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The Key to Becoming the Most Wonderful Version of Yourself
Follow your heart, Go with your gut, Find yourself, Speak your truth we ve all heard these phrases ad nauseam. Each one is supposed to encourage us to live authentically and in line with our own wishes, desires, values, or ideas. Yet, we can also find it so very difficult and challenging to do so or even to fully understand what doing so means . First of all, what is our heart or our truth, exactly And is it really ours As someone who has taught in high-ac ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
Howie Abrams Got the Big Scoop of Ice Cream
Music has been Howie Abrams life. He has spent his entire career in the music business working at several record labels, including Warner Music Group, In Effect, Roadrunner and Zomba Music Group, as well as working with hardcore and heavy metal acts such as Agnostic Front and Type O Negative. And Abrams continues to pursue his passion for music now as a writer, having authored Finding Joseph I An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains with James Lathos and h ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
The Vulnerability Hangover: A Fresh Take on Modern Eroticism
Note From time to time, I will use this blog as a platform for new and emerging voices deserving of a broader audience. This is a guest post by psychotherapist Amanda Luterman , based in Montreal, in which she analyzes and critiques the state of modern impersonal sexuality specifically what she describes as the vulnerability hangover and differentiates between sexuality and eroticism.
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
The Dark Side of Outing Men’s Sexual Misdeeds
With the recent spate of revelations about powerful men behaving inappropriately toward non-consenting people without power including women, girls, boys and men I have some concern that, as a culture, we are quick to jump to the easiest conclusion that all men are libidinous beasts, unable to control their impulses, and prone to harmful, pathological behavior. There is a name for where this leads Misandry, meaning hatred of men. It corresponds to misogyny, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
How Our Personal Finances Can Make Us Happy
The idea that money generally, and the state of our finances, in particular, should be an essential contributor to our happiness seems obvious. When we handle money wisely give it an appropriate amount of significance in our lives not too little, not too much, it makes us happy and contributes to our fulfillment and contentment. However, if you read much of the psychological research on the financial well-being of consumers, you would not think so. Early o ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
New easy-to-use tool can help determine Alzheimer's risk, similar to pediatric...
A simple new tool that tracks cognitive performance in adults aims to help physicians identify people who may be on the path to Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia. The tool, called the QuoCo cognitive quotient , is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Similar to growth charts used in pediatrics, the QuoCo cognitive charts allow physicians to plot cognitive performance of any patient based on age, education and score on the Mi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 4
Durotomy: A common complication of spinal surgery -- and an important factor i...
December 4, 2017 - Incidental durotomy--small tears of the outer membrane of the spinal cord--are a common occurrence in spinal surgery, and may lead to litigation. Most malpractice cases associated with dural tear end in a ruling in favor of the surgeon, reports a study in the journal Spine , published by Wolters Kluwer . But certain types of durotomy cases are more likely to be resolved in favor of the patient--especially when durotomy is detected late o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 4
Serious risk of mental health crisis in Yemen, say experts
December 4, 2017 - Yemenis face serious mental health risks, but the issue is being neglected, says a new study released today by Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the Sana a Center for Strategic Studies, Columbia Law School s Human Rights Clinic. The groups announced the start of a groundbreaking new joint project to research and improve mental health in Yemen. Given both the extreme and chronic stressors Yemenis are continuing to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 4
Community Health Center funding cliff could cause more than 100,000 jobs to be...
WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY December 4, 2017 -- If the Community Health Center Fund is not restored, millions of patients served by community health centers may lose access to crucial health care and up to 161,000 jobs could be lost in communities across the nation. That s the conclusion of an analysis produced by the Geiger Gibson RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University s Milken Institute School of P ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 4
How the UK smoking ban increased wellbeing
Married women with children have benefited the most from the UK public smoking ban according to Lancaster University researchers in the UK. According to the World Health Organisation, smoking is directly linked to 6 million deaths every year worldwide leading to diseases like cancer, chest infections, strokes and heart attacks. Smoking has been forbidden in enclosed public spaces like pubs and restaurants following bans in 2006 in Scotland and in 2007 in E ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 4
Synthetic cannabis-like drug reduces sleep apnea
CHICAGO --- A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for apnea funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study was conducted at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago UIC . There is currently no drug treatment for sleep apnea, a sleep breathing disorder affecting about 30 million individuals in the United States. In sleep ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Teens get more sleep when school starts later
A later school start time could mean teens are more likely to get adequate amounts of sleep, according to Penn State researchers. In a national study of urban teenagers, researchers found that high school start times after 8 30 a.m. increased the likelihood that teens obtained the minimum recommended amount of sleep, benefiting their overall health and well being. Teens starting school at 8 30 a.m. or later were the only group with an average time in bed p ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
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