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October 24, 2014

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5:06 AM | Cerebellar Pruning
One day you’re chopping down an unwanted palm tree, the next you’re flashing your machete through a dense forest in god knows where. The life of a tree hacker boasted plenty of travel opportunity, but not a lot of stability. Camille swung her weapon through yet another thicket. “We better be getting bonuses for this […]
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4:01 AM | The Truth Behind Online Dating: What Is and Isn’t Real
Though still quite new (relatively) in our culture, and a bit daunting, more and more people are venturing into the online dating world for romance and sex. Below, I’ve compiled some evidence-based tips to help you navigate online dating websites and, hopefully, find what you’re looking for.  People aren’t always what they seem. Deception is common in online dating—and I’m not talking about Catfishing, I’m talking about people presenting themselves as […]
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2:25 AM | Tue 28th Oct: RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS on intergroup psychology
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October 23, 2014

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11:35 PM | You Must Learn to Love Yourself Before Extending Love to Others
Sometimes joy is found, not in what you receive, but in what you finally let go. I can pinpoint “the happiest moment of my life” almost to the second. I was on a plane taxiing down a runway en-route to visit my parents in Chicago. The airline attendant began the all too familiar announcement: “Should […]
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11:19 PM | The New Leadership – Risk and Safety
The New Leadership – Risk and Safety Dr Rob explains the what his new book “Following-Leading in Risk” is all about. Download Section 1 of “Following-Leading in Risk” Free: To win a FREE COPY of the book CLICK HERE To attend the book launch CLICK HERE   A number of people have been asking about […] The post The New Leadership – Risk and Safety appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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7:36 PM | This Is What The Solar System Looks Like As A Subway Map
All road trips need directions, unless of course you are setting out on an adventure. An adventure into space sounds lovely, doesn’t it, but let’s face it, who wants to get lost out there, huh? We need a map, don’t we! Yes, even space needs a map, especially space travel, … READ MORE
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5:31 PM | 7 Strategies To Deal With The Winter Blues NOW, Before Winter Begins
Prepare for the Winter Blues by putting preventative strategies in place now.
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5:15 PM | 7 Tips to Make Healthy Eating Habits Easier
Many people were very intrigued by my interview with behavioral scientist Brian Wansink and his ideas. He studies eating behavior and consumer habits, and has a book that just came out: Slim By Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. I asked him for some of his top tips, and he gave me these excellent suggestions to “Help […]
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4:24 PM | Are headaches associated with apnea?
One of the most disabling conditions for anyone are the headaches that can become disabling.
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2:32 PM | What Monkeys Can Teach Us About Pitching in the World Series
Storied baseball pitchers are renowned for consistently throwing strike after […]
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2:31 PM | Fast modeling of cancer mutations
New genome-editing technique enables rapid analysis of genes mutated in […]
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2:30 PM | Microscopic ‘walkers’ find their way across cell surfaces
Nature has developed a wide variety of methods for guiding […]
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2:16 PM | Psych Central Community Connection a Winner in Text, Talk, Act Contest
Psych Central and our affiliated non-profit organization, the Psych Central Community Connection, have partnered with the National Dialogue on Mental Health, the White House initiative started in 2013 to help increase the national discussion about mental illness, treatment and general mental health. Creating Community Solutions, who is also part of the national dialogue, has brought […]
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2:13 PM | Season of Your Birth Affects Mood in Later Life
Summer, spring, autumn and winter babies have different personalities when they grow up. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Does The Weather Affect Your Mood? Brain Ultrasound: How Sound Waves Can Boost Mood Sense of Belonging Increases Meaningfulness of Life Yoga’s Powerful Influence on Mood The Lasting Impact of Early Life Stress on the Brain
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2:00 PM | Mentoring – a Proven Resource for Extra Recovery Support
If you’ve been following this blog for longer than five minutes, you already know I’m a staunch champion of mentoring (plus the blog title kind of gives it away). And not just for eating disorders recovery, either, or even for recovery in general – I’m also a huge fan of mentoring just for living life. […]
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1:30 PM | How to Write an APA Style Research Paper Introduction [INFOGRAPHIC]
Writing APA-style papers is a tricky business. So to complement my discussion of writing publishable scientific articles, I’ve created an infographic showing some of the major ideas you should consider when writing the introduction to an APA-style research paper. This approach will work well in most social scientific fields, especially Psychology. If you’re writing a […]The post How to Write an APA Style Research Paper Introduction [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on […]
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12:00 PM | US Foreign Aid and Terrorism
While it is commonly assumed that the United States uses foreign aid as an instrument to combat global terrorism, it is unclear whether it views terrorist threats to other countries, particularly its allies, with urgency. A new article in the...            Related StoriesStigma and Seeking HellpThe Personality of Being A TrollCan Anger in Infants Predict Later Problems? 
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10:25 AM | The Power of Kindness
The last few months have been hard for me. I’ve had some issues with depression and paranoia. Living with schizophrenia is a rollercoaster and even little blips can turn into crises. This depression, though, has had me feeling a deep sense of loneliness. The paranoia makes me feel ostracized from the world, and it’s really […]
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8:50 AM | How reminders of money affect people's expression and perception of emotion
Bank robbers and gamblers will tell you what people are prepared to do for the sake of money. But money also has more subtle influences. Back in 2006, researchers showed that mere reminders of money made people more selfish (although note a later attempt failed to replicate this result).In the latest research in this field, a team led by Yuwei Jiang have shown that exposing people to pictures of money, or to money-related words, reduces their emotional expressivity and makes them more sensitive […]

