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How to Permanently Eliminate Insecurity What is it about insecurity that makes us so uncomfortable? Why do most of us pretend we don’t have insecurities, or even worse, suppress them? While it is common to deny insecurity, we must be aware of the drastic consequences of doing so. The very … ...
Mental Flexibility Improved By Reading Literature With One Important Quality Some types of reading may help people suffering from depression. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Autistic Lives Matter: Remembering Kayden Clarke They’re killing us you guys. Literally. Last month, police responded to a suicide call for 24-year-old autistic transgender man Kayden Clarke. But instead of helping him, they shot him dead. … ...
Can Hospital ERs Be Asperger-Friendly? 10 Tips to Help.... Going into a hospital ER is an overwhelming experience for anyone. It’s particularly difficult for someone with Aspergers, NLD or similar challenges. First, you’re there for a reason and that’s … ...
5 Keys To Unlock Yourself From Conflict (And The... You get into a fight with your partner. Again. You can’t figure it out. You’re both intelligent, educated people who pride yourselves on good communication. But when one or both … ...
The Mental Attitude That May Age Your Brain’s Thinking Skills By 10 Years Over 3,000 people had their personality, memory and thinking skills measured across 25 years. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Tortoise and the hare of spinal neuronal circuits Changes in one circuit of nerves, but not another, in the spinal cord depend on how quickly muscles must move to complete a task, according to results of a new study. The results could influence physical therapy routines for patients struggling to control their bodies after a stroke or spine injury.
Drinkers tend to jump the gun Why do we make bad choices? In particular, why do we rush into decisions? In humans, the tendency to show poor behavioral control is one of the hallmarks of people prone to alcohol use disorders. A new report sheds light on why people with alcohol use disorders make one form of maladaptive decision-making, the tendency to "jump the gun." It is known that rodents with high waiting impulsivity, which is the tendency to respond prematurely, are more likely to develop addiction-like behaviors.
Sick or Criminal? What would you say if you heard that sick people were more likely to be killed by police than other people?
Stress pushes cells to die when gatekeeper of calcium use in mitochondria is dysfunctional Malfunctioning mitochondria -- the power plants in cells -- are behind the damage caused by strokes, heart attacks, and neurodegenerative diseases, but little has been known about how to stop these reactors from melting down, destroying cells and tissue.
A step toward reducing brain damage after stroke After suffering a stroke, about three-fourths of patients exhibit some disability. The extent of a patient's symptoms depends on the degree and location of brain tissue damage following the stroke event. Researchers now show that by using a tailored small molecule to turn off the production of a key neuromodulator in the brain, they can dramatically reduce brain damage in stroke models in rats.
What Is Lexapro? Introduction You may have heard of the medication called Lexapro. You may be wondering how it helps to alleviate your symptoms associated with depression. This article will describe just that. … ...
Bodybuilding to Reduce Stress     Stress is a part of life. Seventy-percent of adults in America claim to experience stress daily, and most say it interlopes in their lives. It is difficult to … ...
Today I Love How Small This World Is Today I love how small this world is. I began my morning by reading an essay entitled “I moved to small-town Ontario and got an attitude adjustment” and was interested … ...
The Parenting You Experienced Predicts Life Span A new study using a national sample of older people, just published from University College London, has revealed that style of parenting predicts how long your children will live. The study, from the British Journal of Psychiatry, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, found … ...
Stopping Suicide: How Your Words Can Save Lives I took this photo in my local cemetery last week – a poignant spot in this beautiful little town with a big and broken heart… For we’ve had five suicides … ...
What Single Life Gives Us And What It Costs Whenever an important new book about single life is published, I like to pick out some important quotes or quips or facts to share. For example, one of my posts … ...
Can’t Focus on Your Most Important Work? Try This. In today’s world, doing “deep work” — anything from writing an article to learning a new skill to creating an effective business strategy — is tough. There are distractions at every turn. It’s hard to give a task your full attention when you’re trying to … ...
ADHD, Making It Work I didn’t get inspired today. That happens. That’s why it’s ten o’clock at night and I’m sitting here just starting to write now. But of course I do have something … ...
OCD and Reading As many of us already know, obsessive-compulsive disorder often latches on to the things that matter to us most. Your family and friends mean the world to you? Let’s give … ...