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Happiness as an Activity of Daily Living
What Are Emotions Trying to describe an emotion is like trying to describe the experience of the color red. Any definition is a description of a complex event--- an approximation of a family of resemblances. Why give emphasis to emotions Emotions are the fire that breathes life into our minds, hearts, souls, and bodies. Both metaphorically and scientifically, this is factual. Psychologically, emotions are primary drivers of attention. They infuse meaning t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 14
Did Hillary Clinton Fall Victim to the Queen Bee Effect?
Hillary Clinton s failed mission to become the next U.S. president may be symptomatic of a broader shift in attitudes toward women leaders in both politics and business worldwide. The aim to appoint more women as top executives in business seems to be failing internationally. Only 24 of the top 500 American companies have a female CEO while the percentage of women in senior leadership positions amounts to 14 percent. The situation is worse in my country, t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 14
Surgery for back pain reduces problems with sex life-related pain
November 11, 2016 - For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in the November 15 issue of Spine , published by Wolters Kluwer . Sex life is a relevant consideration for the majority of patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis, write Dr. Shane Burch of University of California-San Francisco and coll ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
The effect of exercise on vascular function and stiffness in type 2 diabetes
A new study from the University of Sydney has found that regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes T2D . The findings from this study have been published in Current Diabetes Reviews , and shed new light on exercise as a therapy in this population. Compromised arterial health is an underlying mechanism that promotes the progression of cardiovascular disease CVD , which is the leading cause of death in individuals with ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
Kevin Pierre-Louis Is Tackling Depression Stigma By Sharing His Own Experience
Depression can throw off your game literally.
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 11
Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 11
How to Reduce Conflict and Foster Healing
In a nation divided, hurting, and fearful , the pressure is mounting. When tension and conflict escalate, do you know how to help In various types of equipment, a pressure relief valve is used to release the pressure that builds up over time. If the pressure is not reduced, it can lead to fires, explosions, or other forms of complete breakdown. The same is true for humans. When tension, conflict, or pressure builds too much, it may come out in anger and vi ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
Solving the Mystery of the Angel of the Asphalt
A friend sent me this striking image a collector had reproduced as a postcard in 1993, and titled Angel of the Asphalt A Miracle on Maplewood Drive. The attribution on the back guessed its original date at 1954. Irony had accumulated over those four decades between the original and the reproduction. The collector, in a skeptical, post-modern spirit, meant the copy to evoke and poke fun at a hokey, bygone ideal.
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
Access to asthma meds, plus flu vaccines, keep kids with asthma healthy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA November 11, 2016 - Kids need flu shots to prevent asthma flares, and medications available in school to keep 86 percent in class, according to two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting. The first study looked at outcomes for kids with asthma following passage of a bill in Missouri which provides schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. It ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led by UCL. All three are early life factors which can be modified and the research highlights the possibility that prompt intervention could have an impact in curbing the growth in childhood overweight and obesity. The paper ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 11
Hillary Clinton Was Poised To Be The Best Mental Health President In History
In the days following the election, people in marginalized groups attacked by Donald Trump mdash from women to Muslims to the LGBTQ community mdash are worried about what his presidency will mean for their safety and well-being.
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 11
A Nation, Divided, with Liberty and Justice for the Few
I am one of the few people who predicted not in writing that Donald Trump would be the 45th president of the US since early in 2016, at a time when everyone else said it was just plain impossible, providing a long list of facts and figures that proved, for them, that there was no way under the sun that he would be elected. Back in April, I wrote a piece called What Will We Do if Trump Is the Next President In that piece, I talked about things from the dist ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 11
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