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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 →
3 Dramatic Screenplay Genres Studios Still Buy After researching the scripts that studios have bought over the past few years, some patterns emerge.  While fewer original screenplays are being purchased by studios each year, (60-130) the few … ...
Guilty Conscience? Feel Good by Doing Good “These testimonies of a good conscience are pleasant, and such a natural pleasure is very beneficial to us; it is the only payment that can never fail.” – Montaigne If you’re experiencing a guilty conscience, you may think there’s no way out of it. We … ...
Presidents and the Pursuit of Happiness Presidential systems are not good at promoting human happiness. A Trump Presidency doubly so.
Optimism and Autobiography What’s your life story? Apparently, how you answer that question is related to how optimistic you are about the future. The way we interpret the past is closely tied up with our expectations for what’s to come. In a new study, researchers asked people to relate autobiographical memories, then analyzed...
Believing in Change for More Than Good Grades Efforts to foster growth mindsets have taken hold in higher education. But it might be time for us to think beyond growth mindsets to help college students thrive.
Overcoming Betrayal: 7 Tips Betrayal is one of the most devastating and distressing things that can occur in a relationship. Deception by those we love and trust the most is often one of the … ...