|Getting Married Takes a Leap of Faith
||Many singles are conflicted about marrying. They yearn for the fulfillment a good marriage brings but are afraid to commit. They fear it won’t work out, which, given the current high rate of marriage failures, is understandable. It should come as no surprise that it … ...
|Psychiatric Medicines Are Not All Good Or All Bad
||Psychiatric meds that are very helpful for clear cut psychiatric disorders usually do more harm than good when used for the everyday difficulties that life throws at us.
|Using Photography to Really See Your World
||Something interesting happens when we take a photo: We open our eyes. Fully. It’s as though before that a curtain had been covering our eyes. It’s as though a veil … ...
|Is Curing Mental Illness A Fairy Tale?
||Reporter: Curing Cancer Awesome! What about curing mental Illness??? President Obama: The cow jumped over the moonshot 2. Caption: Is Curing Mental Illness A Fairy Tale? In President Obama’s 2016 … ...
|Place a bet on your weight-loss goal, and you may win twice
||Dieters with a financial incentive to lose weight are more likely to reach their target compared with those who have no money at stake.
|Donald Trump Waxes Poetic about New York City
||A narcissist can be expected to say nice things about himself - and anything he identifies with himself.
|What We Do with Our Pain
||I’ve been thinking a lot about brokenness lately. About the ways in which we all are broken, both big and small. And to be honest, it’s scary. Terrifying actually. The way I see it, we are all walking around with wounds. If we are lucky, … ...
|The Link Between Introversion and Loneliness
||Are introverts doomed to be lonely? No. But they are more prone to battle with this painful feeling.
|Finding a Replacement for Worry
||This week I worked up the courage to try again to meditate on my new New Year’s intention, to “have faith.” As I prepared to do this, I remembered my first … ...
|This Very Easy Change To Tableware Can Help You Eat 30% Less
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|Weight loss, quitting smoking and giving up alcohol may be aided by hormones from our guts
||Scientists are investigating whether an infusion of gut hormones could help people to stop over-eating, quit smoking, or give up alcohol. In the study, volunteers will have three infusions of hormones similar to GLP-1 and ghrelin, or a placebo infusion of salt water. There will be 90 participants in total -- 30 will be overweight and trying to lose weight, 30 will be ex-smokers and another 30 will be ex-drinkers.
|Today I Love That I Feel Better On Fridays
||Today I love that Fridays seem to find me feeling better. I don’t know if that’s from when I was a child and looked forward to weekends, if it’s psychological, … ...
|Bipolar Disorder: How do you measure impulsivity?
||Being impulsive is a key characteristic of bipolar disorder. It’s the hallmark of a manic episode. It’s described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) as “excessive … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: January 15, 2016
||I had an intimate conversation with a loved one recently about vulnerability. “It’s easy for you,” she said regarding my inability to physically hide my emotions. She went on to explain that people pleasers like her were incapable of self-expression. “It’s just how we are,” … ...
|Happy Belated Birthday
||Today is Friday, January 15th, 2016. That’s not really an important date. I mean, sure, it’s someone’s birthday, maybe even yours. If so, Happy birthday. But are birthdays really what … ...
|When You’re the Ghost Friend
||Ghosting is when you cut off contact with someone because you don’t want them around anymore. It started out specific to dating, but it’s beginning to apply to friendships, too. … ...
|Study on twins shows people return to their normal happiness level after trauma
||Can people really adapt to intense experiences and return to the way they were? Or do those experiences permanently affect their well-being? This is the question scientists sought to answer in a 2015 study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies. The researchers used a twin study to analyze the emotional well-being of participants after [...]
|Attention neuron type identified: New understanding of how brain’s frontal lobes control behavior
||Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, have identified for the first time a cell type in the brain of mice that is integral to attention. By manipulating the activity of this cell type, the scientists were able to enhance attention in mice. The results, which are published in the journal Cell, add to the [...]
|School shootings and street violence: How they’re alike and different
||The two types of youth gun violence couldn’t be more different, but the ways to prevent them remain largely the same, according to a new report by some of America’s top violence researchers. School rampage shootings and street shootings by youth differ in dramatic ways: They are done by different types of youth for different [...]
|Brain waves could help predict how we respond to general anesthetics
||The complex pattern of ‘chatter’ between different areas of an individual’s brain while they are awake could help doctors better track and even predict their response to general anaesthesia – and better identify the amount of anaesthetic necessary – according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Currently, patients due to undergo surgery are [...]