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An Emotional First-Aid Kit for Navigating Life’s Storms... When I used to struggle and go through tough times, I didn’t really know how to handle it. I didn’t know what to do. Because what do you do during a … ...
Prenatal testosterone influences adult men’s behavior toward women Men who were exposed to more testosterone in the womb before birth may behave more cordially to women as adults, according to a study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Research suggests that the amount of testosterone present in the fetal environment before birth affects many aspects of behavior later in life for [...]
Employees Are Committed When They Trust Their Boss What makes employees loyal to their employer? Competitive salaries? Lavish benefits? OK, those things definitely don’t hurt. But some new research suggests that trust also plays an important role. The study, a collaboration between researchers from Peking University’s psychology department and Nankai University’s business school, found that employees who trusted...
Psychologists find peppermint tea can improve memory Peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory and in healthy adults. This is the finding of a study by Dr Mark Moss, Robert Jones and Lucy Moss of Northumbria University who presented their research at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference in Nottingham. A total of 180 participants were randomly allocated to receive a [...]
Study finds ocean views are linked to better mental health Here’s another reason to start saving for that beach house: New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University’s Amber L. Pearson, is the first to find a link between health and the visibility of water, which the researchers call blue space. “Increased [...]
Experiments show ‘retweeting’ can interfere with learning and memory In a digital world where information is at your fingertips, be prepared to hold on tight before it slips right through them. Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen. Worse yet, that overload can spill [...]
Study: Hormone and neurotransmitter systems disturbed in alcoholics’ brains The brain tissue of persons with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics’ brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone type 1 alcoholics or impulsive type 2 alcoholics, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. The researchers [...]
Survey suggests children of gay fathers are well adjusted Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new research to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting. The study, “Experiences of Children with Gay Fathers,” was conducted via an online survey, receiving responses from 732 gay [...]
Scientists map brain’s ‘thesaurus’ to help decode inner thoughts What if a map of the brain could help us decode people’s inner thoughts? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken a step in that direction by building a “semantic atlas” that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to [...]
Aerial spraying to combat mosquitos linked to increased risk of autism in children New research to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting suggests that the use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among children. Researchers who will present the abstract, “Aerial Pesticide Exposure Increases the Risk of Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder,” identified [...]
Is social media making people depressed? Anyone who regularly uses social media will have had the experience of feeling envious of the fun their friends all seem to be having. This might especially be the case if you’re are sitting at home on a cold wet evening, feeling bored while everyone else is partying or having a glamorous holidays in the [...]
Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging Many Older Adults are Not Appropriately Treated for Depression Depression is less common among older adults than it is among younger adults. However, older adults do have a higher risk … ...
Book Review: 8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise Reading 8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise can help you get motivated, build self-esteem, and heal your mind and body. I was recently given a copy of 8 Keys to … ...
A Doctorate in Life: Dual Degrees “I’ve wanted to be a doctor since the age of 4,” an ex-girlfriend once confided. She said this with absolute certitude. At age 4, I was whimpering for Little Debbies. Doctor? Sure, I was a precocious child, at least according to my mother, but terrorizing … ...
Legalization of marijuana in Washington had no effect on teens’ access to the drug Despite concerns that legalizing marijuana use for adults would make it easier for adolescents to get ahold of it, a new study in Washington State shows that teens find it no easier now than before the law was passed in 2012. An abstract of the study, “Adolescents’ Ease of Access to Marijuana Before and After [...]
One-third of autistic children likely to wander, disappear A review of data on 1,420 children ages 6 to 17 with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) found that more than one-third had wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according to findings from two studies reported at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Baltimore. “Elopement, or wandering, places children with autism [...]
An Anxious Comedian Attempts to Talk about It Being anxious is awful. And one of the worst parts is being too afraid to even talk about it. Sometimes this reluctance is due to fear of judgment. It’s easy to imagine that others will think less of me if I am honest with them … ...
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The 8 Qualities of Charisma – and How to Have Them Charisma: Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others. What makes a person charismatic? Do you have to be born with it? Most people would probably say yes; … ...
Today I Love Feeling Rested Today I love feeling rested, though I’m not sure how long it will last. I love that it is Sunday and that means choir tonight, I love that our choir’s … ...