Why the “Small” Things Matter: Stop Avoiding Yourself and Your ...

When you are faced with the small things, rather than ignoring them, ask yourself these questions. (Make sure you aren’t judging or analyzing your answers. Just notice what floats up as you pay attention. This may take 10 minutes or days!)

Jan 24

Categories: Other, Self-Confidence

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Video-Based Intervention Helps Babies at High Risk of Autism

Babies of parents who completed lessons on whow to work with their infants were moderately more engaged with other people and showed more social behaviors

Jan 24

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Researchers Discover How Brain Recognizes Danger

Study in Nature May Lead to New Therapies for PTSD, Phobias and Anxieties

Jan 23

Categories: Anxiety, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...

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Men and women process emotions differently

Women rate emotional images as more emotionally stimulating than men do and are more likely to remember them. However, there are no gender-related differences in emotional appraisal as far as neutral images are concerned. These were the findings of ...

Jan 23

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Why Companies Want Staffers With Happy Spouses

Todd Pedersen, chief executive of home-automation company Vivint Inc., says there's a connection between the state of his employees' relationships and their productivity levels. "When my wife's sad, I am not coming to work with a bounce in my ...

Jan 22

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Workplace Issues

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LGBT health concerns need special attention: experts

The LGBT community is facing an increased burden of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

Jan 22

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Adolescents who sleep poorly and insufficiently may develop alcohol ...

Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and young adults in high-risk samples. A new study has ...

Jan 21

Categories: Addictions, Child Development, Sleep Disorders

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Should Schools Teach Personality?

Self-control, curiosity, "grit" - these qualities may seem more personal than academic, but at some schools, they’re now part of the regular curriculum. Some researchers say personality could be even more important than intelligence when it comes ...

Jan 21

Categories: Child Development, Personality problems

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The psychology of Facebook, digested

With over a billion users, Facebook is changing the social life of our species. Cultural commentators ponder the effects. Is it bringing us together or tearing us apart?

Jan 20

Categories: Social Isolation

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Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep

For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative - marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) - but is later associated with sleep disruption.

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions, Sleep Disorders

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Digital Drugs - Getting High Online?

Connecting yourself to a computer is now apparently all you need to do to get high. That is according to some users and promoters of a phenomenon known as "digital drugs". These consist of specially designed audio tracks easily found on the internet ...

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions

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Could our brain instruct our bodies to burn more fat?

By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat.

Jan 19

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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a ...

Jan 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Reverse psychology: How bad managers inspire team camaraderie

An unfair, uncaring manager makes for an uncertain working life, one characterised by stress, absenteeism and poor performance. But new research suggests a silver lining: when the boss is unjust, team members come together.

Jan 19

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is There a Single Dimension of Mental Illness?

Many different types of psychiatric disorders may share a common thread.

Jan 17

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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