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Good nutrition positively affects child’s social development, research shows Proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child’s social behaviors and development. That’s the main finding of a new study from two University of Pennsylvania researchers: Jianghong Liu, an associate professor in Penn’s School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine, and Adrian Raine, the Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology. [...]
Study links parental depression to brain changes and risk-taking in adolescents A new study concludes that parental depression contributes to greater brain activity in areas linked to risk taking in adolescent children, likely leading to more risk-taking and rule-breaking behaviors. While previous research has found associations between clinically depressed parents and their teenagers’ risk taking, the new study is the first to find corresponding changes in [...]
My Depression Was a Dealbreaker for Him He found out by Googling me. I have been writing candidly about my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve never been able to pull off fiction because my brain doesn’t work that way, but I have been able to, as Hemingway put … ...
A Creative and Simple Way to Deepen Our Relationships When was the last time you sent a letter? For me it’s likely been years. I’ve sent birthday and holiday cards to loved ones, and I’ve inscribed books I’ve given … ...
The Juliet Effect: Why your mom and your sister don’t like your hunky boyfriend Why do we choose the partners we do, and why do we get flak about it from our parents? Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair and Associate Professor Robert Biegler from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Department of Psychology say it comes down to simple genetics. “We see a conflict between mother and daughter [...]
Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making Never make a decision when you are hungry. The hormone ghrelin – that is released before meals and known to increase appetite – has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. Such were the results of a recently conducted study at Sahlgrenska University. When hungry, the hormone ghrelin is produced in the [...]
How smartphones may help insomnia An investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates how the smartphone may have a potential in the treatment of insomnia. Cognitive models of insomnia propose that attentional vigilance for threat during the pre-sleep period may play a causal role in insomnia by elevating physiological and psychological arousal to produce a state [...]
Is addiction a brain disease? The opioid abuse epidemic is a full-fledged item in the 2016 campaign, and with it questions about how to combat the problem and treat people who are addicted. At a debate in December Bernie Sanders described addiction as a “disease, not a criminal activity.” And Hillary Clinton has laid out a plan on her website [...]
Magination Press® Titles Chosen for New Reading Well Program for Public Libraries in England The Reading Well for young people program helps young people to understand and manage their well-being and emotional resilience
Your ETA to Happiness: What You Need to Know  We all want to be happy…. Or at least have more happiness than sadness, anxiety, or anger in our lives. But here’s the deal. There’s a system of interrelated parts, … ...
Bullying is a 'serious public health problem,' report says Researchers also noticed that bullying causes changes in the stress response system of the brain, affecting cognitive function and self-regulating emotions.
Do you inherit your parent's mental illness? In the battle to find what causes mental illness, scientists are increasingly looking at genetic factors.
5 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Yourself Do you frequently struggle with meeting your goals? Do you feel trapped in a rut where you're your own worst enemy? Here are five common ways people sabotage themselves.
Why the Selfish People in Your Life Aren’t Going... “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” — Oscar Wilde Selfish people consume the time and energy of other people and, despite what you tell yourself, there’s no end in sight to … ...
Change in Yourself, Change in the World Vietnamese Buddhist monk and author Thich Nhat Hanh once said, “Peace in oneself, peace in the world.” Iconic singer and songwriter Michael Jackson wrote, “I’m lookin’ at the man in … ...
Why humans are polyandrous Human history did not begin with historians, or with the events recorded and interpreted by them. It is as old as our species … actually, older yet, but for my purposes, it’s enough to inquire into those aspects of our past that gave rise to our behavioral inclinations. Among these aspects, sex is prominent (albeit [...]
Brain pattern predicts how fast an adult learns a new language A five-minute measurement of resting-state brain activity predicted how quickly adults learned a second language, report scientists.
19 Ways Not to Say ‘No’ to Your Children If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, you will notice one thing—improvisational actors rarely use the word “No” on stage. This is because “No” will stop the scene dead … ...
Coconut Water and Depression I’m not sure when coconut water became such a trend, and now it’s everywhere. I started drinking coconut water about a decade ago. I walked into my local coffee shop … ...
10 Best Holistic Mental Health Posts For those seeking meaning and reasons behind mental and emotional struggles, healing the body and soul go hand in hand with healing the mind. ...