My Teenage Son Told Me He's A G_Y!

Here is what happened. My 16 year old son and I were having an argument about something that seemed minor. Somehow, this escalated into a loud and emotionally charged fight after I said something about my son's best friend. As the fight continued my ...

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Glass Half Full or Faulty Frontal Lobe?

Researchers recently reported that optimism may not be as rosy as once thought. In fact, optimism may actually be due to a brain malfunction. How is that for a glass-half-empty view of the world? Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Center for ...

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How lonely you are may impact how well you sleep, research shows

Loneliness is not only heartbreaking, it breaks up a normal night's sleep, a new study shows. Researchers say compromised sleep may be one pathway by which feelings of loneliness adversely affect our health. "It's not just a product of very lonely ...

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More help for parents of special needs children

SINGAPORE - To help parents make better decisions on which school is best for their special needs children, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has come up with a set of guidelines for professionals to provide consistent advice to them. The ...

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Why Spending Money on Others Promotes Your Happiness

Contrary to many people's instincts, money spent on others gives more happiness than money spent on themselves. This is not a radical idea which will blow your mind with its incredible newness. Far from it. But because it's advice that sometimes ...

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Don't Worry, Be Happy: Understanding Mindfulness Meditation

In times of stress, we're often encouraged to pause for a moment and simply be in the 'now.' This kind of mindfulness, an essential part of Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions, has entered the mainstream as people try to find ways to combat stress ...

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Less is more

We hear it again and again, that the best things in life aren’t things. Yet we keep buying stuff. So much stuff that to contain it all Australian homes – at typically 215 square metres – are now the biggest in the world, even bigger than the ...

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4 Tips on Cultivating Mindfulness When You Live in a Busy, Bustling ...

Jonathan Kaplan says that sometimes we can find the best mindfulness coaches right at home. “Pets and children have an uncanny ability to live fully in the present moment, thus they can serve as ‘mini mindfulness masters’ to guide our ...

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Taking A Break

Do you ever long to take a break from your life? Are you sometimes so tired of managing its daily stressors that you find yourself wanting to pitch your entire existence, move somewhere else, and start your life again? Do certain relationships ...

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Sexism and gender inequality

Individual beliefs don't stay confined to the person who has them; they can affect how a society functions. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks at 57 countries and finds that ...

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Scientists Measure Dream Content for the First Time: Dreams Activate ...

The ability to dream is a fascinating aspect of the human mind. However, how the images and emotions that we experience so intensively when we dream form in our heads remains a mystery. Up to now it has not been possible to measure dream content. ...

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Different Kinds of ADHD, Different Kinds of Coaches

What is an adhd coach? The role of a football coach is pretty clear to most of us, and the idea of specialized coaches is not altogether unfamiliar - voice coaches for example. More recently, the fields of executive and life coaching have ...

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Want to Resist Temptation? Thinking Might Not Always Help You, Study ...

Uh-oh. Here comes temptation -- for a dieter, it's a sweet treat; an alcoholic, a beer; a married man, an attractive, available woman. How to defeat the impulse to gratify desire and stick to your long-term goals of slimness, sobriety, or ...

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Joking, Pretending With Toddlers Gives Them Head Start in Life Skills

"Parents, carers and early years educators shouldn't underestimate the importance of interacting with young children through jokes and pretending," researcher Dr Elena Hoicka points out. "Spending time doing this fun stuff with kids helps them learn ...

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Religious, Spiritual Support Benefits Men and Women Facing Chronic ...

Individuals who practice religion and spirituality report better physical and mental health than those who do not. To better understand this relationship and how spirituality/religion can be used for coping with significant health issues, University ...

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