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3 Ways to Enjoy (Pretty Much) Any Experience More
My wife and I faced a dilemma. A couple of years ago, a new restaurant opened in our neighborhood. Its food is utterly delicious, with locally sourced ingredients, and a creative, whimsical menu. Its service is warm and friendly, and it has reasonable prices. Where restaurants are concerned, it really is the complete package, or so we think. Soon we were stopping in virtually every week, spending more money there than we should have, and becoming on first- ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 11
Starbucks and the Real War on Christmas
The latest incarnation of The War on Christmas is allegedly the decision by Starbucks to go with plain red holiday cups this year, in order to be more inclusive with respect to their customer base. Starbucks vice president of design and content explains, This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories. Apparently a few want only their story to be told. In some ways, this reveals how social media and the ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 11
Pauline Black and the Art of Confrontation
Mindless confusion makes me mad. They Make Me Mad by The Selecter Pauline Black is considered by many to be the Queen of Ska.
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 11
Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods, UGA study finds
Griffin, Ga. - In a recent study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, University of Georgia researchers found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters--the bacteria would latch on to the utensils commonly found in consumers homes and spread to the next item. Unfortunately, many consumers are unaware that utensils and other surfaces at home can contribute to the spr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Virginia Tech shooting has lessons for strengthening college mental health ser...
November 10, 2015 - As the nation reels from another mass shooting on a college campus, analysis of the 2007 attack at Virginia Tech University highlights the need for comprehensive and coordinated mental health services on college campuses, according to a paper in the November December issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The Virginia Tech shooting can be viewed as a sentinel event, highlighting the need to ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Evidence shows low energy sweeteners help reduce energy intake and body weight
Use of low energy sweeteners LES in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight - and possibly also when comparing LES beverages to water - according to a review led by researchers at the University of Bristol published in the International Journal of Obesity today. For the first time, all available science was integrated into a single review to evaluate the real impact of LES, such as saccharin, aspartame, sucra ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Childhood obesity is linked to poverty and parenting style
This news release is available in French . Montreal, November 10, 2015 -- In 2013, 42 million infants and young children worldwide were overweight or obese. If current trends continue, that number will increase to 70 million by 2025, according to the World Heath Organization. It s not just genes that are the cause socio-demographic and environmental elements are also contributing factors. Lower socio-economic status, living in neighbourhoods that aren t wa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Study finds teasing girls about weight is more than a playground joke
Current research about childhood obesity has illustrated the complexity of the epidemic--how it intertwines with hunger, poverty, food deserts and socioeconomic status. A new University of Houston study examined a practice that may seem like a harmless playground antic, but could have long-lasting and harmful effects to a young girl s perception of herself and of food. Professor Norma Olvera, health educator with the UH College of Education, examined the i ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Opioid addiction originates from prescribed painkillers for half of female met...
Painkillers prescribed by doctors are the starting point for addiction to opioids for more people than heroin. This is according to a new study of 503 patients attending methadone clinics, published in the open access journal Biology of Sex Differences . The study highlights the differences in profile of those who currently seek treatment and people that treatment plans were originally designed for. The results show that over half 52 of women and over a th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Prescription painkillers source of addiction for most women
Hamilton, ON Nov. 9, 2015 - Painkillers prescribed by doctors are the starting point for an opioid addiction for more than half of female methadone clinic patients, and they need different treatment from men with addiction, says a study led by McMaster University researchers. The results, published in the open access journal Biology of Sex Differences today, show that more than half 52 of women and a third 38 of men reported doctor-prescribed painkillers a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Mixed-Age Classes Hinder Kids’ Academic Progress in Head Start
Most Head Start classrooms serve children of mixed ages and that may limit the academic growth of older children, according to new research to be published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Researchers found that 4-year-olds in Head Start classrooms that included higher concentrations of 3-year-olds were up to five months behind in academic development compared with their peers in classrooms that had fewer ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Nov 11
Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health
Past research has suggested that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at greater risk for mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now, a new study suggests this may be down to hormonal imbalances before birth that affect the brain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 9
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