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September 26, 2014

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11:28 AM | With Few Data, Arctic Carbon Models Lack Consensus
As climate change grips the Arctic, how much carbon is […]
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11:27 AM | Underwater robot for port security
Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and […]
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11:26 AM | How to make stronger, ‘greener’ cement
Concrete is the world’s most-used construction material, and a leading […]
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11:24 AM | Paradoxical effects of anti-inflammatory steroids
A UB study has shown that high doses of steroids […]
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11:23 AM | New molecule found in space connotes life origins
Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have […]
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11:21 AM | Genetic ‘instruction set’ for antibodies knocks down hepatitis C in mice
A triple-punch of antibodies both prevented hepatitis C infection and […]
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11:21 AM | Increased Knowledge of HPV Vaccines No Predictor of Higher Vaccination Rate
“Knowledge is power” is an old saying. Another cliché warns, […]
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11:18 AM | Chemists Observe Key Reaction for Producing ‘Atmosphere’s Detergent’
Earth’s atmosphere is a complicated dance of molecules. The chemical […]
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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: September 26, 2014
When we are confused, we want answers. When we are lost, we so want to be found. When we are lonely, we want to fill our moments with the chatter of anything, the television, the internet, with others. When we feel empty, we want to fill the holes in our selves with food, alcohol, drugs, […]
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10:22 AM | Why you’re terrible at calculating risk
Originally posted on Quartz:It’s a typical afternoon, which means that you’re on Facebook instead of doing whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing. You notice an ad from a company you follow—say, Chevrolet—offering you a chance to win…
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9:32 AM | Schizophrenia after child and adolescent psychiatric disorders
More of a 'bring to your attention' post today, as I bring to your attention(!) the paper by Cecilie Frejstrup Maibing and colleagues [1] who concluded: "The risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders [SSD] after a child and adolescent psychiatric disorder was significantly increased particularly in the short term but also in the long-term period"."I coulda been a contender"The findings were based on an analysis of one of those very informative […]
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7:00 AM | Eye contact makes us more aware of our own bodies
If you've ever felt acutely self conscious upon making eye contact with another person, a new study may help you understand why. Matias Baltazar and his colleagues have found that making eye contact activates people's awareness of their own bodies. That feeling of self consciousness induced by mutual gaze might be based in part on the fact that your brain is suddenly more attuned to your body.The researchers presented 32 participants with a series of positive and negative images on a computer […]

Baltazar M, Hazem N, Vilarem E, Beaucousin V, Picq JL & Conty L (2014). Eye contact elicits bodily self-awareness in human adults., Cognition, 133 (1) 120-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25014360

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4:02 AM | Outside Looking In: Taking A Different View of Your Relationship
image source: startribune.comIt can be hard for partners to view their disagreements impartially. In a recent study, 120 married couples were tracked for over a year, during which their marital quality generally decreased.  After that year, half of the couples learned how to reappraise conflict by writing about their relationships from the viewpoint of an uninvolved, neutral third party, while the other half continued in their relationships without receiving any intervention. At the end of […]
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3:13 AM | WWPD (What Would Phil Do)?
WWPD (What Would Phil Do)?   Latest Blog By Phil La Duke – see the original post here One glance at that title and it would seem I am back in my full arrogant splendor, but I hope you will reserve judgment until you’ve read my explanation. After last week’s post, in addition to the […] The post WWPD (What Would Phil Do)? appeared first on Safety Risk.

