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Why do people risk their lives – or the lives of others – for the perfect selfie? 2016 hasn’t been a great year for the selfie. In February, Argentinian tourists passed around a baby La Plata dolphin in order to take selfies with it. The endangered animal subsequently died from stress and heat exhaustion. Then, in early March, a swan died after a tourist dragged it from a lake in Macedonia – [...]
Mindfulness and Self-Destructive Behavior, Part III Overcoming self-destructive behavior can feel overwhelming and painful. You deserve to understand how methods aimed at stopping the behavior actually work.
Do NOT Isolate I belong to a great Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) support group. I meet with them every week. And, save all but one occasion, I usually leave there feeling … ...
Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: Three of the Newest CDC Guidelines... Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: Three of the Newest CDC Guidelines for Opioid Use   Anyone tuned into substance abuse issues in the United States knows there’s been a growing epidemic of … ...
Brain induces preference for caloric food for energy storage Given the choice between eating something caloric with an unpleasant taste and more palatable food with no calories, some vertebrates may choose the former, prioritizing energy to assure their survival.
Signs of stress in the brain may signal future heart trouble New research shows that individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the brain also have more evidence of inflammation in their arteries and were at higher risk for cardiovascular events, including heart attack, stroke and death, according to a new study.
The Best Survival Tips for Parenting an Anxious Kid Parenting an anxious kid is like walking through a mine field. Explosions happen. You have to side step and walk around obstacles. You never know when the next crisis will … ...
5 Tips for Healthy Relationships Online Social media and the Internet are great tools— we get our work done quicker when we use it, and are able to stay connected and have relationships with the people around us. That being said, the perks of online relationships can come with significant cons. We can lose our privacy, take honesty for granted, become […]
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: How Action Conquers Emotion... “I don’t feel like it.” When stress overwhelms me, I withdraw. Usually a talkative Ted, I glance at my phone and mumble, “Not today,” as the phone buzzes. Unhealthy? Sure. Ingrained? You betcha! Insert DBT — Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Or, as I call it, Don’t … ...
The Boy with the Biggest Smile in the Room My son had a stroke a couple of months ago. He was 7 months old at the time. A tiny human being who knew nothing about pain or suffering suddenly … ...
Energetically exercising may dramatically cut your risk of dementia Aerobic exercises greatly increase brain volume, which shrinks in Alzheimer’s.
Be Mindfully Married: How Thinking Improves Relationships... With the demands of everyday life, marriages often bear the brunt of whatever is happening in a couples’ life. Most partners in this culture handle a good deal of stress … ...
The Dangerous Ups and Downs of Our Terrorism Fear We sometimes worry too much about terrorism, and sometimes not enough.
Outrage and Outrageousness: Secret to Trump’s Popularity How the hurts, fears, and hatreds of Donald Trump's followers have prompted them to espouse The Donald as their vengeful hero.
Outrage and Outrageousness: Secret to Trump’s Popularity - 2 Part 2: How--in protest--the hurts, fears, and hatreds of Donald Trump's followers have prompted them to espouse The Donald as their vengeful hero.
5 Reasons This Election Is Nuts—and the Science Behind It Here's why the leading candidate is someone everyone hates.
Fighting high anxiety with fly anxiety Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of all brain disorders, and yet there's been little progress in drug treatments for anxiety in more than 50 years. Now, researchers suggest that studies in flies might help to elucidate fundamental mechanisms underlying anxiety and point the way to new anti-anxiety treatments.
Is CBT a Scam & a Waste of Money? Renowned UK psychologist Oliver James argues that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a “scam” and a “waste of money.” His proof for the argument? Effects of CBT do not last. It’s true. The effects of virtually all treatments for mental illness do not seem to … ...
Back Pain: 2 Psychological Treatments Are Both More Effective Than Medication Back pain can be eased with two psychological treatments, study finds. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Does being funny make me a dude? My whole life people have called me by my last name “Loberg.” Recently I have given a thought as to why I am often referred to as Loberg. Rarely do … ...