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The Winner Shouldn't Take It All
The winner should not take it all because many of these exceptional performers are the luckiest and do not deserve all our attention and reward. The idea that the exceptional performers are the most skilled or talented is flawed. The reason is that exceptional performances tend to occur in exceptional circumstances. Top performers are often the luckiest people, who have benefitted from being at the right place and right time. Consider a college drop-out wh ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
Rewire Your Burned-out Brain
Burnout often results from extended periods enduring the emotional stress precipitated by unaccomplished expectations or failure to fulfill unreasonable demands. The symptoms can include intensified emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue, lowered self-worth, changes in eating and exercising habits, social withdrawal, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression . If You re Burned Out , Your Brain Has Rewired to Survival Mode
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
The Shadow in a Selfie
I was at the Performing Arts Center last night, Hillary begins, and my sister was out of town. Or so I thought. Already I m on high alert Hillary s sister Marta has become a symbolic figure in her life. Marta moved away from home years ago, while Hillary stayed in California, close to where the sisters were raised. As a young girl, Hillary learned to respond to the tension between her parents with compensatory cheer. As she was growing up, her father Bill, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
Anger and Cancer: Is There a Relationship?
Anger is a negative emotion that can follow frustration, disappointment, and injustice. It can vary from mild and short-term to intense and long-term. It is the latter, the intense and long-term variety, that concerns us here, what we have called unhealthy anger Enright amp Fitzgibbons, 2015 . To begin answering the question concerning the link between anger and cancer, let us start with a quotation that may be an overstatement and then let us get more pre ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
Suffocation risk from small hard sugar balls
The critical size for schoolchildren is roughly a diameter of 40 mm, as a hard sugar ball of this size is still too big to be swallowed . Based on these prior findings, the BfR has now assessed the size at which small hard sugar balls are still large enough that accidental or intentional swallowing can result in blocking of the airways in children from the age of 5. Under certain circumstances, spherical objects can slip to the lowest part of the throat or ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Wireless food stamp transactions tied to healthier shopping
New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes. This is the finding of a survey of 779 shoppers in the Bronx -- a New York City borough with many low-income communities -- who bought food at four of the city s nearly 500 mobile sellers of fresh produce, known as Green Carts. Some of these food carts were licen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Study finds that most older adults are aware of medication risks
Geriatrics experts know that certain medications may have risks for older adults that outweigh their benefits, especially when safer alternatives are available. Medications that could be potentially inappropriate for older adults are included on recommendation lists that your healthcare provider can consult, such as the American Geriatrics Society AGS Beers Criteria or the STOPP-START list. However, despite these recommendations, 25 percent of older adults ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
New Haven, Conn. -- A videogame designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the videogame as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections STIs , said the researchers. We saw significant and sustained positive changes in terms of attitudes about ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Sexual behavior in Germany
COLOGNE. A sexual history and consultation in the practice setting can contribute to counteracting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. This is the result of a representative survey that questioned 2524 persons about their sexual practices and sexual contacts outside their main relationships, as well as about contraceptive measures, whose results Julia Haversath and coauthors summarize in the current issue of Deutsches 196 rzteblatt International ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries
Scientists already know that high cigarette prices reduce smoking rates, and that levels of smoking affect infant mortality. However until now, there have been no studies to explore the link between cigarette price differentials and infant mortality. Now, for the first time, researchers from Imperial College London have found an association between infant mortality rates and the differences in costs between higher and lower priced cigarettes. The authors s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens
Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The study -- from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine -- found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. Since e-cigarettes came on the market there has been a debate about whether their use may lead to cigarette smoking, said Bruce ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Tracing trends could lead to better public health education
The educated members of a population are the trailblazers of risky behavior, but they are quicker to change their habits once the consequences of that behavior become better understood, according to new research from Penn State, which could also have implications on how public health education is approached. Using a Population Education Transition PET curve that illustrates the process of education and behavior change, could lead to a better way to identif ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
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