Road Rage: A common phenomenon?

From flipping the bird to angry confrontation, aggressive driving has become common. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. drivers say they committed at least one antisocial act on the road in the past year. This problem has worsened over the past three years - ...

Aug 18

Categories: Anger Management

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What do teenagers need from their parents?

The teenage years can be mystifying for parents. Sensible children turn scatter-brained or start having wild mood swings. Formerly level-headed adolescents ride in cars with dangerous drivers or take other foolish risks. During one of the most ...

Aug 18

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Psychologists Say Olympic Athletes' Weird Rituals Are Actually ...

Serena Williams is rumored to wear the same socks for the duration of a tournament and bouncing her tennis ball five times before her first serve. Psychologist Stuart Vyse, who authored a book on the psychology of superstition, says pregame rituals ...

Aug 17

Categories: Sports Psychology

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Why bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists, and other ...

The Olympics is a laboratory for testing the limits of human strength and endurance. But it serves as a laboratory for other types of experiments, too. One such experiment has been helping researchers to unlock the mystery of facial expressions. ...

Aug 17

Categories: Happiness

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What social media does to teenage brains

A UCLA research study found that the same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of "likes" on their own photos or the photos of peers in a social network.

Aug 16

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence ...

Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown that there is a relationship between receptivity ...

Aug 15

Categories: Child Development

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Stress Shortens Life

In today's increasingly high-paced world, stress has become part and parcel of our lives. It is well-known that chronic stress and depression are detrimental to our well-being and we are often able to tell its physical manifestation in a loved one ...

Aug 15

Categories: Stress Management

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How Does Exercise Benefit Cognition?

We all know that exercise improves our physical fitness, but staying in shape can also boost our brainpower.

Aug 13

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Psychopaths: How To Tell Which Ones Are Criminals

A lack of self-control and a strong focus on rewards is strongly linked to criminal behaviour, new research finds.

Aug 13

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3 Keys To Finding Balance in Motherhood

Writer Yuko Grover offers mothers tips for reclaiming their lives

Aug 13

Categories: Parenting

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Can Psychiatry Turn Itself around?

The public is deeply skeptical about the profession—but given the problems of addiction, depression and other forms of mental illness, we need it more than ever

Aug 12

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More analytical, less intuitive people are better at empathy

Reading what other people are feeling is an important skill that helps us navigate conflicts, deepen relationships, and negotiate effectively.

Aug 12

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10 Foods That Improve Memory In Young And Old Alike

Improvements in working memory, long-term memory, executive function and more…

Aug 12

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Healing power of communal gardening Gardening

Horticultural therapy - which encourages a person to visit green spaces and join guided group gardening activities - can have mental and physical health benefits. This is the interim finding of an ongoing local study, called Effects Of ...

Aug 11

Categories: Mindfulness

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How culture affects views of mental illness

"I am already dead! I have been buried." said a young south Asian girl on the psychiatric ward. Prior to her admission she had stopped going to school, and instead isolated herself in her room spending hours on the internet searching for her grave. ...

Aug 11

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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