Jiang, Y., Chen, Z. & Wyer, R. (2014). Impact of money on emotional expression, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55 228-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.07.013

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8:46 AM | Postpartum depression and the broader autism phenotype?
"The findings suggest that pregnant women with BAP [broader autism phenotype] have an elevated risk for PPD [postpartum depression]".That was the conclusion reached by Ryosuke Asano and colleagues [1] based on their analysis of data derived from the Hamamatsu Birth Cohort (HBC) Study [2]. The idea being that the more subtle presentation of issues linked to a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (the BAP) might predispose to a great likelihood of other behavioural or […]

Asano, R., Tsuchiya, K., Takei, N., Harada, T., Kugizaki, Y., Nakahara, R., Nakayasu, C., Okumura, A., Suzuki, Y., Takagai, S. & Mori, N. (2014). Broader autism phenotype as a risk factor for postpartum depression: Hamamatsu Birth Cohort (HBC) Study, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8 (12) 1672-1678. DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.08.010

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7:35 AM | Safety and Risk Snippets
Safety and Risk Snippets -  a few interesting recent safety and risk articles from the WWW   The Importance of Discipline By Phil LaDuke Safety professionals take great pains to engage workers in safety. While it’s true that engaged workers tend to be more concerned about the safety of the workplace worker engagement can only […] The post Safety and Risk Snippets appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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1:35 AM | Are You Guilty of Low Self-Esteem Workarounds?
Those of us who struggle with low self-esteem might not like ourselves very much. But, because we’re alive, we like other people and other stuff. As scathingly as we might view our reflections in mirrors or our performance at work, a few things out there in the world still bring us unadulterated joy. No matter […]

October 22, 2014

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11:14 PM | Questions to Ask Ourselves for Practicing Self-Care
This morning I was reading Mara’s newsletter (I highly recommend subscribing, which you can do here). In it, she mentions the simple question we can ask ourselves when practicing self-care: What do I need? It’s a question we ask every day, several times a day. I love this because sometimes we complicate self-care. We get […]
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9:30 PM | Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in […]
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9:29 PM | If you’re over 60, drink up: alcohol associated with better memory
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, […]
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8:45 PM | Pumpkin Fest Madness & the Age of Narcissism
“It’s just like a rush. You’re revolting from the cops … It’s a blast to do things that you’re not supposed to do.” – Steven French, age 18 [1] When I first saw the headline — “Pumpkin Festival Riot” — I thought it might be a parody, along the lines of spoofs published by The […]
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7:15 PM | Scientists Managed to Erase Painful Memories with Light
Memories are precious, well, some of them. Some memories are better left buried according to those who suffer with ailments such as PTSD. That is why the current stir about erasing memories has grasped the attention of many people who suffer from this ailment. The ability to erase memories could … READ MORE
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6:27 PM | Does the thought control obesity?
One of the most important health problems in recent years in some developed countries is rising cases of obesity.
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3:45 PM | How a Schedule Can Help You Sleep Better
The fancy digital, pedometer-bracelet thingy around my wrist tells me I slept six hours and 25 minutes with four interruptions. As I struggle to awake, my body can tell you, that isn’t nearly enough. An estimated 70 million Americans are sleep-deprived, according to the National Sleep Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]
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3:21 PM | Are All Labrador Retrievers the Same?
Or do show dogs and field dogs vary in temperament?Photo: c.byatt-norman / ShutterstockIt’s often said there are personality differences between Labrador Retrievers bred to show (conformation dogs) and those bred to work (field dogs). And chocolate labs have a reputation for being different than black and yellow labs. Is it true? New research by Sarah Lofgren et al (Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, University of Edinburgh) investigates.Although many Labrador Retrievers are family pets, […]

Lofgren, S., Wiener, P., Blott, S., Sanchez-Molano, E., Woolliams, J., Clements, D. & Haskell, M. (2014). Management and personality in Labrador Retriever dogs, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 156 44-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.04.006

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