|Good Nutrition Through Bribery
||The intentions were good. A new federal rule has resulted in schools serving an additional $5.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables each day. But more than half of that … ...
|Defining Happiness Up
||What if happiness isn't about attaining or possessing what you desire?...
|3 Strategies for Dealing with Christmas Expectations
||The 1989 movie, Christmas Vacation, with Chevy Chase is a classic story of set – and dashed – expectations. Clark Griswold is the ultimate optimist, and, as his family reminds … ...
|What Michigan State Coach, Mark Dantonio, Can Teach Us...
||One of the most fundamental principles that a good leader embodies is: leader, know thyself. A person cannot successfully guide and mentor others if they are not in touch with … ...
|Do You Need to Push the Reset Button on Your Relationship?
||Over time, long-term relationships evolve until they may no longer resemble the way they looked in the past. These 4 tips will help you push the reset button on yours.
|Stress Management 101
||All of us experience stress on a daily basis and some degree of stress is absolutely normal as well as necessary to keep us alert, occupied and moving forward towards … ...
|New technique to examine how the brain categorizes images
||Despite the obvious difference between a chihuahua and a doberman, the human brain effortlessly categorizes them both as dogs, a feat that is thus far beyond the abilities of artificial intelligence. Previous research has established that the brain can recognize and categorize objects extremely rapidly, however the way this process occurs is still largely unknown. Researchers now have pioneered a new image modulation technique known as semantic wavelet-induced frequency-tagging (SWIFT) to further test how images are processed.
|Not enough YAP means too much deadly inflammation inside the brain
||Inside the brain, a protein called YAP, best known for its ability to help right-size our developing hearts and livers, appears to have the different but equally important task of helping control inflammation, say researchers.
|Mazes and brains: When preconception trumps logic
||Rhe regions of the brain responsible for preconception have been found by researchers who have decoded what scenes people picture in their minds. The discovery helps researchers to reconstruct what we see in our minds when we navigate -- and explain how we get directions wrong.
|Holidays Got You Down? Try These Things to Help
||You’re not alone if you’re not exactly feeling in the holiday spirit this year. Too many crowds, too much Christmas music, too many family obligations. You eat and drink like there’s tomorrow, but then have to wake up the next morning anyway. It can all … ...
|What is Your REAL Job?
||I recently started following one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Gilbert, on Instagram. Turns out I have a lot more in common with this world-famous, life-changing writer than I realized. … ...
|Can You Stop Problems from Happening?
||One day a father and son were on a long hike though the mountains and stopped to rest near a large pond. As the father was admiring the scenery, his … ...
|The Type of Presents That Bring The Most Happiness
The study compared the effects of material purchases, like portable speakers and coffee makers, with experiential purchases, like tickets to a hockey game or a weekend ski trip.
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|Coping Ahead for Your Holiday
|| Countless minefields lie ahead in the next few days. The holidays can lead you to pressure yourself to be joyful, spend time with family, buy the perfect presents, … ...
|Today I Love The First Day Of Winter
||Today I love the first day of winter which dawned without snow here in my home area. In fact this day seems to be all about the fog. This winter … ...
|The components of imitation
||We learn many things through imitation: how to walk, play an instument, sports, and more. What are the processes in the brain responsible for imitation? For some years now, science has been examining the role of mirror neurons, but there is still much to understand, report experts.
|5 Free Gifts For Mentally Ill Family Members Or...
||Giving gifts is fun, but many people don’t have the money to buy everyone close to them a gift this time of year. Here is a list of some free … ...
|The Good Enough Parent is the Best Parent
||The best parent is not the one who parents most, and certainly not the one who parents least, but the one who parents just the right amount. "Good enough parents" strive to....
|Rolling with the Bipolar Disorder Punches
||I’m not whining when I say that the past month or so has been really hard on me. It’s not just about my symptoms either. Those are always present. Unfortunately … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: December 22, 2015
||How are we doing so far this week, Psych Central readers? Need to take a break from all the holiday chaos for just a minute? Fortunately, our bloggers were hard at work over the past few days, and have just what you need to get … ...