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#189: Sexuality: A Different Perspective Bryan Guilas via Compfight How can we think differently about sexuality? How can we protect our children? Who should teach them–parents, the schools, the Internet? Do we really live in … ...
The Best Way to Beat Burnout and Get Your Groove Back   According to Shonda Rhimes, ” Work doesn’t work without play”. And she should know. She’s one of the most successful women in TV – a creator, writer, and producer of … ...
Happiness in a Bottle? Popular commercials depict mental health consumers gleefully picking daisies on a sun-splashed day. Happiness is achievable, if only you insert this pill, embrace this diet regimen, or add this supplement. The sterile blueness — or is it an overcast Seattle grey? — is a temporary … ...
The 7 Most Common Mistakes That Steal Your Happiness 1) You Make Happiness Your Priority You set out on a journey to be a better you. And you’re after the same thing we’re all after. You just want to … ...
Scientists find brain cells that know which end is up People are intuitive physicists, knowing from birth how objects under the influence of gravity are likely to fall, topple or roll. In a new study, scientists have found the brain cells apparently responsible for this innate wisdom.
Researchers unlock mechanisms in brain that separate food consumption from cravings Understanding non-homeostatic eating -- or eating that is driven more by palatability, habit and food cues -- and how it works in the brain may help neuroscientists determine how to control cravings, maintain healthier weights and promote healthier lifestyles. Scientists recently discovered the chemical circuits and mechanisms in the brain that separate food consumption from cravings. Knowing more about these mechanisms could help researchers develop drugs that reduce overeating.
Are You Dyslexic? Is Your Child? Here are three lists of classic early warning signs of dyslexia for very young children, school-age children, and adults. Do the lists fit you or your child?
The Best Way to Provide Unsolicited (and Difficult) Advice You want to correct someone else’s behavior with the intention of helping them become “better,” but to do so may threaten their self-esteem. Here’s how to help and not hurt.
How Narcissists Use Twitter Narcissists want attention, and they get it on Twitter through anti-social tweeting.
Humility Goes a Long Way in a Relationship Arguing with your partner is never fun. As justified and warranted as you may feel, when the dust settles and you’re left with your own thoughts, you feel bad. Regardless, I know what you’re thinking. The LAST thing you want to do when you’ve been … ...
Unhelpful Beliefs about Managing Anger Much of the advice you think is helpful, actually has the opposite effect. It makes the situation worse and causes people to feel angry or misunderstood. The following are some … ...
Meditation in Times of Distress I used to think meditation was something you would only want to do when times got tough. Like – “I’m feeling sad and lonely. I should meditate.” Or – “I … ...
Imagination Cures Flu In 1991 I had a life-changing experience when I was able to cure myself of influenza in a two-hour period by imagining I was the karate fighter I was watching … ...
6 Tips for Using Journaling as a Path to Healing There’s a body of research, including that of James Pennebaker, that shows the writing can be used as a powerful tool for healing with certain caveats. Writing permits us to … ...
Depression Is NOT Just A Mental Disorder, Review of 29 Studies Concludes 3,961 people from 29 different studies were included in the analysis. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Donald Trump's Values What can science tell us about Donald Trump's values? How do those values shape his behavior and decision making? How similar are your values to Donald Trump's? Find out here.
Video games improve brain connections in multiple sclerosis patients Playing 'brain-training' video games may help improve some cognitive abilities of people with multiple sclerosis by strengthening neural connections in an important part of their brains, according to a new study.
Today I Love These Soaring Temperatures Today I love these soaring temperatures. I love that they bring back memories of ditching school and cruising the town with the windows down and the radio blaring … but … ...
Is self-sufficiency making you depressed? Sunday marked the 13th anniversary of my mother’s death. Sixteen months before she died, my father passed. Eight months after she died, my dog died. I loved my parents – … ...
Problematic Use of the Internet and Social Media CCPR: Dr. Moreno, please tell us a little about your background. Dr. Moreno: I am a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. My primary areas of research are social media and problematic internet use. CCPR: What exactly is Internet addiction and where did the idea of … ...