How To Say 'No' Compassionately

Whether it's saying no to a lover, job candidate, spouse, friend or business proposal, here are some basic principles for doing it compassionately.

Dec 15

Categories: Adoption / Reunion Issues, Self-Esteem

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Humans Evolved To Get Better Sleep In Less Time

Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according to a new study, is that our sleep is more efficient.

Dec 15

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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More Women on Campus May Contribute to Hook-Up Culture

The greater proportion of women than men on college campuses may contribute to a hook-up culture where women are more willing to engage in casual sex, according to new research.

Dec 14

Categories: Fertility Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Why Prison Drug Treatment Fails

Why is prison drug treatment such a failure? A counselor, an expert and two former inmates weigh in.

Dec 14

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Kids Who Handle Money Work Harder, but There's a Downside

Money can make youngsters as little as three years old work harder, but there’s evidence it can also make them less charitable.

Dec 12

Categories: Child Development

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The benefits of doubt: New research on becoming a more effective ...

Researchers are finally beginning to understand what it takes to improve the effectiveness of psychotherapy. Shifting away from the failed, decades-long focus on methods and diagnosis, attention has now turned to the individual practitioner.

Dec 12

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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More progress needed in early recognition of autism

An increasing proportion of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are undergoing recommended evaluation in preschool years, but population rates of ASD remain higher in eight than four year-olds, a new study reports.

Dec 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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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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