|A Reminder for the Holidays
||Everything is optional. You can retire old traditions that don’t feel meaningful anymore. You can create new traditions, including body positive rituals, that do. You can tell people no. You … ...
|Teens know dangers of driving and cellphone use, yet do it anyway, research shows
||What happens when “Tom Hanks,” “Tom Cruise” and “Kesha” sit around a table? When the talkers are actually teens using researcher-requested pseudonyms they chose to anonymously discuss their driving habits, the results are surprising, maybe even more so than if the real celebrities got together. Specifically, the 16- to 18-year-olds were examining distracted driving, one [...]
|Emerging technologies help advance the understanding, detection and control of epilepsy
||A smartphone-induced EEG waveform and an intelligent algorithm for seizure detection are among the emerging technologies to be unveiled at the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) 69th Annual Meeting. Four innovative studies presented at the meeting promise to reshape current paradigms for seizure detection and epilepsy management. In the first study, (abstract 3.277) researchers from Brighton [...]
|Smart Spouses Avoid Three Relationship Traps
||Road signs alert drivers to prepare for what’s ahead: pedestrians crossing, a curve, or a hairpin turn. Signals also exist that warn us of possible relationship hazards that are easy to miss. So watch out for these three relationship traps: Trap #1: I’m Right — … ...
|Why You Should Avoid Wise-Sounding But Meaningless Quotes
What it says about a person who posts wise-sounding but meaningless quotes to social media.
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|How to Deal With the Winter Blues
||Every year around this time I start to get a little anxious. Money seems to fly out the door, family and friends seem to overwhelm us, the short days make … ...
|The Best-Kept Secret to Getting Unstuck: Core Feelings
||At 34 years old, Garrett is doing well in life. He has a good job and a girlfriend who he hopes to marry. So Garrett is confused about why, each … ...
|Today I Love Art Everywhere In This World
||Today I love the art that is everywhere in this world. I love what art is, the endless expression of feelings with no clear reason for that expression beyond sharing. … ...
|3 Ways You Can Meaningfully Give Every Day
||There are many myths about giving. For instance, we might think giving is about writing a check (which we might not be able to do right now). We might think giving is about volunteering our time (which we just don’t have much of right now). … ...
|Four studies explore memory decline in people with epilepsy
||Four studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society's (AES) 69th Annual Meeting uncover the biological factors that mediate memory decline in people with epilepsy, particularly those with seizures that affect the temporal lobe. Loss of neurons from the hippocampus, a brain region that processes and stores memories, is a common cause of temporal lobe epilepsy. People with temporal epilepsy caused by hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) have impaired memory and find it particularly challenging to recall details of specific events in everyday life.
|5 Gift Ideas for People With Anxiety and OCD
||Sorry for vanishing! My computer essentially died on Wednesday. I now have a replacement, a Chromebook I immediately named Betsy (what, you don’t name your electronics?). Seeing all of the holiday … ...
|7 Coping Skills to Use in the Face of...
||Learn how to side-step their toxic behavior and save your sanity. Is someone’s passive-aggressive behavior driving you crazy? You feel the energetic hit of her toxic behavior, but then you question yourself. The receiving end of passive-aggressive behavior leaves you with a yucky feeling of … ...
|Rethinking the Emotions
||Emotions push us into and through situations. Like traffic signals, they offer permissions, stop us, and flash warnings. Under their spell, the business of living feels possible.
|Laundry II: A Secret Sign of Depression
||There are such insightful and helpful comments written on my initial post “Laundry: A Secret Sign of Depression” that I wanted to share another interesting observation about another laundry sign that I’ve … ...
|Is This Love, or Friendship?
||The line between friendship and love is more blurred than you think.
|The Psychological Roots of Terrorism
||The terrorist mentality is a form of psychopathy rooted in a deep sense of existential anxiety and disorientation, which is especially acute during adolescence and early adulthood.
|4 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself When You’re Anxious
||It’s the last thing you want to do when you’re anxious — that is, to be kind to yourself. After all, you’re anxious for no good reason. Again. And this is the third time today that you’ve felt your stomach take a nosedive and your … ...
|The Psychology of Wealth
||Do you have the psychological profile of a rich person?
|How to Host a Child with ADHD: A Practical...
||For those of us planning to host a child with ADHD over the holidays, we need to go a little above and beyond to make things easier for them and … ...
|Not Seeing Parts of Yourself as The Enemy
||Recently, I wrote a piece about how we can stop seeing our anxiety as enemy No. 1, as an infectious disease we must expel or eradicate. As the very thing … ...