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Can We Co-Create Emotional Unavailability?
I want you I do, Almost as much as I don t All Nite Rave, Not Wanting You I know, I know, says Leila, I ve heard it a thousand times and seen it a million if I keep choosing an unavailable person it means I m unavailable. And even though I know it, I still keep doing it Leila had diligently examined herself enough to know that she unconsciously sets up situations that she ends up complaining about. When asked what was so terrifying about getting close to s ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 15
A Recipe for the Happiest Marriage in the World
Day after day, decade after decade, I work with the unhappiest marriages you can imagine. I know the turf all too well couples who have affairs in order to stay together couples who live parallel lives in order to remain coupled in name only couples who bitterly attack their partners behind their backs. Unhappily married people are driven to shameful behavior to try to fill the void that comes from marital loneliness . Once a couple travels the path of mar ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 15
The Care and Feeding of Myths: Breastfeeding and Weight
The origin of our Milky Way began with a reluctant breastfeeding. Or so the Greco-Roman myth goes, as described in an ancient Byzantine text Geoponica the god Jupiter had an illicit affair with a mortal and wished his offspring Hercules to obtain immortal powers. To bring this about, Jupiter gave the infant to nurse at the breast of his sleeping goddess wife Juno, but when Juno awakened, she became furious and violently pulled her breast away, only to have ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 15
'Invisible work' takes toll on unpaid caregivers
Unpaid family and friends who assist older people with disabilities by coordinating doctor appointments and managing medications are significantly more likely to experience emotional, physical and financial difficulties than caregivers who don t provide this type of support, new research finds. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, reporting in the Feb. 15 JAMA Internal Medicine , say such caregivers are also three times more likely ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 15
Raising a child has a bigger effect on the immune system than gastroenteritis
Raising a child together has a greater effect on your immune system than the seasonal flu vaccine or travellers gastroenteritis, a study by researchers at VIB and KU Leuven in Belgium and the Babraham Institute in the UK has found. The research took a detailed look at the immune systems of 670 people, ranging from 2-86 years of age, to understand more about what drives variation in our immune systems between individuals. From an assessment of the effects o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 15
Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger
How much slow-wave sleep a teenage boy gets may predict whether he is at risk for insulin resistance and other health issues, according to Jordan Gaines, a Penn State neuroscience researcher. Boys who experience a greater decline in slow-wave sleep as adolescents have a significantly higher chance of developing insulin resistance than those who more closely maintained their slow-wave sleep as they got older. These boys are then also at greater risk for dev ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Feb 14
What You Need to Know About Date Night
Conventional wisdom holds that the time married couples spend alone together is their happiest time together. Ask a random married couple with kids what parents should do to keep their romance alive, and you re likely to hear the words, date night.
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 14
Big data and patient-powered research aim to solve complex diseases
Los Angeles -- Over the past forty years, little has been learned about how to prevent, diagnose and effectively treat one of the most complex infectious diseases in the country -- chronic Lyme disease. But now, big data tools like patient registries have the potential to change that. Lorraine Johnson, chief executive officer of LymeDisease.org , will join representatives from the White House Office of Science and Technology and Johns Hopkins Medicine at t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 13
Seven Lies I Told Myself About My Addiction
Contributed by Rob Roberge Note from Jennifer Haupt I was deeply moved by Rob Roberge s memoir, Liar. After being diagnosed with a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living, drugs, and frequent concussions, he became terrified of losing not just his memories but his identity . This book is his attempt to record the most formative moments of his life, from the murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder , to mom ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 13
Are You Dating Your Mom or Dad?
Oftentimes when I hear about people and their number one issue romantic relationships , I am struck by how little people know about what may be the strongest factor in their choice of mate and their tendencies towards attraction their own family members. Most people naturally get skeeved out by the notion of anything romantic between parents and children, or between siblings incest is a cross-cultural taboo and tantamount to criminal activity in most cases ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 13
Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world s fastest growing economies, China and India. Power plants, industrial manufacturing, vehicle exhaust and burning coal and wood all release small particles into the air that are dangerous to a person s health. New research, presented today at the 2016 annual meeting of the American As ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 12
Public health researchers map world's 'chemical landscape'
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have created a map of the world s chemical landscape, a catalogue of 10,000 chemicals for which there is available safety data that they say can predict the toxicity of many of the 90,000 or more other substances in consumer products for which there is no such information. The map, described online Feb. 12 in the journal Alternatives to Animal Experiments and being presented at the Americ ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 12
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