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Religiousness and spirituality have little influence on drug and alcohol use, study finds Faith in a higher power appears to have less of an influence on substance use and abuse than previously believed, according to a new study. Many substance abuse programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous, include religious or spiritual elements. Some past research has indicated that religiousness and spirituality are associated with reductions in substance abuse. But the [...]
Study reveals kid’s judgments and reasoning about same-sex relationships Young Canadians have a positive view of same-sex relationships, new research published in Child Development suggests. The study examined how 128 children and young teens (ages 5 to 14) from Toronto viewed same-sex romantic relationships. The researchers found that most of the participants believed gay and lesbian relationships should be protected by law or should [...]
The 24/7 Way to Sexual Success If you type “sexual foreplay” into amazon.com, you’ll find 226 books on the subject. A brief look at the list of books will reveal that most of them concern foreplay in the bedroom — how to stimulate what part of the body and when. But … ...
Most Strangers are Safe: Learn to Spot Those Who Are Not As strange as it sounds, most strangers are safe--statistically speaking. Yet in a world of distraction and multitasking, learn how to remain aware of those who are not.
Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. In a study published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, the researchers led by UTMB scientist Kathryn Cunningham found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced the use and craving for the opioid [...]
An intriguing new gene candidate in the search for Alzheimer disease therapies Tau pathology is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia in older age. While symptomatic treatments exist, there are currently no preventive therapies for AD. Investigators at BWH and Rush University Medical Center reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with Tau [...]
Star-shaped astrocyte cells around neurons prove to be surprisingly important players in body’s clock Until recently, work on biological clocks that dictate daily fluctuations in most body functions, including core body temperature and alertness, focused on neurons, those electrically excitable cells that are the divas of the central nervous system. Asked to define the body’s master clock, biologists would say it is two small spheres — the suprachiasmatic nuclei, [...]
Today I Love Adventures In Food Today I love adventures in food, like last night’s hot pot dinner and today’s T&T shopping expedition. I love trying new things, even if I don’t like the things I … ...
Electrical ‘switch’ in brain’s capillary network monitors activity and controls blood flow All it takes is the flip of a protein “switch” within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function. New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients [...]
The Best TV Show To Feel Joy, Amazement And Awe The study compared TV show genres to see which makes people happiest. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
What To Write To Sell Your Screenplay Sorry to say, the studios are not very interested in buying your original screenplay. They are more interested in buying screenplays with “built-in audiences,” which means they are adapted from … ...
Relationships: Can You Show Grace Under Fire? The word, “grace” can mean charm, which is a nice quality to cultivate in ourselves. In a religious context, as in the song, “Amazing Grace,” it means unearned kindness. You may be the giver of this kind of grace or its receiver. Being kind to … ...
Are You Haunted by the What Ifs? A trademark feature of fear and indecision is that you find yourself confronted with the “what ifs.” These are little fear-based characters that come out every time you go to … ...
Surviving “All-in-the-Family” Infidelity Those who are fans of the popular 1970s sitcom All in the Family and its various spinoffs know that Archie and Edith Bunker’s daughter, Gloria, was married to Michael “Meathead” … ...
Feel Overlooked Sometimes? This May Be The Reason Who doesn’t look back at their high school years and cringe? I know I do. In fact, I have dreams about being back there. In those dreams I am not … ...
6 Marketing Essentials for the New Private Practice Where I live, there’s a tongue-in-cheek saying going around: “If you need a therapist, throw a rock and you’ll hit two.”  There are a great many credentialed therapists, of any theoretical orientation you can imagine, within a short drive. Since the helpfulness of therapy is … ...
5 Relationship Myths that Seem Reasonable at First Each of us has a collection of deeply rooted ideas about romantic relationships – how they form, how they are supposed to work, and why they end. We build our … ...
Everything Is an Opportunity to Grow “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Wayne Dyer Looking … ...
You Matter Too: Coping with Narcissistic Co-Parenting When living in a family with a narcissist, the entire system believes that the only person who matters is the narc. Your children (and you) have been conditioned through both blatant messages and implication, that your feelings (and you) are irrelevant. Since this is the … ...
This is how – and when – we need... I just got back from a cruise. I went alone. This was the vacation I did not take last year because I used up most of my vacation time when … ...