Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and thoughts. But does it work? And in what circumstances?
Date Posted: May 20, 2016
Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity have found in a new report that the ways in which elderly people process high-arousal emotions, such as anger and excitement, is in part responsible for their heightened susceptibility to fraud.
Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging. Tragically, a contributing factor to many fatal accidents is when the pilot has misjudged the appropriateness of the flying conditions.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders.
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While taking a vacation has strong psychological benefits, there's no one-size-fits-all dream holiday. The type of break you should take varies greatly according to your mindset; after all, time alone on a remote island will impact someone who's ...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common following situations that involve threatened death or serious injury, such as robbery or rape, an earthquake or a car accident. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder leads many to feel out of control. The ...
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An interesting finding from studies over the last several years is that people underestimate how likely someone else is to comply with a request. That is, if you ask someone to do a simple task, they are generally much more likely to agree to do it ...
Running barefoot improves memory more than running with shoes on, a new study finds.
Poor workplace culture can have a huge effect on people's mental and physical health, and it's time business leaders addressed the issue urgently.
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A new study from researchers at Duke University and King's College London says that living in neighbourhoods with high crime rates and low social cohesion can cause psychotic symptoms among urban children. The study, published in the journal ...
Four symptoms are particularly important in the development of clinical depression, according to new research.
One may argue that standardized testing such as the SATs are faulty, hence cannot accurately predict how well women will do in university. Others claim that women tend to choose easier subjects in university, hence score better grades. However, ...
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the pervasiveness of smartphones is making us increasingly distracted and hyperactive. These presumed symptoms of constant digital stimulation also happen to characterize a well-known neurodevelopmental disorder: ...
It can be difficult to tell when someone is suffering from anxiety. Frequently people try to hide any mental health problems they are experiencing as they don’t want others to see their weakness and fear that they will be misunderstood. Here are ...
UAB researchers are testing a new treatment for BED: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation(tDCS). The non-invasive therapy sends low-voltage electricity into the brain through electrodes places on either side of the head.
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Rich Americans aren't only getting richer. They're becoming more isolated from the rest of America, too. Rich Americans spend less time socializing with their family and neighbors - although they do spend more time socializing with friends. The ...
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