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Arguing Politics with Friends? One Word Makes a Difference
A politically involved woman I know surprised me recently when she said that she had banned politics from her conversations with friends and family. It s just too stressful, she said. If we re on the same page, we get each other worked up and upset over everything that s going on, and since we end up feeling helpless and hopeless, what s the point And if we don t agree, we get each other worked up and upset and worried that we shouldn t be friends anymore. ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
Nourish Your Brain in Five Minutes a Day
Your quality of life depends on the circulation in your brain . To thrive, your brain needs a huge amount of oxygen and glucose even more than your muscles while running. A droop in circulation can hurt your mood and your decision-making skills. You benefit enormously when you improve circulation to your brain. A well-nourished brain is effectively what makes us human. Chimpanzees send less blood to their brain because they need more in their muscles and i ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
Accept Your Self-Doubt To Diminish Your Anger
Most of us experience self-doubt from time to time. For some, self-doubt may arise regarding our capacity to meet a specific challenge, such as learning to to play an instrument, fix a glitch in a computer, or do well in a class. Severe self-doubt involves questioning major aspects of our self, i.e. our intelligence , physical appearance, or even, whether we are lovable. For example, when I was younger, I worked for some time to overcome self-doubt that wa ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
My Parents Cheated. Does That Mean I Will Cheat?
Infidelity is one of the greatest fears many of us have about intimate relationships, and can be a traumatic experience characterized by betrayal and injury, or a relief allowing one to finally leave an unfulfilling relationship. Infidelity may also be a good solution for couples who want to remain together while experiencing greater satisfaction in sexual and romantic relationships than can be met by exclusivity with their partners. Infidelity with betray ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
Lanugo: Causes, function, and treatment
Lanugo is a type of fine hair that grows on the bodies of human fetuses while they are developing in the womb.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 4
What Does it Take to Transform Trauma into Art?
Winner of the Ren Hen Press nonfiction award, Chelsey Clammer s new essay collection, Circadian , merges genres as it illuminates the effects of alcoholism, PTSD , love , and mutual aid on one woman s biography-in-progress. Living with a slew of mental illnesses, Chelsey has developed a writing style that moves with rather than against her own neurodivergent thought patterns. The result is a dazzling and radical acceptance of the different ways each of us ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
The Key to Becoming the Most Wonderful Version of Yourself
Follow your heart, Go with your gut, Find yourself, Speak your truth we ve all heard these phrases ad nauseam. Each one is supposed to encourage us to live authentically and in line with our own wishes, desires, values, or ideas. Yet, we can also find it so very difficult and challenging to do so or even to fully understand what doing so means . First of all, what is our heart or our truth, exactly And is it really ours As someone who has taught in high-ac ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
Howie Abrams Got the Big Scoop of Ice Cream
Music has been Howie Abrams life. He has spent his entire career in the music business working at several record labels, including Warner Music Group, In Effect, Roadrunner and Zomba Music Group, as well as working with hardcore and heavy metal acts such as Agnostic Front and Type O Negative. And Abrams continues to pursue his passion for music now as a writer, having authored Finding Joseph I An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains with James Lathos and h ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
The Vulnerability Hangover: A Fresh Take on Modern Eroticism
Note From time to time, I will use this blog as a platform for new and emerging voices deserving of a broader audience. This is a guest post by psychotherapist Amanda Luterman , based in Montreal, in which she analyzes and critiques the state of modern impersonal sexuality specifically what she describes as the vulnerability hangover and differentiates between sexuality and eroticism.
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
The Dark Side of Outing Men’s Sexual Misdeeds
With the recent spate of revelations about powerful men behaving inappropriately toward non-consenting people without power including women, girls, boys and men I have some concern that, as a culture, we are quick to jump to the easiest conclusion that all men are libidinous beasts, unable to control their impulses, and prone to harmful, pathological behavior. There is a name for where this leads Misandry, meaning hatred of men. It corresponds to misogyny, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
How Our Personal Finances Can Make Us Happy
The idea that money generally, and the state of our finances, in particular, should be an essential contributor to our happiness seems obvious. When we handle money wisely give it an appropriate amount of significance in our lives not too little, not too much, it makes us happy and contributes to our fulfillment and contentment. However, if you read much of the psychological research on the financial well-being of consumers, you would not think so. Early o ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
New easy-to-use tool can help determine Alzheimer's risk, similar to pediatric...
A simple new tool that tracks cognitive performance in adults aims to help physicians identify people who may be on the path to Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia. The tool, called the QuoCo cognitive quotient , is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Similar to growth charts used in pediatrics, the QuoCo cognitive charts allow physicians to plot cognitive performance of any patient based on age, education and score on the Mi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 4
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