How to Listen to Your Emotions

Emotions "seek to serve and empower us to explore the world safely and make meaning of our experience in it," said Deb Hannaford, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pasadena and Monrovia, Calif. Emotions are valuable sources of information. ...

Apr 23

Categories: Mindfulness

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New research shows that a parent's perception of their child's weight ...

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight.

Apr 22

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Does ambivalance help to improve your problem-solving skills?

Psychologists have got a clear idea of how we’re influenced by the big emotional states. Feeling positive encourages an explorative cognitive style that is risk-tolerant and well suited to the open aspects of creativity, whereas negative emotions ...

Apr 22

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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How to use your voice to influence others

Lowering the pitch of your voice in the first few seconds of an interaction can help you influence others, new research finds.

Apr 22

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six valuable facts about separation anxiety in families

In an article for Geelong Surf Coast Living magazine, Colleen Morris, a counsellor and family therapist, was interviewed about the impact separation has on the family, and, in particular, children. Here are six valuable facts about separation ...

Apr 22

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

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The most distracted people can refocus with this simple excercise

A short breathing exercise is enough to refocus the minds of highly distracted people, new research finds.

Apr 21

Categories: Mindfulness

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Researchers have identified a series of psychological changes that ...

Science now suggests that how we dress may just be the difference between giving ourselves the extra edge in our professional and personal lives.

Apr 19

Categories: Self-Confidence

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Teen angst or depression?

Moodiness, irritability and isolation are often hallmarks of teenage growing pains, so it can be hard to realize where the line begins for mood disorders. So, how do parents know if their child is just going through teenage angst or dealing with a ...

Apr 19

Categories: Depression, Teenage Issues

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You Can Remember More Words With This Imagery Strategy

A study tests effects of mental imagery on memory.

Apr 19

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Researchers have found that money can buy happiness if you know how ...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge concluded in a study released this month that money can indeed buy happiness. But the joy isn't from how much money you have, but rather how you spend it.

Apr 18

Categories: Happiness

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Experienced meditators have brains that are physically 7 years ...

If you want to keep your brain young, you could do a lot worse than taking up meditation. That's if you believe the results of a new study in NeuroImage that's found experienced meditators have brains that appear 7.5 years younger, on average, than ...

Apr 16

Categories: Meditation

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By age 3 environmental factors like parenting are relevant to the ...

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that by age 3 environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run ...

Apr 16

Categories: Child Development

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Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity

Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study.

Apr 15

Categories: Creative Blocks

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Brain scan method may help detect autism

Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool.

Apr 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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What causes deja vu?

You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity - although this is a totally new experience. A new study shines a spotlight on this situation, known as déjà vu.

Apr 14

Categories: Other

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