Your spouse is trying your patience. Instead of freaking out, do this

Maybe you are outraged by the dirty socks strewn across your bedroom floor. Or you are frustrated that your anniversary has gone unacknowledged – again. Whatever the reason, your spouse is trying your patience. How do you bring back that loving ...

Feb 28

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Moments of Spirituality Can Induce Liberal Attitudes

People become more politically liberal immediately after practising a spiritual exercise such as meditation, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. "There's great overlap between religious beliefs and political orientations," says one ...

Feb 27

Categories: Spirituality

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The wilder side of sex

Humans may look down upon certain sexual interests as odd or gross, though chances are that animals indulge in a spot of similar behaviour too. Romantic relationships are complicated, and so is sex. Relationships can be fraught with the ...

Feb 27

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Memory Strategy May Help Depressed People Remember the Good Times

Previous research has shown that being able to call up concrete, detailed memories that are positive or self-affirming can help to boost positive mood for people with a history of depression. But it’s this kind of vivid memory for everyday events ...

Feb 27

Categories: Depression

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Trends in Psychology: 2013

nal relationships. But the trend for the past decade has been to move away from interpersonal methods of treatment and toward cognitive therapies that allow for short-term treatment of problems, rather than a commitment of months or even years of ...

Feb 26

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Preventing chronic pain with stress management

For chronic pain sufferers, such as people who develop back pain after a car accident, avoiding the harmful effects of stress may be key to managing their condition. This is particularly important for people with a smaller-than-average hippocampus, ...

Feb 26

Categories: Pain management, Stress Management

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Medicating Mental Illness For A Lifetime

When I walk into my psychiatrist’s office, I often feel like I am wearing a shirt stating: people with a serious mental illness will require medication for the rest of their lives. It is a tough pill to swallow−pardon the pun−but something I ...

Feb 26

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Video games and violence? Link is unclear

Playing video games does stir hostile urges and mildly aggressive behavior in the short term. Moreover, youngsters who develop a gaming habit can become slightly more aggressive, at least over a year or two. Yet it is not at all clear whether, ...

Feb 25

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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, ...

Feb 25

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Does Having Children Make You Happier?

There's been a debate raging in academic circles for years. Does having children really make one happier? Most parents say their kids absolutely make them happy, but some researchers have come to question that. NPR science correspondent Shankar ...

Feb 25

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To This Day Project

This is a beautifully made inspirational video made to highlight the issues of Bullying from young.

Feb 23

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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The Single Most Effective Method for Influencing People Fast

Influence techniques vary considerably in how effective, ethical and easy to perform they are. At the easy, more ethical end of the spectrum, is affirming someone's right to choose. This is a benign strategy which happens to have the handy ...

Feb 23

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Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests

Scientists used a distraction learning strategy to help older adults overcome age-related forgetting and boost their performance to that of younger adults. Distraction learning sounds like an oxymoron, but a growing body of science is showing that ...

Feb 23

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Giving Feels Better Than Getting, Worldwide Study Shows

Feeling good about spending money on someone else rather than for personal benefit may be a universal response among people in both impoverished countries and rich nations, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...

Feb 22

Categories: Happiness

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Children exposed to Bullying during childhood at increased risk of ...

A new study shows that children who are exposed to bullying during childhood are at increased risk of psychiatric disorders in adulthood, regardless of whether they are victims or perpetrators. This study, published in Online First by JAMA ...

Feb 22

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