5 One-Minute Ways to Be More Mindful

“If there is a single secret to one-minute mindfulness, it is this: live the next sixty seconds as if your whole life depended on them, with a sense of urgency and excitement, or as if you had just arrived in a foreign land where there is nothing ...

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Lucid Dreamers Help Scientists Locate the Seat of Meta-Consciousness ...

Which areas of the brain help us to perceive our world in a self-reflective manner is difficult to measure. During wakefulness, we are always conscious of ourselves. In sleep, however, we are not. But there are people, known as lucid dreamers, who ...

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Men seen as whole, women as body parts

The brains of both men and women perceived men as whole people while women were seen as body parts, according to a new U.S. study. The study, published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, discovered that both male and female subjects ...

Jul 27

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Depression Rates Triple Between Ages of 12-15 among adolescent girls

A new report shows that the percentage of girls who experience a major depressive episode in the past year triples between the ages of 12 and 15 (from 5.1 percent to 15.2 percent respectively). The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...

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Which is Worse – The Memory or the Maltreatment?

Many studies have linked childhood maltreatment and adversity to mental and physical health disorders later in life. Most of the studies have been retrospective in design, which inserts bias into the study and makes the results less conclusive. A ...

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How to Fight Excessive Doubt

A little critical, analytical thinking is a good thing. Without doubting ourselves sometimes we'd find it difficult to make good decisions. Too much doubt, though, can stop us living our lives to the full. Some people can never make up their ...

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Identifying the Arrogant Boss

Arrogant bosses can drain the bottom line because they are typically poor performers who cover up their insecurities by disparaging subordinates, leading to organizational dysfunction and employee turnover. A new measure of arrogance, developed ...

Jul 26

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Tech firms are uneasy over the effect time online has on relationships

In a place where technology is seen as an all-powerful answer, it is increasingly being seen as too powerful, even addictive. The concern, voiced in conferences and in recent interviews with many top executives of technology companies, is that ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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