Narcissism - to a point - can make a more effective leader, ...

Although Narcissus himself might not have been able to step away from his reflection in the mirror to get to the office, when it comes to leadership, a moderate amount of narcissism can go a long way. So says a new study published in the journal ...

Jan 16

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The Open-Office Trap

The open office was originally conceived by a team from Hamburg, Germany, in the nineteen-fifties, to facilitate communication and idea flow. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was ...

Jan 16

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Study: inflated praise is damaging for children with low self-esteem

As counterintuitive as it may seem, a study has revealed that inflated praise given to children who are suffering from low self-esteem could be detrimental to their ability to overcome their feelings of inadequacy. Whilst children with high ...

Jan 15

Categories: Child Development

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What are the Top 10 Stress Busters

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. And coupled with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, it is the reason for one in five visits to GPs. NHS Corby and NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Groups ...

Jan 15

Categories: Stress Management

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Urban Living: Green Spaces Improve Your Mental Health

A new study, which included over 1,000 participants, is one of the first to examine the long-term effects of green spaces on mental health (Alcock et al., 2014). People in the study were followed over five years, in which time some moved to greener ...

Jan 15

Categories: Stress Management

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Why Kids Need Their Recess Time At School

Ask a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!” Kids are not wired to sit still for hours focused on learning math equations or memorizing facts. They’re built to ...

Jan 14

Categories: Child Development

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Complementary medicine in wide use to treat children with autism, ...

In the search for treatments to help their children, families may turn to unconventional approaches such as mind-body medicine (e.g. ...

Jan 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Pilot counselling hotline to improve workplace mental health

SINGAPORE - In a nation of stressed-out workaholics and long working hours, plans to improve mental health at the workplace, such as introducing a counselling hotline for employees and a workplace depression education campaign, are in the ...

Jan 13

Categories: Workplace Issues

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One in, one out: Oxford study shows people limit social networks

Despite the way that mobile technologies and social networking sites have made it easier to stay in touch with large numbers of acquaintances, a new study has shown that people still put most of their efforts into communicating with small numbers of ...

Jan 13

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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Can a Blind Person Be a Racist?

Do blind people understand race? Given the vast and sprawling writings on race over the past several decades, it is surprising that scholars have not explored this question in any real depth. Race has played a profound and central role to human ...

Jan 12

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Pressure from rising costs can escalate violence against children

MALAYSIA: Experts are ringing alarm bells that child abuse cases are bound to escalate and a contributing factor is mounting pressure on families in trying to deal with the high cost of living. The Malaysian Mental Health Association says the ...

Jan 11

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain

A medical journal review has found that just 30 minutes daily meditation can improve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain. Participants in this review had had at least 4 hours of instruction in a form of meditation, such as mindfulness or ...

Jan 10

Categories: Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Meditation

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Childhood amnesia kicks in around age 7

You could travel the world with an infant aged under 3 and it's almost guaranteed that when they get older they won't remember a single boat trip, plane ride or sunset. This is thanks to a phenomenon, known as childhood or infantile amnesia, that ...

Jan 10

Categories: Child Development

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Nociceptin: Nature’s Balm for the Stressed Brain

Collaborating scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Camerino in Italy have published new findings on a system in the brain that naturally moderates the effects of stress. ...

Jan 9

Categories: Stress Management

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Alcohol, tobacco and drug use higher in mentally ill

New research from the Washington University School of Medicine has revealed that compared with the general population, alcohol, tobacco and drug use is much higher among individuals who have psychotic disorders.

Jan 9

Categories: Addictions

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