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October 26, 2014

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2:45 PM | Self-Care Sunday: Exploring Who You’ve Been
In addition to sharing links to others’ posts on self-care (along with a few of my own) in these “Self-Care Sunday” posts, I’m also occasionally sharing a small tip or idea for taking kinder care of ourselves. Right now I’m reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. (I know. I’m always late to the party.) In the […]
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12:52 PM | Pure Experience
“I suddenly realize that at last after more than seventy years of looking I see things as they are – what a phrase, “as they are” – and not, as in all past years, wrapped in concepts, e.g. man, woman, flowers, trees.  I see them now as islands of black and white that move, or […]
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12:00 PM | The Case of the Brooklyn Enigma (Part 2 of 2)
Continued from Part One As a test of Mollie’s supposed psychic powers, Dr. Hammond issued a challenge in the New York Sun. He would enclose a certified cheque for a large sum of money (at least $1000.00) in a single...            Related StoriesThe Case of the Brooklyn Enigma (Part One of Two)The Rumour Watchers (Part 2 of 2)Alexander the Corrector (Part Two of Two) 
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10:45 AM | Relationships: Evaluating Your Return On Investment
For nearly 20 years I have been teaching at CEO Space, an entrepreneurial training and business growth conference. Being steeped in the concept of Return on Investment as it relates to money, I can’t help but transfer that concept to the realm of relationships. Most of us start with “What is in it for me?” […]
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9:52 AM | Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus?
Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus? I had the privilege last weekend to be with a family grieving for one of their family members, Margaret, in ICU. I was sitting with them beside her as she fought for her life. At first I found myself being an observer. I sat back and took […] The post Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus? appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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9:14 AM | Jerry won the safety award (but he didn’t do anything!)
Jerry won the safety award (but he didn’t do anything!) I was at a family gathering recently and got talking to Jerry who I hadn’t spoken with for a while. We chatted about our work and he asked whether I was still in ‘safety’. I said no, that’s not what I do anymore: (I’m Not […] The post Jerry won the safety award (but he didn’t do anything!) appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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1:43 AM | Fright Week: The Waking Nightmare of Lord Voldemort
Nightmares can seem very real at times, but then we wake up and realize it was all a bad dream. Now imagine having a vivid nightmare with all the reality of waking life and then... it turns out you're actually awake through it all!This happened to an 11 year old Italian boy who reported frightening auditory and visual hallucinations of Voldemort, the archenemy of Harry Potter, for three straight days. These hallucinations began after a bout of sore throat and fever (38°C).  […]

Vita MG, Batocchi AP, Dittoni S, Losurdo A, Cianfoni A, Stefanini MC, Vollono C, Della Marca G & Mariotti P (2008). Visual hallucinations and pontine demyelination in a child: possible REM dissociation?, Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 4 (6) 588-90. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19110890

