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Personality Pop-Quiz: 7 > 8 and 6 > 5, True or False?
You heard of this thing, the 8-minute Abs says murderous hitchhiker. Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the exercise video. Says Ben Stiller s character, Ted, in Something About Mary 1998 . Hitchhiker response Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this 7 Minute Abs. Is 7-minute abs really that much of an improvement over 8-minute abs I struggle with 2-minute abs, so I will leave that debate to exercise physiologists. Yet, psycholo ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 19
The Invisible Habits Hurting Our Happiness
To ring in 2018, my husband and I decided to have a small get together at our house. He was feeling a little under the weather and decided to take a nap just before our guests arrived. So you can get all the hors d oeuvres ready without me he asked with a furrowed brow. Of course I replied indignantly, waving him out of the kitchen, All I have to do is pour drinks and take the food out of the oven When our friends arrived, I requested their beverage orders ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 19
Why You Should Not Brag on Social Media
Accomplish but do not boast. - Lao Tzu A few weeks ago, while checking my LinkedIn feed, I was shocked to see a post from a well-known marketing professor that was nothing more than a blatant boast. It went something like this I have X thousand citations on Google Scholar. I am one of the most-cited academics in the field. The post didn t offer anything of substance or insight. Its subtext was, Admire me. I am amazing. My research is more cited than anyone ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 19
How virtual reality may help to treat fear, paranoid thoughts
A new study has discovered that adding virtual reality cognitive behavioral therapy to the standard treatment for psychotic disorders is safe and can reduce paranoia and anxiety.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Can staying single improve your health?
Numerous health benefits have been linked with starting new relationships, living together, getting married, and having kids, but are there health gains for the almost half of the population who are single We find out.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Can You Change Someone Else by Changing Yourself?
I ve been writing lately about how I use principles and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT in my own life. Here s a short example that pertains to relationships. My spouse and I had an argument last night in which I was complaining about her not listening and, consequently, either messing up tasks or asking me questions about things I d already explained. Her reply was If you talked less, I d listen more. My initial response was I only talk s ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 17
The Sleeper’s Dilemma
This guest post was contributed by Shubir Dutt, a graduate student in USC s Clinical Psychology program. It s 11 30pm and you just completed that big work project, put the kids to bed, or finished up your chores whatever signals the end of a long day for you. You feel a little fatigued, but the next episode of your favorite TV show is just begging to be watched now that you have some free time. What s one less hour of sleep, really you say as you put in yo ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 17
Did Your Partner Disappoint You This Valentine’s Day?
Many couples look forward to Valentine s Day as a way to express their love for one another. People buy flowers and chocolates. They sprinkle rose petals. They make dinner reservations, light candles, and write heartfelt love notes to each other. Romance is in the air, and it is palpable.
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 17
Do Psychiatric Service Dogs Really Help Veterans with PTSD?
I ve seen the toll that war takes on the human psyche. During the Vietnam War, I was an Army medic working on a psychiatric ward in a military hospital in Georgia. In the psych-jargon of the time, our patients came with an array of impressive sounding diagnoses, the most common being acute undifferentiated schizophrenia . In retrospect, I m pretty sure that many of them were really suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder . PTSD is at least as much of ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 17
Saying, and Hearing, the "Thing Which Is Not"
In Jonathan Swift s satirical novel Gulliver s Travels , the sea-faring Lemuel Gulliver tries to explain human nature to a member of a species of intelligent and purely rational horses called Houyhnhnms. When Gulliver mentions the human penchant for lying and false representation, the Houyhnhnm expresses bafflement, unable to comprehend why any rational creature would say the thing which was not . Since the notion of lying is so contrary to the fundamental ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 17
Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than opioids
Medical Cannabis Significantly Safer for Elderly With Chronic Pain Than Opioids, According to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Researchers BEER-SHEVA, Israel...February 13 - Medical cannabis therapy can significantly reduce chronic pain in patients age 65 and older without adverse effects, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev BGU and the Cannabis Clinical Research Institute at Soroka University Medical Center. The new study, pub ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose
LA JOLLA, CA - Feb. 13, 2018 -Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug. Their research, published today in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics , shows how a new anti-heroin formulation that is safe in animal models remains stable at room temperature for at least 30 days. As a result, the vaccine is clos ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
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