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Body Shaming A beautiful woman on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is making massive headlines lately.  A beautiful woman, filling out a skimpy bikini with curves to spare, … ...
Our Greatest Global Challenge How can we create a world where you and I can both get what we want?
Emotional Intelligence To Be Creative – Part 2 Continuing her remarks for the Emotion Revolution Summit at Yale see Part 1 , Lady Gaga noted some of the approaches she has explored to deal with her anxiety and depression, … ...
#MindOurFuture: Share Your Mental Health Story We’re happy to share with you this great new project by our friends over at BringChange2Mind (BC2M), the national organization co-founded by Glenn Close that works to combat stereotypes around mental health. It’s called #MindOurFuture and the goal is to increase awareness around mental health … ...
Friendly People Have Better Immune Function In this study, after controlling for potential confounding variables, research psychologists discovered that the most friendly, openhearted people have the lowest rates of cancer and the most optimally functioning immune … ...
Experimental drug may limit harmful effects of traumatic brain injury An experimental drug may aid patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), for which there is currently no effective treatment to prevent increased risk of dementia or other neurologic complications.
Link between intensive post-stroke rehabilitation and recovery demonstrated in rats Researchers have demonstrated a causal relationship between rehabilitation-induced change of brain circuits and functional recovery through forced limb use in rats with stroke, providing crucial information for devising better rehabilitation methods.
Scientists eliminate core symptom of schizophrenia in mice Researchers have successfully disrupted a genetic chain of events in a mouse model of schizophrenia and reversed memory deficits, one of the disorder's most difficult-to-treat symptoms. This discovery -- which builds upon decades of early-stage research -- could lead to more effective therapies for the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder that affects more than 21 million people worldwide.
Stemming the flow: Stem cell study reveals how Parkinson's spreads New clues as to how Parkinson's spreads from cell to cell, a process which has evaded researchers for decades, have been revealed by new research. The work is the first to link the release of alpha synuclein, a naturally occurring protein that plays a central role in the development of Parkinson's, with its most common genetic risk factor -- GBA-1 -- shedding new light on its role in the progression of the devastating neurological condition and its symptoms.
The Greatest Secret To Improving Your Relationship Is…...     Improve yourself! I mean it. If you like yourself, you are happier in your relationships. A good friend told me her husband was pissing her off. “I can’t … ...
Untreated high blood pressure significantly increases risk of bleeding stroke Untreated high blood pressure significantly increased the risk of a bleeding stroke, compared to patients without high blood pressure, regardless of race. Even when high blood pressure was treated, blacks and Hispanics had a higher chance of a bleeding stroke than whites.
Blinded by Science? Open Your Eyes Before you use an app to train your mind, be sure to read the fine print on its label Ten years ago I left IBM Research to start a company … ...
Sleep Disturbance In Critical Part Of Sleep Cycle Linked To Emotional Distress ** PsyBlog’s New Motivation Ebook Out Now — Use Code “PSYBLOG” For 30% Off ** Disturbed sleep and the vicious circle that links it to chronic depression and anxiety. ** PsyBlog’s New Motivation Ebook Out Now — Use Code “PSYBLOG” For 30% Off **
Should Happiness Really Be the Goal? According to renowned psychiatrist Peter Kramer, happiness isn’t the opposite of depression. Resilience is. I’ve always loved that reminder because the word “happiness” makes me uneasy. It’s not that I want to be unhappy, or I don’t want to be happy. It’s that every time I make … ...
Novel combination of ingredients may offer greater support for infant brain development A novel combination of prebiotics, milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), and lactoferrin added to a DHA- and ARA-containing formula fed to piglets, advanced overall brain development compared to piglets who were fed a formula containing only DHA and ARA (both omega fatty acids that are now standard in infant formula), report researchers.
Unlock Your Body with the 5 Elements of Intimacy The Lockdown: What Is It? In facilitating classes around the world, I’ve seen again and again how people go into “lockdown” to defend, protect or otherwise try to take care … ...
Zika may increase risk of mental illness Experts say the Zika virus closely resembles some infectious agents that have been linked to autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
How Predators Use Social Media to Groom Victims Potential harm from a seemingly innocent social media connect is just a few step away. Here are the steps predators use to groom victims. Silent Stalk – Social media is the perfect environment for predators to sift through potential targets. The more difficult prey place … ...
Today I Love That Blue And Orange Sky Today I love that blue and orange sky, the brilliant light that spread everywhere when the sun came up and the bustle of bird life that is whirling around from … ...
Toxic Relationship - Are You Dating a Psychopath? The partners of individuals with psychopathy, narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder are often left with emotional