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If You Live More Than a Few Hours Drive... When I traveled around the country to interview people for How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century, I met quite a few people who lived … ...
Coloring Mindfully I have a new bedtime ritual: Coloring. I don’t mean the kind of coloring you did as a kid (although I’ll be the first to admit that I love grabbing … ...
My REAL Self-Care 2016 Manifesto REAL Self-Care Revolution 2016 Manifesto In my last post we talked about a personal manifesto and I gave you a template to create your own! I would love to see … ...
How To Write Scripts With A Partner (Part 1of 2) There are so many benefits to writing with a partner that I recommend it for writers out there lucky enough to find someone they’re compatible with. For example, and most … ...
Toti-Potent Consciousness is toti-potent (i.e. unlimited in its potential (including in its potential to limit itself)). –
Cannabis pilot study: THCV blocks some of the negative effects its chemical cousin THC Scientists have begun examining tetrahydrocannabivarin, a little-known components of cannabis. Their preliminary findings suggest the chemical can inhibit some of the negative effects of cannabis’s main component. Cannabis sativa produces more than 100 chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Of these chemicals, which are known simply as cannabinoids, the most common [...]
New Year Perspectives: No, You Will Never Have That... The New Year brings opportunities for new insight, growth and positive change. I want to share one of my most impactful life lessons. Years ago, I spoke with a highly regarded … ...
Is your toddler ready to read? Knowing how words differ from drawings is first step Even before they can read, children as young as 3 years of age are beginning to understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing — a nuance that could provide an important early indicator for children who may need extra help with reading lessons, suggests new research from Washington University in St. [...]
Ambitious women must use their social capital to reach top jobs Aspirational professional women would benefit from a better understanding of how to build, maintain and use their social capital to succeed in reaching the top. This is one of the findings of a study by postgraduate student Natasha Abajian, supervised by Dr Ruth Sealy, at City University London presented today, Wednesday 6 January 2016, at [...]
Male workers in typically female jobs are not motivated by money Men in typically female-dominated occupations tend to value the social aspects of their career over financial rewards. These are the findings of a study by Dr Kazia Solowiej, Dr Catharine Ross, and Professor Jan Francis-Smythe of the University of Worcester and Dr Catherine Steele of the University of Leicester. The study is presented today, Wednesday [...]
Loss of cells in brain’s memory center linked to schizophrenia Scientists at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), and the Université Paris Descartes have found that deficits in social memory–a crucial yet poorly understood feature of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia–may be due to a decrease in the number of a particular class of brain cells, called [...]
How you manage your emails may be bad for your health New research suggests that it’s not just the volume of emails that causes stress; it’s our well-intentioned habits and our need to feel in control that backfires on us. These are some of the key findings presented next week, Thursday 7 January 2016, at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in [...]
Is it all just a myth — does working too much actually affect your relationship? Traditionally we have been told that the longer you work, the harder it is to maintain romantic relations. However, a new study from the journal Human Relations, published by SAGE in partnership with The Tavistock Institute, has found the opposite: that there is in fact no negative association between the hours worked and relationship satisfaction. [...]
Why low oxygen levels soon after birth raise risk for learning and behavioral disorders New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that the development of white matter in the mouse brains is delayed when they are exposed to chronic low oxygen levels shortly after birth. If true in humans, this may help explain why infants born with cyanotic heart disease, prematurity and/or severe lung disease often [...]
Researchers uncover new details linking stress and fat metabolism If you’re under constant stress and can’t lose weight, there might be a protein to blame. In cell and mouse model experiments, University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that chronic stress stimulates production of betatrophin, a protein that then goes on to inhibit an enzyme involved in fat metabolism. Those findings were published this [...]
What motivates people to walk and bike? It varies by income Lower- and middle-income King County residents who live in denser neighborhoods — with stores, libraries and other destinations within easy reach — are more likely to walk or bike, according to new University of Washington research. But neighborhood density didn’t motivate higher-income residents to leave their cars at home, the transportation engineers found. Of the [...]
Psychodynamic therapy – there’s more to it than lying on a couch talking about your childhood Some people think psychodynamic psychotherapy is mumbo jumbo. The therapy, which grew out of the Freudian school of psychoanalysis, is often portrayed as elitist, expensive, old-fashioned and ineffective. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), by contrast, is portrayed as modern, evidence-based, quick and affordable. Plenty of research shows that CBT can help people with mild or moderate [...]
The Germans and Their Crowds When Germans blame foreigners and the world blames the Germans, it is time for a second look.
The Power of Asking for Help We need all the help we can get to turn no's into yeses. Here's why it's critical to ask for it. Or: why geese fly in V-formation.
How to Vanquish Your Scary ‘Arms Crossed’ Posture —... Have you ever noticed the vibe people give off with arms crossed tight? Don’t they know the basics of body language? That it affects how others view them and how … ...