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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Selfish traits not favoured by evolution, study shows

Evolution does not favour selfish people, according to new research. This challenges a previous theory which suggested it was preferable to put yourself first. Instead, it pays to be co-operative, shown in a model of "the prisoner's dilemma", a ...

Aug 7

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Researchers uncover brain molecule regulating human emotion, mood

A RIKEN research team has discovered an enzyme called Rines that regulates MAO-A, a major brain protein controlling emotion and mood. The enzyme is a potentially promising drug target for treating diseases associated with emotions such as ...

Aug 7

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Study reveals potential role of 'love hormone' oxytocin in brain ...

In a loud, crowded restaurant, having the ability to focus on the people and conversation at your own table is critical. Nerve cells in the brain face similar challenges in separating wanted messages from background chatter. A key element in this ...

Aug 6

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Tired, Moody and Pregnant? Exercise May Be The Answer

Exercise may improve the mood of pregnant women and help to reduce levels of fatigue reports new research published in Psychology & Health The study, by Anca Gaston and Harry Prapavessis at the University of Western Ontario, examined whether a four ...

Aug 6

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Alcoholism Could Be Linked to a Hyper-Active Brain Dopamine System

Research from McGill University suggests that people who are vulnerable to developing alcoholism exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol, according to a new study by Prof. Marco Leyton, of McGill University's Department of ...

Aug 4

Categories: Addictions

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A hotter climate can cause more violence and social upheaval

Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as extreme weather — each other. Researchers from Princeton University and the University of ...

Aug 2

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Why shopaholics overspend? Poor credit management, buying to boost ...

Why do shopping addicts keep spending even in the face of harmful financial, emotional and social consequences? A new study suggests poor credit management and a belief that new purchases will create a happier life fuel compulsive ...

Aug 2

Categories: Addictions

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