Study: Depressed "Pinterest" users suffer from lack of positive ...

Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest - and fuel - depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren't many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively.

Dec 11

Categories: Depression

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Your life story is made up of transitions and turning points – do ...

When you take a look back at the year just gone, do you see any times of real change? A turning point, perhaps – or maybe a transition? Although many of us use them interchangeably, these two kinds of important life events are distinct; as new ...

Dec 11

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Lack of Sleep Tampers with Your Emotions

A new Tel Aviv University study has identified the neurological mechanism responsible for disturbed emotion regulation and increased anxiety due to only one night's lack of sleep. The research reveals the changes sleep deprivation can impose on our ...

Dec 10

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Human trials suggest 'rescued' drug could be safer treatment for ...

A drug destined for the scrap heap has been rescued by Oxford scientists, who may have found it a new role in treating bipolar disorder.

Dec 9

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Study: Text messages that end in a period seen as less sincere

If you don't want to send the wrong message, watch how you punctuate your texts.

Dec 9

Categories: Adult psychological development, Relationships & Marriage

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Why Even Experts Fall for Art Forgery

The average person might be fooled by a fake Monet made of acrylic paint and mixed with K-Y Jelly, but wouldn't an art aficionado know better? How do some of the best art dealers, curators, and collectors get fleeced by con artists?

Dec 8

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Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Many psychologists believe that laughter and amusement evolved to signal that a surprise is not a threat. When words defy our expectations, it makes sense that we respond with laughter.

Dec 8

Categories: Positive Psychology

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How Facebook Learns While You Forget

The science behind social media nostalgia.

Dec 8

Categories: Empathy, Happiness

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Daydreaming: The best ever productivity hack?

Daydreaming, wool-gathering, zoning-out, everybody does it. It’s a guilty pleasure, universally considered to be a waste of time, the realm of the slacker, an enemy of productivity. Recent research, however may change our perspectives.

Dec 7

Categories: Mindfulness

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Why Parents Worry More About Sex than Violence in the Movies

Violence is more harmful to people than sex. Parents universally hope their kids will never have to be violent or even experience violence. Sex, on the other hand, is a part of life that everybody wants their offspring to enjoy eventually. So why ...

Dec 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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An ADHD Holiday

Managing the symptoms during the season.

Dec 5

Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development

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Five Ways to Give Better Gifts (Backed by Science)

Buying gifts is often anxiety provoking. Psychologists who study gift-giving have identified why some gifts elicit joy, and others polite smiles.

Dec 3

Categories: Happiness

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What really drives you crazy about waiting in line

Interestingly, it turns out that what you hate most about lines probably isn't the length of the wait after all.

Dec 3

Categories: Adult psychological development

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How to Be Selfish

This isn’t a how-to guide for narcissists. They don’t need any pointers. This is for all the people who often feel like doormats.

Dec 2

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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What's it like to meet the man who murdered your brother?

Traditionally, the criminal justice system has been focused on ensuring that offenders are suitably punished that the interests and needs of victims are often overlooked. In the case of a murder, what about relatives and friends left behind?

Dec 2

Categories: Forgiveness

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