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The Truth about HIV Transmission among Addicts and Alcoholics:... The Truth about HIV Transmission among Addicts and Alcoholics: Charlie Sheen’s HIV Announcement on the Today Show   After watching the Today Show i interview with Charlie Sheen, I felt a … ...
New Book Examines the Moral Economy The question of what rightfully may be bought and sold has a simple answer: if you may do it for free, you may do it for money.
Cortical circuits that encode black and white While some things may be 'as simple as black and white', this has not been the case for the circuits in the brain that make it possible to distinguish black from white. The patterns of light and dark that fall on the retina provide a wealth of information about the world around us, yet scientists still don't understand how this information is encoded by neural circuits. But things just got a lot clearer.
Brain scan reveals cognitive deficits in older 'cognitively normal' HIV+ individuals Although a group of HIV+ older individuals scored 'cognitively normal' in standard neuropsychology testing, a scan of their brains tells a different story, report neuroscientists following a small study.
Scientists turn tastes on and off by activating and silencing clusters of brain cells Most people probably think that we perceive the five basic tastes -- sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory)--with our tongue, which then sends signals to our brain 'telling' us what we've tasted. However, scientists have turned this idea on its head, demonstrating in mice the ability to change the way something tastes by manipulating groups of cells in the brain.
Charlie Sheen Discusses Shame, Attempt to Conceal HIV Status... Charlie Sheen has been a big name in Hollywood for decades and, during that time, he earned a bit of a reputation for his partying ways. Still, he continued to … ...
Is sex once a week enough for a happy relationship? Study finds that for established couples, having sex once a week is the right amount for happiness and well-being.
Are Your Friends Making You Fat? When my kids were teenagers, one of my go-to phrases was “you are known by the company you keep.” Hang around kids who spend their time studying and you’ll get good … ...
How counselors help survivors of terrorism Experts say the ultimate goal is for terror survivors to regain a daily routine.
Light therapy effective for treating depression, not just winter blues Experts say the therapy is inexpensive, easy to use, and comes with few side effects.
In The Age Of Emoji, What's In A Word? The Oxford Dictionaries 2015 word of the year isn't a word. In fact, it's an emoji. What does this mean for the changing status of language in the digital age?
The Clothes You Wear Can Affect a Dog's Emotional State Data shows that if your clothing has stripes vs polka-dots or plain color, it can provoke an emotional response in dogs
Bottled Up I am a pro at bottling up my emotions and stuffing them into a little ball in the back of my mind or into a neat little package at the … ...
Loyalty Issues After Divorce and Remarriage When reading about stepfamilies and issues they face, one of the most common terms you will see is loyalty bonds. Loyalty concerns are something that occur at one time or … ...
You’re Not an Insecure, Wishy-Washy Failure I went to see the new Peanuts Movie last weekend with my nine year-old. Honestly, I wan’t that excited about seeing it, but was pleasantly surprised that it was sweet, … ...
Making Room for You in Marriage When you marry, you bring your unique self into the relationship. He married you because he cherishes you being you. Many women (and some men) get married and forget who they are. They may believe the “togetherness” myth that suggests that the two of you … ...
My Partner Doesn’t Care About Me Mary and Glen were late for a night out with their friends. He had a frustrating day at the office, got stuck in traffic, and was not in a very … ...
The Addicted Lawyer-The Bus Stop(Part 1) A muggy, hot summer morning.  My usual drive to my favorite Starbucks in Dallas.  Where I had written most of my book outlining my struggles with body dysmorphic disorder, addiction and eating disorders.  I had touched on how they affected my career(or lack thereof) as … ...
The Intriguing Reason Pretty Faces Can Transfix Us The research gave people small dose of morphine, which stimulates the reward system. » Continue reading: The Intriguing Reason Pretty Faces Can Transfix Us
Best of Our Blogs: November 18, 2015 Today’s edition of Best of Our Blogs brings you some truly insightful information about adding joy to your mental health treatment plan, finding personal strength through your struggle with social anxiety, a “cheat sheet” for counselors to remember the key components of counseling, and more. … ...