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Two Essential Ingredients for Effective Communication
Couples often complain about having a communication problem. But if we look more deeply, there are two fundamental qualities that are essential for building a healthy, intimate relationship. When recognized and practiced, we re then better positioned to create more fulfilling connections Mindfulness Our capacity to communicate rests upon our ability to be aware of what we re feeling inside. It takes a hefty dose of mindfulness to notice what we re actually ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 15
Conservatism Predicts Lapses Back to Meat Consumption
In some of my past columns, such as the one entitled Ideology Matters Too Much , I have discussed how political ideology is very relevant to our day-to-day lives, not just in the voting booth. But can ideology predict meat consumption Quite simply, yes. For instance, polls suggest a political divide in meat consumption between the left and the right. Consider these data from Pew
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 15
Cultivating Empathy
For some time now I have been thinking about empathy . Given the current climate and in the face of recent natural disasters, it seems timely to ask the question What is empathy and how can we get more of it As many people know, empathy and sympathy are not the same thing. Empathizing with another is more about the ability to place yourself in another s shoes and share in the feelings they are experiencing. Oftentimes there is a stunning lack of empathy in ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 15
A Snapshot of America in 2017
A new poll by Reuters Ipsos, in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics , examines Americans attitudes about race . The results, from a survey of approximately 5,360 respondents between August 21 and September 5, appear mixed. As those conducting the poll put it while there is relatively little national endorsement of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, there are troubling levels of support for certain racially charged ideas and attit ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 15
How Mentally Strong People Respond to Snarky Comments
A well-timed witty comment among friends is good humor . But passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking just beneath the surface constitute snark. Sometimes, snarky comments involve backhanded compliments like, You look good for someone your age. Snark also includes cynical comments like, You would have made more sales if you sounded like you knew what you were talking about. Just saying. And it seems like the world is getting a little snarkier al ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 15
Green schoolyards offer physical and mental health benefits for children
CHICAGO - A growing body of evidence supports the claim that access to safe, natural areas improves health across a wide variety of areas, including heart health, mental health, weight management, ADHD, and stress among children. A concept gaining momentum in this realm is green schoolyards. But what is a green schoolyard A research abstract, Green Schoolyards Support Healthy Bodies, Minds and Communities, that explores the concept of a green schoolyard wi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
More infants and toddlers being positioned correctly in car safety seats
CHICAGO - New research shows that overall, child passenger safety education programs are a success, with more infants and toddlers riding in the rear-facing position than ever before. The study abstract, Trends in Child Passenger Safety Practices in Indiana From 2009-2015, will be presented Monday, Sept. 18 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference Exhibition in Chicago. For the study, researchers observed 7,725 children 15 years and younge ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Campaign increases likelihood parents will ask about guns before a playdate
CHICAGO - The Asking Saves Kids ASK campaign is effective in increasing parents comfort level in asking if there is a gun where their child plays, according to research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP 2017 National Conference Exhibition in Chicago Monday, Sept. 18. Gun violence is a public health epidemic in the United States, but a simple question or short conversation about gun safety can protect children from this danger, said ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Injuries caused by firearms differ in rural or urban settings
CHICAGO - Researchers examining pediatric firearm injuries found that the age a child is injured by a gun is closely related to where he or she lives the city or the country. The study abstract, Hospitalizations for Firearm Injuries in Children and Adolescents in the US Rural Versus Urban, will be presented Monday, Sept. 18, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference Exhibition in Chicago. For the study, researchers analyzed the Kids Inpatie ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Contaminants in food: Health risks of natural origin are frequently underestim...
These are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment BfR on the risk perception of contaminants in food that was published in the public health journal B undesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz doi 10.1007 s00103-017-2557-2 - in German with English abstract . People feel most at risk from synthetic substances and heavy metals , says BfR President Professor Dr. Dr. A ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts
Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people s access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. In an article published today in the Journal of Public Mental Health , the team discuss the policy implications of their study published earlier in the year, which found that young people who have contact with mental health services in the commun ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Poor sleep hastens progression of kidney disease
People with chronic kidney disease may be especially vulnerable to the deleterious effects of poor sleep, according to a new paper published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . Chronic kidney disease is characterized by gradual loss of kidney function over time, and may eventually lead to kidney failure, leading patients to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant. Chronic kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
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