Your typing style can reveal your emotions

While computers outperform humans in most mathematical tasks and can do complex calculations that people never could, there's one area where machines haven't quite achieved humanlike smarts: emotional intelligence. But now, a new computer program ...

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Can shopping help anxiety?

Most people are guilty of emotional spending at one time or another. Whether you partake in retail therapy while you're sad, angry, or happy, you are bound to end up with some unneeded items and an empty wallet. So why do we spend to feel better?

Oct 16

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Teens' mental health linked to parents' understanding of daily ...

New research suggests the better a parent understands the daily experiences of their teen, the better the mental health of the teen. Moreover, having a parent who “gets” a teen’s daily life may influence the way a teen’s body responds to ...

Oct 16

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Is Kindness Physically Attractive?

One of the most robust findings in social psychology is the beauty-is-good stereotype: physically attractive people are perceived and treated more positively than physically unattractive people. But here’s the thing: I have definitely met ...

Oct 15

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Common Anesthetic Procedure Dramatically Improves Well Being of ...

A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Oct 15

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

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A brief history of melancholy

Watch this interesting video on the evolution of our understanding of sadness and depression.

Oct 15

Categories: Depression

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Why relationships are crucial to your health and happiness

The number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. This is troubling because having good connections with others provides a whole host of health and wellness benefits.

Oct 14

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Suicidal thoughts 10 times more likely in adults with Asperger’s

Recent findings highlight a staggering rate of suicidal thoughts among adults with Asperger’s syndrome.

Oct 14

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Gender equality may not carry over to next generation despite benefits

A Swedish study, initiated in the 1970s, emphasized share responsibility among couples for home, family, and work. A recent follow-up shows that the couples’ strive for equality was beneficial not only for the family life but also for the ...

Oct 14

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Gender impacts art appraisals

The value given to a work of art may depend more on the gender of the appraiser than the beauty of the work, according to a new study.

Oct 13

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How the brain repairs itself after a stroke

Researchers in Sweden have found that after a stroke, support cells, known as astrocytes, start to form new nerve cells in the brain. Strokes are caused by blood vessels in the brain getting blocked by a clot — this causes nerve cells to die. The ...

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Kids’ eating problems could warn of mental issues

A new study warns parents that childhood eating problems could predict underlying psychological issues. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that common psychological and physical factors linked to the developmental period, are involved ...

Oct 13

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Kids Who Exercise Don't Sweat Tests

Hey kids, here's a good reason to work up a sweat: when young people exercise for an hour each day it also helps boost their brain power. That's according to a study of more than 200 kids in the journal Pediatrics.

Oct 11

Categories: Child Development

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Children can learn to control their powerful sweets cravings: study

For children, the lure of cookies and fast food is distinctly more powerful than for adolescents and adults, although children's cognitive wiring is well suited to train such cravings, according to researchers hailing principally from Columbia ...

Oct 11

Categories: Child Development, Eating Disorders

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The magic word that lowers anxiety

This magic word helps combat discouragement and turns potentially disastrous days into productive ones. It’s good for your health, your self-esteem, and can make you a more productive, better person.

Oct 10

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