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Do Fathers Matter? As I was conducting my research to discuss a topic close to my heart – fatherhood – I came across a scholarly article written to deconstruct the necessity of a father in a person’s life.  The premise of the article was to describe how “neoconservative … ...
Moving Beyond Depression: Becoming A Radical Ally To Yourself... The statistics on depression are rather depressing: Over 350 million people globally are affected by depression Women are 70% more likely than men to experience depression Depression increases the chance … ...
Preventing Child Abuse: From Overwhelm to Hope & Action... It’s shocking, the statistics about child abuse in the United States alone: Every 10 seconds a report of child abuse is made (either sexual, physical, emotional and/or physical or emotional … ...
Sophisticated 'mini-brains' add to evidence of Zika's toll on fetal cortex Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, researchers have confirmed a key way in which Zika virus causes microcephaly and other damage in fetal brains: by infecting specialized stem cells that build its outer layer, the cortex.
A 7 Step Meditation to Start Your (Earth) Day! We’re wired to take things for granted and this earth that sustains and supports us all is no exception. It’s quite wonderful that we have a day to celebrate the … ...
26 Question To Help You Know Yourself Better   Do you have a clear sense of who you are? Developmentally, we wrestle with “finding ourselves” as teens and young adults. Then we often revisit these questions in middle age. … ...
U.S. Suicide Rates Go Up & Up: What Does It Mean? For the past 15 years, the suicide rate in the United States has gradually inched upwards year after year, reaching its highest point ever. This according to new research just published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It’s gone up about 2 … ...
The Emotion That ‘Vaccinates’ Against Impulsiveness and Poor Self-Control When an emotion can be more powerful in curbing impulsiveness than thoughts. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Why Are Suicide Rates in the US Skyrocketing? A new government reports shows that suicide rates in the U.S. have soared since 1999, with the most dramatic increases occurring among young white females and Native Americans. So why are Americans suddenly killing themselves in droves? It’s a major public health issue with no easy explanations....
How Anxiety Causes You To See the World Differently It is common to believe that different thoughts and emotional states will affect the way you experience the world. Researchers have discovered that this is the case with anxiety. Individuals … ...
This Food Type Linked To Daytime Sleepiness and Difficulty Concentrating Scientists followed 1,800 people's sleep and diet over one year. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Gateway to the brain Scientists have derived a structural model of a transporter at the blood-brain barrier called Mfsd2a. This is the first molecular model of this critical transporter, and could prove important for the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain --- across the blood-brain barrier. In future, this could help treat neurological disorders such as glioblastoma.
Can Dogs See in Ultraviolet? Recent research suggests that dogs may see patterns in the ultraviolet that are invisible to humans.
Giving Others the Gift of Our Sight So often what we want most when we’re overwhelmed, afraid, exhausted, lost, a foreigner in our own bodies is to be seen. To be heard. To have another human being … ...
10 Lessons Failure Teaches No one likes to fail. In fact, most people would do almost anything to avoid failure. They consider the lengths they have to resort to a fair price to pay — just so they don’t have to go through the experience of failing. But they’re … ...
Do Scientific Fields Differ in Their Influence? Whether we like it or not, there is definitely a hierarchy of influence among the social sciences.
Me as a Naked Ape Recently I read a fascinating book called “The Naked Ape.” Written by zoologist Desmond Morris in 1966 – four years before I was born – it nevertheless reads like “breaking … ...
Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases Consuming fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report. However, they discovered good news as well: an important omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose.
Today I Love Clothes From Thrift Stores Today I love clothes from thrift stores, I love that I have found so many great things at second hand shops. And not just clothes, I’ve found tools and cookware … ...
Finding the Genetic Cause for Intellectual disability Disorders in the same gene PIGG are the cause for intellectual disability with seizures and hypotonia, scientists have discovered. PIGG is one of the enzymes active in the GPI anchor glycolipid synthesis and the current study revealed its significance in the development of the cerebral nervous system.