The Secret to Success Is Giving, Not Taking

We all know what successful people look like. They are are the ones who do whatever it takes, the ones with the sharp elbows, the ones who know how to take what is theirs. But there is a different, better path to success, argues Adam Grant, in ...

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Teenage smoking behavior influenced by friends' and parents' smoking ...

The company you keep in junior high school may have more influence on your smoking behavior than your high school friends, according to newly published research from the University of Southern California (USC). The study, which appears in the April ...

Apr 13

Categories: Addictions

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care


If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you ...

Apr 12

Categories: Empathy

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Meditation May Make You Nicer

Traditional Buddhists meditate in the pursuit of enlightenment. Non-religious practitioners may try it out in order to find a bit of calm or perhaps to treat anxiety or depression. But whatever their motivation, people who meditate, new research ...

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New Study Assesses Benefits of Cognitive Pain Relief Methods

Those who accept their pain condition are best able to tolerate pain, while distraction can be the way to lower pain intensity, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, the peer review publication of the American Pain Society. A team ...

Apr 12

Categories: Pain management

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Alcohol Use, Anxiety Predict Facebook Use by College Students, MU ...

With nearly one billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved Facebook users become ...

Apr 11

Categories: Addictions

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Are Men or Women Better at Multitasking?

First a confession: I have never understood the popular fascination with whether women (or men) are better at multitasking. That's because multitasking is something that's best avoided for any task that needs concentration. Humans don't multitask ...

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Low on Self-Control? Surrounding Yourself With Strong-Willed Friends ...

We all desire self-control — the resolve to skip happy hour and go to the gym instead, to finish a report before checking Facebook, to say no to the last piece of chocolate cake. Though many struggle to resist those temptations, new research ...

Apr 11

Categories: Control Issues

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Reframing Stress: Stage Fright Can Be Your Friend

Fear of public speaking tops death and spiders as the nation’s number one phobia. But new research shows that learning to rethink the way we view our shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help people perform better both mentally and ...

Apr 10

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Stress Management

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Tactics to Spark Creativity

Why is it that some people rack their brains for new ideas, only to come up empty—while others seem to shake them almost effortlessly out of their sleeves? Whether creativity is an innate gift or a cognitive process that anyone can jump-start ...

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Structured Reflection Improves Team Performance

With the word “team” ubiquitous to the point of cliché in the business world, the new research indicates that teams improve their performance when they meet in a structured environment in which each member reflects on his or her role and how it ...

Apr 10

Categories: Sports Psychology

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Husbands and wives are happier when they share household and ...

Although no exact formula for marital bliss exists, a University of Missouri researcher has found that husbands and wives are happier when they share household and child-rearing responsibilities. However, sharing responsibilities doesn’t ...

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Children with autism leave 'silly' out

When a child with autism copies the actions of an adult, he or she is likely to omit anything "silly" about what they've just seen. In contrast, typically developing children will go out of their way to repeat each and every element of the behavior ...

Apr 9

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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10 Things We Know About Autism That We Didn't Know a Year Ago

Just two decades ago, autism was a mysterious and somewhat obscure disorder, commonly associated with the movie Rain Man and savantism. It affected an estimated 1 in 5,000 children. How times have changed. Today, thanks to awareness and advocacy ...

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Smile and the world smiles back. Can looking at faces lower ...

The premise is: perhaps aggression is at least in part caused by biases in emotion perception. So if you see a neutrally emotional face, due to biases in your emotional processing you view that face as angry or hostile. You respond with hostility ...

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