To Maintain life long mental acuity, avoid early Retirement and ...

Retir­ing at 55 and spend­ing the rest of your life relax­ing on the front porch may sound appeal­ing, but if you want your brain to keep work­ing, it's prob­a­bly not a good idea. Mount­ing evi­dence shows that stay­ing in the work­force ...

Nov 5

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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4 Tips For Finally Facing Your Fears

We know that the best way to deal with our fears is to face them. But, naturally, this sounds like a terrifying proposition. Thankfully, we can learn healthy ways to approach our fears instead of avoiding and denying them.

Nov 4

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Health Psychology

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Selective Media Coverage May Cause Us to Forget Certain Health Facts

The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease — new research suggests that the same mass media coverage may also influence the facts that we forget.

Nov 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Talking to someone with dementia: 2 rules

Communication with someone who has dementia can require a great deal of energy, patience, and creativity.

Nov 3

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Dementia

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Me, MySelfie and I

Research is uncovering what your selfie says about you.

Nov 3

Categories: Personality problems

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Worry: A Gloomy Daydream

Although everyone worries from time to time, some of us are plagued by worry on a daily basis. Why do we do this?

Nov 3

Categories: Anxiety

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Addictive Relating: Desperation Disguised as Love

Addictive relating - when keeping someone at any cost has much more to do with desperation than about sharing a loving relationship.

Nov 2

Categories: Love addiction, Relationships & Marriage

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How Effective Are Mental Health Apps?

Using a mobile app without any perceived benefits can compound your anxiety about your mental health problems.

Nov 2

Categories: Health Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Can You Get Smarter?

You can increase the size of your muscles by pumping iron and improve your stamina with aerobic training. Can you get smarter by exercising — or altering — your brain?

Oct 31

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Haunted House Science: You Don’t Need Gore To Terrify, If You Know ...

Scare tactics informed by brain science.

Oct 31

Categories: Fear, Other

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Primary Selves, Disowned Selves and Self-Awareness

Self-awareness involves recognising the many selves in you, both primary and disowned, and how they affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. What are primary and disowned selves, and how do they work in you?

Oct 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Do Good or Make Money: Which Side are YOU on?

It is possible to both do good and make money.

Oct 29

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mental Health Professions, ...

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Halloween: Mental Illness Stigma

Should we get worked up over Halloween costumes?

Oct 29

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Advantages of Being the Scapegoat

Might the scapegoat of a family benefit from being scapegoated?

Oct 29

Categories: Adult psychological development, Blended Family Issues

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Scientists Study Nomophobia - Fear of Being without a Mobile Phone

My dependence on devices reached an embarrassing low recently. As I hurried to leave for work one morning, I patted my back pocket and realized I did not have my phone. Seconds later, in a fully automatic behavioral response, I patted my back pocket ...

Oct 28

Categories: Phobias

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