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4 Jedi Mind(fulness) Tricks to Help an Anxious Child “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power,” says Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker. “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. … ...
Forget That Resolution to Lose Weight While January is the most common time for people to start a diet, it is actually the worst time, according to new research. That’s because evolution is working against us. … ...
Procrastination As A Virtue For Creativity, Why It's False A recent Op-Ed in the New York Times outlined how procrastination is a virtue for creativity. The problem is the essay wasn’t about procrastination at all.
In Love & Still Lonely Many of us believe that if we feel lonely in this world, we are searching for love. We think that love is the most profound feeling possible; it is the glue that holds us together. It is the greatest joy we can experience in our … ...
6 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Charisma—Backed by Science While research on charisma is still in development, one of the most extensive studies on charisma has found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.
Will Hollywood Steal My Movie? When I first started selling features, I noticed that there was the true story of Pope Joan, the only female Pope. She kept her gender a secret, until she gave … ...
How to Get Through a Typical Bad Day Today’s the day I remind myself that from suffering I am not immune. Why should I be? I’m a person and people suffer from time to time – and sometimes … ...
Blackouts in the brain: New complex systems perspective on Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer’s disease relentlessly targets large-scale brain networks that support the formation of new memories. However, it remains a mystery as to why the disease selectively targets memory-related brain networks and how this relates to misfolded proteins seen by pathologists at autopsy.
Human sounds convey emotions clearer and faster than words It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognize emotions conveyed by vocalizations. It doesn't matter whether the non-verbal sounds are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness. More importantly, the researchers have also discovered that we pay more attention when an emotion (such as happiness, sadness or anger) is expressed through vocalizations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech.
Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors and reducing the risk of infection and hemorrhage.
Treating Conversion Disorder (Psychosomatic Illness) What is conversion disorder? Conversion disorder is a complex set of symptoms experienced by a person that, instead of being attributable to a physical problem in the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, or other tissues of the body, is caused by unresolved stress or unexpressed … ...
Why Tough Love Can Be the Best Thing for... “A failure to confront is a failure to love.” —Scott Peck     No one likes critical feedback. We often avoid criticism by discouraging those who give it, or dismissing it as … ...
What are the Key Dispositions of Good Critical Thinkers? Scholars have suggested that there may be a number of core personal dispositions that support good critical thinking. But what are these critical thinking dispositions?
The Hobby Cure for ADHD Hobbies are relaxing and mentally engaging, especially for those suffering from ADHD symptoms. Constantly learning new skills help keep me centered, and sane. I knit several projects at a time … ...
Timing is Everything: Conjoint Sessions with Couples in Crisis... Couples and family therapy is among the most rewarding work the psychiatrist performs. It is also among the most challenging given that both interpersonal and intrapsychic factors are in play, … ...
My Body Image Dream for 2016 Today, in the U.S., we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an incredible dream and helped make it a reality. Inspired by his powerful speech and Therese Borchard’s beautiful … ...
For the Sake of Blueberries and Sex We Love to Believe A Good Story, Can Blueberries Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?
High fish consumption in pregnancy tied to brain benefits for kids When mothers eat three sizeable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children’s brains for years to come, according to a large study in Spain.
Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions A new treatment for disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.
Anger I have had anger issues all my life. One minute I’m calm, in a good mood, the next something sets me off. I snap and I’m in a rage. It’s … ...