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The One Male Behavior that Irritates Women the Most A man who presumes he knows more than the women around him can, without realizing it, engage in this one behavior sure to annoy his female companions. New research shows why.
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Happiness A while ago, I was laid off from a 9-5 job. It was not one I particularly loved, and I remember feeling bored and stifled with it. Nevertheless, I started to panic, because at least it paid the bills and the thought of financial uncertainty … ...
A Hula Hoop Teaches Me About Healing For some reason, from about mid-December through the first part of each new year, I always seem to be battling one kind of ick or another. Recently, upon hearing that … ...
Developing Deep Attention: The Key to True Intimacy An interview with ADHD expert Edward Hallowell, M.D., who teaches 5 simple steps to cultivate deep attention, the key to a life filled with intimacy.
Study reverses thinking on genetic links to stress, depression For years, scientists have been trying to determine what effect a gene linked to the brain chemical serotonin may have on depression in people exposed to stress. But now, analyzing information from more than 40,000 people who have been studied over more than a decade, researchers have found no evidence that the gene alters the impact stress has on depression.
Finger prosthesis provides clues to brain health The aim of a new study was to analyze how the brain interprets information from a virtual experience of touch, created by a finger prosthesis with artificial sensation. The result was – completely unexpectedly – a new method for measuring brain health.
Today I Love Being Recharged Today I love being recharged and ready to get things done again. I love my day of activities because, if things go well (and there’s no reason yet to suppose … ...
Common antibiotic may help to prevent or treat PTSD The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research. The study was a pre-registered, placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized controlled trial in 76 healthy volunteers.
Are You a Social Chameleon or a Zebra? What kind of person are you? A social chameleon or a zebra?
Best of Our Blogs: April 4, 2017 It amazes me how easy we’re triggered these days. And yet, it makes sense. We were raised to bury our real emotions, to stuff it way down deep so others won’t be uncomfortable. However, when there isn’t a healthy outlet to express what we truly … ...
5 Ways to Prepare for Your Mental Health Appointment Seeing a mental health professional regularly is one of the most important parts of maintaining high functionality with bipolar disorder. I see my psychiatrist once a month and my therapist … ...
Diagnosing Trump. Can We? Should We? Donald Trump’s temperament, grandiosity, and repeated falsehoods have led some to question his mental health. Given all that is at stake — not the least of which is his power … ...
Study suggests a short nap can make you happier New research shows a half-hour or less power nap can make you more content.
How to find your missing keys and stop losing other things Experts say don't look in places you already know the missing object is now.
A Simple Practice for Balanced Mood: Breath, Body, Sound... Where the mind goes….. the mood follows! Future tripping and worry are linked to anxiety. Rumination on the past, is linked to sadness and depression.  So, the key to maintaining … ...
Welcome To Being Beautifully Bipolar Hi. I am Elaina J. I’ve been here in the land of mental illness for a while – close to 7 years with bipolar 1, over 3 years writing this blog. … ...
Prayer leads people who believe in a benevolent God to read less hostility in others’ eyes, study finds New research suggests that Christians are less likely to perceive negative mental states in others after praying. The researchers had 110 Dutch Christians either pray for a person in need or just think about a person in need before completing the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test to assess their social perception. The test requires participants [...]
Study examines why left cheek portraits appear happier When viewing faces people report the left side of the face to be more expressive than the right, according to a study recently published in Brain and Cognition. Facial expressions are mostly controlled by an area of the brain known as the premotor cortex which sends signals to other parts of the brain. Control of [...]
Study on attractiveness highlights the importance of masculine or feminine facial cues Whether face appears more masculine or feminine appears to be more important in judging its attractiveness than other factors, according to research published March in the journal Human Nature. In the study, researchers had 508 heterosexual adults rate the attractiveness of male and female facial photographs as either long-term or short-term partners. The study found [...]
Hire Conscientious People I found, at Half Price Books, a great little gem of a book (and for only a few dollars!) titled, The Truth About Managing People by Stephen P. Robbins. In it, professor Robbins shared a very useful and applicable tip when hiring people: When in doubt, hire conscientious people! The APA Dictionary of Psychology (VandenBos, … Continue reading Hire Conscientious People →