Early risers get ahead of the game

People who get up early in the morning are slimmer, happier and healthier than those who lie in, researchers have found. Those who fight the urge to ignore the alarm clock complete morning chores faster, pack their children off to school earlier and ...

Sep 23

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Extent of Peer Social Networks Influences Onset of Adolescent Alcohol ...

Most parents recognize that the influence of peers on their children's behavior is an undeniable fact. But, just how far do these influences reach? A study published in the September/October issue of Academic Pediatrics reports that adolescents are ...

Sep 22

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Making soul connections

A veteran in the charity sector with more than 20 years of youth development and counselling experience under his belt, Mr Chua Seng Lee, 46, could not understand how he could miss the warning signs of depression. The young man he had been mentoring ...

Sep 22

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Self Care for the Caretaker

Susan's mother just called -- "Could she go with her to the doctor's on Wednesday afternoon?" she asked. Susan sighed. Oh, course, she said, without even thinking. She looked at her calendar. It was going to be another tough day. Not only did she ...

Sep 21

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Experts Want Practical Research to Improve Mental Health of People ...

Experts want practical research to help improve mental health of people experiencing humanitarian crises Experts in regions experiencing humanitarian crises want more research focused on generating and developing practical knowledge that could ...

Sep 21

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The Paradox of Control: Learning to Let Go

One of my greatest responsibilities, in my role as therapist to postpartum women who try desperately to keep pace with their own unrealistic expectations, is to simply tell them they don't have to do that anymore. They can stop working so hard. They ...

Sep 20

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Psychiatric Issues in Hoarding

Hoarding has broad-reaching implications, including a substantial public health burden linked to occupational impairment, poor physical health, and demand for social services. For example, it is not uncommon for community public health departments ...

Sep 20

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Smokers: kicking the habit may improve your personality

Washington, May 13 : Cigarette butts, which are usually thrown in the garbage bin and harm the environment, may find practical use in preventing steel corrosion. A new study suggests that community recycling programmes can be expanded beyond ...

Sep 19

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Lack of Protein FKBP51 in Old Mice Improves Resilience to Depressive ...

Decreasing expression of a protein associated with susceptibility to depression made old mice resistant to depressive-like behavior while improving their hormonal response to stress, a study led by researchers at the University of South Florida ...

Sep 19

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Evolution of Narcissism: Why We're Overconfident, and Why It Works

Believing you're better than you are may help you succeed, a new study says. For years, psychologists have observed that people routinely overestimate their abilities, said study leader Dominic Johnson, an evolutionary biologist at the University ...

Sep 17

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Why Is Self-Acceptance So Hard?

I've often said that shy, quiet people are some of the kindest people in the world. We're acutely in tune with others' feelings and willing to go out of our way to help someone. So why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do we find self-acceptance such ...

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Time on the Brain: How You Are Always Living In the Past, and Other ...

Neuroscientist Kathleen McDermott of Washington University began by quoting famous memory researcher Endel Tulving​, who called our ability to remember the past and to anticipate the future “mental time travel.” You don’t use the phrase ...

Sep 16

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Put Down That Game Controller: Researcher Suggests Video Games May ...

Wouldn't it be nice if all those hours kids spent glued to their PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo DS video games actually resulted in something tangible? Better grades, perhaps? Improved concentration? Superior driving skills? Over the past ...

Sep 16

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How to Improve Your Life with Story Editing

People can change — but how? This is the central concern of “Redirect,” a new book by Timothy D. Wilson, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. Wilson offers a tour of recent scientific work on psychological change, with a ...

Sep 15

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Computerized Anxiety Therapy Found Helpful in Small Trial

An emerging therapy known as cognitive bias modification, in which software helps subjects divert attention away from anxiety and interpret situations more calmly, helped improve anxiety symptoms in a pilot-scale randomized controlled trial. A ...

Sep 15

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