Can a Woman's Touch reduce Aggression in Men?

"No sex during training!" This may sound familiar to those of you in competitive sports and even more so for professional fighters. A recent study may help us to better establish the link between previous experiences, in this case, a woman’s ...

Mar 1

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Increasing Brain Acidity may reduce Anxiety

Increasing acidity in the brain's emotional control center reduces anxiety, according to an animal study published February 26 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest a new mechanism for the body's control of fear and anxiety, and point ...

Mar 1

Categories: Anxiety

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Malaysia: Mental Health Screening proposed for Maids

PETALING JAYA: Maids should be screened for mental health before being employed to avoid future cases of abuse, urged the Malaysian Maid Employers Association (Mama). Its president Engku Ahmad Fauzi Engku Muhsein also proposed that employers be ...

Mar 1

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The paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz has an ...

Feb 28

Categories: Happiness

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A Happy Life May Not Be a Meaningful Life

Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl once wrote, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” For most people, feeling happy and finding life meaningful are both important and related ...

Feb 28

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Now! Later. No, Right Now! Maybe in a Bit. Why do people Procastinate?

Procrastination and impulsivity are both bad habits. They cause problems in school, at work, in life. But psychologically, they would seem to have little in common. Impulsivity, after all, is all about now - wanting and needing something ...

Feb 28

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Gaining new knowledge alters brain cells

A new University of British Columbia study identifies an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember. Published this month in Nature Neuroscience, the research shows that learning stimulates our brain cells in a ...

Feb 27

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Singapore: Free courses help those who have recovered from mental ...

SINGAPORE - To help those who have recovered from mental illness secure jobs and reintegrate into society, Kaplan Singapore has worked with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to introduce a series of courses designed to equip them ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Hong Kong: City has taken 'wrong track' on mental health

The government is being urged to set up a mental-health commission to manage the problems of long-term patients and fill the gap left by the present lack of an overall strategy. The call from the Hong Kong Mental Health Council said current policy ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Spotlight Effect: Do we overestimate the effects of our Actions ...

A new study from Cornell University investigates the extent to which people overestimates the extent to which their actions and appearance are noted by others. Most of us stand out in our own minds. Whether in the midst of a personal triumph or an ...

Feb 26

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism, Self-Esteem

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Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

In 1998, there was a groundbreaking study telling parents that their children were at risk of getting autism from vaccines. Parents everywhere collectively gasped. After all, they had been told for years vaccines were the best way to prevent any ...

Feb 26

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls on organisations of all sizes to implement workplace policies and ...

Feb 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Why You Can't Keep a Secret

Though his 18-year-old patient Ida Bauer was "in the first bloom of youth," Sigmund Freud wrote in 1905, she had come to him suffering from coughing fits and episodes of speechlessness. She'd become depressed and withdrawn, even hinting at suicide. ...

Feb 25

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Australia: Special unit to help kids with severe internet addiction

Victorian kids as young as eight are becoming hooked on computer games and the internet, with some refusing to go to school, suffering anxiety and depression, getting violent and withdrawing socially. Mental health professionals say the condition, ...

Feb 25

Categories: Addictions

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24 proven ways to make a bad boss better

Many people encounter workplace issues in their working lives and many of them can be related to the ...

Feb 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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