How to deal with a toxic co-worker

Do you feel exhausted the second you walk into your office in the morning? Do you sometimes come home from work feeling completely and utterly emotionally drained? If it’s not the work itself or the job that’s bringing you down, it could be one ...

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Alcohol makes men more responsive to smiles

The findings for a new research suggest that for men, alcohol increases sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors like smiling. This may shed light on risk factors that contribute to problem drinking among men.

Oct 3

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Multi-pronged intervention strategy aims to tame mean girls

Recent media coverage of this behavior – sometimes known as “mean girl” bullying – has shown that relation aggression can lead to tragic and sometimes fatal outcomes. University of Missouri researchers have developed a multi-pronged ...

Oct 3

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Exercise protects you from stress-induced depression

A new study has uncovered how exercise protects the brain from stress-related depression. Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have found that exercise causes important changes in skeletal muscles. These changes help to purge the blood of ...

Oct 3

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

If you are feeling a tightness in your chest, faster heartbeat, or shortened breath, you are likely feeling symptoms of anxiety and ...

Oct 2

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Mindfulness Meditation

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Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death: Olfactory ...

For older adults, being unable to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years, according to a study published October 1, 2014, in the journal PLOS ONE. Thirty-nine percent of study subjects who failed a simple smelling test died ...

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Less Than 5 Hours of Sleep Leads to False Memories

A recent study in Psychological Science found that sleep deprivation is linked to false memories. Among the 193 people tested, those who got 5 or fewer hours of sleep for just one night were significantly more likely to say they'd seen a news video ...

Oct 2

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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The hidden cause of suicide

Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than is often thought, according to new research. It involves being highly self-critical, constantly striving to meet the standards of others (typically parents or mentors) and being unsure about the ...

Oct 1

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How to sit with painful emotions

When we fight the pain: judge it, try to push it away, avoid it, ignore it, it actually triggers other painful emotions, resulting in more emotional pain.We also never learn healthy ways to cope. Sitting with our emotions simply means allowing them, ...

Oct 1

Categories: Depression

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Self-compassion trumps self-esteem for body image

Researchers have discovered that self-compassion can protect girls and young women from unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders.

Oct 1

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Why flunking exams is actually a good thing

Across a variety of experiments, psychologists have found that, in some circumstances, wrong answers on a pretest aren’t merely useless guesses. Rather, the attempts themselves change how we think about and store the information contained in the ...

Sep 30

Categories: Academic Issues

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How disappointment works in the brain

That feeling of disappointment is linked with a rather uncommon type of brain signaling, new research shows. It involves the finely tuned, simultaneous firing of two different neurotransmitters in the brain and it is the ratio of the two ...

Sep 30

Categories: Depression

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Retention in elementary school can leave lasting scars

Student retention is often done because the student’s grades aren’t equivalent to their peers, whether it be due to their development or academic level. It has been believed that hold a child back in their current grade will help them catch up ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development

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'Fat shaming' does more harm than good

Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London. Being harassed or treated with disrespect, receiving poor service ...

Sep 29

Categories: Eating Disorders

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New smartphone app monitors students’ mental health

Researchers have developed a smartphone application that passively monitors a student’s mental health and compares their mental status to academic performance and recent behavior.

Sep 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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