Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill

At high schools across the United States, pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse prescription stimulants, according to interviews with students, parents and doctors. Pills that have been a ...

Jun 25

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Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day

Had a lousy morning? Things looking grim? Not to worry. The rest of your day need not be a disaster. It can in fact become one of your best, providing you take these simple steps: Remember that the past does not equal the future. Refuse to make ...

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Does Time of the Day Impact Moods at Work?

According to Robbins and Judge (2009), people are more likely to be in their worst moods (i.e., highest negative affect and lowest positive affect) early in the week and in their best moods (i.e., highest positive affect and lowest negative affect) ...

Jun 23

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How Much Privacy is Enough Privacy for Mental Health Patients?

Many people are not aware that their insurance company may be coercing their therapists into compromising their privacy. When it is time for your therapist to request authorizations for additional sessions, the insurance company often asks for ...

Jun 23

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Why being Younger in class increases odds of ADHD diagnosis and ...

ADHD is the most com­monly diag­nosed neu­robe­hav­ioral dis­or­der in chil­dren and sub­stan­tial evi­dence indi­cates that bio­log­i­cal fac­tors play an impor­tant role in its devel­op­ment. For exam­ple, although the exact ...

Jun 22

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Bringing the conversation back to the dining table

Last month, in a speech at Boston University, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt challenged graduates to tear their eyes away from their smartphones and computer screens for an hour a day. "Take your eyes off that screen and look into the eyes ...

Jun 22

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Respect Matters More Than Money for Happiness in Life

New research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account. We got interested in this ...

Jun 22

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Wanna feel good? Tell me ALL about yourself.

We all know what blogging started off as. Livejournals, devoted to people talking, with a certain amount of self-satisfaction, about themselves, what they had for breakfast, and how not getting a pony when they were 8 caused them to become a vegan. ...

Jun 21

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Hulk smash? Maybe not anymore: Scientists block excess aggression in ...

Pathological rage can be blocked in mice, researchers have found, suggesting potential new treatments for severe aggression, a widespread trait characterized by sudden violence, explosive outbursts and hostile overreactions to stress. In a study ...

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Children with Social Anxiety Can Now Practice Interacting with ...

Can social solace be found in the uncanny valley? Video games meet psychological healing in a recent collaboration between the University of Central Florida Anxiety Disorders Clinic and Virtually Better, an Atlanta company that explores virtual ...

Jun 21

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Customers Will Pay More for Less

Consumers will pay more for a single expensive item, such as a watch, than they will for a combination of that item and a cheaper one, such as a pen. In five experiments, respondents were shown a series of products—phones, jackets, backpacks, ...

Jun 20

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When Men Are Less Moral Than Women

If males feel their masculinity may be at stake, they are more likely to cut ethical corners. What do Barry Bonds, Bernie Madoff, and James Murdoch have in common? They were all, in their respective areas, in it to win it – whatever the cost. ...

Jun 20

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Blogging Relieves Stress On New Mothers

New mothers who read and write blogs may feel less alone than mothers who do not participate in a blogging community, according to family studies researchers. "It looks like blogging might be helping these women as they transition into motherhood ...

Jun 20

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Think distant: the incredible power of abstract thought

This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by whatever means you can. This puts you ...

Jun 19

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Loneliness in Older Individuals Linked to Functional Decline, Death

Loneliness in individuals over 60 years of age appears associated with increased risk of functional decline and death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. In older persons, ...

Jun 19

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