Knocking out stress

When stress weighs you down, the tendency may be to overindulge in alcohol or comfort foods, veg out in front of the TV or hide out under the blankets. An athletic person might even opt for a long run. But fitness experts say there is a better ...

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So You Really Want to Be Happier? Three Simple Rules that Everyone ...

On top of the fit between a positive activity and a particular person, new research by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Rene Dickerhoof, Julia Boehm, and Kennon Sheldon suggests there are two other important factors which influence your chances of increasing your ...

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Long-Term Poverty but Not Family Instability Affects Children's ...

Children from homes that experience persistent poverty are more likely to have their cognitive development affected than children in better off homes, reveals research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community ...

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'Shame and secrecy’ surrounding mental health in Asian communities

A new report has uncovered a culture of stigma, secrecy and shame surrounding mental illness in South Asian communities. The report by 'Time for Change' also cites consequences for those with mental health problems including reduced marriage ...

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Meditation May Help the Brain 'Turn Down the Volume' on Distractions

The positive effects of mindfulness meditation on pain and working memory may result from an improved ability to regulate a crucial brain wave called the alpha rhythm. This rhythm is thought to "turn down the volume" on distracting information, ...

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Japan fears post-quake rise in suicides

Officials are concerned that a lingering sense of hopelessness among quake victims may drive them to take their own lives. Authorities have provided hotlines, therapy and counseling in hopes of averting more deaths.

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Boot camp in Malaysia for effeminate boys

An education department in one Malaysian state is sending effeminate boys to a boot camp to change their behavior, a move that's drawn fire from educators and activists. The Terengganu state Education Department picked 66 boys for the camp this ...

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