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Want to Lose Weight? Four Ways to Get Some... When it comes to weight loss, the answer is never simple. Even with the wealth of data available today, weight loss experts, health practitioners, life coaches, and even motivational gurus still … ...
The 6 Most Important Factors for an Effective Apology Just saying “sorry” isn’t enough. As humans, we make mistakes all the time, and sometimes these mistakes lead to hurting someone or causing harm. Maybe you messed up at work and sent a client the wrong form, or perhaps you borrowed your roommate’s car only … ...
Calling the Holocaust "Bullying" Is Offensive Experts who call the Holocaust "bullying" are wrong. They are trivializing genocide and catastrophizing bullying. Genocide is actually victim behavior.
Where Does Your Power Begin? The most meaningful question in many cases isn't nature vs. nurture, as much as do we believe in free will and choice?...
Break Down Your Walls… We all have invisible walls that we put up on a daily basis to protect ourselves from being hurt or embarrassed.  Some people put up a wall when they start … ...
How depression and antidepressant drugs work New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease. The brings together two hypotheses: 1) that depression results from deficits in GABA signaling and 2) that depression results from deficits in glutamate signaling. It shows that the depression-like behavior in the research mice results from the reduction of both GABA and glutamate, and importantly, that both can be restored with a single dose of ketamine.
How to Reduce The Risk of Malnutrition in Those... As anyone who has a loved one in a nursing home knows, mealtimes are highly anticipated. Residents make their way to the dining hall early, often clogging up the entry … ...
From drug of abuse to a glimpse into depression Ketamine, a synthetic analogue of PCP, has recently taken the spotlight as a novel, fast-acting antidepressant. However, experts say that more research on usage of ketamine as an antidepressant is needed.
Where Are You From—Really? What you say when people ask you where you're from says a lot about how you view yourself—and how you view others.
The Border Fence Principle 9% of Americans don't know what country New Mexico is in. Those who are bad at geography are more likely to support a border fence.
How your brain learns to ride the subway, and why AI developers care In machine learning, a programmer might develop an AI that can calculate all possible consequences of a single action. Humans, however, don't have the same raw computational power; we have to efficiently create and execute a plan. We mentally invent different 'layers' to organize our actions and then think about the higher levels rather than individual steps, according to a new study.
Colors of autism spectrum described by researchers Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers have developed an autism classification system that defines levels of social communications ability among those with autism spectrum disorder.
Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells Repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed. The findings of a new study show that the treatment also kills important support cells in the brain and may cause as much, if not more damage, than single dose radiation therapy.
9 Ways to Bring More Joy to Your Days Sometimes, we make the mistake of thinking that joy only resides in the big things. Birthdays. Baby showers. Weddings. Holidays. Vacations. Even weekends. But we can cultivate joy every day. We don’t have to wait for momentous once-a-year or once-a-week occasions. Below, two therapists share … ...
My First Therapy Session! It’s 3 a.m. I’m under a hot shower, trying desperately to wash away the filth I feel after spilling the beans on the abuse I endured to my new psychologist. … ...
Ethical Amnesia Is The Reason Cheaters Keep On Cheating People have no problem remembering the unethical decisions other people have made. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
The Lullaby of the Infinite Regress Mindfulness – in its meta-cognitive rather than hedonic sense – is a clinical Swiss Army knife.  In my practice, I use it in a variety of contexts – for example, … ...
Letting Go of Your Teen How come every time my 17 year old leaves the house I get a panic attack? Protecting my investment I guess. As these teens march forward after years of bills, … ...
Is Joy Communal? The epidemic of depression that emerged with urbanization in the US is often attributed to loneliness in large cities. Perhaps it is also due to less opportunities to express joy.
Researchers shed light on pathway from virus to brain disease Why people on immunosuppressant drugs for autoimmune conditions have a higher incidence of an often-fatal brain disease may be linked to a mutation in a common virus, according to researchers.