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Standing Out in a Crowd by Marketing Yourself
The dilemma is pretty clear. You want to get a job or get into graduate professional school, but the competition is fierce. There are always going to be many others sometimes hundreds of others who want the same thing as you. How do you make sure that you stand out from everyone else, so that in the end you are the one selected The answer often comes down to marketing . Now you may wonder how marketing has anything to do with you since marketing involves a ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 5
Mourning? - Yes. Forgiveness? - No.
I do not understand why the principle of forgiveness is held in such high esteem. Alexander Pope wrote, To err is human, to forgive, divine. Gerald Jampolsky wrote, Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions. And finally, Lewis B. Smedes wrote, You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power t ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 5
The ‘real’ contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic.
News reports on the childhood obesity epidemic rarely include the child who is extremely obese. However, extreme obesity is rapidly increasing in children and is associated with significant health issues, emotional problems, and social isolation . With no end in sight, the obesity epidemic will continue to impact millions of families and children. The problem has best been described by one expert as follows 4 of US children can be categorized with extreme ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 5
This Little Mental Health Screening Could Have A Big Impact When It Comes To D...
Stress, sadness and overwhelming situations are a natural part of life -- but knowing the difference between what s a transient episode and what may be the signs of chronic mental distress could be a life saving observation. That s where depression screenings can come in.
Huffington Post - Tue. Jul 5
DSM-5 Continues to Ignore Criticism From Petitioners
The petition to reform DSM 5 speaks with the powerful voice of more than 50 mental-health associations. Perhaps more important to APA s publishing ambitions and budgetary needs, it represents a significant percentage of the potential customers who eventually will have to decide whether or not DSM 5 is worth buying and using. Displaying its usual the customer is always wrong arrogance, APA has previously been dismissive of the completely reasonable recommen ...
Huffington Post - Tue. Jul 5
Homeopathic Alternatives for Children with ADHD
In 2004, American physicians wrote over 28 million prescriptions for ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs, and by 2008 alone, this number increased substantially to over 39 million. Despite these scary-high numbers of powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed for our children, The Washington Post reported on a large, multi-center, federally funded study that confirmed there were zero long-term differences between children who were continuously m ...
Huffington Post - Tue. Jul 5
Despite increasing global legalization of physician-assisted suicide, use rema...
PHILADELPHIA - Despite increasing legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide PAS worldwide, the practice remains relatively rare and, when carried out, is primarily motivated by psychological factors such as loss of autonomy or enjoyment of life, rather than physical pain. A new comprehensive assessment of data from around the world shows that in areas where they are legal, only 0.3 to 4.6 percent of deaths result from euthanasia or PAS, wit ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 5
Most Ontario adults support government regulation over cannabis production and...
TORONTO, July 5, 2016 - Most Ontario adults support government-controlled options for producing and selling cannabis, according to new survey results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH . While public opinion continues to swing toward liberalizing recreational cannabis use control, Ontarians favour keeping cannabis production in the hands of either government agencies or regulated private businesses, and having regulated outlets for the sa ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 5
Children make poor dietary choices following unhealthy foods ads
Hamilton, ON July 5 , 2016 -- Ads for unhealthy foods and beverages high in sugar or salt have an immediate and significant impact on children and lead to harmful diets, according to research from McMaster University. The study, published today in the scientific journal Obesity Reviews , examined 29 trials assessing the effects of unhealthy food and beverage marketing and analyzing caloric intake and dietary preference among more than 6000 children. Resear ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 5
Higher consumption of unsaturated fats linked with lower mortality
Boston, MA - Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a large study population followed for more than three decades, researchers found that higher consumption of saturated and trans fats was linked with higher mortality compared with the same number of calories from carbohydrates. Most importantly, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 5
Guilty of the Sin of Outdoing
Linda We all have invisible loyalties to our family of origin. And so many of us did not have inspirational models of partnership in the families we grew up in. Perhaps we come from a home where parents divorced, were mismatched but did not separate, or we were heavily impacted by addiction , mental illness, or depression . We may have witnessed disappointment, their sacrificing by staying together for the sake of the children, overt hostility in the form ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 4
Eutierria: Becoming One With Nature
In a previous post I discussed a few terms collected and invented by the Australian sustainability professor Glenn Albrecht that may help reorient modernity s approach to the rest of nature . Today, I d like to add another of Albrecht s terms to the discussion eutierria a good and positive feeling of oneness with the earth and its life forces. It arises when the human-nature relationship is spontaneous and mutually enriching symbiotic . [1] The prefix eu c ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 4
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