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Nine Guidelines for Aging With Wisdom
The elderly man was sitting on the stairs by the front door taking forever to tie the laces on his sneakers. He was bent over his feet, his fingers fumbling and uncertain, an excruciating process to watch. This was my husband, and we had an appointment to make. By now he was four years into what would be a six year journey with Alzheimer s. I watched his tedious process, furiously trying to remain ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
John Cheever's Best Creation: His Novel "Falconer"
John Cheever wrote more than 300 short stories and five novels. Known primarily as a modern master of the short story, he composed fantasies and satirical social commentaries about the people and life of modern suburbia. He won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Gold Medal, and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Although he had ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
When We Can No Longer Silence Our Truth
This week something remarkable happened change happened. When a long-present way of feeling or behaving transforms, I view it as a miracle, a gift of grace. Two months ago, a dear friend, someone I consider family, asked to borrow money. I m working a lot these days thankfully and therefore could provide the help. My friend told me that she would pay me back by the end of February. Before writing ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
Baby Talking "Good Dog" Works For Building Social Bonds
I spend numerous hours at dog parks and other venues watching dogs and humans interact and listening to how the people talk with their own and other dogs. While I can t estimate precisely the percentage of these discussions that reek of baby-talk, they occur frequently enough to attract my attention, and I often wonder if there s any reason why people baby-talk to dogs and if this really works to ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
How Negative, Repetitive Thoughts Relate to Procrastination
Procrastination is best understood as an emotion-focused coping strategy. We use task avoidance to escape negative emotions associated with a task e.g., frustration, boredom, stress , anxiety . As colleagues have explained so well before, we give in to feel good , prioritizing the management of aversive mood states over our goal pursuit. When we feel bad in relation to a task at hand, we re more l ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 8
Preschoolers exposed to nighttime light lack melatonin
Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, published today in the journal Physiological Reports , is the first to assess the hormonal impact nighttime light ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Our circadian clock sets the rhythm for our cells' powerhouses
Countless genetically controlled clocks tick inside different parts of our bodies, such as the liver, kidneys and heart. Among other things, they initiate many metabolic processes, ensuring that these occur at the optimal time of day. Mitochondria - small organelles that exist in almost all our cells and supply them with energy - play an important role in these cellular processes. Until now, it wa ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Cueing newly learned information in sleep improves memory, and here's how
Scientists have long known that sleep plays an important role in the formation and retention of new memories. That process of memory consolidation is associated with sudden bursts of oscillatory brain activity, called sleep spindles, which can be visualized and measured on an electroencephalogram EEG . Now researchers reporting in Current Biology on March 8 have found that sleep spindles also play ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Memories can be decoded from brain waves during sleep, say researchers
Scientific study has already shown that memories are better remembered after sleep than wakefulness. Recently acquired information is thought to be reactivated and strengthened in the sleeping brain. The researchers, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Birmingham, have now demonstrated that there is a particular pattern of brain activity that supports this reactivation process. S ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
How does resolving cannabis problems differ from problems with alcohol or othe...
Individuals who report having resolved a problem with cannabis use appear to have done so at younger ages than those who resolved problems with alcohol or other drugs, report investigators from the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital MGH . While study participants also were much less likely to use any formal sources of assistance or support in resolving problems with cann ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Researchers use health data to predict who will use opioids after hospitalizat...
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are working to develop statistical models to better predict which patients will be prescribed opioid medications long-term following discharge from a hospital stay. Opioids are commonly prescribed in the hospital but little is known about which patients will progress to chronic opioid therapy following discharge. In the U.S. last ye ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
We're not addicted to smartphones, we're addicted to social interaction
A new study of dysfunctional use of smart technology finds that the most addictive smartphone functions all share a common theme they tap into the human desire to connect with other people. The findings, published in Frontiers in Psychology , suggest that smartphone addiction could be hyper-social, not anti-social. There is a lot of panic surrounding this topic, says Professor Samuel Veissi 232 re ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
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