Are children who take Ritalin for ADHD at greater risk of future drug ...

UCLA research has shown that that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are far more likely than other kids to develop serious substance abuse problems as adolescents and adults. But do stimulant medications used to treat ADHD ...

May 31

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Drug Addiction, ...

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Why Older Adults Are Happier

People tend to get happier as they age, and a new study could explain why: Older adults may be better able to deal with negative emotions like anger and anxiety. In the study, older adults were less likely than younger adults to feel angry and ...

May 31

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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Big Feet Preference in Rural Indonesia Defies One-Size-Fits-All ...

People in most cultures view women with small feet as attractive. Like smooth skin or an hourglass figure, petite feet signal a potential mate's youth and fertility. Because they signal reproductive potential, a preference for mates with these ...

May 31

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Men, Women Lie About Sex to Match Gender Expectations

People will lie about their sexual behavior to match cultural expectations about how men or women should act - even though they wouldn't distort other gender-related behaviors, new research suggests. When it came to sex, men wanted to be seen as ...

May 30

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The business case for happiness in the workplace

Forget spreadsheets, swot analysis and risk management; the latest topic on the business school agenda is happiness. “Meaning” is the term used by Lee Newman, dean of innovation and behaviour at IE Business School in Spain. At the Stephen M. ...

May 30

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Categorizing rewards improves motivation

What truly inspires individuals to perform at their very best? When it comes to motivating others and ourselves, it turns out offering rewards in defined categories, even when they are largely meaningless, can heighten motivation. According to ...

May 30

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Art appreciation is measureable

Have you experienced seeing a painting or a play that has left you with no feelings whatsoever, whilst a friend thought it was beautiful and meaningful? Experts have argued for years about the feasibility of researching art appreciation, and what ...

May 29

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Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans?

Why we yawn at all isn’t entirely clear. Some say it helps keep us awake, others say it has a role in group communication – a way of telling others without language when you’re ready to sleep. Another more recent suggestion is that perhaps ...

May 29

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Eating Yoghurt can Affect Brain Functions

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as ...

May 29

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The Anchoring Effect: How The Mind is Biased by First Impressions

To illustrate the anchoring effect, let's say I ask you how old Mahatma Gandhi was when he died. For half of you I'll preface the question by saying: "Did he die before or after the age of 9?" For the other half I'll say: "Did he die before or ...

May 28

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Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other's minds

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions.

May 28

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Fighting Depression with Special Ketamine

There have been previous media rumblings (and blog) about ketamine through the years, so I’m rather curious as to why the article came out now (maybe there’s another new paper out? I didn’t see any referenced and couldn’t find anything). To ...

May 28

Categories: Depression

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How To Find A Good Psychotherapist

It's a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. More difficult than the decision to go to therapy is the decision of who to choose as a therapist. So, how does someone find a good ...

May 27

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Why can't you remember your earliest Childhood?

New research presented today shows that formation of new neurons in the hippocampus - a brain region known for its importance in learning and remembering - could cause forgetting of old memories by causing a reorganization of existing brain ...

May 27

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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What is Love Addiction?

People develop addictions to shield themselves from intolerably painful feelings. An addiction always creates harmful, often ignored consequences. Only when the addiction becomes unmanageable will people do something about it. Love addicts spend ...

May 27

Categories: Addictions, Love addiction

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