September 25, 2014

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11:35 PM | 8 Practical Suggestions for Parents of Kids with ADHD
The school year is back upon us, and parents of kids with ADHD probably could use some support and tips. So here are some suggestions: 1. Manage your expectations. Children with ADHD have a legitimate neurological condition that impairs planning, organization, impulse control, focus, and attention. ADHD cannot be cured, but it can be managed […]
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9:33 PM | The Unfortunate Consequence of the “Whole Food” Movement
Imagine your roof has a leak that could cause damage to your home. You want to repair it but it will take a lot of effort. You believe the house would also be improved with a coat of paint, new ...
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8:15 PM | 7 Movies That Will Profoundly Change You
Ever since cinema established itself as a form of art, countless films have been created; countless superb and strong and aweworthy films. That is one of the reasons why the choices on this list were so exceptionally hard to make. But there are some films that touch us in a … READ MORE
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6:44 PM | Why we LOL
Originally posted on NeuWrite San Diego:Humor is a difficult concept to articulate. We might not always know why things are funny, but we do tend to know what kinds of things are funny. It comes in many forms, and general consensus is that things like videos of treadmill mishaps, cynical comics and corny puns are…
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6:29 PM | Why we LOL
Humor is a difficult concept to articulate. We might not always know why things are funny, but we do tend to know what kinds of things are funny. It comes in many forms, and general consensus is that things like videos of treadmill mishaps, cynical comics and corny puns are funny. Luckily, there’s a pretty large […]
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6:28 PM | How to Know if You’re Truly Resilient
If there’s a word people in the top ranks of human capital are buzzing about these days, it’s resilience. I get asked all the time what it means — followed by questions about how to get more of it. I’ve done lots (and lots) of reading and thinking and speaking about resilience. I’ve watched it […]
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6:24 PM | Are there currently any new causes of Alzheimer?
While some factors are well known are still investigating the cause of Alzheimer order to make a better diagnosis and treatment.
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5:23 PM | What to Remember When You Feel Terrible About Your Body
I think it’s key to feel our feelings — whatever the feeling that comes up. All feelings are valid. So if you’re feeling like crap about your body, then you’re feeling like crap about your body. That’s OK. It’s something to acknowledge, accept and feel — instead of beating yourself up for beating yourself up. […]
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2:30 PM | This is What Heavy Multitasking Could Be Doing To Your Brain
Multitasking may affect crucial areas of the brain's emotional and cognitive centres. 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:Are Men or Women Better at Multitasking? Heavy Drinkers Lose Memory Faster With Age Brain Changes Associated With Casual Marijuana Use Hyper-Connected: What Depression Does to Your Brain Painless Brain Stimulation Improves Mental Arithmetic in […]
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2:23 PM | Yet Again: A Blood Test for Depression? I’m Not Holding My Breath
The news articles are breathless. “Objective Blood Test Can Diagnose Depression,” “Blood Test Flags Depression, Predicts Treatment Response,” and “There’s A Blood Test That Can Diagnose Depression!” Wow! That’s just darned amazing. You mean we can draw blood from a patient (in a lab, which is usually some place separate you have to go to […]
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2:00 PM | Personalizing Mental Illness
Several years ago a friend called and asked me if I wanted to go with him to see a film called, simply, “Milk.” I like movies in general, and this one sounded innocuous enough. So I said, “Sure!” I left the theater sobbing. I was furious with my friend – for inviting me, for not […]
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1:30 PM | Grad School: Online I/O Psychology Master’s and PhD Program List
Grad School Series: Applying to Graduate School in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Starting Sophomore Year: Should I get a Ph.D. or Master’s? | How to Get Research Experience Starting Junior Year: Preparing for the GRE | Getting Recommendations Starting Senior Year: Where to Apply | Traditional vs. Online Degrees | Personal Statements Interviews/Visits: Preparing for Interviews | Going to Interviews In Graduate […]
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12:00 PM | Gender Differences in Youth Crimes
Young female offenders represent a growing number of young offenders. Studies have shown that youth in the juvenile justice system, particularly young females, report higher rates of lifetime sexual abuse than their nonoffending peers. A study published recently in Law...            Related StoriesWhen is Torture Justified?Use and Abuse of Research in the Courtroom"Provocation" Cited in Bizarre UK Domestic Violence Case 
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10:45 AM | Adults with ADHD: Shrinking ‘Shoulds’
Adults with ADHD often hold all kinds of “shoulds.” These include everything from I should be able to remember that to I shouldn’t need a pill to do what I’m supposed to do to I shouldn’t need all these reminders or alarms, according to Ari Tuckman, PsyD, a clinical psychologist who specializes in ADHD. Other […]
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9:10 AM | Temporal trends in US autism prevalence: mainly real increase
"Diagnosed autism prevalence has risen dramatically in the U.S over the last several decades and continued to trend upward as of birth year 2005. The increase is mainly real and has occurred mostly since the late 1980s"."They call me Cha Cha because I'm the best dancer at St. Bernadette's"That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Cynthia Nevison [1] (open-access) following her analysis of temporal trends in autism diagnosis for birth years between 1970 and 2005. Based on an analysis […]
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7:00 AM | How do male scientists balance the demands of work and family?
Academia remains heavily gendered, thanks in part to historical stereotypes that assert men are suited to solving complex problems and ready to put "great works" over other concerns such as community or family. Psychology and sociology have shown how this disadvantages women working in these fields, particularly if they wish to have children.A new study led by Sarah Damaske of Pennsylvania State University takes a different approach, looking at what this world is like for men. From the 73 male […]
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