Managing and coping with sexual identity at work

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers face discrimination in the workplace. What forms does this take and what is the degree of discrimination experienced by LGBT persons? Sexual identity management and other coping strategies ...

Nov 8

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Workplace ...

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The psychology of gambling

Gambling is a thriving form of entertainment in the UK, but may also become a form of addiction for some individuals. Just why do people gamble when "the house always wins"? Advances in brain imaging techniques are helping Cambridge scientists find ...

Nov 8

Categories: Gambling Addiction

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Men's mental health issues: time to open up and talk about it

In 2014 the Movember Foundation - a global charity set up in 2004 to raise funds and awareness for men's health - began highlighting mental-health issues in addition to cancer awareness. It has since become the largest funder of targeted ...

Nov 7

Categories: Men's Issues

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Hong Kong’s transgender community still faces an uphill battle ...

Despite growing awareness of transgender issues in Hong Kong, rights groups say that transgender people still face an uphill battle against discrimination and unfair treatment.

Nov 7

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental ...

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Daydreaminsg: not a waste of time after all?

People tend to think of daydreaming and letting the mind wander as a waste of time, but new research suggests daydreaming could be key to success and higher creativity.

Nov 5

Categories: Other

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The Misdiagnosis of ADHD

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 5 percent of American children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), yet the diagnosis is given to some 15 percent of American children, many of whom are placed on ...

Nov 5

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Why Sugar is So Addictive?

Addiction is a medical condition in which the person has uncontrollable desire to take a substance or engage in an activity, despite knowing that it may lead to adverse effects. Taking that substance or engaging in that activity will make the person ...

Nov 4

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders

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The Trump Effect on Mental Well-being

What is Donald Trump doing to Americans' mental health? It came up in the debate Sunday night, when Hillary Clinton pointed to a "Trump effect," an uptick in bullying and distress that teachers are noticing in classrooms as their students are ...

Nov 4

Categories: Bullying

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Why liars find lying easy

Liars are able to tell the most astounding whoppers without feeling bad - the way the brain works is actually helping them! New research found that the neurological responses are repeated liars are blunted, and this reduces the negative emotions one ...

Nov 3

Categories: Other

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Why you are always running late

We all have routes that are part of our daily lives, whether it's the way to the local convenience store, school or the office. How does this deep familiarity affect the way our brains represent the space and our ability to move through it?

Nov 3

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Photos taken by autistic people and neurotypicals differ in ...

People with autism have social difficulties and this manifests in simple psychological tests – for example, if you ask them to look at photographs of faces, they will typically spend less time looking at the eye region. But what about if we turned ...

Nov 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Sociologists have identified the two kinds of people most likely to ...

Is it better to fit in or stand out? That question has vexed all of us at one time or another, from teenagers to aspiring executives to sociologists. The answer, says Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Amir Goldberg: It depends.

Nov 2

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Yes, What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health

We all know by now that the quality of our diet has a huge effect on our physical health. But Australia's obesity epidemic and physical health decline isn't the only thing we need to be worried about. We also need to consider our mental health.

Oct 31

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Can money buy happiness? Consider debt first!

Money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study from Purdue University.

Oct 29

Categories: Happiness

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Investing in a healthy Hong Kong can cut welfare costs for the city

Investing in health may cut welfare costs for Hong Kong. But other than encouraging people to cultivate a healthy body and a healthy mind, more needs to be done to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, thereby maximizing the benefits of ...

Oct 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Other

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