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52 Ways to Show I Love You: Create the Right Rituals
In this season already filled with rituals checking off school supply lists, buying Halloween treats, changing the time on our non-atomic clocks, and shifting menus to adapt to shorter and perhaps cooler days we can also show love through rituals if we are mindful of their role in our closest relationships. I credit some of the rituals that David and I created while carrying on our two-year transatlantic courtship with helping us make it to the next level ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 1
Creepy Halloween Destinations
Looking for someplace creepy to go this Halloween If so, there is no shortage of spooky destinations to visit. A quick Google Search guided by the phrase creepy places leads you into a surreal realm of actual geographic locations that the most creative of Hollywood horror writers could not dream up on even their best of days. There are, of course, macabre old cemeteries, catacombs, and burial grounds aplenty, including one in the Philippines that is nothin ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 1
Antidepressants and weight gain: What's the connection?
Antidepressants are the third most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States and are taken by 11 percent of Americans aged 12 years and over.
Medical News Today - Sat. Sep 30
How to Avoid a Personal Political Meltdown
I got into an email argument with my nephew about politics and wound up calling him a f------ moron. I can t believe I said that. I apologized later. That s not me. I threw my shoe at the TV news last night, I got so upset. I can t believe I d do something like that. These are fraught times, aren t they These regretful comments by two friends of mine invite us to think about how we respond to the turmoil around and within us all. How to find a calm, hopefu ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 30
The Importance of Cultural Immersion Programs
by Natalie Cort, Ph.D., guest contributor The African principle of Sankofa translates to it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind. In 2015, according to the World Health Organization, Guyana, my country of origin had the highest incidence of suicide worldwide and a significantly underdeveloped mental health system . With that in mind, this past summer I returned to Guyana with a couple of my colleagues and eager students from William J ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 30
10 Tips for Managing the Overwhelming Stress of Trying Times
There is a lot to be stressed out about these days. Nature has been on a record-breaking rampage the world over with monster wildfires , ravaging hurricanes , massive earthquakes , devastating monsoons , and killer heat waves . Even if you re not directly in harm s way, you may know someone who is, or you may be deeply affected by images and stories of devastation and suffering, which can significantly increase your stress levels. Along with nature s destr ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 30
Positive Psychology and Elite Sports Performance
Nearly 10 years ago, I advanced the argument that positive psychology has a natural home in the military.[i] At the time, I had just finished a year as president of the Society for Military Psychology, Division 19 of the American Psychological Association, and had framed my presidency around the idea that positive psychology with its emphasis on personal growth, and both individual and team achievement had much to say to the military on how to develop and ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 30
The Neuroscience of Contagious Laughter
Long before modern brain imaging technologies illuminated the neurophysiological mechanisms that make laughter contagious, William James 1842-1910 observed, We don t laugh because we re happy, we re happy because we laugh . Although philosophers and psychologists have speculated about the role that laughter plays in social bonding for eons, until recently, there was relatively little empirical evidence that explained why laughter is contagious for most of ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 30
Why do we fall asleep when bored?
University of Tsukuba researcher discovers why we have the tendency to fall asleep in the absence of motivating stimuli, i.e., when bored. Tsukuba, Japan - Losing yourself in your favorite things without sleeping, or falling asleep during boring lectures -- As humans, we often defy sleepiness and stay awake when attention is necessary, but also experience an inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations. The brain mechanisms governing the regulation of ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 30
Examining the management of diabetes in special populations
Diabetes affects roughly 30 million Americans, and is one of the leading causes of disability and mortality. As a result, organizations such as the American Diabetes Association ADA , Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists AACE have made efforts to move away from the one size fits all management of diabetes. Instead, diabetes management is now customized based on patient variables such as age, life expectancy, co-morbid con ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 30
Promising results for 2 genetic weapons against malaria
Two new papers by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health s Malaria Research Institute report successes for highly promising strategies against malaria, a disease that still kills more than 400,000 people each year, mostly children age five and under in sub-Saharan Africa. The two studies discovered different ways by which resistance to the malaria parasite can spread into a mosquito population, potentially opening the way for th ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 30
Women with disabilities may be missing out on cancer screening
Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening compared to women reporting no disabilities, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer by researchers from the University of Oxford. More than a fifth of the nearly 500,000 women who were offered breast or bowel cancer screening reported some disability difficulties with mobilit ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 30
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