How to Cope When Your Spouse Embarrasses You

Michele Phillips and her husband, Gary Wadds, were hanging out on the porch with friends one evening in Piermont, N.Y., when the talk turned to hiking. One person mentioned a local trail, another raved about her new hiking boots. Then Ms. Phillips ...

Sep 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Our Genes Respond Positively to The Right Kind of Happiness

New research suggests the right kind of happiness can change the code that defines our very being: our genes. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the pattern of gene expression within the ...

Sep 17

Categories: Happiness

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Studying dating abuse in the Internet age

Non-physical abuse by a dating partner such as threats, controlling behavior and harassing text messages can have a serious effect on a teenager’s health and well-being, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. The study, ...

Sep 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Targeting isolation and restraint in mental health facilities

Most developed countries have laws that permit the detention and treatment of individuals with severe mental health problems without their consent. Practices such as restraint and solitary confinement (often referred to as “seclusion”) are ...

Sep 16

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Researchers approaching ways to makes Antidepressants Act Quicker

The reasons behind why it often takes people several weeks to feel the effect of newly prescribed antidepressants remains somewhat of a mystery – and likely, a frustration to both patients and physicians.

Sep 16

Categories: Depression

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Drug addiction: The complex truth

Drugs are scary. The words “heroin” and “cocaine” make people flinch. It’s not just the associations with crime and harmful health effects, but also the notion that these substances can undermine the identities of those who take them. One ...

Sep 16

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Esteem issues determine how people put their best Facebook forward

How social media users create and monitor their online personas may hint at their feelings of self-esteem and self-determination, according to an international team of researchers. "The types of actions users take and the kinds of information they ...

Sep 16

Categories: Self-Esteem

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Mental health in men: An issue we must address

NFP organisation beyondblue has announced today it will offer free or heavily-subsidised training to male-dominated workplaces across Australia to improve the mental health of workers, reduce male suicide rates, and increase business’ ...

Sep 14

Categories: Men's Issues

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My Voice Is Better than Yours

A new study by Albright College associate professor of psychology Susan Hughes, Ph.D., has found that people unknowingly assessed their own recorded voice as sounding more attractive in comparison to how others rated their voices, which is ...

Sep 14

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Stigma on suicide in Malaysia

Malaysia - Sept 10 marked this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day. It aims to create awareness regarding suicide, mental health and the support groups available. An estimate of one million people die of suicide worldwide each year. That is an ...

Sep 14

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

One day last spring, James Wade sat cross-legged on the carpet and called his kindergarten class to order. As the children formed a circle, Wade asked the 5-year-olds to think about “anything happening at home, or at school, that’s a problem, ...

Sep 13

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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'Love hormone' may play wider role in social interaction than ...

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that oxytocin — often referred to as "the love hormone" because of its importance in the formation and maintenance of strong mother-child and sexual attachments — is involved ...

Sep 13

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Social media becoming 'barometer' for self-harm as rates rise

Rising rates of self-harm among young Australians have sparked warnings that social media use is partly to blame. Self-image support group The Butterfly Foundation says its helpline has been under growing demand in recent years. Calls for help ...

Sep 13

Categories: Self-Harm

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Can Science Show Us Secrets Of Making Better Decisions?

Day in and day out, we make decisions--some tough, some trivial, some good, some bad. And as Yale University neurobiologist Dr. Daeyeol Lee told The Huffington Post in an email, "poor decision-making in many domains, including finance, family, and ...

Sep 12

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Autistic children with better motor skills more adept at socializing

In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating. Published online today in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ...

Sep 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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