need to do is to … ...