LGBT seniors face harder old age, national study finds

Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender baby boomers have been largely ignored by services, policies and research. These seniors face higher rates of disability, physical and mental distress and a lack of access to ...

Nov 18

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Steve Jobs: Superman Syndrome, Low EQ, High IQ

What if you felt you had special powers? You felt you were chosen and unique. You were smarter than everyone around you? Your family and teachers made special provisions for you to match your brilliance? You were on this earth to make a dent in it? ...

Nov 17

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Chimps Play Like Humans: Playful Behavior of Young Chimps Develops ...

Playful behavior is widespread in mammals, and has important developmental consequences. A recent study of young chimpanzees shows that these animals play and develop much the same way as human children. The work, published in the Nov. 16 issue ...

Nov 17

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Finding and Turning That Key to Happiness

What is the key, essential component of happiness? First, let's explore what causes suffering. Some time ago, there was a woman with whom I worked who really struggled with life. She felt as though she was too heavy and thus unattractive, and she ...

Nov 16

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Is a stranger trustworthy? You'll know in 20 seconds

There's definitely something to be said for first impressions. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests it can take just 20 seconds to detect whether a stranger is genetically inclined to being trustworthy, kind or ...

Nov 16

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Positive psychology exercises can be harmful for some

Positive psychology exercises work by developing people's strengths and emotional resources, thereby building their resilience to depression. For a new study, Susan Sergeant and Myriam Mongrain wanted to test the idea that these exercises will be ...

Nov 15

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Every Mouse Is Different: How Mouse 'Personality' Sheds Light On ...

Just as in humans, there are also the tough types or those with a more delicate personality among mice, as Eneritz Gómez, a psychologist at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has been able to confirm. Some adopt an active strategy when ...

Nov 15

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Two Major New Studies on Bipolar Disorder in Children Just Published

In October, 2011, two major studies of child bipolar disorder were published in leading psychiatry journals. The articles complement each other. Of critical interest to us, both articles are concerned with the clinical appearance of children and ...

Nov 14

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A fetus can sense mom's psychological state

As a fetus grows, it's constantly getting messages from its mother. It's not just hearing her heartbeat and whatever music she might play to her belly; it also gets chemical signals through the placenta. A new study, which will be published in ...

Nov 14

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Why we kiss

We celebrate kisses in literature and art. On screen, it’s the moment we’re always waiting for, and the cli-max of every great love story. And in our own lives, it’s the ultimate way to express how we feel. A passionate kiss causes our blood ...

Nov 12

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Women See Naked Men Differently, Too

For both men and women, wearing revealing attire causes them to be seen as more sensitive but less competent, says a new study by University of Maryland psychologist Kurt Gray and colleagues from Yale and Northeastern University. In an article ...

Nov 12

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14 Habits of Happy Men - Fulfilling routines and pastimes that ...

What makes men happy? If you thought it was all about grilling and beer, well, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Our informal poll of a diverse group — chefs and bottlewashers, stock brokers and musicians, bachelors and grand dads — yielded the ...

Nov 11

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Singapore Health Promotion Board to promote mental health in local ...

Counselling helpline successful among employees of SMEs, will be open to all firms. Since the Health Promotion Board (HPB) began its pilot phone counselling helpline six months ago, it has received about 200 calls from workers, with some saying that ...

Nov 11

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Can’t Get No Satisfaction? The Buddha and Nietzsche Can Help

The key to contentment and happiness is accepting life as it is. The Buddha said, "I teach two things: the presence of dukkha in our lives and the path to the end of dukkha." Dukkha refers to the dissatisfaction we experience with the circumstances ...

Nov 10

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Looks Do Matter in Job Interviews, According to New Study

People with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews, according to a new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston. "Discrimination Against Facially ...

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