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How to be a Happily Imperfect Blogger   I’ve been writing Happily Imperfect for six months now. I figured it was a good time to reflect a bit on how I’ve applied the principals of being “happily … ...
How to Handle Rejection Gracefully I’ve been there. I’ve asked girls out on dates and they said no. I’ve asked for raises or new jobs and have been shut down. In each instance it’s important to remember to be graceful about how you handle the situation. I realize it can … ...
Aging and the Challenge of Maintaining One's Personhood Aging provides an inescapable opportunity to continually redefine oneself.
“Pawn Stars” Favorite Chumlee Arrested on Weapon and Drug... Pawn Stars has been a hit for the History Channel since it debuted in 2009 and a big part of their allure has been fan-favorite, Austin Lee Russell, otherwise known … ...
Josh Duggar Returns Home After 6 Months in Rehab It’s hard to believe but it’s already been six months since Josh Duggar entered rehab. Regardless of anyone’s opinion, the nature of his problems, and his subsequent absence, must have … ...
Circuit for experience-informed decision-making identified in rats Researchers have discovered how the rat brain 's memory and executive hubs talk with each other as decision-making is informed by past experiences. Also, the rat brain encodes memories for location during periods of stillness via a separate system than for memories of activity.
Mental Health Myths and Facts 1. Problems are Not Common 1 of 5 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder within their lifetime. 2. Problems Caused by Sufferer People do need to take responsibility for … ...
Childhood Sexual Behavior: What’s Normal and What’s Not... On the list of anxiety-provoking topics for parents, children’s sexual development and behavior is near the top for many. Parents may interpret normal sexual behavior in their children as a sign of abuse or other emotional problems, or they may under-react to sexualized behavior that … ...
Why you forget what you came for when you enter the room Forgetting why you entered a room is called the “Doorway Effect”, and it may reveal as much about the strengths of human memory, as it does the weaknesses, says psychologist Tom Stafford. We’ve all done it. Run upstairs to get your keys, but forget that it is them you’re looking for once you get to […]
The Japanese Art of Acceptance: Shikata ga nai When I finally came to myself, I looked around and realized that this year, once again, the world was filled with the sweet, fresh breeze of early spring.
How Your Interpretations Trigger Your Feelings There is a two-part process that produces feelings: Arousal + Interpretation = Emotion For example, if someone steps on your toe, you will feel pain but you heart will also … ...
How to Better Understand Your Partner All of us want to be seen, heard and understood. We especially want this from our partners. We want our partners to say, Yes, I am listening. Yes, I get it. Yes, I understand your pain. I’m sorry it hurts, and I am here. We … ...
What We Have in Common with Our Pets I just finished (flew through, really) a fascinating book called “Zoobiquity.” Co-writers Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., and Kathryn Bowers coined the term to denote the many surprising places where human and … ...
A New Era of Financial Profiling Financial institutions use profiling techniques that are old fashioned, extremely rigid, and totally ignorant of behavioral economics.
Study Tests if Smartphones May Be Making Us Depressed And Anxious "There's a long history of the public fearing new technologies..." ~ Professor Alejandro Lleras ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Talking to a Difficult Teen You might feel like you’re tried everything to reach your teen. Or maybe you’ve gotten so frustrated you’ve given up, figured you’d wait until the hormones settle. These are key … ...
Brain maps highlight autism disorders Brain maps of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show different levels of connectivity between parts of the brain compared with typical individuals, scientists report.
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy neuroimaging device to enter scene this year NIRSIT, a functional near-infrared spectroscopy neuroimaging device, is set to change the landscape of neuroscience research and the medical sector by offering high spatial resolution as well as high temporal resolution in a portable and wireless manner.
Different kinds of physical activity shown to improve brain volume, cut Alzheimer's risk in half A variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%, a new study suggests.
Today I Love Taking Stock Today I love taking stock of things and revising plans. I love that my main plans have not changed but things come up that alter the ways in which those … ...