Mindfulness at School Decreases Chance of Developing Depression

Mindfulness training in schools has been found to reduce and even prevent depression in adolescents. The finding comes from research carried out in 408 students between the ages of 13 and 20 who were studying at five schools in Flanders, Belgium.

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Why baby talk is good for your baby

The more parents exaggerate vowels and raise the pitch of their voices when talking to babies, the more the babies babble, new research shows. Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear, the faster their vocabulary grows. The ...

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Watch this interesting video on whether playing video games isn't simply a waste of time but can actually benefit you mentally.

Jan 25

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Feeling Hot Can Fuel Rage

As the climate heats up, tempers may follow suit, according to a study published in August 2013 in Nature. Analyzing 60 quantitative studies across fields as disparate as archaeology, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science and ...

Jan 25

Categories: Anger Management

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Dreams of jealousy and infidelity spell relationship trouble the next ...

Have you ever dreamt of arguing with your partner, or dreamt they were unfaithful, and then - irrational as it may be - found yourself in a bad mood with them the next day? This will be a familiar scenario to many, and yet such apparent effects of ...

Jan 24

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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What are the side Effects of the Love hormone Oxytocin?

The love hormone, the monogamy hormone, the cuddle hormone, the trust-me drug: oxytocin has many nicknames. That’s because this ...

Jan 24

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New devices can sense your mood and tell or even text others

Cognitive psychologist Mary Czerwinski and her boyfriend were having a vigorous argument as they drove to Vancouver, B.C., from Seattle, where she works at Microsoft Research. She can’t remember the subject, but she does recall that suddenly, his ...

Jan 24

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Heavy Drinkers Lose Memory Faster With Age

A new study has found that men drinking heavily in mid-life experience faster declines in their cognitive abilities. The study, published in the journal Neurology, found that men who drank the equivalent of 2.5 drinks per day showed faster declines ...

Jan 23

Categories: Addictions

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Study finds troubling relationship between drinking and PTSD symptoms ...

The estimated 9 percent of college students who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than peers without the psychological condition. In turn, heavy alcohol consumption exacerbates their PTSD ...

Jan 22

Categories: Addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Just fifteen minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve your ...

Do you have an expensive but uncomfortable pair of shoes or jeans at the back of your cupboard that you never ever wear, but you simply cannot throw away because to do so would be to admit defeat and recognise that you wasted a lot of money? If so, ...

Jan 22

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Prepare for Parenting by Healing Your Childhood Wounds

We often hear the cornerstone of healthy parenting quoted as consistently “responding with sensitivity” to our infants’ and children’s emotional and physical needs in relation to their biological-developmental stage. And while I agree this ...

Jan 21

Categories: Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Bullies and Victims at Risk of Mental Health Illnesses

For young children and adolescents, bullying can be a norm at school. Children who face bullying can suffer mental health illnesses especially if they do not seek help. Not only are victims of bullying at risk, a new study is reporting that bullies ...

Jan 21

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Fake It 'Til You Make It: Why Faking Confidence Is Actually A Really ...

You’ve probably heard the phrase ”fake it ‘til you make it.” The idea is that imitating confidence — be it at work, in romance, or whatever — can A) trick people into thinking you’re competent and confident and B) eventually lead to ...

Jan 21

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is Self-Control a limited Resource?

It might be true that people have a harder time controlling themselves when they are tired at the end of the day, but that doesn't mean that self-control is a limited resource, say authors in the Cell Press publication Trends in Cognitive Sciences ...

Jan 20

Categories: Control Issues

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Greater protection of foreign domestic workers' mental well-being ...

SINGAPORE - A migrant workers' group has called for greater protection of the mental well-being of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) said current laws in Singapore are not adequate in ...

Jan 20

Categories: Workplace Issues

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