The Mental Health Benefit of Pets

A dog, cat, or even hamster can be a great playmate and teach youngsters the role of responsibility. However, adding these furry creatures as a member of the family can also provide another benefit--improvements on mental health!

Jan 19

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The "Bad Is Black" Effect

It's a psychological phenomenon that one is more likely to believe another person has committed an immoral act if his skin is a darker shade. New York University's professor Adam Alter and his colleagues explain their research on this "Bad is Black" ...

Jan 19

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Effects of Sleep Deprivation

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. ...

Jan 18

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Coping with Divorce - Resist that Urge to Compare

It’s perfectly normal to feel insecure in the midst of divorce – right after being ripped apart the life that you used to be living and needing some adjustment time to the new life settling in. During this vulnerable period, it might made you ...

Jan 18

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

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Is Creativity Something You Inherit From Your Parents?

You might have your mom's eyes or your dad's nose, but thanks to genetic inheritance, researchers say that you could also be passed down some of your parents' creativity as well.

Jan 17

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The Attractive Myth That Women Are Better At Multitasking

You might have heard that female are much better at multitasking than males are, but professor Timo Mäntylä has busted that myth. Turns out it has more to do with a woman's menstrual cycle!

Jan 17

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Losing Sleep Over Social Media

In today's age, social media is highly integrated into our lives, whether it's logging onto Facebook or reposting something on Twitter. However, researchers say that the influence of social media highly affects 1 in 5 teens, which negatively impacts ...

Jan 17

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People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy

There is a fine line between autism and alexithymia – feeling emotions but being unable to identify them. Persistent stereotype that people with autism are individuals who are lacking in empathy and failed to understand emotion. Although it is ...

Jan 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Does Wearing Makeup Help in Increasing Your Social Status?

For women, wearing makeup at work can be a complex issue. They must balance looking professional with the risk of being objectified. Overall, research shows that use of cosmetics signals status. A new paper, published in October 2016 in Perception, ...

Jan 16

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Nightmares May Signal Increased Risk of Suicide

As suicide rates continue to climb, psychologists and public health officials scramble to find solutions. Michael Nadorff, a psychologist at Mississippi State University, argues that one treatable risk factor has been hiding in the dark: nightmares.

Jan 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention

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After rejection, your brain subtly helps you make friends

Immediately after we've been shunned, a new study shows our brains engage a subtle mechanism that alters our sense of whether other people are making eye contact with us, so that we think it more likely that they are looking our way.

Jan 14

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage, Social Isolation

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Guided Meditation Video For Coping With Grief

This comforting guided meditation video by Jason Stephenson includes soothing music and his calm voice guiding you through a ...

Jan 13

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Medication Outperforms CBT ...

The primary treatment for adults with ADHD has always been the primary treatment together with good empirical support, however, many adults would rather not take it. Research studies have explored if medication is likely to provide significant ...

Jan 13

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Using Self-Talk to Save Your Relationship

The best things in life are free! Self-talk is one simple technique that can be used to guide you through difficult times in a relationship and help you see the situation from a new perspective.

Jan 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Drunk Mice Get the Munchies

The increased desire to eat when you're drunk might have more to do with changes in your brain than changes in your stomach!

Jan 12

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