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 ...

Aug 27

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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 ...

Aug 26

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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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Building a Better Antipsychotic Drug by Treating Schizophrenia's ...

The classic symptoms of schizophrenia -- paranoia, hallucinations, the inability to function socially -- can be managed with antipsychotic drugs. But exactly how these drugs work has long been a mystery. Now, researchers at Pitt have discovered ...

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Egotist Rex: Are a Dictator's Defiant Statements Indicative of ...

Six months after a civil uprising began in Libya, Col. Muammar Qadhafi, the nation's longtime leader, finally seems to have lost his grip on the country he ruled for more than 40 years. Did he also, at some point, lose his grip on reality? As the ...

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Economic Inequality Is Linked to Biased Self-Perception

Pretty much everybody thinks they're better than average. But in some cultures, people are more self-aggrandizing than in others. Until now, national differences in "self-enhancement" have been chalked up to an East-West ...

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Anger Gives You a Creative Boost

We all know anger is bad… right? Generally, it’s unpleasant to feel and it often leads to undesirable outcomes. After all, when was the last time you lost your temper with your boss and was pleased with the outcome? However, perhaps you can ...

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Women gain weight after marriage, men after divorce

A study of more than 10,000 people surveyed between 1986 and 2008 found that both marrying and getting divorced can have a “weight shock” effect that leads to rapid weight gain, especially in over-30s. But there was a marked difference ...

Aug 23

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Extreme Negative Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire, Experts Find

Health communicators have long searched for the most effective ways to convince smokers to quit. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that using a combination of disturbing images and threatening messages to prevent smoking is not ...

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How to Stop Suffering? Self-Help for Depression

You usually suffer because you make mistakes, or because you are a victim of other people’s wickedness. You can also suffer as a victim of many unfair situations. Your suffering cannot but provoke depression and many fears. When you are ...

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Effects of Prenatal Stress Passed Across Generations in Mice

Sons of male mice exposed to prenatal stress are more sensitive to stress as adults, according to a study in the August 17 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. These findings suggest experiences in the womb can lead to individual differences in ...

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