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Start Your Life Passport My United States passport is expired. I keep meaning to get it renewed, but the reality is, with upcoming career changes, I don’t see myself needing it anytime soon. And I haven’t added anything to my “bucket list” in years because I haven’t been inspired … ...
Yoga Could Help Relieve Depression, Study Suggests New research finds promising results for yoga in the treatment of depression.
What Children Can Teach Us About Paying Attention Thinking like a five-year-old can help you learn more in a new environment. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Brain structure, anxiety and negative bias linked in healthy adults Healthy college students who have a relatively small inferior frontal cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions - are more likely than others to suffer from anxiety, a new study finds. They also tend to view neutral or even positive events in a negative light, researchers report.
Bullying, Incognito: Deliberate Social Exclusion When we think of bullying, a picture of aggression is typically conjured — the taunting, name-calling, and physical abuse. Beyond the playground in the adult world, however, bullying often takes place masked in more insidious forms. Deliberate social exclusion can manifest in many ways across … ...
Feeling Lost? Part 3 Here’s a Map Intimacy/Lover Linda: When you begin to master the tasks of the wanderer, caregiver, warrior, and orphan, you move into the intimacy stage. All along we have had … ...
Managing Emotions: Making Choices to Cope Emotions are a survival response and causes the human body to trigger the “fight or flight” response. This is a hardwired and fast reaction, in which the body gets literally … ...
How I Learned About the Perils of Grit Grit, the Scarlett Johannson of organizational cures, has problems. We summarize neglected research on the dark side of promoting and nurturing grit.
Regulator of chromosome structure crucial to healthy brain function and nerve development Research showed that a regulatory protein of chromosome structure (cohesin) is essential for proper maintenance of gene expression in the developing brain. Reduced cohesin impaired development of nerve cells, leading to anxiety-related behavior in mice. This research outlines a role for cohesin as a master controller of genes necessary for development of healthy nerve cell networks.
Today I Love The Spring Sunlight Today I love the spring sunlight streaming in to the living room and making lights unnecessary.  I love the early morning as the days get longer. I love that the … ...
Human cognitive map scales according to surroundings A new study refines our understanding of a human skill -- the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.
PODCAST: Hypersexuality – An Ignored and Misrepresented Symptom of... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent address the frequently ignored and often misrepresented aspect of bipolar disorder – hypersexuality. Many seem to view this as a desirable state, believing it to be little more than having frequent sex. It is often … ...
I Did the Best Thing I Could. So Why Do I Feel Bad? Moral values come in many different kinds, and they can come into conflict with each other, sometimes creating situations in which anything we do will involve violating some value.
What We Know About Aging and Pain Older adults experience pain at higher rates that the rest of the population. But exploring a range of treatment options can help.
What Happens to Your Specific Personality When Drinking?... There are certainly different types of drunks. “Sober Dave is boring, you should hang out with Drunk Dave, he’s wild!” or “She is usually a sweetheart, but watch out, she’s a mean drunk.” Having documented the transition to our drunk alter-egos for 100s of years, … ...
Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain It doesn’t matter if it’s Bach, the Beatles, Brad Paisley or Bruno Mars. Your favorite music likely triggers a similar type of activity in your brain as other people’s favorites do in theirs, new research has found.
A Wide Range of Mental Disorders May Have Link to Cerebellum A first-of-its-kind study from Duke University has identified a previously unknown link between the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") and multiple mental health disorders.
Menopause and What to Expect I’m turning 40 on Sunday, and curious about menopause. It says the ages are 45-55 years old but I’d rather get an idea now cause you never know when it will … ...
ADHD Medication May Increase Empathy A study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology has found an interesting new benefit that may come with ADHD meds: increased empathy. In the study, researchers followed 52 … ...
Common factor links neurodegenerative disease in young and old A common mechanism in two forms of neurodegeneration that affect young adults or the elderly has now been identified by researchers. The discovery advances efforts to find better treatments and cures for these diseases. Currently, there are no cures for these conditions, which are projected to cost the nation an estimated $259 billion in 2017.