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5 Ways Faking Confidence Leads to Authentic Happiness Sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got! Fake it ’til you make it — We hear this advice all the time. But, does the approach really work? When you know what you’re doing and where you’re going, you carry yourself more assertively and, as … ...
Replication study confirms: Mere presence of your smartphone harms your conversations Researchers from Virginia Tech and Monsanto have found the mere presence of a mobile device reduces the quality of face-to-face conversations. Their findings have been published in the journal Environment & Behavior. “Mobile devices such as smartphones, cell phones, and tablets are social nuclei — symbols of individuals’ relational networks — diverting their attention and [...]
What a School Can Do after a Shooting What institutional actions aid victims' families after a school shooting?
Willpower-Friendly Tips For Students And Adults Willpower is strongest at the beginning of the day and when glucose levels in the bloodstream are adequate. You can perform better and succeed in getting tasks accomplished if you … ...
Study of 77 countries examines how hardship impacts risk taking across life span With increasing age, the propensity to take physical, social, legal or financial risks decreases. Researchers from the University of Basel and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin were able to show how factors such as poverty and income equality play a role. Their study based on data from 77 countries has been [...]
Interaction during reading is key to language development Next time you read to your baby, pay attention to his babbling and respond. Interaction, not just the sound of words being read from a page, is the key to language development during reading. That’s according to a new study from the University of Iowa that looked at how mothers responded to their 12-month-olds during [...]
Study shows beneficial effects of blocking brain inflammation in an experimental model of Alzheimer’s A University of Southampton-led study has found that blocking a receptor in the brain responsible for regulating immune cells could protect against the memory and behaviour changes seen in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The research, published today in the journal Brain, was jointly funded by the MRC (Medical Research Council) and Alzheimer’s Research UK. [...]
4 Science-based Habits that Can Protect Your Mental Health... As early as the 1950’s, the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed its vision for No Health Without Mental Health. In fact, this idea was first put forth by the first Director-General … ...
Is Addiction Hijacking Your Brain’s Reward System?     If we want to understand just how the brain’s reward system works – and how dopamine affects us – there is no better place to look than to … ...
5 Ways Unhealthy Couples Use Facebook Facebook is a wonderful social tool that keeps us connected with friends and family in our busy daily lives. But used in the wrong way, it can become a liability in both our lives and our relationships. Here are five ways that unhealthy couples use … ...
Self-Care Sunday: Inspiring Ways to Approach the New Year... Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from others on how they’re approaching the New Year. Their pieces are so inspiring and empowering. And I hope they inspire and … ...
7 Mental Blocks to Being Rich Frazer Doherty, at 14, began making jams from his Grandmother’s recipe and by age 19 his sales had reached 1.9 million. Ashley Qualls started her own website at 14, WhateverLife, … ...
Three Signs You are in an Emotionally Neglectful Relationship... Are there problems in your relationship, yet you seldom fight? Do you feel lonely? When you have a problem, is the first person you want to talk to someone other … ...
Today I Love Being Alive Today I love being alive. I love that, like every other person, my days are numbered, but like most other people, I don’t know what that number is. I love … ...
40% Better Memory Among People Eating These Foods Study of 3,718 older people found that, cognitively, some people's brains were 5 years younger. » Continue reading: 40% Better Memory Among People Eating These Foods Related articles:Two Servings of Specific Vegetables Can Reduce Brain Age By 11 Years Memory Loss: The Vitamin That Provides Triple Protection These Everyday Foods Have a Powerful Connection With Mental Wellbeing Consuming This Type of Fat Linked to 10% Worse Memory Performance The Effects of Vitamin E on Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Problems
Does an `Obama Effect’ Increase Gun Ownership and Shooting?... The New York Times and other US media are reporting that President Obama will be featured in a live televised town hall get-together to discuss gun violence in the United States, renewing his emphasis on the pressing need for more gun restrictions. The event follows … ...
8 Small Ways to Show Your Spouse Some Love Gretchen Rubin says, “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” This is true for relationships. Love is in the small things. In daily acts. “Consistency is king in relationships,” said Anna Osborn, LMFT, a licensed psychotherapist who … ...
Why Fear Compassion A few years ago I wrote about BugZooka which is a “fast, simple, safe and clean way to rid your home of unwanted spiders and bugs.” Well, it broke. Which … ...
Single by Choice and Single at Heart: Is There... The name of this blog, “Single at Heart,” refers to a set of single people who, culturally, are almost entirely invisible. They are the single people for whom living single … ...
Are There Benefits to OCD? About 2.3 percent of the people in the U.S. have OCD and related disorders like hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and trichotillomania/dermatillomania. Add in anxiety disorders, from generalized anxiety and … ...