Connecting Alcohol Use in Adolescence With Risky Behavior in ...

"Early life experiences can alter the brain in the long term, with profound implications for behavior in adulthood," said Abigail Schindler, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington who conducted the research. "This study points ...

Apr 30

Categories: Addictions, Adult psychological development, Child Development

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Is the pursuit of happiness making us miserable?

The drive for happiness implies a dissatisfaction with the present moment and maintains the illusion that greener pastures lie just ahead. Before we had language, as we lay in our cribs, we were marinating in the mantra of "I'll be happy when". We ...

Apr 29

Categories: Happiness

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The mysteries of 'lucid' dreaming

One of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. We lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series of uncanny private realities. These air pockets of inner ...

Apr 29

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How Do I Avoid Being A Micromanager?

You need to make sure things get accomplished but you don't want to be the boss that everyone hates - the dreaded micromanager. Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman offer their advice in how to balance this tricky situation.

Apr 29

Categories: Workplace Issues

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10 Ways To Be Happier at Work

Lists of how to be happy at work often implicitly blame workers themselves. If you're not happy, they imply, it's because you're not prioritising properly or you need to smile more, or some other trite rubbish. Don't accept this: organisations are ...

Apr 28

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Seeking the Causes of Hyperactivity

The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. In a paper published in the Journal of ...

Apr 28

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Could Alcohol have cognitive benefits depending on your genes?

A new study from the University of Edinburgh uses an unique longitudinal dataset - the Lothian Birth Cohort - and an ingenious analysis technique called Mendelian Randomisation to disentangle the causal influence of drinking alcohol on cognitive ...

Apr 28

Categories: Addictions

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ADHD Drug May Help Preserve Our Self-Control Resources

Self-control can be difficult - sticking with a diet or trying to focus attention on a boring textbook are hard things to do. Considerable research suggests one potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems ...

Apr 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Control Issues

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How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness

The influence of fathers on their teenage children has long been overlooked. Now researchers are finding surprising ways in which dads make a difference

Apr 26

Categories: Parenting

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Want to Quit Smoking? New Study Says Try "Self-Expanding" Activities

If you are trying to quit smoking one method to incorporate is to do new, exciting "self-expanding" activities that can help with nicotine craving. This is the take-home message from a new study published online in PLOS ONE by a team of researchers ...

Apr 25

Categories: Addictions

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The Facial Expression That Makes You Appear Smarter

Can you tell how intelligent someone is just from their facial features? A new study finds that when judging men just on their facial appearance, there was a relationship with actual intelligence.

Apr 25

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Why all babies love peekaboo

Peekaboo is a game played over the world, crossing language and cultural barriers. Why is it so universal? Perhaps because it's such a powerful learning tool.

Apr 24

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How to deal with Bad Memories?

What's one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, ...

Apr 24

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression

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Life With a Dog: You Meet People

As I approached four years as a widow, the loneliness of a one-person household began to drag me down. Acquiring a four-legged companion, rather than a two-legged one, appealed to me.

Apr 24

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Raising a Moral Child

What does it take to be a good parent? We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers. For example, research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more ...

Apr 24

Categories: Child Development

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