Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders?

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative ...

Oct 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Do Singaporeans work too hard?

Singapore has one of the longest working hours in the world, clocking in 88 hours every two work weeks. At the same time, its people are unhappy, citing a lack of work-life balance and stress.

Oct 17

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia?

One particular type of mental exercise may succeed at doing what nothing else has before: putting off dementia. A new, 10-year study showed that speed training - computer exercises that get users to visually process information more quickly - beat ...

Oct 15

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Personality Traits can predict who chokes under pressure

When there’s a lot on the line - a big presentation or a tough negotiation - some people manage to stay cool under pressure, while others have a meltdown. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists from Texas A&M University examined ...

Oct 15

Categories: Personality problems, Stress Management

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How to raise kinder, less entitled kids

Nearly all of us have ...

Oct 14

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Training men to judge women's sexual interest more accurately

Researchers may have found a new way to combat sexual aggression. The causes of sexual aggression are many, but anecdotal evidence and research-based evidence, suggests that at least part of it has to do with when men overestimate women's levels of ...

Oct 13

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Sexual Abuse

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Psychology as Inception

Can you think a thought which isn't yours? A remarkable new study, led by psychologist Jay Olson from McGill University in Canada, suggests you can. The research, published in Consciousness and Cognition, used a form of stage magic known as ...

Oct 13

Categories: Hypnosis

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Football team lose yesterday? Your work performance will probably ...

How much do experiences in one part of our lives have effects that spill into other, seemingly separate domains? One obvious candidate is the football team you follow - it's a distinctive arena that matters greatly for many people and involves a ...

Oct 12

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Depressed? Do What You Love

Therapies that focus on changing behaviors are just as effective as those that modify thoughts in managing the debilitating mood disorder.

Oct 12

Categories: Depression

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Gender identity issues among children increase tenfold in six years

The number of children referred to the NHS with gender identity issues has increased more than tenfold over the past six years. The latest figures from the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids) revealed that 969 under-18s in the UK have been ...

Oct 11

Categories: Gender Identity disorder

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Forcing positive thoughts won't make you happy

All people, at times, fill up with grief, spill over with joy, or tremble with anger. Most of us are taught early on to manage these emotions by sharing and reveling in the positive ones, while repressing or apologizing for the negative ones. Either ...

Oct 11

Categories: Happiness

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5 Top Tips on How To Reduce Anxiety

Here's a video on 5 things you can start to do right now to help reduce and relieve anxiety. Following these tips on how to ...

Oct 10

Categories: Anxiety

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Brain Connectivity Predicts Procrastination

Procrastination — we are all guilty of it. Irrationally delaying a task in day-to-day life can have minor effects, such as lost sleep from staying up late to meet a deadline, but it can also be detrimental. From a health perspective, waiting to go ...

Oct 10

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Diabetes Drug for Addiction Treatment

A relatively new class of drugs, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have had much success in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, these drugs may offer support in the treatment of addiction and drug abuse.

Oct 7

Categories: Addictions

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Sad movies help us bond with those around us - and alleviate pain

If you were old enough to see a PG-13 movie in 1997, chances are you went to see Titanic. And chances are you cried. You might have even seen the film multiple times, doing your part to make it the highest-grossing sob fest in movie history. Now, a ...

Oct 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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