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April 20, 2015

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2:57 PM | Being a Book Lover
"So many books, so little time" Frank Zappa With the popularity of television, movies, the Internet, and digital devices in general, the simple pleasure of reading a book seems almost quaint by comparison. Though print is quite dead yet, heavy...            Related StoriesCan Healthy Living Reduce Cancer Risk? (Part Two of Two)Preventing Cancer With Healthy Living (Part One of Two)Overnight Program Helps "Sundowning" Dementia Patients 
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2:35 PM | 3 Simple Meditations for Starting Your Practice
In our daily lives, many of us are disconnected from ourselves and our surroundings. As Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh writes in the book How to Sit, “our body is in one place, our breath is ignored, and our mind is wandering.” However, when we […]
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2:30 PM | Alzheimer’s: New Direction Reveals Surprising Source of Disease
New study suggests scientists have been looking in the wrong place for the cause of Alzheimer's disease. » Continue reading: Alzheimer’s: New Direction Reveals Surprising Source of Disease » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Copper Pinpointed as Main Environmental Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease This Brain Disease Will Affect Nearly Every Family. Now Nanotechnology Can Detect It Early Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Mice by […]
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1:30 PM | SIOP 2015: Schedule Planning for Big Data, Mobile, and Gamification
As in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, I’ll be live-blogging the SIOP conference, which begins Thursday, April 23 and runs through Saturday, April 25. 2015 turns out to be a banner year for Big Data. You won’t be able to turn a corner without running into someone talking about Big Data, and I’ll be making an effort to attend […]The post SIOP 2015: Schedule Planning for Big Data, Mobile, and Gamification appeared first on NeoAcademic.Related […]
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1:00 PM | TWO Upcoming Events (5/7-5/9): “After Hobby Lobby: What Is Caesar’s, What Is God’s?” & “Law, Religion, and Health in America”
Pre-Conference Session “After Hobby Lobby: What Is Caesar’s, What Is God’s?” May 7, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA [Map] As prelude to the 2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference, “Law, … Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | Is there a link between intelligence and worrying?
A Slate post I read this week – Scary smart: do intelligent people worry more? – left me feeling uneasy. It’s not because I like to think of myself as smart, and therefore discovered that I might worry more than the average person (figured that one out in second grade, I think). The uneasiness resulted […]
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12:39 PM | College rankings go under the microscope
Parents, students and admissions officials have combed through college and university rankings for years. However, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial lists. That’s about to change, according to a […]
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12:37 PM | For many US teachers, the classroom is a lonely place
One of the best ways to find out how teachers can improve their teaching is to ask them. The massive Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) did just that and […]
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12:37 PM | "Cognitive dualism" research program: a fragment ...
From something that collaborators and I are working on . . . . We propose a multi-stage research program to investigate "cognitive dualism." This dynamic is marked by simultaneous states of apparent belief and disbelief of empirically derived facts. Conspicuous examples include scientists or doctors who reject evolution yet use evolutionary science in their research or professional decision-making, and farmers who dismiss evidence of climate change while using it to guide their commercial […]
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12:36 PM | Broccoli sprout extract promising for head and neck cancer prevention
Broccoli sprout extract protects against oral cancer in mice and proved tolerable in a small group of healthy human volunteers, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC […]
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12:36 PM | Overnight fasting may reduce breast cancer risk in women
A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, report University […]
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12:08 PM | My closet filled with little boxes of bad deeds
In my mind there is a closet. It has one shelf and I must stand on my tip-toes to reach the little brown boxes on it. I don’t reach for those […]
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11:32 AM | Help! We're calling all guitarists and beatboxers
We're the Speech Communication Lab at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL and we're interested in how mastering a complex skill (like playing the guitar or beatboxing) changes the way brains respond to sound. Other groups have shown that dancers's brains react differently to non-dancers when they see dance. However, does the same apply to different forms of music? We're eager to find out! So, if you're a professional guitarist or beatboxer based around London, we'd very much […]
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10:31 AM | Patient Health Bloggers Gather at HealtheVoices 15 – #HealtheVoices15
I had an inspirational experience at a health blogger summit this past weekend called HealtheVoices 15. The conference was sponsored by Janssen in partnership with Everyday Health and gathered together approximately 60 of some of the best health bloggers from around the country for a […]
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8:51 AM | Tics are common in adults with autism
The title of this post comes from a quote included in the paper by Ursula Kahl and colleagues [1] based on their study of the "phenomenology and characteristics" of tics in adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with a small control group of adults with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS). A tic by the way, is a "sudden, fast, repeated movement or sound."This is not the first time that tics have been examined with the autism spectrum in mind. The paper from […]

