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Mindfulness and Peacemaking, Part 1
Part 1 of 2 Like many people I meet, I often find myself awash these days in feelings of anger , despair, and overwhelm as reactions to the news of the day, and the constant drumbeat of media coverage and commentary about the mass of pain and suffering on our planet. I frequently notice arising within me angry urges for arguing with, striking out, or even going to war, with someone or something. And when I have a personal encounter with pain, loss, illness ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 27
How Can People Become More Creative in Their Everyday Lives?
The gifted amateur as a heroic innovator is one of the great American myths. Stories about Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and even Steve Jobs conveniently overlook their unique brilliance and years of experience. If anyone could do it, they would. We learn by doing and all learning is developmental. The same holds true for creative brainstorming. Research on creative thinking gives us three simple suggestions that will greatly aid in generating great id ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 27
Who's in Charge, Your Mind or Your Brain?
x Authors David Ropeik MSJ, Keith Welker Ph.D, Kathleen Casto, Ph.D, Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D, Steven Pinker Phd First author is solely responsible for the foolishness that follows. ABSTRACT Changes in levels of testosterone and cortisol, hormones associated with aggression and stress , occur in fans attending sporting events in response to how well or poorly the team they are rooting for is doing. These biological changes, occurring outside conscious awarene ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 27
Does Having Children Make Us Happy?
Becoming a parent may be a mixed blessing. Clearly, having a child is costly in terms of time and money. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently examined the financial cost of raising a child from birth to young adulthood. It estimated that families with lower incomes shell out 175,000 on child-rearing costs, and families with higher incomes spend about 372,000 per child. However, many people point to the emotional benefits of raising a child, which ar ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 27
Portland State study links cancerous toxins to cannabis extract
Portland, Ore. Sept. 25, 2017 - Researchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis extract. Their study raises health concerns about dabbing, or vaporizing hash oil - a practice that is growing in popularity, especially in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. Dabbing is already controversial. The practice consists of placing a sm ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 27
Cellular 'message in a bottle' may provide path to new way of treating disease
Key takeaways Extracellular vesicle ARMMs carry receptors that allow signaling without direct contact between cells. Researchers hope to engineer ARMMs to send therapeutics directly to tissues and inside cells. Boston, MA - A newly discovered cellular messaging mechanism could lead to a new way to deliver therapeutics to tissues affected by disease, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers found that a type of ex ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 27
Study reveals troubling disparities in prescribing opioids for patients with n...
LAWRENCE -- According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day by overdosing on opioids. While heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl account for part of the crisis, in 2015 about 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers. Now, a recent study from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has uncovered disturbing trends in prescribing opioid ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 27
Iron supplements have long-term benefits for low birth-weight babies
Babies classified as low birth weight under 2.500 grams are at risk of iron deficiency, which is linked to impaired neurological development. A long-term randomized study now shows that providing such babies with iron supplements can prevent behavioral problems at school age. The study, led by Staffan Berglund of Ume 229 University in Sweden, is published in the journal Pediatric Research which is published by Springer Nature. The findings are part of ongo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 27
Opioid crisis in Staten Island affects all races and socioeconomic backgrounds
Sept. 27, 2017 -- Contrary to media reports, the opioid epidemic on Staten Island is not confined to affluent young white residents, and affects all neighborhoods, races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the School of International and Public Affairs SIPA is published in a report titled, Staten Island Needs Assessment Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Systems ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 27
The Melvins Are Not Screwing with You
For decades, punk rockers have been screwing with us. Many seminal punk bands seemed to relish in shocking and challenging their audience, with everything from their music and lyrics to their live performances. Sitting back and enjoying the music was simply not an option. Whether it was Suicide s Alan Vega intensely shrieking and rolling on the stage, The Sex Pistols John Lydon claiming to be both antichrist and anarchist, or Flipper deliberately playing s ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 26
6 Parenting Practices You Probably Don’t Do, but Should
In a world consumed by technology and the pressure to boost children s academic standings, perhaps it s time for American parents to ask the questions posed by Linda keson McGurk, a Swedish-American journalist What if more toddlers spent their days watching real birds instead of playing Angry Birds on their iPads What if more kindergarteners actually got to grow gardens What if more schools increased the length of recess instead of the number of standardiz ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 26
Yoga Practice
Yoga is an extremely popular practice these days. Millions practice it all over the globe, with great benefits. Here you can find a comprehensive research review of the benefits and mechanisms involved . The important question is how to maximise the impact of the practice so that it leads to increased well-being The list below is intended to provide you with potential answers while supporting your yoga practice. Following these 10 points would enrich your ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 26
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