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9 Things To Know When Someone You Love Is Suffering From Depression
This was originally published on Scary Mommy .
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 20
Michelle Obama Is Not Here For Your Mental Health Stigma
Got something judgmental to say about mental illness Michelle Obama is here to set you straight.
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 20
Walking style may indicate aggressive personality
How aggressive a person is can be identified by the way they walk, finds a new study by the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. This research could be useful in crime prevention to recognize people with an aggressive walk before an aggression-linked crime is committed.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 19
Should you ever give advice to a friend?
Luann , a 34 year-old dental hygiene assistant, said, I used to think you should tell a friend what you think. But now I don t think that s true. James , a 29 year old project manager, said, I hope my friends will tell me what they think. If not, they aren t very good friends at all. And Marti, a 40 year old banker, said I give my friends advice and they give me advice all the time. That doesn t mean any of us take it. Whether you give advice as a matter o ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 19
Why Is It Hard to Live for the Moment
Live for the moment and seize the day are probably the two most common clich s about dealing with distress. From new-age philosophers to Buddhist spiritualism to modern psychology we are told to put aside regrets about the past and worries about the future and to try to make the most out of the present. It sounds like a trivial task. Indeed, all non-human species do it all the time without even being aware of doing it. But it is precisely awareness, which ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 19
Do We Put Too Much Weight on Shared Interests When Dating?
I ve been thinking a lot lately about shared interests, which dating sites and professions often emphasize as one way to kickstart a relationship, especially as a way to meet new people whether online or in person . It s almost a given of course you want to have shared interests with your partner so you can enjoy doing things together. Some may even make lack of shared interests a deal-breaker , refusing to even consider someone who doesn t like doing the ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 19
Reward-related brain circuit is vital for sleep, researchers discover
Problems sleeping You re not alone every year, around 40 million Americans experience insomnia, with some cases warranting drug treatment. But new research may pave the way to a more effective treatment option in a mouse study, researchers found that a brain circuit involved in reward response is also crucial for sleep.
Medical News Today - Sat. Sep 17
Your Left Cerebellar Hemisphere May Play a Role in Cognition
Brand new, cutting-edge research was unveiled yesterday which shows a correlation between brain volume in the left hemisphere of the cerebellum Latin for little brain and cognitive function. This is a groundbreaking discovery. Historically, the cerebellum has been considered by most neuroscientists to be the seat of non-thinking brain activities such as fine-tuning and coordinating muscle movement. Until recently, the cerebellum was never thought to be inv ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 17
What Teachers Need to Know About Their Students' Brains
Recent research on improving cognitive abilities of autistic children has shed new light on development of normal children s brains and has profound implications for improving education at all grade levels for all types of students. A sweeping statement, I know, but one that is warranted by the exciting results. I ll summarize the results of the new research, outline the implications, explain the neuroscience underlying the cognitive improvements, then con ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 17
The Strange Link Between Attitudes Towards Sex and Drugs
According to recent research in evolutionary psychology , people s attitudes towards recreational drug use are linked to their attitudes towards sexual promiscuity. According to this view, recreational drug use is generally perceived as fostering sexual promiscuity. Hence, those who disapprove of promiscuity tend to disapprove of recreational drug use, while those with more permissive sexual attitudes tend to be more permissive towards drug use. If this vi ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 17
The Negative Impact Of Alcohol In The Workplace
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Huffington Post - Sat. Sep 17
7 Ways Yoga Lowers Stress and Anxiety
I experienced firsthand the benefits of prenatal yoga while our second child was being born. My wife had taken actual prenatal yoga classes I had taken yoga that just happened to be while we were expecting. For being such a short trip from inside the womb to outside, the baby s journey is a difficult one. Even under the best of circumstances, the delivery room is a stressful place to be. As in most hospitals, our baby s heart beat was being monitored so th ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 16
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