Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA ...

States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have ...

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Seeking to Be the 'Perfect Parent' Not Always Good for New Moms and ...

Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be "perfect" moms and dads, a new study shows. Moms showed less confidence in their parenting abilities and dads felt more stress when they were ...

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Recovering patients describe their battles with an "anorexia voice"

People with anorexia find comfort in their illness at first, but then it becomes over-powering and they end up battling for control of their own minds. That's according to Sarah Williams and Marie Reid, who conducted an online focus group and email ...

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Creative excuses: Original thinkers more likely to cheat

Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalize their actions, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. "Greater creativity ...

Nov 29

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Study Debunks Stereotype That Men Think About Sex All Day Long

Men may think about sex more often than women do, but a new study suggests that men also think about other biological needs, such as eating and sleep, more frequently than women do, as well. And the research discredits the persistent stereotype ...

Nov 29

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Life is Messy - With an ADD Partner

If you have an ADD partner, the messy, unplanned lifestyle can be overwhelming. One key to learning to cope with this lifestyle is to recognize that disorganization is not meant to make you mad. The messes and the unruly hours and erratic schedules ...

Nov 28

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Sleeping on a problem is best way to solve it, say scientists

Sleeping on problem really does help because dreaming provides overnight therapy for painful memories, a California University study has found. When we enter the dream stage of sleep, known as REM, the stress systems in our brain become ...

Nov 28

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Dreaming Takes the Sting out of Painful Memories

They say time heals all wounds, and new research from the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that time spent in dream sleep can help us overcome painful ordeals. UC Berkeley researchers have found that during the dream phase of sleep, ...

Nov 25

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Doesn't It Bug You When People Say, "You Know What You Should Do?"

He says "Baby, I really, really want to make you happy," but she's not buying it. He's all talk and intention. She sees how he behaves and no, not only is he not making her happy, he's not really trying to figure out what it would take, how to ...

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Anti-heroin drug a solution to gambling addiction?

As the Singapore Government looks at ways to deter frequent gamblers from patronising casinos, doctors Down Under have been advised to treat gambling addiction as a medical problem and to consider prescribing an anti-heroin drug to help problem ...

Nov 24

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Rise in autism 'may be linked to clever parents'

Scientists are testing the theory that intelligent parents are fuelling the rise in the number of autistic children. A team of researchers at Cambridge University is exploring the link between high-achieving parents, such as engineers, scientists ...

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Rainbow after the rain

Through craft-making, a woman recovering from depression finds her worth. If you were to purchase craft items from Junaidah Mohd Eusope (picture) at a Suntec pushcart on weekends, you would never suspect that the cheerful, articulate lady once cried ...

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Transsexuals Who Are Open About Their Gender Identity Have Greater ...

Transsexual individuals who identify themselves as such in the workplace are more likely to have greater satisfaction and commitment to their job than transsexuals who do not, according to a new study from Rice University and Pennsylvania State ...

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Why Happier People Are Healthier

“Happier people live longer,” is old news for us positive psychology fans. That happier people tend to be healthier is also something we’re now well aware of, in large part thanks to Sheldon Cohen’s research showing that happier people enjoy ...

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Ignorance Is Bliss When It Comes to Challenging Social Issues

The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...

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