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Helping Other People With Their Problems Helps You Too When you experience sadness, anxiety, or depression, it is helpful to reach out to other people for help. Why does this help?
Expressing Positive Emotions Linked to Better Heart Health... If you’re happy and you know it, tell someone. Unless that person’s having a bad day and you don’t want to rub it in. A new study from researchers in New Zealand and the United States suggests that people’s ability to express positive emotions is tied to their risk for...
Fear as a Teacher “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Taking a deep breath as I am typing these words about a … ...
Traumatic Memories Reduced 62% By Classic Game Those who had played the game had 62% fewer intrusive memories in the following week. • 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.
Parkinson's in a dish: Researchers reproduce brain oscillations Abnormal oscillations in neurons that control movement, which likely cause the tremors that characterize Parkinson's disease, have long been reported in patients with the disease. Now, researchers working with stem cells report that they have reproduced these oscillations in a petri dish, paving the way for much faster ways to screen for new treatments or even a cure for Parkinson's disease.
The Best Exercise Combination To Boost Brain Power Resistance and aerobic exercise were tested alongside tai chi and yoga. • 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.
New role found for brain region: Focusing attention during decision-making Long thought to simply pass on information received from the senses, the thalamus may also quickly assemble the circuits that enable successful decisions.
Detailed images reveal interactions that affect signaling in the brain Detailed images of chemical signaling in the brain may shed light on neurodegenerative disease processes, report scientists.
Jaak Panksepp: Archaeologist of the Mind Panksepp believed that PLAY was the most complex of the positive emotions.
I Thought I Was Damaged Goods! Why don't many patients treat what they can? Why don't some doctors notice that patients feel hopeless when they shouldn't and guilty when they are aren't?
Why Teens Need a Strict Parent Being strict is easy when it’s other people’s kids. We hear a kid whining in the toy aisle and the mom caves, handing him the toy. You listen to the neighbors complain about their daughter’s defiance of their rules. The nightly news shows the faces … ...
Surprising link between blood sugar, brain cancer found New research further illuminates the surprising relationship between blood sugar and brain tumors and could begin to shed light on how certain cancers develop.
Mental Health Awareness Month May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In researching this yearly event I was surprised to learn that it started back in the 1940’s as a weekly observance and eventually expanded to include the entire month of May. In 2013, then President Barack Obama signed a … ...
This map shows what white Europeans associate with race – and it makes for uncomfortable reading This new map shows how easily white Europeans associate black faces with negative ideas. Since 2002, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have logged onto a website run by Harvard University called Project Implicit and taken an “implicit association test” (IAT), a rapid-response task which measures how easily you can pair items from … Continue reading "This map shows what white Europeans associate with race – and it makes for uncomfortable reading"
Developing Drive The best approach to increasing motivation depends on what’s suppressing it.
Political Talk Plagues Workers Months After U.S. Election Americans say political discussions with coworkers are causing stress, hurting job performance
Lessons from the past on how to be happy A study from the 1930s into what made people happy may have lessons for policymakers today. In 1938 the Bolton Evening News ran a competition for two guineas for the best letter on "What does happiness mean for you and yours?" The resulting 226 handwritten letters have now been translated and analyzed by researchers.
Study: Russians aren’t less happy – they just look that way to Americans People from Western cultures often view Russians as gloomy and morose. But a recent study suggests Russians aren’t actually less happy – they are just less likely to physically express happiness to strangers. The misperception of Russians as generally unhappy appears to be caused by cultural norms. While Americans are expected to put on a happy [...]
Why & How to Put on Your Oxygen Mask First It’s critically important. Do you find yourself overwhelmed, overworked, and undervalued? Does life seem so fast paced that you can’t keep up? Are your relationships suffering because of it? And does it seem that no matter how much you try, you have a sense that … ...
Can You Be Depressed Without Knowing It? I Was. It can be surprisingly easy to overlook our own depression—even for those of us who treat it all the time.