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3 Steps To Fight FoMO — The Fear of Missing Out Don't let FoMO get you down. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
The Wrong Way to React When Terminally Ill Patients Cry The question remains whether the medical profession will take doctor-patient communication skills seriously enough to emphasize them in training and licensure.
Heart rate variability predicts epileptic seizures Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures of many different types. Recent research has found that epileptic seizures can be more easily predicted by using an electrocardiogram to measure fluctuations in the heart rate than by measuring brain activity, because the monitoring device is easier to wear.
Today I Love Artistic Friday Today I love artistic Friday. I love that today will be filled with art and music from beginning to end. I love that the radio is still on. Even after … ...
The One Thing Never to Call Your Man Sometimes we get angry and we want to lash out. It seems to be part of the human, if not the animal, constitution. When we lash out, it is often … ...
The Danger of Emotionally Deaf Parents Teenagers are notorious for their emotional mood swings. The extreme reaction of “I love you,” and “I hate you,” (sometimes happening within a few minutes) is enough to drive most parents crazy. To cope, many parents ignore their own emotions in an effort to try … ...
What Do Happy People Eat? Last week I wrote about a study on what happy people tweet. But there’s some research out that looks at another question: what do happy people eat? I always just assumed there must be a strong positive relationship between number of Oreos consumed and overall happiness, but it turns out...
Alcoholism And Addiction; Hollywood In Recovery For writers, recovery is harder than with other creative professionals, dancers, actors, rock musicians; and in another category… agents. Why? Because, all those performers and cut-throat business people, they’re on … ...
Brain changes seen in veterans with PTSD after mindfulness training Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories plague people with post-traumatic stress disorder. But a new study in veterans shows the promise of mindfulness training for enhancing the ability to manage those thoughts if they come up, and not get 'stuck'. It also shows the veterans' brains changed in ways that may help them find their own off switch for that endless loop.
Best of Our Blogs: April 1, 2016 Are you in a shame spiral for feeling like a fool? It’s April Fool’s today, but the real hurt comes when loved ones shame you for doing something you need to do for you. I met a woman who has two young kids living in another … ...
Great ADHD NEWS Have you heard this yet? I’m telling you I was skeptical at first, but it all seems quite valid. There’s a doctor in Geneva who has found a way to … ...
How Families Changed – What Everyone Knows and No One Knows Families have been changing dramatically since the 1950s, in ways we never saw coming and in radical ways we still aren't recognizing.
I Quit My Day Job and My Dysphoria Disappeared Up until three months ago I was a histotechnologist at a medical laboratory. Basically, I spent all day putting tissue samples on microscope slides for a pathologist to diagnose. When … ...
If You Are Single with No Kids, Who Is Your Family? Today in the U.S., it is just about as ordinary to be single as to be married. There are 107 million unmarried Americans who are 18 or older; if you … ...
Quit Smoking with Natural Herbs: No, Not THAT Herb Smoking is an addiction that is difficult but not impossible to stop. Everyone is aware that it is a pathway to cancer,emphysema and other health problems. Having a desire and … ...
Car Accident, Injury Left Tracy Morgan Suicidal Most of us know Tracy Morgan best from his years on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. He has dedicated his adult life to making people laugh so fans must … ...
Who you love changes who you are Your romantic feelings toward a new partner can predict your changing yourself to be more like them....is this a good or bad thing? Turns out, how you feel about yourself matters.
Increased testosterone linked to reduced desire for post-sex communication High levels of testosterone during sex are related to a reduced desire to talk to one’s partner afterwards, according to a study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. “Pillow talk,” communication with one’s partner that occurs immediately after sexual activity, is thought by relationship researchers to be important for building intimate emotional [...]
Experimental psychologists work their magic on the ‘shrunken finger illusion’ What happens when you rest a chopped ping pong ball on your finger and look at it from above? Experimental psychologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that our visual system fills in the bottom part of the ball, even though we know it’s missing. This makes our finger feel unusually short, as if to [...]
Humor may be an indicator of fitness and compatibility in heterosexual relationships   Past research has determined that humor plays a role in selecting a mate, but the exact evolutionary function has yet to be determined. There are three common theories. The first suggests that humor functions as an indicator for genetic quality. Humor requires intelligence and verbal skills, both of which display psychological fitness. The second [...]