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The 7 Steps of Accepting Responsibility for Wrongdoing Everyone does something wrong. It could be gossiping about a friend, belittling a spouse, inappropriate punishment of a kid, lying to a neighbor, or stealing from work. Regardless of the offense, there are steps that a person must take to demonstrate they have accepted responsibility … ...
Today I Love The Bees Checking On Blossoms Today I love the bees checking on the lilac blossoms to see if they are ready to harvest yet. I love the soft light of this soft day as it … ...
The Joy of No Sex Full disclosure: I work in advertising. It’s an industry where husky-voiced, hair-flicking women smolder in ads selling cat food and sneakers, and where shirtless hunks flex fuzz-free pecs to sell salad dressing and synthetic butter. The following viewpoint will therefore get me into trouble, which … ...
Why So Many Young Adults Are Living With Their Parents For the first time ever, more young adults are living with their parents than with a spouse or partner. One of the most interesting reasons for this is rarely mentioned.
The Pursuit of Power “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Inherent in human nature is an aggressive egocentric need to attain power and control. Throughout history, imperialist pursuits have been accompanied by genocide, slavery and eugenics. … ...
More Young Adults Are Living with Parents Than Partners,... Perhaps you’ve seen the headlines from the latest Pew Report. For the first time since at least as far back as 1880, more young adults are living with their parents … ...
Study shows hiding your emotions can damage your marriage Hiding emotions from one’s spouse is related to worsening marital satisfaction over time, especially when husbands hide their emotions from their wives, according to a study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. It is no secret that some people are very open with their emotions, while others tend to suppress their true [...]
Why alcohol makes you feel warm – and other strange effects it has on the brain Alcohol: why do we drink it? People have been consuming alcohol for at least 10,000 years. And when drinking water was rather risky, alcohol seemed a much safer bet. Amaldus of Villanova, a 14th-century monk, even wrote that alcohol “prolongs life, clears away ill humors, revives the heart and maintains youth”. Today people will give [...]
How Does Anger Impact Your Health? You know, it’s probably safe to say, when people look at the question of does anger because illness, you can’t say that anger causes illness that would be an overstatement … ...
Multiple personality disorder may be rooted in traumatic experiences A new study supports the notion that multiple personality disorder is rooted in traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse in childhood, rather than being related to suggestibility or proneness to fantasy.
Myth: My Jealousy Shows How Much I Love My Partner Learning to love with a light touch. Linda: The word jealous comes from the Greek “jeal” a valued possession that is in danger. This idea suggests that the possession requires … ...
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump modulate their voices the same way Researchers at UCLA’s Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts have recently examined the speech patterns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina in a variety of settings to determine whether the presidential candidates followed the same voice modulation strategies. They researchers found that despite the politicians’ varied messages, their vocal delivery [...]
Why some people get ‘skin orgasms’ from listening to music Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders? The experience is called frisson (pronounced free-sawn), a French term meaning “aesthetic chills,” and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even [...]
Does a ‘clear speaking’ style increase the perception of femininity? When listening to voices, we tend to perceive the speaker as masculine or feminine rather quickly. These snap judgments are based on acoustic information from the speaker’s voice. But some vocal qualities deemed “feminine” can overlap with acoustic cues for “clear speech,” which is a set of changes speakers make when they suspect their listener [...]
What are the timing and risk factors for suicide attempts in the army? A new study that examined timing and risk factors for suicide attempts by U.S. Army-enlisted soldiers suggests risks were highest among those soldiers never deployed and that never-deployed soldiers were at greatest risk in the second month of service, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Just like suicides, suicide attempts have increased [...]
Stop Worrying About Spoilers--They Actually Help You Enjoy the Story More It is a truth universally acknowledged that pretty much everyone hates spoilers. The internet was furious with former Detroit Tigers player Michael Sams for accidentally tweeting a major spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And this week we learned about a vengeful ex-girlfriend who deliberately spoils Game of Thrones for her former paramour each week. ...
Workaholism frequently co-occurs with ADHD, OCD, anxiety and depression Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have examined the associations between workaholism and psychiatric disorders among 16,426 working adults. “Workaholics scored higher on all the psychiatric symptoms than non-workaholics,” says researcher and Clinical Psychologist Specialist Cecilie Schou Andreassen, at the Department of Psychosocial Science, at the University of Bergen (UiB), and visiting scholar [...]
Neuroscientists illuminate role of autism-linked gene A new study from MIT neuroscientists reveals that a gene mutation associated with autism plays a critical role in the formation and maturation of synapses — the connections that allow neurons to communicate with each other. Many genetic variants have been linked to autism, but only a handful are potent enough to induce the disorder [...]
What can Pavlov’s dogs tell us about drinking? Humans aren’t much different from other animals. Just like Pavlov’s dogs, we can become conditioned to associate environmental cues with rewards. Innocent enough when the sight of your sneakers makes you want to go for a run, but not necessarily so when the sight of the liquor store prompts you to want a drink. Indeed, [...]
Is symptom expression a form of communication? Symptoms of illness are not inevitably tied to an underlying disease –rather, many organisms, including humans, adapt their symptom expression to suit their needs. That’s the finding of Arizona State University’s Leonid Tiokhin, whose research appears in the Quarterly Review of Biology. Tiokhin, an anthropology doctoral candidate in the School of Human Evolution and Social [...]