Life is Messy - With an ADD Partner

If you have an ADD partner, the messy, unplanned lifestyle can be overwhelming. One key to learning to cope with this lifestyle is to recognize that disorganization is not meant to make you mad. The messes and the unruly hours and erratic schedules ...

Nov 28

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Sleeping on a problem is best way to solve it, say scientists

Sleeping on problem really does help because dreaming provides overnight therapy for painful memories, a California University study has found. When we enter the dream stage of sleep, known as REM, the stress systems in our brain become ...

Nov 28

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Dreaming Takes the Sting out of Painful Memories

They say time heals all wounds, and new research from the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that time spent in dream sleep can help us overcome painful ordeals. UC Berkeley researchers have found that during the dream phase of sleep, ...

Nov 25

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Doesn't It Bug You When People Say, "You Know What You Should Do?"

He says "Baby, I really, really want to make you happy," but she's not buying it. He's all talk and intention. She sees how he behaves and no, not only is he not making her happy, he's not really trying to figure out what it would take, how to ...

Nov 25

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Anti-heroin drug a solution to gambling addiction?

As the Singapore Government looks at ways to deter frequent gamblers from patronising casinos, doctors Down Under have been advised to treat gambling addiction as a medical problem and to consider prescribing an anti-heroin drug to help problem ...

Nov 24

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Rise in autism 'may be linked to clever parents'

Scientists are testing the theory that intelligent parents are fuelling the rise in the number of autistic children. A team of researchers at Cambridge University is exploring the link between high-achieving parents, such as engineers, scientists ...

Nov 24

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Rainbow after the rain

Through craft-making, a woman recovering from depression finds her worth. If you were to purchase craft items from Junaidah Mohd Eusope (picture) at a Suntec pushcart on weekends, you would never suspect that the cheerful, articulate lady once cried ...

Nov 23

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Transsexuals Who Are Open About Their Gender Identity Have Greater ...

Transsexual individuals who identify themselves as such in the workplace are more likely to have greater satisfaction and commitment to their job than transsexuals who do not, according to a new study from Rice University and Pennsylvania State ...

Nov 23

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Why Happier People Are Healthier

“Happier people live longer,” is old news for us positive psychology fans. That happier people tend to be healthier is also something we’re now well aware of, in large part thanks to Sheldon Cohen’s research showing that happier people enjoy ...

Nov 22

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Ignorance Is Bliss When It Comes to Challenging Social Issues

The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...

Nov 22

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Aging: Is It All in Your Head?

What you expect about aging shapes the way you actually age. the headline above tells only part of the story of a new study just published by two researchers in my own department at Tufts University, Ayanna Thomas and Stacey Dubois. They found that ...

Nov 21

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Hunger primes the brain for junk food

A hormone released by the stomach may activate the brain's reward system and motivate us to buy high-calorie food. The first law of home economics states that the amount of food in a supermarket trolley rises in direct proportion to the shopper's ...

Nov 21

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13th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day

Survivors of suicide loss gather at hundreds of simultaneous healing conferences around the world every year on International Survivors of Suicide Day to connect with others who have survived the tragedy of suicide loss, and express and understand ...

Nov 19

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'I am not mad'

SINGAPORE - Despite the proliferation of mental health services here, a majority of people with mental illnesses are not seeking professional help. And among those who do, they typically leave it till late. A nationwide mental health study ...

Nov 19

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1-in-4 Women Take Medication For Mental Health Condition

According to new research, over one-in-four women take medication to treat a mental health condition. The report by Medco Health Solutions found that women of all ages take more mental health medications than males, with antidepressants being the ...

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