Full Disclosure Needed About Psychiatric Drugs That Shorten Life

hose in emotional pain long for that pain to stop, but that longing makes them more susceptible to pitches for products that allegedly will help but can do great harm. People who have been labeled seriously mentally ill are dying 15 to 25 years ...

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Restricting Children's Play May Harm Them

Are children getting outside enough to play with each other? Not as often as they should, according to one researcher, who argues that a lack of free play -- and fewer opportunities for children of different ages to mix -- may be responsible for ...

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Giving Social Workers Tools to Strengthen Relationships, Marriages

Child welfare professionals know that children are safer and healthier when the adults in their lives have healthy relationships, but most social workers are not trained to educate couples about strong relationships and marriages. Researchers at the ...

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Infants Trained to Concentrate Show Added Benefits

Although parents may have a hard time believing it, even infants can be trained to improve their concentration skills. What's more, training babies in this way leads to improvements on other, unrelated tasks. The findings reported online on Sept. ...

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Disapprove of Their Behavior: Don't Disapprove of the Children

Frequently, I hear parents trying to tame their children's undesirable behavior with some form of generalization: "Why are you so unpleasant?" "You are always fighting." "You are too selfish." "Why can't you be like your sister?" Exasperated at her ...

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New Insight Into Impulse Control

How the brain controls impulsive behavior may be significantly different than psychologists have thought for the last 40 years. That is the unexpected conclusion of a study by an international team of neuroscientists published in the Aug. 31 issue ...

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The economics of happiness

We live in a time of high anxiety. Despite the world's unprecedented total wealth, there is vast insecurity, unrest and dissatisfaction. In the United States, a large majority of Americans believe that the country is "on the wrong track". ...

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Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Cultivate What You Know to Optimize How ...

Today’s lesson from Sherlock Holmes​ deals with learning to cull and to cultivate knowledge in such a way that your decision process will be optimized for the question at hand, and not get bogged down in irrelevant minutiae – a lesson that is ...

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The guys go through it too

More men initiating counselling for emotional problems. BEN TAN (not his real name) tries his hardest to avoid conflict. However, the consultant in his thirties admitted that his passive approach never did work out well. Speaking to TODAY, Ben ...

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“Kids nowadays get away with everything!” Has parenting really ...

I always find it amusing when people talk nostalgically about “the good old days” when arguing that today’s generation is “out of control.” ”Today’s kids are so violent… When I was a kid I would have never gotten away with that!,” ...

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Stress Less

Time slowed to a crawl as my little Nissan Sentra approached the BMW in front of me. With a pronounced crunch, one bumper smashed into another. The green metal hood scooted back, folding into a sharp crease near the windshield. As freeway traffic ...

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School-based mental health screening for teens results in connection ...

A new study involving nearly 2,500 high school students demonstrates the value of routine mental health screening in school to identify adolescents at-risk for mental illness, and to connect those adolescents with recommended follow-up care. The ...

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What Determines a Company's Performance? Shape of the CEO's Face!

Believe it or not, one thing that predicts how well a CEO's company performs is -- the width of the CEO's face! CEOs with wider faces have better-performing companies than CEOs with long faces. That's the conclusion of a new study which will be ...

Aug 26

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Splintered by Stress: The Good and Bad of Psychological Pressure

A needling twinge in the torso or a tense interaction with a boss is all you need to get your nerves on edge. The bills are piling up and—of course—your spouse is on your case about them. You feel as if an extra weight is pressing down on your ...

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El Nino Found to Drive Tropical Civil Wars

In 1957, civil war broke out in then Burma (now Myanmar) and Oman. In 1965, similar conflicts erupted in Burundi, Chad, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Peru. In 1997, the Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Niger and Rwanda also saw battles over national ...

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