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Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age and are prematurely low in people with autism and schizophrenia A new study has found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at similar ages.
I’m Just Teasing! You’re Too Sensitive. Toughen up!... Narcissists have mean, nasty tongues. Duh! Unfortunately, the social convention of “niceness” puts a cramp in their style. Plan B: Couch the meanness in humor. It’s called teasing. Now they can … ...
Finding the Illusive Optimism Hidden inside Us All “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” — Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) In the film “Adaptation” stressed-out screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has a twin brother, Donald, who’s seemingly perfect. He’s everything Charlie’s not. No, Donald’s not the most … ...
Winter is Coming – Don’t Eat the Snow! Winter is Coming…Snow! No not Jon Snow!!!  Real snow hitting across ¼ of the country and it will make itself known far and wide. Here it comes again! Another huge … ...
Recovering from Opioid Addiction: Addressing the Brain Recovering from Opioid Addiction: Addressing the Brain This country is facing an unprecedented epidemic of opioid addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) now estimates that as many as … ...
Most cases of brain-damaged newborns not due to mismanaged deliveries A new study is providing new evidence that the vast majority of babies who are born with severe brain damage are not the result of mismanaged deliveries.
My Most Embarrassing Situations Ever! My Top 5 Embarrassing MomentsI have had lots of embarrassing experiences over the years, caused by my social anxiety. Most of these were highly stressful at the time, but the … ...
The surprising psychology of shoppers and return policies Researchers investigate how return policies affect shopper behavior and, in turn, whether lenient policies such as offering a lengthy period for returns actually helps or hurts a retailer’s business.
How What We Eat Affects Our Sleep Like clockwork, every night before bed, my mother would have a snack, usually a big bowl of cereal. As she got older, she found it harder and harder to fall … ...
How Do You Use Your Limited Time & Brain Cycles? There’s a meme that started way back in 2007 talking about a professor who fills up a jar full of golf balls, pebbles, and sand to demonstrate that you should fill your life with the important things first (the larger golf balls), so that the … ...
How to Know You are Brave One of my favorite songs of all time is Sara Bareilles’ song “Brave.” In the song, she sings “I wanna see you be brave.” The first time I ever heard … ...
How Star Wars is Helping on My Quest for Faith I was 7 when I first saw “Star Wars.” I think I saw it at least 7 times in the months after it was released. For years, I chose “Princess Leia” … ...
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4 Strategies for the Clingy and Anxious in Love If how you connect is getting in the way of your happiness and if your attachment style is anxious-preoccupied, there are things you can do. Those anxious in love are … ...
Today I Love The Extremes Of Color Today I love the extremes of color that I see all around me every day. Bands of milky gold in a pale grey sky greet me in the morning and … ...
Estrogen supplements may protect against dementia Women who take estrogen supplements from before or at the start of menopause and continue with them for a few years have better preserved brain structure, which may reduce the risk of dementia.
Three Reasons Why You Should be Using Compassion in... If you’re in the mental health field, you probably take it for granted that being able to connect with the emotional experiences of others is an important part of living a healthy life. As researchers continue to investigate the impacts of compassion on health and … ...
Watching Waiters' Weights When small differences carry heavy effects
Start a Conversation About Addiction What do Demi Lavato, Robert Downey Jr., and Drew Barrymore have in common? They were all addicted to drugs — but once they acknowledged the damage it was doing to … ...
Best of Our Blogs: January 22, 2016 I wasted so much time and energy in my youth striving for normalcy. It was later when I realized that everyone who was successful, happy or worth talking about was anything, but mainstream. Things would be different if I heard this from writer, TV host and … ...