Brain scans may help diagnose dyslexia

About 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from dyslexia, a condition that makes learning to read difficult. Dyslexia is usually diagnosed around second grade, but the results of a new study from MIT could help identify those children before ...

Aug 16

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How To Set Better Goals: Avoid Four Common Mistakes

It's no accident that goal-setting pervades so many areas of modern life. There are hundreds of research studies going back decades showing that setting goals can increase people's performance. Most have heard the goal-setting mantra that goals ...

Aug 15

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Visualized Heartbeat Can Trigger ‘Out-of-Body Experience’

A visual projection of human heartbeats can be used to generate an “out-of-body experience,” according to new research to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings could inform ...

Aug 15

Categories: Eating Disorders

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To Get a Leg Up, Start Teaching Mental Health in Junior High

Ever wonder why mental health is not taught in schools? Likely not, if you are of the mainstream mindset. But a majority of the population is affected by mental illness. Twenty-five percent of individuals exhibit symptoms of various mental health ...

Aug 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was ...

Aug 14

Categories: Schizophrenia

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When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them. So here's a question that may seem too simple: ...

Aug 14

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Autism four times likelier when mother's thyroid is weakened

Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in an upcoming ...

Aug 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Research Examines How Parents Can Use Books to Have a Positive Impact ...

A new study out of the University of Cincinnati not only finds that parents feel responsible about taking action when their children struggle with social issues, but also that parents are influenced by their own childhood memories. Jennifer Davis ...

Aug 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Rituals Make Our Food More Flavorful

Do you always fold a New York slice in all its oily glory? Is a whole lobster best relished in this order: legs, claws then succulent tail? Do you eat Oreos middle first? Or dunked in milk? Far from being mere quirks of personality, rituals like ...

Aug 13

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Tools for Managing Mood

HealthyPlace.com Expert Bipolar Patient and author, Julie Fast, shares her tools for mood stability and for dealing with the ...

Aug 13

Categories: Bipolar

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Low Childhood Conscientiousness Predicts Adult Obesity

Results from a longitudinal study show that children who exhibit lower conscientiousness (e.g., irresponsible, careless, not persevering) could experience worse overall health, including greater obesity, as adults. The Oregon Research Institute ...

Aug 12

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Meditation may help reduce smoking, study says

Meditating just a modest amount may help curb cigarette smoking, even in smokers who don’t intend to quit, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. After a few hours of meditation, smokers ...

Aug 12

Categories: Addictions, Mindfulness Meditation

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Smart Enough to Know Better: Intelligence is Not a Remedy for Racism

Smart people are just as racist as their less intelligent peers — they’re just better at concealing their prejudice, according to a University of Michigan study. “High-ability whites are less likely to report prejudiced attitudes and more ...

Aug 12

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Overthinking Can Be Detrimental to Human Performance

Trying to explain riding a bike is difficult because it is an implicit memory. The body knows what to do, but thinking about the process can often interfere. So why is it that under certain circumstances paying full attention and trying hard can ...

Aug 8

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3 Techniques to Boost Your Confidence

The way we feel about ourselves greatly influences how we live. For instance, if you’re self-confident, you probably spend time with and connect with others. If you’re drowning in self-doubt, you might withdraw and isolate yourself.

Aug 8

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence

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