Online Pornography's Effects, and a New Way to Fight Them

It was suspiciously warm, the reception given to a study published a week ago in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. A survey of 4,600 young people in the Netherlands, aged 15 to 25, found the behavioral impact of pornography—most of it online ...

May 7

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Finding in later years that therapy can help

Marvin Tolkin wasn't clinically depressed. But at 83, he said, he "struggled through a lot of things in my life" - the demise of a business partnership, the sudden death of his first wife 18 years ago. He worried about his children and ...

May 6

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Cyberbullying rampant among high school students

Step into a class of 30 high school students and look around. Five of them have been victims of electronic bullying in the past year. What's more, 10 of those students spend three or more hours on an average school day playing video games or using ...

May 6

Categories: Bullying

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Is Obesity Linked to ADHD?

As more and more children consume high-fat diets and become increasingly overweight, the incidences of diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure have steadily grown among the population. However, these may not be the only health issues ...

May 6

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Why Older Minds Make Better Decisions

The decisions we make throughout our lives about money, work, health and relationships have a tremendous influence on how we age. And as the number of older people increases, not only in the United States but around the world, the decisions seniors ...

May 4

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Self-affirmation improves problem-solving under stress

It's no secret that stress increases your susceptibility to health problems, and it also impacts your ability to solve problems and be creative. But methods to prevent associated risks and effects have been less clear - until now. Published in PLOS ...

May 4

Categories: Self-Confidence, Stress Management

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Of course you're stressed. Just look at you

We all know the face of stress: the clenched jaw, the furrowed brow, the intense stare. And, really, it's not a bad look. We all do some of our best work under pressure. Adrenaline and other stress hormones give us the kick start we need to meet ...

May 4

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May is Mental Health Month

For more than 60 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year's theme is Pathways to ...

May 3

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Talking about yourself gets you less followers on Twitter

“To our knowledge, this is the first longitudinal study of follow predictors on Twitter,” Gilbert said. “For the first time, we were able to explore the relative effects of social behavior, message content and network structure and show which ...

May 3

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Is race perception automatic?

For years, psychologists thought we instantly label each other by ethnicity. But one intriguing study proposes this is far from inevitable, with obvious implications for tackling racism. When we meet someone we tend to label them in certain ...

May 3

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The biology behind binge eating

Female rats are much more likely to binge eat than male rats, according to new research that provides some of the strongest evidence yet that biology plays a role in eating disorders. The study, by Michigan State University scientists, is the first ...

May 2

Categories: Eating Disorders, Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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Depressive Thinking Can Be Contagious

We don’t think of emotional states as passing from one person to another, but a new study suggests some depressive thoughts can go viral. Researchers studying a group of college students found that certain types of depressive thinking can ...

May 2

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Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships

The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study. After analyzing data from nearly 5,000 American adults, the researchers found that ...

May 2

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage

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How to Be a Better Friend

I've had the same best friend since the first grade, although we haven't lived in the same state since the Clinton administration, and we almost never call when we say we will. Without the obvious trappings of a good friendship, such as face time ...

May 1

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Feeling connectedness and coherence in your environment makes Life ...

Experiencing connections, regularities, and coherence in their environment may lead people to feel a greater sense of meaning in life, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

May 1

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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