Mistakes Improve Children's Learning

Everyone makes mistakes and children are no exception. What's important is how we learn from them. Yet, children grow up in a society that pressures them to be perfect and intelligent - to achieve the highest SAT scores, land prized scholarships, ...

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A More Progressive Tax System Makes People Happier, 54-Nation Study ...

The way some people talk, you'd think that a flat tax system -- in which everyone pays at the same rate regardless of income -- would make citizens feel better than more progressive taxation, where wealthier people are taxed at higher rates. Indeed, ...

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Volunteering to Help Others Could Lead to Better Health; Reduced ...

People who volunteer may live longer than those who don't, as long as their reasons for volunteering are to help others rather than themselves, suggests new research published by the American Psychological Association. This was the first time ...

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Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness

Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study.

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Does Keeping Busy Make Us Happy?

Much of modern civilisation can be credited to our very human habit of keeping busy. Science, art, philosophy, technology, commerce and all the rest: it's not just necessity that's the mother of invention, it's also boredom. But there is a ...

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The Emotional Brain in Youth: Research Suggests How to Diagnose and ...

Recognition of bipolar disorder in adolescents is now clearly established. However, whether bipolarity exists in children remains controversial despite numerous studies that have been conducted on this topic in the last fifteen years. Since the ...

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Do You Dare to Be Bad?

What would you do if you could do anything, and no one would get hurt? For some, such a thought experiment is easy. For others--especially women--it can be incredibly difficult. Getting Unstuck, a guide to unblocking your creativity, says you ought ...

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U of T study suggests sexual orientation unconsciously affects our ...

Studies by psychologists at the University of Toronto reveal that when it comes to white men, being straight may make you more likable but in the case of black men, gays have a likability edge. In one study, 22 women and nine men viewed 104 photos ...

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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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