What we've been getting wrong about choosing gifts

Buying a gift can feel like a test. You want the gift to show how thoughtful you've been, and how you've taken the recipient's interests and personality into account. Yet according to the authors of a new psychology paper, this isn't the optimal ...

Aug 12

Categories: Other

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The Colors We Eat

When it comes to food, color is money. Food companies scan their products on the line with custom colorimeters to ensure mathematically consistent hues. Fruits and vegetables are shipped in chemically "modified" atmospheres, because "better stem and ...

Aug 8

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Siblings of children with schizophrenia show resilience to the ...

Fundamental differences between how the brain forms during adolescence have been discovered in children with schizophrenia and their siblings, a new study shows. The study opens up new avenues for researchers to explore when developing treatment for ...

Aug 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.

Aug 7

Categories: Stress Management

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Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...

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How to really rid yourself from the clutches of a bad mood

Bad moods suck, don't they? They seem to come out of nowhere, mess with our lives and then leave at their own whim. And just when we begin to think we're finally free from their clutches, they visit us again,a s if to ensure we don't stay happy for ...

Aug 5

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Why sleep deprivation turns us into angry, pissed monsters

Feel yourself waking up as a monster due to lack of sleep? Sleep deprivation increases your chances of experiencing bad moods tremendously. All of us have been sleep deprived at some point in our lives and I'm sure we can all relate with that ...

Aug 4

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Study: Perfectionism linked to burnout at work school and sports

A perfectionist yourself? Concerns about perfectionism can sabotage success at work, school or on the playing field, leading to stress, burnout and potential health problems, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and ...

Aug 3

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Study: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task ...

A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – more so than it would for typically developing kids. But it wasn’t clear if better performance through praise and reward was ...

Aug 3

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Study: Computerized treatment may combat PTSD symptoms 0

Some 10-15 percent of combat veterans struggle with wounds invisible to the naked eye: post-traumatic stress. While there is no cure-all for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new study suggests an entirely new approach to treating PTSD - a ...

Aug 1

Categories: Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Study: People walk slower and swerve when texting while distracted

Have a habit of walking and texting at the same time? Texting while walking and being cognitively distracted may significantly affect the way a person walks, resulting in a more cautious gait.

Jul 31

Categories: Other

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Study: 22% of Children Have Underdeveloped Brains From Growing up in ...

Growing up in poverty — as do 22% of children in the US — has alarming, long-term effects on the brain, new studies conclude. This can lead to long-term problems with depression, anxiety, learning difficulties and issues dealing with stress.

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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Study: Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found

The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress ...

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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Depending on your brain, Practice doesn't always make perfect

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain's capacity to learn suggests there's more to it than the adage that 'practice makes perfect.' A music-training study has found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for ...

Jul 29

Categories: Other

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The Myth of Matrydom:What You Don't Understand about Suicide Attacks

There is still widespread confusion about the psychology of Islamic suicide attackers, whether they strike at home or abroad. Are they attempting to sacrifice their lives for an ideological cause, or do they actually want to die? The answer to this ...

Jul 29

Categories: Depression, Other

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