Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults, Carnegie ...

A new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that mindfulness meditation ...

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Can Sleep Deprivation Cause Psychotic Behaviour?

The passengers of the Jet Blue flight (most of whom were traveling to the 2012 International Security Conference, ironically enough) were startled to see pilot Clayton Osbon running through the aisle screaming "say your prayers" as well as various ...

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Not in my gang: Children's and teenagers' reasons for excluding others

It's a fact of life that when kids form friendship groups some would-be members get left out. A lot of psychology research has focused on what it's like to be rejected. But now a new study has taken a more unusual approach, asking children and ...

Jul 25

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Not All Happiness Is the Same

An interesting paper by Cassie Mogilner, Jennifer Aaker, and Sepandar Kamvar in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that there may be two distinct kinds of happiness. One kind of happiness is a sense of calm ...

Jul 24

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Loud music causes people to drink more

Some research has shown that people drink more when music is loud; one study found that people chewed faster when tempos were sped up. Armed with this knowledge, some bars, retailers and restaurants are finely tuning sound systems, according to ...

Jul 24

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Cognitive Dissonance When Firing Family or Friend

We spend a great deal of time working alongside others at work. In fact, if you consider that the typical worker spends 8 hours a day at work, it means that many of us spend more face-time with our colleagues than with our own families. A more ...

Jul 24

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How we spend to buy happiness

Would you spend $1,800 on a Prada dress or a weekend in Italy? If you said the dress, chances are you're less happy and less adventurous than the person who would spend that money on food, travel and other experiences. A recent study at San ...

Jul 23

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Keep Your Relationship Emotionally Fit! 8 Simple Tips

Self-care is key for our spiritual, emotional and physical health. You probably partake in a variety of nourishing habits every day — from the bare essentials of taking a shower and brushing your teeth to getting enough sleep, exercising and ...

Jul 23

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Structure of childhood temperaments

Infants’ and children’s personality structure is studied by studying their ‘temperaments’. To me, personality structure enfolds over time and there are some traits that are more genetic and heritable in nature while the remaining are more ...

Jul 23

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Are You Intriguing? 3 Ways to Seem More Exciting

Think about the people in your life that seem exciting or intriguing. What perks do they have access to, simply because they appear to be doing more with their lives? Maybe they’re offered more interviews or promotions, simply because people ...

Jul 21

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Rutgers Study: Anxiety Disorders in Poor Mothers More Likely to be ...

Poor mothers are more likely to be classified as having the mental illness known as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) because they live in poverty – not because they are suffering from a psychiatric disorder, according to Rutgers ...

Jul 21

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Late-Life Binge Drinking and Other Patterns of Alcohol Use May ...

Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing risk of cognitive decline. However, two studies reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® ...

Jul 21

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Have You Ever Wanted to Change the Past?

Allison Winn Scotch’s novel, “Time of My Life,” is the perfect read for those of us who are prone to the “what if game.” What if we can change our past? What if we can go back in time and do it all differently? Would our future be ...

Jul 20

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Six Ways to Relax on Vacation

We don’t need another study to tell us that vacations are good for our mental health. Time away from stress can certainly be healing. But leaving anxiety behind once we’re on vacation is sometimes easier said than done. In fact, my friends tell ...

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Sleep deprivation may reduce risk of PTSD

Sleep deprivation in the first few hours after exposure to a significantly stressful threat actually reduces the risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to a study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Tel ...

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