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Social networks as important as exercise and diet across the span of our lives The more social ties people have at an early age, the better their health is at the beginnings and ends of their lives, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study is the first to definitively link social relationships with concrete measures of physical well-being such as [...]
‘Born this way’ beliefs may not be the key to reducing anti-gay attitudes, study finds In recent years, the argument that sexual orientation is innate has become a principal component of the advocacy for the rights of sexual minorities. That belief may not be the most effective way to promote more positive attitudes toward lesbian, gay and bisexual people, according to new research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Patrick [...]
This Year Resolve to Dig Deeper As the holiday time slips behind us and we all get back into our regular schedules and routines, it’s hard not to think about what this year will hold. Whether … ...
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8 Signs You’re Way Too Stressed Stress. It’s an evolutionary tactic that is great in small doses but is literally killing us now that we’re surrounded by it in our daily existence. Here are eight signs … ...
New Study Suggests Happiness Doesn’t Affect Your Health... But this doesn’t mean you should be a cranky-pants. A new study asks the question: Does happiness itself directly affect mortality? The answer from the researchers was, “Happiness and related measures of well-being do not appear to have any direct effect on mortality.” This seems … ...
9 Things Productive People Do Differently Work is often stressful. It doesn't have to be. Here are 9 things you can do right now to boost your health, happiness and productivity.
The brain-computer duel: Do we have free will? Our choices seem to be freer than previously thought. Using computer-based brain experiments, researchers studied the decision-making processes involved in voluntary movements. The question was: Is it possible for people to cancel a movement once the brain has started preparing it? The conclusion the researchers reached was: Yes, up to a certain point -- the 'point of no return'.
Using genes to understand brain's building blocks Understanding the cellular building blocks of the brain, including the number and diversity of cell types, is a fundamental step toward understanding brain function. Researchers have created a detailed taxonomy of cells in the mouse visual cortex based on single-cell gene expression, identifying 49 distinct cell types in the largest collection of individual adult cortical neurons characterized by gene expression published to date.
Subtle Signals of Stress Some people come into see a therapist because they are carrying a lot of stress that they’re not aware of. They have no idea that their shoulders are tense. They … ...
Teen smokers may be hard-wired to crave cigarettes Teen smokers might crave nicotine in part because their brains respond differently than adults to seeing people light up, a small study suggests.
Can You Live with a Judgmental Therapist? In a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal, psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist Paul Hokemeyer admitted that his mind often wanders when his patients are talking. “Frequently. Most of the time it wanders back to the session I had with the last patient … ...
The Year of Having Faith Over the last few years, I have gotten into the habit of setting an intention around the start of each new year. Last year was “The Year of Living Intuitively.” Overall, … ...
15 Red Flags of Passive Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace Compliant defiance and hostile cooperation wreak havoc in the workplace. How to recognize passive aggressive behavior before your office is sabotaged.
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Maintaining A Healthy Diet With ADHD Introduction Are you wondering what type of diet will help you manage your ADHD?   Managing your diet with ADHD is crucial. By eating healthy foods, you will learn to manage … ...
Today I Love Conversations Today I love conversations. I love that winter days are good days for conversations, even if the person you need to talk to isn’t around for a talk. I love … ...
Mind of blue: Emotional expression affects the brain's creativity network The workings of neural circuits associated with creativity are significantly altered when artists are actively attempting to express emotions, according to a new brain-scanning study of jazz pianists.
Women and Instinctual Aggression My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, Or else my heart concealing it will break, –Katharina from Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare Libidinal aggression is the driving force behind the formation of the self and the quest for power. It is also … ...