The Best Nap Time For Big Mental Health Boost

Naps have been known to boost cognitive performances and researchers have further discovered that the best time to do so is right after lunch--and it keeps your brain young!

Jan 10

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How To Get a Narcissist to Feel Empathy

Erica Hepper and her colleagues explain one simple method to invoke empathy in narcissists.

Jan 10

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Help for Depression and Anxiety Through Your Smartphone

A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps - IntelliCare has been created to help individuals with depression and/or anxiety to cope. Participants who used the app up to four times a day reported significantly less depression and anxiety.

Jan 9

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Personality Differences - Know the Best Way to Avoid Stress and ...

Are you the majority who cannot do your job well and stress out easily without email? A new study shows how personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful.

Jan 9

Categories: Stress Management

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How Did Smiles Become Friendly Gesture in Humans?

In the animal kingdom it is the norm to bare teeth in the face of danger or to display threat. However, humans have treated bare-teethed smiles as a friendly gesture. Frank McAndrew of the Knox College explains possible reasons why this human ...

Jan 7

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Denmark Sets a Precedent!

The first country to remove transgender as a mental health issue is Denmark. The country aims to destigmatize and break down its association with words like "disorder".

Jan 7

Categories: Gender Identity disorder, Identity Problems

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Secondhand Smoke Can Be Harmful Even Before Conception

Smoke has already been known to negatively affect developing fetuses. However, animal studies show that secondhand smoke could even impact a baby's development even before its conception.

Jan 7

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing, Smoking Cessation

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How Sleep Enhances Studying

There are many situations in which you have to learn new things that you will need to recall later. When you are a student, there is material for classes that you study to prepare for recalling that information on exams (and hopefully later in life ...

Jan 6

Categories: Academic Issues

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Revenge really is sweet: study shows the mood-enhancing effect of ...

When we feel ostracised, we are more likely to behave aggressively. Previous research suggests that vengeance on those who think have wronged us can be driven by a sense of justice, and may activate neural reward centres. Being ostracised can also ...

Jan 6

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A Spice Superior to Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are drugs commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms for those suffering from depression. However, researchers have proposed an alternative that shows promising results without the side effects of medication--a spice called saffron.

Jan 5

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Parenting Tips to Help You Raise Happy Children

In a competitive and fast-paced Singaporean society, it's important to keep our relationship with our children close and positive. Here are some parenting tips to keep your relationship with your loved ones happy in times of stress and challenges!

Jan 5

Categories: Parenting

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Is There Such A Thing As An Emotional Hangover?

Taking ten shots of tequila can leave you with a nasty hangover, but experiencing something traumatic can give you an emotional one! Dr. Lila Davachi explains how emotional hangovers can affect one's memory and cognitive performance.

Jan 5

Categories: Emotional Abuse

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Why It’s Necessary to Fight Work Stress and How to Do It

There are many work-related problems that crop up as a result of work stress. These are similar to stress experienced outside of the workplace (i.e., involving physical, psychological, or behavioural reactions). Employees complain about and/or ...

Jan 4

Categories: Stress Management

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Parental obesity linked to young children’s neurodevelopmental ...

According to a study by the researchers at National Institutes of Health, children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays. Investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail in fine motor skill test – ...

Jan 4

Categories: Child Development

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How Liars Create the Illusion of Truth

Does repeating the same thing over and over again might actually lead you to believe it's true? Tom Stafford explains what the illusion of truth is and how it influences our way of thinking and existing knowledge.

Jan 3

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