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The Link Between Food Insecurity and High Hospitalization Rates... When you’re worried about not having enough food — or not being able to prepare the food you do have — where can you turn? In our increasingly mobile society, … ...
The Perils of Splashing Out When you're on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, it's tempting to rack up those credit card charges while you're enjoying yourself. History suggests that this might not be a great idea.
The Narcissistic Personality Over the past several months, we’ve heard the word “narcissist” repeatedly used by newscasters and pundits to describe Donald Trump. But what exactly is a narcissist?
Knitting Circles Knitting circles are therapeutic. Ann Hood, author of "The Knitting Circle," discovered this. Reluctantly she joined a knitting circle at her mother's insistence after losing five-year-old daughter to meningitis and struggling to recover from this insurmountable loss. She learned to knit and found that, "amid the focused clicking of needles,...
#193: Girls and Women and Sexuality: Part Three Derek Kinzett via Compfight Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart, ‘Tis woman’s whole existence. The above is a quote from Lord Byron’s Don Juan, Canto 1; Stanza … ...
Dementia: 9 Warning Signs Everyone Should Know Includes: memory problems that are perfectly normal and those which are slightly worrying. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Infradian oscillation of circadian genes in a mouse model of bipolar disorder Molecular basis of changes in mood and mood-associated behaviors are unknown. Researchers in Japan have succeeded in predicting states of mood-change-like behavior by studying the gene expression patterns in the brain in a bipolar disorder mouse model. They found that expressions of circadian rhythm-associated genes concomitantly change with mood-change-like behaviors in these mice. The current results also provide a novel insight into the molecular basis of bipolar disorder in the brain.
This Posture Doubles Dating Success On Tinder And Face-To-Face The posture that makes both sexes look more attractive. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
8 Surprising Reasons Young People May Suffer from Depression... A friend of mine approached me the other day in tears. The 9-year-old son of a close friend of hers tried to kill himself. “He’s 9!!??!!” she said. “How do you explain that?” It’s true that we are all born with genes that predispose us to all … ...
The One Key Way to Finding Joy in Your Job Work occupies a large percentage of everyone’s day, whether your workplace is an office, factory, hospital, or home. This one key element will help you get the most out of yours.
Are Painful Events More Stressful When Uncertain Or When Predictable? For the research, people played a game during which they were sometimes given mild electric shocks. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Is Neurodiversity A Civil Rights Issue? Is neurodiversity the civil-rights issue of today? Best-selling author, John Elder Robison, says it may very well be....
Some Doctors Use Hormones To Stunt The Growth Of... And I mean literally. The New York Times Magazine reports that about 65 children with severe intellectual and motor impairment (they have to have both) have been given estrogen to make them stop … ...
Why Women Can't Accept Compliments Don't know how to say 'thank you' when someone says something nice? Here's why.
11 Superpowers of Anxious Children Let’s not sugarcoat it: Life can be hard for anxious kids. Even simple, everyday tasks can seem big and scary when they come with sweaty palms, a pounding heart, and … ...
Simulations show how helmets would have protected bike crash victims' brains Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of concussions by 54 percent, and drastically cut the risk of skull fractures, according to a study. To assess the impact on the brain, the researchers compared results of simulations with CT images, in which bleeding was evident in the brains of the crash victims. Then, they conducted simulations with and without helmets to see what would happen.
Transmissibility of Alzheimer's: No clinical symptoms Researchers have published the results of a clarifying research study on the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid-?, might be transmissible under very unusual circumstances, this does not go along with a transmission of the clinical manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease. The affected persons develop no clinical symptoms of the disease.
Imaging predicts long-term effects in veterans with brain injury Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI, may be able to predict functional post-deployment outcomes for veterans who sustained mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, during combat, according to a new study.
Today I Love The Dappled Light I love the the way the light makes my office look on sunny days. I love just sitting here writing without a light turned on, just the sunlight moving gently around the room and the shadows dancing interpretatively on my walls and floor. I love that lighted days like this...
Child Anxiety: An Interview with Natasha Daniels I had the pleasure of interviewing child therapist, Natasha Daniels, on four common questions about anxious children. Check out her wonderful insight below. 1. Do toddlers really have anxiety? Isn’t … ...