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Help! My College Kid is Driving Me Crazy
My mom tells a funny story that when I was home during a college break, she heard the dryer going at 5am when she got up to exercise before work and wondered why it was even on. Was the dryer mysteriously going on by itself Would it start a fire Then, she realized that it was because I had likely been up late into the wee hours of the morning doing laundry.
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 26
Instead of “Job Creation,” How About Less Work?
In 1930, the British economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by the end of the century, the average workweek would be about 15 hours. Automation had already begun to replace many jobs by the early 20th century, and Keynes predicted that the trend would accelerate to the point where all that people need for a satisfying life could be produced with a minimum of human labor, whether physical or mental. Keynes turned out to be right about increased autom ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 26
Upward mobility boosts immunity in monkeys
DURHAM, N.C. -- The richest and poorest Americans differ in life expectancy by more than a decade. Glaring health inequalities across the socioeconomic spectrum are often attributed to access to medical care and differences in habits such as smoking, exercise and diet. But a new study in rhesus monkeys shows that the chronic stress of life at the bottom can alter the immune system even in the absence of other risk factors. The research confirms previous an ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
Researchers discover most winter boots are too slippery to walk safely on icy ...
TORONTO, Canada - Nov. 24, 2016 - A team of researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network are dedicated to keeping Canadians safer this winter by offering evidence-based ratings on footwear that may reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice. The team has developed the first test of its kind in the world - the Maximum Achievable Angle MAA Testing Method - to validate slip resistant footwear on icy surfaces usi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity
The team of scientists from King s College London and Imperial College London tested a high-fat diet, containing a fermentable carbohydrate, and a control diet on mice and looked at the effect on food intake of those with and without the FFAR2 receptor. The results showed that mice fed the diet containing fermentable carbohydrate were protected against obesity. This protection was lost however, when the FFAR2 receptor was not present. Indeed, those with th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
Study suggests that parental health behaviors may influence children's sleep
DARIEN, IL - A new study indicates that children s sleep duration may be influenced by parental sleep duration and confidence, which suggests that efforts to address insufficient sleep among children may require family-based interventions. Results of a parental survey show that higher parent confidence in the ability to help children get enough sleep was significantly associated with an increased child sleep duration of 0.67 hours per day, after controllin ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
Greater job satisfaction for transgender employees
Transgender individuals in the workplace can sometimes feel stigmatized, either through the actions and attitudes of their coworkers, or through their own fears of being treated as an other. This can have a negative effect on their attitudes about their jobs. But recent research from Larry Martinez at Portland State University shows that the experiences of employees who transition genders is highly dependent on the interactions they have with their coworke ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
Overcoming Self-Deception Can Be Crucial for Survival
Is it a therapist s job to make the client feel better or see reality more accurately originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 25
Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role
A new review offers further insight into how long-term marijuana use might have a negative impact on mental health, after finding substantial evidence that the drug alters the brain s reward system to increase negative emotions and decrease motivation.
Medical News Today - Fri. Nov 25
The Why, How, and What of Electing Donald Trump
This guest blog was authored by Dr. Craig N. Shealy to provide liberals and progressive elites along with others confused about the election of Donald J. Trump a framework for understanding and moving forward. Dr. Shealy is Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University and Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute.
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 25
What’s In It for the Overprotective Parent?
The 64,000 question What s in it for the helicopter parents The answer is simple Parents who hover over their children, constantly trying to resolve their problems and preventing them from being harmed, apparently get a kick out it. Research led by Clare Ashton-James, from VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, conducted two psychological studies with a 322 parents, asking about the happiness and meaning they experienced from having children. In one s ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 25
An Updated Snapshot of the Online Narcissist
We ve all dealt with narcissists at some time or another, but we usually have the option of walking away if they get too annoying. Usually. The rise of social media platforms such as Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram has provided greater greater opportunities to stay in contact with people around the world. Unfortunately, narcissists have quickly discovered how useful social media can be in sharing words and images with countless people worldwide. A new an ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 25
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