How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) can be defined as the ability to understand, manage, and effectively express one's own feelings, as well as engage and navigate successfully with those of others. According to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers at ...

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Pronunciation of ‘s’ sounds impacts perception of gender

A person’s style of speech — not just the pitch of his or her voice — may help determine whether the listener perceives the speaker to be male or female, according to a University of Colorado Boulder researcher who studied transgender people ...

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Babies’ language lessons may start inside the womb

Newborn babies respond differently to their mother tongue as compared to foreign languages thanks to all the listening they did while in the womb, a joint study by American and Swedish researchers suggests. The results of the study, which will be ...

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Psychology of Makeup: It’s What You Make of it

No one is indifferent to the image in the mirror. At some point between rolling out of bed and stepping out the door, we perform the ritual of grooming. The sociologist Erving Goffman likened grooming to “backstage” preparations in the theater ...

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Why good resolutions about taking up a physical activity can be hard ...

Physical inactivity is a major public health problem that has both social and neurobiological causes. According to the results of an Ipsos survey published on Monday 31 December, the French have put “taking up a sport” at the top of their list ...

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The Challenges Of Treating Personality Disorders

Personality disorders represent some of the most challenging and mysterious problems in the field of mental health. People suffering from antisocial personality disorder or obsessive compulsive personality disorder are often misdiagnosed. The ...

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The Power of Concentration

MEDITATION and mindfulness: the words conjure images of yoga retreats and Buddhist monks. But perhaps they should evoke a very different picture: a man in a deerstalker, puffing away at a curved pipe, Mr. Sherlock Holmes himself. The world’s ...

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Dopamine-receptor gene variant linked to human longevity

A variant of a gene associated with active personality traits in humans seems to also be involved with living a longer life, UC Irvine and other researchers have found. This derivative of a dopamine-receptor gene – called the DRD4 7R allele – ...

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A Pickpocket’s Tale: What does our attention focus on

In magic circles, Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military study his methods for what they reveal about the nature of human attention. A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, ...

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First study to look at the mental health of closeted bisexuals finds ...

Bisexual men are less likely to disclose and more likely to conceal their sexual orientation than gay men. In the first study to look at the mental health of this population, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found ...

Jan 3

Categories: Anxiety, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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When parents lie to their children

We teach our kids that it is wrong to lie, even though most of us do it everyday. In fact, it is often our children who we are lying to. A new study, involving participants in the USA and China, is one of the first to investigate parental lies, ...

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Late-Life Depression Associated with Prevalent Mild Cognitive ...

Depression in a group of Medicare recipients ages 65 years and older appears to be associated with prevalent mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia, according to a report published online. Depressive symptoms occur in 3 percent ...

Jan 3

Categories: Dementia, Depression

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10 Step Guide for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions

One of the main reasons that New Year's resolutions are so often forgotten before January is out is that they frequently require habit change. And habits, without the right techniques, are highly resistant to change, as I explain in my new book ...

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12 Favourite Mental Health Videos of 2012

At year’s end, it’s a tradition for blogs to post a list of their most popular posts of the year. I thought I’d shake things up a bit and rather than create a list based on page views, share my personal favourites featured here in 2012. Some ...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

Dear readers, it has been another year and because of your support, we have been able to continue running this site to provide mental health resources to anyone would would find it useful. We hope to continue having your support into the new year. ...

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