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Sense of Smell Predicts Size of Social Network What’s that smell? That’s the smell of your social network. A study just published ended up with some results that will make you stop and think – or at the very least, stop and sniff. It turns out your sense of smell may predict the size of your social network....
Mental Health: 5 Things Alcohol Addiction Makes You Blind... Do you know someone who seems to self medicate with alcohol to cope with life, symptoms of a mental health diagnosis, or simply to de-stress? It is a known fact … ...
Why Is Listening Such An Important Relationship Skill? “You never listen to me,” is a common complaint in relationships. When asked what people desire more than anything in their interpersonal interactions, most have indicated that they want to be … ...
Please Don’t Criticize Me… Criticism is a hard thing to hear, even if the person giving the criticism is doing so with the best intentions.  It’s very difficult to hear that we messed up, … ...
#197: Teens and Sexting   Sexuality, like virtually every other aspect of human life, has taken to the Internet in the form of sexting.  Unheard of even a decade ago, it refers to the … ...
Healing with Nature If you have ever tried tending a garden or plant, you probably have experienced both joy and frustration, as in life. Nature offers many examples of our human spirit, and how to navigate ourselves, relationships and change. Many great writers and philosophers have echoed nature’s … ...
Researchers find brain circuit that controls binge drinking Researchers have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than $170 billion annually and how it can be treated.
Understanding the Shooters at Columbine from a Mother’s Perspective... After sixteen years, I can still remember the day of the Columbine shootings. Two high school students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, injured 24 people, killed 13 and then killed themselves. The media coverage continued for months with many stories of the deaths and survivors … ...
Study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders A new study shows the death of newborn brain cells may be linked to a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases, and at the same time shows a compound currently being developed for use in humans may have therapeutic value for these diseases by preventing the cells from dying.
Man vs. Self; Films About Life Transitions In movies that look at internal themes and explore rites of passage, such as coming of age (Almost Famous), mid-life crises (10), serious illness (Theory of Everything), drug and alcohol … ...
What Makes for a "Happy School?" It's a simple idea, really. Children learn when they're happy. And they're happy when they have control over what and how they learn. Meet Sugata Mitra, who makes it happen.
Only One Antidepressant Is Linked To Steady Weight Loss Most antidepressants lead to weight gain in the long-term. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
I Officially Resign from Adulthood Some days are just bad days where we wish we could give up this whole adult charade, go to recess and get back to when times a bit simpler. Amen. … ...
5 Ways to Get Rid of Bedtime Fears Most parents look forward to bedtime. It means the start of their alone time. But to you, it means the beginning of a battle. A battle that can go on … ...
5 Sleep Problems Common with Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, by definition, comes with sleep problems. Everyone’s body has internal clock that regulates not only sleep habits, but also hunger and thirst. This is your circadian rhythm. It’s … ...
ADHD Allows for Time Travel Sometimes I get lost in odd ways. Time becomes fluid at night in my new home. My mind wanders at times when it should be resting. It visits various important things that … ...
Powerful new data on the aging brain and traumatic brain injury The Allen Institute for Brain Science has announced major updates to its online resources available at brain-map.org, including a new resource on Aging, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury. The resource is the first of its kind to collect and share a wide variety of data modalities on a large sample of aged brains, complete with mental health histories and clinical diagnoses.
Treating pregnant women for depression may benefit baby, too Research shows that depressive symptoms in expectant mothers is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth and a baby's small gestational age.
Boot camp for the Internet-addicted China has established military-style treatment centers for young people addicted to the Internet.
Can an Introvert Ever Change? If you’re an introvert and wish you weren’t, this new research will show you how to change. All it takes is determination and a specific plan of action.