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Female smokers more likely to kick the habit by ‘timing’ their quit date with their menstrual cycle Women who want to quit smoking may have better success by carefully timing their quit date with optimal days within their menstrual cycle, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The results, published online this month in Biology of Sex Differences, were also presented [...]
Researchers find what could be brain’s trigger for binge behavior Rats that responded to cues for sugar with the speed and excitement of binge-eaters were less motivated for the treat when certain neurons were suppressed, researchers discovered. The findings suggest these neurons, in a largely unstudied region of the brain, are deeply connected to the tendency to overindulge in response to external triggers, a problem [...]
Clearly stated company values can have a profound effect on overall success A new study by Jonathan R. Clark, assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), states that the language of leaders has a profound effect on the performance of their employees. Clark’s top-tier research, published in Organizational Dynamics, shows that how a company presents its vision and values is deeply [...]
Maternal inflammation boosts serotonin, impairs fetal brain development in mice Fighting the flu during pregnancy sickens a pregnant woman, but it may also put the fetus at a slightly increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders like autism later in life. A new study in pregnant mice offers a potential mechanism explaining why: Inflammation alters neurotransmitters and impairs growth of nerve cells in the developing fetal brain.
7 Tactics Narcissists Use to Escape Responsibility Ask a narcissist if they are dependable and they will say, “I’m the most responsible person you know, you can always count on me.” And they can be. But when the rubber meets the road (an old saying about being put to the test), narcissists … ...
The 5 Dimensions That Make Up Your Personality How much do you really understand about your personality?
The 5 Major Personality Traits (and What They Mean for You) How well do you understand your personality?
Helping Adult Children of Mentally Ill Mothers I’m not a psychotherapist. But I’ve sat in front of one. It took me decades to find the chair in front of the psychotherapist and maybe that’s got something to do with me being the adult child of a schizophrenic mother. I think it took … ...
Is Addiction an Intimacy Disorder? In his popular 2015 TED talk, “Everything You Think You Know about Addiction is Wrong,” journalist Johann Hari discusses research into the underlying causes of and effective treatments for addiction, … ...
'Baby talk' can help songbirds learn their tunes Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting brain activity in young birds could shed light on speech learning and certain developmental disorders in humans, according to a study.
Boost Antidepressant Effects with Omega 3, Vitamin D For many people, taking antidepressants can be a life-changer. But for others, the medications just don’t seem to achieve the desired results. But scientists have discovered that taking certain nutritional … ...
Mental Health for the Rest of Us In an effort to decrease stigma, we’ve expanded the way we talk about mental illness.
Top Three Mental Health Benefits of Vitamin D Vitamin D aka the “sunshine vitamin” is not only the only vitamin made by the human body from – you guessed it – sunshine, but it’s also the only vitamin … ...
Sweets for the “Sweet:” Mothers Who Use Food as... Preparing food and the sharing of it aren’t just acts of sustenance—we must eat in order to survive—but highly symbolic. We “break bread” together to signal communality; we express our … ...
Addiction Treatment Is A Choice People become victims of substance abuse for different and often inscrutable reason. But whatever these reasons are, it is undeniable that this problem wrecks havoc in the lives of its … ...
3 Secrets to Outsmarting a Narcissist (By Not Trying... Is it possible to outsmart a narcissist? Perhaps, but only if you’re willing to downgrade your standards to act like one. Admittedly, this post began with a trick question! The … ...
3 “Secrets” to Outsmart a Narcissist (By Not Trying... Is it possible to outsmart a narcissist? Only if you’re willing to downgrade your standards to act like one. If your goal in a relationship is to prove who will be declared the winner, … ...
Live Your Life by Your Values Self-empowerment and self-efficacy are developed by living your life according to your personal values and goals. A goal is something you desire to achieve. This can involve acquiring a material thing—a new … ...
Five Tips to Overcome Impostor Syndrome If you’re an introvert like me, who sees any “confidence boosting'” tip online as the tastiest link bait in the online ocean, you’ll have read this common piece of advice: “Fake it ’til you make it.” Right? Of course! That’s what we have to do … ...
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