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Where Are You From—Really? What you say when people ask you where you're from says a lot about how you view yourself—and how you view others.
The Border Fence Principle 9% of Americans don't know what country New Mexico is in. Those who are bad at geography are more likely to support a border fence.
How your brain learns to ride the subway, and why AI developers care In machine learning, a programmer might develop an AI that can calculate all possible consequences of a single action. Humans, however, don't have the same raw computational power; we have to efficiently create and execute a plan. We mentally invent different 'layers' to organize our actions and then think about the higher levels rather than individual steps, according to a new study.
Colors of autism spectrum described by researchers Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers have developed an autism classification system that defines levels of social communications ability among those with autism spectrum disorder.
Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells Repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed. The findings of a new study show that the treatment also kills important support cells in the brain and may cause as much, if not more damage, than single dose radiation therapy.
9 Ways to Bring More Joy to Your Days Sometimes, we make the mistake of thinking that joy only resides in the big things. Birthdays. Baby showers. Weddings. Holidays. Vacations. Even weekends. But we can cultivate joy every day. We don’t have to wait for momentous once-a-year or once-a-week occasions. Below, two therapists share … ...
My First Therapy Session! It’s 3 a.m. I’m under a hot shower, trying desperately to wash away the filth I feel after spilling the beans on the abuse I endured to my new psychologist. … ...
Ethical Amnesia Is The Reason Cheaters Keep On Cheating People have no problem remembering the unethical decisions other people have made. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
The Lullaby of the Infinite Regress Mindfulness – in its meta-cognitive rather than hedonic sense – is a clinical Swiss Army knife.  In my practice, I use it in a variety of contexts – for example, … ...
Letting Go of Your Teen How come every time my 17 year old leaves the house I get a panic attack? Protecting my investment I guess. As these teens march forward after years of bills, … ...
Is Joy Communal? The epidemic of depression that emerged with urbanization in the US is often attributed to loneliness in large cities. Perhaps it is also due to less opportunities to express joy.
Researchers shed light on pathway from virus to brain disease Why people on immunosuppressant drugs for autoimmune conditions have a higher incidence of an often-fatal brain disease may be linked to a mutation in a common virus, according to researchers.
10 Ways To Get the Most Out Of Your Vacation What to do before, during, and after, your vacation that will ensure that it is a terrific and memorable experience.
Today I Love Persistent People Today I love persistent people, the ones who stay with what they do because they love what they do, the ones who choose to be in the world even though … ...
Today I Love How Green The Horizon Has Become Today I love how green the horizon has become with buds bursting on bushes, and keys and leaves on maples. The new golden green of the willow has been in … ...
Today I Love The Freedom To Write Today I love the freedom to write. I love the opportunities I have to make my life better. I love that I have learned to take a deep breath and … ...
Nine Reasons Why Sexting May be Good For Us Sexting is the spicy love letter of our digital age, the mobile booty call. Tinder and anonymous midnight trysts or with our partners during lunch hour, we have unprecedented promise of passion–access to seduction and allure is at an all time high. Defined as sending … ...
Enhanced hippocampal-cortical coupling improves memory For the first time, scientists have produced direct evidence that the long-term storage of memories involves a dialogue between two brain structures, the hippocampus and cortex, during sleep; by enhancing this dialogue, they succeeded in triggering the consolidation of memories that would otherwise have been forgotten.
What to Do When You Feel Unmotivated in Your... We’ve all faced days at the office where we’re just not feeling motivated. Off days happen to everyone and it’s tough — if not unrealistic — to constantly do your best work. There are bound to be times when you procrastinate too much, lack focus, … ...
Random Thoughts of ADHD I’ve been thinking about ADHD lately. Not all the time, just now and then. And not like on a schedule or like half an hour a day or two hours … ...