Possible Brain Damage in Young Adult Binge-Drinkers Revealed in New ...

It's considered a rite of passage among young people -- acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind nationally, is showing how binge drinking among adolescents and ...

Jun 28

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Healthy Digital Habits for Babies

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is taking a sensible lead for the 21st century and updating its policy on technology and screen time from birth to age 3. The proactive association recognizes that technology and ...

Jun 27

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Smartphone App Helps You Find Friends in a Crowd

Can a smartphone app enable meaningful, face-to-face conversation? Engineers are trying to find out, with software that helps people locate their friends in a crowd -- and make new friends who share similar interests.The software, called eShadow, ...

Jun 24

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Stress in the City: Brain Activity and Biology Behind Mood Disorders ...

Being born and raised in a major urban area is associated with greater lifetime risk for anxiety and mood disorders. Until now, the biology for these associations had not been described. A new international study, which involved Douglas Mental ...

Jun 23

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Looking at Autism from 'The Other Side'

Years ago, when I was struggling to accept my oldest daughter Katie's diagnosis of high functioning autism ("Why our kid, Mike? Why does she have to be different? It's so not fair!"), I picked up a book that changed my life. The book, Autism and the ...

Jun 22

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Sexting and Infidelity in Cyberspace: Humans Are Still Social ...

Although sex and infidelity are now only a keyboard away, at the end of the day, there is no substitute for physical, face-to-face contact in our sexual relationships. That's according to a new study by Diane Kholos Wysocki, from the University of ...

Jun 21

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How To Overcome Shyness

When I was a teenager, I was afflicted with terrible shyness. Not in every context or with all people - mostly just with girls. Not unlike millions of other adolescent males, when in the presence of a girl I found attractive, I would become tongue ...

Jun 20

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When Valuing Happiness Backfires

My friend Lauren (not her real name) once told me the story of how, in the middle of her depression a few years ago, she often stopped in the middle of a very positive experience to ask herself “…but am I really happy?” The effect, she said, ...

Jun 17

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Homophobic Men Most Aroused by Gay Male Porn

Even a man who thought that women want to have sex with their fathers and that women spend much of their lives distraught because they lack a penis is right sometimes. This person, the legend that is Sigmund Freud, theorized that people often have ...

Jun 16

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Money Can't Buy Happiness: Individualism a Stronger Predictor of ...

Freedom and personal autonomy are more important to people's well-being than money, according to a meta-analysis of data from 63 countries published by the American Psychological Association. While a great deal of research has been devoted to the ...

Jun 15

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How to Deal With Annoying Co-Workers

Unless you're extremely lucky or tolerant, you'll have your share of annoying co-workers over the years. Here are the six most common types and how to deal with them: 1. The interrupter. Whenever you're talking with a coworker, this person finds ...

Jun 13

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Color Red Increases the Speed and Strength of Reactions

What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles. A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more ...

Jun 10

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Tai Chi Could Help Overcome Cognitive Effects of Chemotherapy, ...

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 11.4 million Americans are currently living with cancer. While cancer treatments are plentiful, many have negative side effects. Previous studies have indicated that a significant number of ...

Jun 7

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Want to Solve a Problem? Don't Just Use Your Brain, but Your Body, Too

When we've got a problem to solve, we don't just use our brains but the rest of our bodies, too. The connection, as neurologists know, is not uni-directional. Now there's evidence from cognitive psychology of the same fact. "Being able to use your ...

Jun 3

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Your addiction to food could be similar to the pangs of a drug addict

EVERY night, Amanda (not her real name) finishes several packets of crackers. As if in a trance, the 40-year-old can't stop bingeing until there is nothing left in her snack pantry. "The moment I open a packet of chips, I know I won't be able to ...

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