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October 25, 2014

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10:35 PM | Remembering the Little Things
I feel I was never able to forget anyone I’ve been with because each person has their own specific qualities. You can never replace anyone. What is lost is lost. - “Before Sunset” When relationships run their course, we cope in various ways. Some try to move forward quickly, which may result in severing ties […]
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9:32 PM | Social Psychology Challenge
Social Psychology Challenge I have a real life social psychology challenge that is causing me some grief………..its not directly related to workplace safety and risk but the principles are similar and I believe that successful strategies in this scenario would be even more effective and successful in a work environment, particularly in safety and risk. […] The post Social Psychology Challenge appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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7:04 PM | It’s a Safety Requirement
It’s a Safety Requirement! For some years now the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has had a Safety Myth Busters Challenge Panel – their mission is to expose stories about ridiculous decisions taken, wrongly, in the name of health and safety. Visit their website. You may also like this recent article: Safety First or […] The post It’s a Safety Requirement appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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4:20 PM | Burned Out Bosses: How to Handle Them?
A recent article in the Washington Post asked whether your boss was making you sick. Having spent more than seven years in the legal profession, I can recount numerous examples of bad bosses, one of my favorites being the person who started swearing and got so angry that veins were popping out becau... The post Burned Out Bosses: How to Handle Them? appeared first on .
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4:18 PM | Maryland candidate posts early vote count to twitter: Why early voting is subversive to the democratic process and helps big money more than the average Joe
  The other day I was checking my twitter feed and was shocked to see a party break down of voters who have turned up to early voting at my local civic building.  After some digging around I realized that this is not someone behaving outside the rules or sharing some kind of privileged information. […]
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3:45 PM | 6 Ways to Survive Your Teen’s Eating Disorder
If you have a teen who is struggling with an eating disorder, you know it can be overwhelming, frustrating, lonely, scary, and sometimes feel like a full-time job. Your teen may be reacting angrily one day and the next day melt on the floor in tears. Eating disorders can disrupt family and work life, create […]
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2:54 PM | A Creative Way to Explore Your Emotions
All of our emotions, whether negative or positive, are welcome. We get into dicey territory when we try to avoid them or stuff them down or judge ourselves for having them (why are you upset about the world’s smallest thing?!). The best thing we can do with our emotions is to process them. The best […]
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2:29 PM | The Creative Therapy Which Reduces Depression in Young and Old Alike
Boosts to self-esteem and depression from this creative therapy, new study finds. 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:Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour Depression Alleviated By Feeling Connected to a Group 5 Classic Signs of Depression Most People Don’t Recognise This is How Much Happier Therapy Makes You Than More Money […]
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2:14 PM | Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that music therapy […]
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2:13 PM | Best sex positions for women with bad backs
Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving […]
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2:08 PM | Past Climate Change Caused by Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on […]
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2:06 PM | Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode
The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West […]
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2:03 PM | Dinosaur noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain
It’s been millions of years since T. rex took its […]
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2:02 PM | Spotlighting the sun: Partial solar eclipse shows off massive sunspot
Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy […]
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1:57 PM | Let the Squirrels Worry About Snakes
The Curious Aztec takes you behind the scenes of scientific […]
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12:18 PM | Statistics – Lies or science?
Statistics – Lies or science? First article by our newest Awesome Author, Wynand Serfontein, who says: “After reading some of the comments on the posts of the last few months, I observed a possible lack of understanding about measurement, statistics and predictions.  I thought it would be prudent to try and clarify the mystique surrounding […] The post Statistics – Lies or science? appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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12:00 PM | Artist Can See 100 Million Colors Thanks to a Rare Condition Called Tetrachromacy
Color – one of the most prominent details of the living world – is taken for granted every day. Without color, life would be dull, literally. It has always been fun to discuss color, talking about the crisp green of the tree leaves, or noticing the perfection of a solid … READ MORE
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10:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: October 25, 2014
Still afraid you’ll contract Ebola? Ever thought about how your city affects your happiness? What about reverse psychology–does that really work? Read up on all this and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Quiz: How Does Your City Affect Your Happiness?: TIME has compiled 13 questions to help you determine if your city […]
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8:02 AM | Link feast
Our pick of the best psychology and neuroscience links from the past week or so:Brain Games Exploit Anxieties About Memory Loss For Profit – ScientistsA group of over 70 psychologists and neuroscientists has written an open letter warning that the claims of brain training companies are unsubstantiated, and that playing the games could divert people from healthier activities.Free Journal Articles on the Psychology of Violence and AggressionA digital give away from the publishers Psychology […]
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7:47 AM | Autism and intolerance of uncertainty
Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees'Change' is often mentioned as something potentially problematic for many on the autism spectrum, and how unexpected change can sometimes have profound effects in terms of those so-called 'challenging behaviours' or when it comes to the presentation of important comorbidity such as anxiety. Like many others from the outside looking in, I was always taught that change as a more general concept was the important issue in autism, but recently […]

Boulter C, Freeston M, South M & Rodgers J (2014). Intolerance of uncertainty as a framework for understanding anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders., Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 44 (6) 1391-402. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24272526

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4:01 AM | How Love Usually Goes...

October 24, 2014

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10:30 PM | 10 Introductory Questions Therapists Commonly Ask
Therapy is about the fine art of asking directive questions. So what should you expect from your first appointment with a counselor, social worker or psychologist? The answer is simple: You should expect easy, brain-expanding questions, questions and more questions. A “change map” (often called “treatment goals”) is then created to guide you in solving […]
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10:14 PM | Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key in Climate Change
Tiny soil microbes are among the world’s biggest potential amplifiers […]
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