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Sugar addiction: Discovery of a brain sugar switch Researchers have discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers had assumed that this was a purely passive process. The transportation of sugar into the brain is regulated by so-called glia cells that react to hormones such as insulin or leptin; previously it was thought that this was only possible for neurons.
Angry All the Time for No Reason? This Might Be Why Maybe you feel angry regularly. You’re irritable, short-tempered and grouchy. Maybe you snap (or want to snap) at everyone around you — because your anger feels like a tsunami. It’s bound to crash into something. Yet you don’t know why you feel this way. You … ...
How To Help Your Children Make Close Friends With ADHD Introduction Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may experience difficulty interacting with their peers. This can result in difficulty making friends. They can be impulsive and have a lack of … ...
Climbing Self Respect Peak Last month my boyfriend and I took a trip to West Texas. I was so excited by our itinerary! First of all, after being born and raised here, I had … ...
How to Get Unstuck When You are Indecisive A practitioner-client dialogue centered on strengths work. See what happens when a strength is spotted and how a problem can be managed or solved with a strength.
3 Authors Share How They Get Their Best Ideas   How do you get your best ideas? That’s the question I posed to several authors, who’ve penned wonderful books on everything from creativity to happiness. Because generating great ideas isn’t easy. … ...
Why bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists Why bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists, and other things the Olympics teaches us about human emotions.
Today I Love The Imminent Storms Today I love the imminent storms on horizons in my heart and mind and soul and sky. I love the approach of dancing lightning and imperative thunder, whether in the … ...
The Fears of Balloons Yes, I have a Fear of Balloons, while I cope in my ways, there are times, such as last the other night, I went to bed and found four large Balloons hiding … ...
3 Keys To Finding Balance in Motherhood Motherhood can be an excuse to give up on your dreams. Writer Yuko Grover offers tips to empower yourself and your children.
Large human brain evolved as a result of 'sizing each other up' Humans have evolved a disproportionately large brain as a result of sizing each other up in large cooperative social groups, researchers have proposed.
Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence children's food choices Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view 1,000-2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown there is a relationship between receptivity to food commercials and amount and type of food consumed. In a new study, researchers studied the brain activity of children after watching food commercials and found that the commercials influence children's food choices and brain activity.
Treating the Person and Not the Illness: Why Behavioral... According to SAMHSA 1 , approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders in 2014. In fact, individuals who have mental health disorders are more likely than individuals without mental health disorders to experience Substance Use Disorder. The likelihood that an individual receives behavioral … ...
Two Groups There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who divide the worlds population into groups, and those who don’t. Obviously, I am in the first group. There are … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 12, 2016 Best-selling author Dr. Barbara De Angelis has said, “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” Sometimes, those difficult times come from the dynamics of a relationship. Other times, they come from dealing with … ...
Are You Being Gaslighted? Have you been? Months ago, I wrote a post about the five commom experiences unloved daughters share. The one that garnered the most attention and by far the most commentary was the communal … ...
Try This One Change with a Passive-Aggressive One of the most frustrating experiences is to live or work with someone who is constantly passive-aggressive (PA). Their refusal to accept responsibility even for the most minuet things is aggravating. At home or work, there is a constant flow of tasks needing completion which … ...
3 Ways Aerobic Exercise Improves Schizophrenia Symptoms A groundbreaking report, published this morning, identifies three specific ways that aerobic exercise improves cognitive functioning in people with schizophrenia.
Planning a Life with Bipolar Disorder: Part I Bipolar disorder is a lifelong ordeal, even with treatment. Medications need to be adjusted. Therapy may be needed at some times and not others, and bipolar disorder can get worse … ...
The Politics of Anger The mind generally uses the “makes-sense-to-me” rule, where you take a position, look for evidence that supports it, and if you find some evidence, enough so that your position “makes … ...