Three Things That Maintain Anxiety:

How many times have you had the same conversation with someone over and over again, and then became frustrated again and again because they did not follow your advice? I hear about this happening all of the time actually. I hear about it from ...

Mar 20

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Changing Longstanding Habits with Self-Support

Here are some basic steps involved in changing long-standing habits: First, make peace with your personality structure. Take a positive, friendly attitude toward your history. "I've always loved risk. I was born that way. Sometimes taking risks ...

Mar 19

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A Compassion Practice – The Missing Link in Self-Healing?

Many people struggle with shame. Childhood experiences of shaming and of humiliation become internalised. Instead of seeing ourselves as innocent, unlucky, recipients of bad behaviour, we often take on false messages into our brain – we deserved ...

Mar 19

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Computer-Based Treatment Eases Anxiety Symptoms in Children

A computer-based training method that teaches a person with anxiety to shift attention away from threatening images reduced symptoms of anxiety in a small clinical trial in children with the condition. The results of this first randomized clinical ...

Mar 19

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Afghan Atrocity: Can Stress and Head Trauma Cause a Soldier to ...

The lawyer for a 38-year-old U.S. serviceman accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has disputed a number of theories floated to explain the actions of the staff sergeant, who was being flown to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on Friday to stand trial. ...

Mar 17

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Sex-Deprived Fruit Flies Turn to Alcohol, Perhaps to Fulfill a ...

After being deprived of sex, male fruit flies, known as Drosophila melanogaster, may turn to alcohol to fulfill a physiological demand for a reward, according to a study recently published in the journal Science. Troy Zars, an associate professor of ...

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Becoming Single Again: People Who Are Kind to Themselves Do It Better

Getting divorced can be a painful and distressing experience. Even if the parting is your idea and you really think it is the right thing to do, the process has the potential to be devastating. So what is a good way to cope, so that when the ...

Mar 17

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Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Buddha remarked on the enormous impact of perspective on human psychology when he said, "life is a creation of the mind." Shakespeare put it this way when he said "there is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so." And Flip Wilson's character, ...

Mar 15

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A Positive Mindset and Happy Attitude Help You Succeed at Work

In his book, “The Happiness Advantage” (2010) Shawn Achor asserts that happy employees can actually help improve an organization’s bottom line. Achor says we often think that if we work hard and become successful, then we’ll be happy. But, ...

Mar 15

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Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens the Brain

Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA researchers suggests yet another benefit. Eileen Luders, an ...

Mar 15

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How Yoga Might Relieve Stress-Linked Ailments

Yoga may increase parasympathetic nervous system activity and neurotransmitter levels, helping to decrease symptoms of some stress-related illnesses. Katherine Harmon reports. Yoga and relaxation practices have been around for thousands of years. ...

Mar 14

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Aging, overweight people stay happy says new study

Growing older and being overweight are not necessarily associated with a decrease in mental well-being, according to a cross-cultural study looking at quality of life and health status in the US and the UK. The study, led by Warwick Medical ...

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Narcissism impairs ethical judgment even among the highly religious, ...

Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical, according to a Baylor University study ...

Mar 14

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Quiz: Would You Honk At a Cheap or an Expensive Car?

Say you're in your car, sitting at a red light behind another car. The lights turn green but the car in front doesn't move. Twelve seconds go by. Do you think you'd be more likely to honk if the car was an old Ford or if it was a brand new ...

Mar 13

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Thinking about our hourly wage stops us from smelling the roses

Thinking about the monetary value of our time prevents us from being able to enjoy those moments when we're not working. That's the implication of new research by Sanford DeVoe and Julian House. Once we think about our time in monetary terms, they ...

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