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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. » Continue reading: The Type of Presents That Bring The Most Happiness Advertisement Get yourself from Crisis to Coping - your instant emotional toolbox. Pre-order the book here and start smiling.
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 … ...
Your Mind Can Neutralize Allergens and Even Some Toxins... In this video, I mentioned the Japanese study in which poison ivy was rubbed on the forearms of boys known to be allergic to the plant. In the first part … ...
Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual Does it feel like anything to be a beetle? How about a plant or a computer? One theory posits that consciousness exists wherever information is being integrated—and is measurable.
FDA partially lifts gay men blood donation ban The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow gay men to donate blood if they have been celibate for one year - lifting a 30-year ban.
Challenging what it means to 'dress like a boy' Researchers say boys get messages through clothing about what they should and should not be.
The Most Liked Single-at-Heart Articles: 2015 I write about so many different aspects of single life (all of them, in fact, except dating and trying to become unsingle) and I’m passionate about just about every topic. … ...
If you had my family, you’d hate the holidays too! Many of us look forward to the holidays with growing excitement. We have only fond memories and warm thoughts of family, holiday meals, and merriment. But some of us would … ...
Living happily in a material world: Material purchases can bring happiness Researchers have shown that material purchases, from sweaters to skateboards, provide more frequent happiness over time, whereas experiential purchases, like a trip to the zoo, provide more intense happiness on individual occasions.
Wired for gaming: Brain differences in compulsive video game players Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Others are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control.
Circadian rhythm of genes in brain changes with aging, research shows Examination of thousands of genes from nearly 150 human brains shows the circadian rhythm of brain gene activity changes with aging, according to a first-of-its-kind study.