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52 Ways to Show I Love You: Provide Comfort
One of the most basic benefits of loving behavior is its ability to provide comfort. An infant cries, and an adult rushes to soothe. A toddler falls, and a parent tends the bloody knee with kisses and Band-Aids. A teenager suffers his or her first relationship rejection, and friends swoop in with mint chocolate chip ice cream and movies to distract from the pain. We do not like to see those we love suffer, even though a certain amount of pain is inevitable ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
The Three-Legged Stool to Success
The Three-Legged Stool to Success IBM s P-TECH Academy Establishes Path to New Collar Jobs. IBM has established a partnership in collaboration with school districts, community colleges, and industry in order to prepare individuals for technology jobs designed as New Collar jobs. According to IBM, New Collar jobs are a combination of blue-collar and white-collar jobs aimed at building mid-level skills for a new workforce. New Collar jobs require skills with ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
At Wimbledon, Grunts May Separate Winners from Losers
Talk low, talk slow, and don t say too much, were the words of wisdom John Wayne used to sum up his use of lower pitched vocalization to project an unflappable and invincible screen image in Westerns such as True Grit . Recently, there s been a resurgence of clinical studies that reaffirm the correlation between the pitch of someone s voice and his or her perceivable aura of dominance and or hierarchic rank in both sport and life. The first recent vocal-pi ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
When Does Your Relationship Feel Most Valuable to You?
If you and your romantic partner have been together for a long time, there will likely be ups and downs in your degree of happiness with the relationship. Certain events and situations will make your relationship and your partner feel valuable to you. Other events and contexts may leave you wondering why on earth you re with your partner. All this likely sounds vague and abstract at this point, but hang in with me for another 30 seconds so I can give speci ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 7
Trauma-informed Care and Why It Matters
It is sometimes said that traumatic reactions are normal reactions to abnormal situations. As true as this statement is, it s also true that individuals coping reactions post-trauma remain poorly understood, even by many of the people who are in the best positions to offer support and treatment to trauma victims. It is important for everyone to understand that victims of traumatic events, such as human trafficking, will not always react or behave in the wa ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 7
Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls
When it comes to reporting a sports-related concussion, high school boys are less likely to speak up than high school girls, new research reveals. The findings, derived from surveying nearly 300 young Michigan athletes, highlight a show-no-weakness mentality that experts say needs to change to protect brain health. Males are more worried about what their peers or coaches would think of them if they reported [their concussion], said study author Jessica Wal ...
Healthday - Fri. Jul 7
Heavier birthweight linked to increased risk of obesity in early school-aged c...
In a recent study, babies who were large at birth had an increased likelihood of being obese when they were in kindergarten to second grade age 5 to 8 years . At each grade level and for both preterm and term children, children who were heavy as infants remained heavier than children born at normal birthweight. The study included 828 preterm children and 9358 term children. The findings suggest that counselling may be appropriate early in life for families ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
Family-based treatments may help address obesity in children
Researchers found that a family-based treatment for obesity in children--which included nutritional advice, exercise, and behavioral counseling--was effective. The treatment lasted for about a year, but severely obese children or children who had significant metabolic disturbances remained in secondary care for a longer time. Participants body mass index standard deviation scores BMI-SDS remained significantly lower than at the start of the study throughou ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
Mindfulness-based therapy may reduce stress in overweight and obese individuals
In a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction MBSR increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group. In the study, 86 women were randomized to 8 weeks of MBSR or health education, and they were followed for 16 weeks. While MBSR significantly reduced stress and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
Traumatic brain injury in veterans -- differences from civilians may affect lo...
July 6, 2017 - Veterans with traumatic brain injury TBI differ from civilians with TBI in some key ways--with potentially important implications for long-term care and support of injured service members and their families. New research from the Veterans Administration TBI Model System is assembled in the July August special issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation JHTR . The official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America , JHTR is pu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
Well-being in later life: The mind plays an important role
Ageing itself is not inevitably associated with a decline in mood and quality of life, says Prof. Karl-Heinz Ladwig, summarizing the results. It is rather the case that psychosocial factors such as depression or anxiety impair subjective well-being , the Head of the Mental Health Research Group at the Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholtz Zentrum M 252 nchen and Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine at the TUM University Hospital explains. And in the case ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
Fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin identified as new biomarkers for weigh...
Copenhagen, Denmark, July 7, 2017 - Researchers from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen today announced the findings from a weight loss biomarker study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition AJCN . The study, Pretreatment fasting plasma glucose and insulin modify dietary weight loss success results from 3 randomized clinical trials, found that fasting blood sugar and or fasting insulin can be u ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
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