Charisma: What It Is and How to Grow It

Five steps to developing personal charisma.

Dec 15

Categories: Self-Confidence

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Cognitive development across the lifespan

(Young minds’ edition) A contrast between cognitive abilities and crystallized intelligence.

Dec 13

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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4 Reasons to Forgive but Not Forget

Knowing how to forgive someone is an essential life skill. It serves us well in our love lives and professional relationships.Forgiving and forgetting is great in theory, but in reality it’s difficult. Below are four reasons why it’s important ...

Dec 13

Categories: Forgiveness

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Possible genetic link found in treatment-related cognitive issues in ...

Study associates poor neurocognitive outcomes with variations in genes related to brain inflammation and oxidative stress, highlight potential interventions

Dec 12

Categories: Cancer, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Less Sleep Means More Stress for Teens

Teens stay up late at night and sleep late into the morning, a result of a natural shift in their circadian rhythms. That biological schedule puts them at odds with the adult world, as well as early start times for high school. But does the mismatch ...

Dec 12

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Tied to Lower IQ at Age 7

Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates, common chemicals in consumer products, in late pregnancy tend to score lower than other kids on intelligence tests at age 7.

Dec 12

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Being an Arrogant Know-It-All: A Surefire Way to Derail Your Career

Being arrogant is a problem because a person "always thinks he/she has the right and only answer [and] discounts or dismisses the input of others" (Lombardo & Eichinger, 1998, p. 447). Some causes of arrogance include: lack of feedback, like own ...

Dec 11

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Left-Handers or Right-Handers: Whose Brains Work Faster?

Is it righties or lefties who earn 10-12% higher salaries?

Dec 11

Categories: Other

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People with Opioid Dependence in Recovery Show 'Re-Regulation' of ...

The study by Scott C. Bunce, PhD, of Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, and colleagues provides evidence of "physiological re-regulation" of disrupted brain and hormonal responses to pleasurable stimuli—both drug- and ...

Dec 11

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Brain scans link frontal abnormalities to suicidal behaviors in ...

Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix Arizona. The study ...

Dec 10

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.

Dec 10

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Self-Development – Suggestions for How To Continually Grow and ...

According to Lominger International (now a Korn/Ferry Company), a competency is "a measurable characteristic of a person that is related to success at work. It may be a behavioral skill, a technical skill, an attribute (such as intelligence), or an ...

Dec 10

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Suffer from extreme social anxiety? Your friends probably like you ...

A psychologist helping a person with social anxiety disorder will often try to convince them that they come over far more positively in social situations than they realise. A new study provides some evidence to back this up. Thomas Rodebaugh and his ...

Dec 9

Categories: Anxiety, Social Isolation

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Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood

The chemical messenger dopamine – otherwise known as the happiness hormone – is important not only for motivation and motor skills. It seems it can also help neurons with difficult cognitive tasks. Torben Ott, Simon Jacob and Professor Andreas ...

Dec 9

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Brain Training Doesn't Make You Smarter

If you've spent more than about 5 minutes surfing the web, listening to the radio, or watching TV in the past few years, you will know that cognitive training - better known as "brain training" - is one of the hottest new trends in self improvement.

Dec 9

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