Kahl, U., Schunke, O., Schöttle, D., David, N., Brandt, V., Bäumer, T., Roessner, V., Münchau, A. & Ganos, C. (2015). Tic Phenomenology and Tic Awareness in Adults With Autism, Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, DOI: 10.1002/mdc3.12154

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8:28 AM | Autistic children's sensory experiences, in their own words
Children diagnosed with autism often have distinctive sensory experiences, such as being ultra sensitive to noise, or finding enjoyment in repeated, unusual sensory stimulation. However, much of what we know about these experiences comes from the testimony of parents, researchers and clinicians. Now Anne Kirby and her colleagues have published the first report of autistic children's sensory experiences, based on these children's own accounts. As the authors say, "children's voices are still […]
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7:03 AM | How long does a scientific paper need to be?
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April 19, 2015

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11:41 PM | Heretical, Unorthodox and Sacrilegious Safety
Heretical, Unorthodox and Sacrilegious Safety I was training with some people the other day and we had been going about 50 minutes when the GM sitting up the front asked ‘Isn’t this heretical stuff’? I replied ‘it would be if safety was a religion’. The next question soon came from an engineer up the back, […] The post Heretical, Unorthodox and Sacrilegious Safety appeared first on Safety Risk.
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9:55 PM | 7 Self-Love Tips to Instantly Boost Your Mood
Pulling yourself out of the dumps can be as easy as five quiet minutes alone. Do you sometimes just call it at a bad day and give up when things aren’t going your way? It’s easy to tell yourself you’re doing everything right — at […]
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4:13 PM | How Changing My Mindset about Illness Helped Me Fully Recover
When suffering from an illness that requires a lot of attention, many of us tend to do the wrong thing and focus all our energy on it. We let it become a big part of our lives and eventually it begins to take over our lives. We … READ MORE
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3:45 PM | 3 More Reasons You Can’t Win with a Narcissist
In a previous post I wrote about three reasons you can’t win with a narcissist. Here are three more reasons you’re bound to lose when you’re dealing with a profoundly selfish person who lacks empathy, makes you feel small and robs you of the happiness you deserve. 1. Narcissists make you feel […]
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2:08 PM | Creativity Boost From Method That May Also Treat Depression
New method found to increase creativity and could be used to treat depression. » Continue reading: Creativity Boost From Method That May Also Treat Depression » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:The Brainstorming Tweak: How to Boost Creativity in Groups Brain Ultrasound: How Sound Waves Can Boost Mood Why Smells Evoke Memories So Vividly Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study A Blood Test for Depression
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1:13 PM | Self-Care Sunday: Pen A Love Note
One of the prompts in Susannah’s April Love photo challenge was “love note to self.” The above was my love note, which I posted on Instagram. I’m not sure where […]
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12:00 PM | Murder by Machismo
On July 26, 1980, 32-year-old Eloisa Ballesteros was shot to death as she lay sleeping in her bed. Her killer was her estranged husband, 35-year-old Marcio Stanciolli, with whom she was living in their expensive mansion in Belo Horizonte, Brazil...            Related StoriesThe Heroin Miracle (Part Two of Two)The Five Ws of BullyingSleepwalking Defense Leads to Acquittal in Child Murder Case 
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10:45 AM | Life After Divorce: How My Father Changed My Perspective
A few little words changed my entire perspective. My mom and dad have been married for what will be 50 years in June. The two of them are quite a pair these days. I call them “Frick and Frack.” In fact, a few times when […]
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7:56 AM | Social Psychology Applied to the Discernment of Risk
Social Psychology Applied to the Discernment of Risk During April 2015, good mates and study buddies (and authors on this blog) Gab Carlton, Max Geyer, Rob Sams and James Ellis attended the Society of Australasian Social Psychologist (SASP) Conference held in Newcastle. While Rob Sams has provided his reflections on this conference, hearing from academics […] The post Social Psychology Applied to the Discernment of Risk appeared first on Safety Risk.
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1:00 AM | A Minimal Axiom of Compassionate Identification
Minimal Axiom of Compassionate Identification: if “it” has eyes, it’s not an “it” but an “I.” Am-ness is am-ness. Relate to all that lives.

April 18, 2015

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10:42 PM | Cosmic Non-News
This eternal Universe renewed itself in its boundless entirety, as always, in each and every coordinate of its living Oneness, including you… have you noticed?
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9:55 PM | Relationship Troubles? Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Couples counseling is great, but actions always speak louder than words. Many of us have been in a work meeting that went on for waaaay too long. The same people, saying the same things, over and over again. The same people complaining ad nauseam, using […]
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5:37 PM | Why It Is Important to Spend Time Alone
Sometimes people need to spend time alone in order to recharge – these people are often named introverts. Others can’t stand spending time alone and need the presence of other people in order to determine their self-worth and feel comforted. Either way, it’s completely fine but taking … READ MORE
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