Given the choice between more time or more money, which would you pick? For a beach vacation, you might pay more for a direct flight to gain a couple of extra hours getting sand between your toes. On the other hand, you might take a better-paying job that requires late nights at the office. Which ...
Date Posted: September 20, 2016
Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-GuidanceGO
In what is deemed the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK suggest that adults who have Asperger's syndrome are at much higher risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts than the general ...
Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disordersGO
The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. "Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?" asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. "No one, I…" And with that, Beryl’s cheer ...
Categories: Social IsolationGO
Advice about moving on and letting go often gets metaphorical, even existential. But I’m a pragmatist and as they say, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Today we’ll focus on those first steps. Here are five in-the-moment, ...
Categories: Grief, Loss, BereavementGO
There is widespread perception associating mental illness with violence, however, evidence says otherwise. Many crimes committed by people with mental illness often make sensational headlines, and thus seem very salient. However, the truth of the ...
Categories: Aggression & ViolenceGO
The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
Mental illness is often considered a silent disease in Indonesia, with many sufferers remaining undiagnosed and not getting the proper treatment, but Get Happy - a new campaign to reshape the way people think about mental health - is now trying to ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. Yet the causes of these problems are not fully understood. Now, two researchers, at Georgetown ...
Categories: Learning DifficultiesGO
Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine.
It is Monday morning. You have just arrived at work, and you get one of the following three emails, each promising a different reward if you get everything done that day: One says you'll get a cash bonus. Another says your boss will give you a rare ...
Categories: Workplace IssuesGO
After a lifetime of hard work, thousands of baby boomers are retiring in record numbers across the globe. Like any life transition, embarking on the transition from working life to retirement can be wrought with challenges and stressors, especially ...
Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, HappinessGO
What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again? Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy designed to alleviate the distress associated with ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
Ever wake up still disturbed - and haunted - by the memory of a particularly upsetting image or incident? Research over the past few years has revealed that sleep is intimately tied to memory and might actually be necessary for a large part of its ...
Categories: Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...GO
Cumulative trauma during a person's lifetime can have an overall effect on health in one's later years, according to a study that examines the consequences of traumatic events on older adults' physical health. Also, traumas experienced in adulthood ...
Categories: Adult psychological development, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...GO
Today, the 10th of September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. One of the most prominent questions surrounding suicide is "Why did they do it?" In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most ...
Categories: Depression, Suicide PreventionGO
Optimists have good reason to be optimistic – research tells us that their sunny outlook means that they are likely to live longer, healthier, happier lives compared with others who have a habit of seeing a darker future ahead. This has led ...