Less is more

We hear it again and again, that the best things in life aren’t things. Yet we keep buying stuff. So much stuff that to contain it all Australian homes – at typically 215 square metres – are now the biggest in the world, even bigger than the ...

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4 Tips on Cultivating Mindfulness When You Live in a Busy, Bustling ...

Jonathan Kaplan says that sometimes we can find the best mindfulness coaches right at home. “Pets and children have an uncanny ability to live fully in the present moment, thus they can serve as ‘mini mindfulness masters’ to guide our ...

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Taking A Break

Do you ever long to take a break from your life? Are you sometimes so tired of managing its daily stressors that you find yourself wanting to pitch your entire existence, move somewhere else, and start your life again? Do certain relationships ...

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Sexism and gender inequality

Individual beliefs don't stay confined to the person who has them; they can affect how a society functions. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks at 57 countries and finds that ...

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Scientists Measure Dream Content for the First Time: Dreams Activate ...

The ability to dream is a fascinating aspect of the human mind. However, how the images and emotions that we experience so intensively when we dream form in our heads remains a mystery. Up to now it has not been possible to measure dream content. ...

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Different Kinds of ADHD, Different Kinds of Coaches

What is an adhd coach? The role of a football coach is pretty clear to most of us, and the idea of specialized coaches is not altogether unfamiliar - voice coaches for example. More recently, the fields of executive and life coaching have ...

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Want to Resist Temptation? Thinking Might Not Always Help You, Study ...

Uh-oh. Here comes temptation -- for a dieter, it's a sweet treat; an alcoholic, a beer; a married man, an attractive, available woman. How to defeat the impulse to gratify desire and stick to your long-term goals of slimness, sobriety, or ...

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Joking, Pretending With Toddlers Gives Them Head Start in Life Skills

"Parents, carers and early years educators shouldn't underestimate the importance of interacting with young children through jokes and pretending," researcher Dr Elena Hoicka points out. "Spending time doing this fun stuff with kids helps them learn ...

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Religious, Spiritual Support Benefits Men and Women Facing Chronic ...

Individuals who practice religion and spirituality report better physical and mental health than those who do not. To better understand this relationship and how spirituality/religion can be used for coping with significant health issues, University ...

Oct 27

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4 Teen-Parenting Strategies That Don't Work And What Does

"The teen years tend to foster fear: fear that our child will fail, over-experiment, embarrass us [and] become depressed," according to John Duffy, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and author of the book The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for ...

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The Silent Treatment: When People Leave You Guessing

Maybe they just didn't hear you. Or maybe they heard you just fine and have decided that you're an idiot, not even worth responding to. Maybe they got your message but are simply too busy to respond. Maybe they're just quietly thinking it over ...

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Generation X Report: Survey Paints a Surprisingly Positive Portrait

They've been stereotyped as a bunch of insecure, angst-ridden, underachievers. But most members of Generation X are leading active, balanced and happy lives, according to a long-term University of Michigan survey. "They are not bowling alone," ...

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High Fizzy Soft Drink Consumption Linked to Violence Among Teens

Teens who drink more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week are significantly more likely to behave aggressively, suggests research published online in Injury Prevention. This includes carrying a weapon and perpetrating violence ...

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Believe it or not, the world's getting more peaceful

It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it's really on the run. Yes, thousands of people have died in bloody unrest from Africa to Pakistan, while terrorists plot bombings and kidnappings. Wars drag on in Iraq and Afghanistan. In peaceful ...

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Resisting the 3 Main Temptations that Destroy Marriages

Almost all spouses from time to time get impulses to do things that their head would say are out of bounds. Most of these temptations are likely to lead to regret. Drinking a bit too much, getting a bit too friendly with someone of the other sex, ...

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