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April 15, 2014

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12:49 PM | Targeting cancer with a triple threat
MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs […]
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12:00 PM | Halifax "Mystery Man" Hospitalized for Giving Away Money
Just days after reports of a "mystery man" giving away money to strangers across Halifax, Nova Scotia, the unnamed man quickly became seen as a folk hero to many city residents. Dressed in patched pants and wearing a wool jacket,...            Related StoriesHanging Out With The Wrong CrowdThe Great BillickDid You Know I Have a Book Coming Out? 
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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: April 15, 2014
One man tells his partner everything’s fine, but is secretly unhappy. One woman is lonely and isolated, but turns down opportunities to hang out with new people. Why do we say we want to be happy, then do the very thing that causes our unhappiness? Love is both an antidote and the cause of our […]
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7:45 AM | The biases of pop psychology
I just found this great piece at Scientific American that makes a fascinating point about how pop psychology books that inform us about our biases tend not to inform us about our most important bias – the effect of making things into stories – despite the fact that they rely on it to get their […]
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2:00 AM | Raleigh Reflections
Yesterday I ran in the fourth race of my crazy idea to do 12 half marathons in 12 months. The race was in Raleigh, NC, which put out its best spring colors for the occasion. And its pollen. It brought LOTS of pollen. Thanks, Raleigh. Unfortunately, the amazing traffic horror that is Northern VA did […]
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12:30 AM | Amazon drought, fire lead to sharp increases in tree mortality
Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help […]
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12:29 AM | FDA Says Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats
The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for […]
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12:27 AM | NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small […]

April 14, 2014

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10:40 PM | Yes, the GOP is the Party of Big Business
Or at least big “economic sectors.” From a new study by the the University of Maryland’s James Gimpel, Frances Lee, and Michael Parrott: We identify the economic interests in the United States that have a partisan alignment. We disaggregate corporate and trade association political action committees by economic sector, using the most fine-grained classifications available. We then analyze […]
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9:34 PM | Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism
Many families face the decision of whether to get a […]
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9:32 PM | Study says we’re over the hill at 24
It’s a hard pill to swallow, but if you’re over […]
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7:37 PM | Essential Skills of Mindfulness and More: An Interview with the Authors of Sitting Together
I began the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy blog on Psychcentral.com over 5 years ago now. Since then I’ve written hundreds of posts on the intersection of mindfulness and psychotherapy. Recently a new book has been published called Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. While this is a wonderful and practical guide for therapists, someone who is not a […]
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6:47 PM | Against the evidence
I would have thought that the argument was over (but of course this sort of argument never is). I keep thinking that Chomsky and his adherents will have accepted the evidence and moved on but I keep being surprised that they have not changed their theories.   Chomsky has not yet accepted that language has […]
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6:38 PM | Introducing Addiction Under 30
Addiction is a hard thing to overcome, and people from all walks and ages in life struggle with it. But in some ways, it’s especially tragic when a young adult or teenager is dealing with addiction. A teenager’s brain is still under development, and battling addiction can impact their neurological growth and stunt brain connections. […]
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5:10 PM | Does Access to Birth Control Reduce Poverty?
In American politics the proliferation of birth control is important because of how it affects the eternal resting place of our immortal souls. But believe it or not, there are also non-metaphysical policy consequences to increasing access to birth control. A new study by a pair of economists — Stephanie Browne of J.P. Morgan and […]

Browne, S. & LaLumia, S. (2014). The Effects of Contraception on Female Poverty, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, DOI:

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5:07 PM | What is the profile of the altruistic between young students?
Much talk about what young people can improve, but there is no doubt that it is at the stage of training much more altruistic shown in helping.
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5:00 PM | PsychAlive: Psychology for Everyday Life
PsychAlive draws on the contribution of leading psychology experts who specialize in a broad spectrum of subjects related to our emotional well-being. The information on PsychAlive is derived from the research of the Glendon Association, a non-profit psychology organization with 30 years experience studying the roots of many of peoples’ most prevalent emotional struggles. PsychAlive translates a solid base of psychodynamic and existential theory into terms that are understandable and […]
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4:14 PM | Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula
The meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first […]
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4:12 PM | Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids
Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis […]
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3:57 PM | Neuroscientists: Brain activity may mark the beginning of memories
By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look […]
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3:39 PM | Gluten and depression: Is there a link?
People who don’t eat gluten are a lot like people who do CrossFit. They talk about it incessantly. I am both gluten-free and a CrossFitter. I don’t talk about either unless asked or I am around others who are gluten-free or do CrossFit. Or both. It’s gotten to the point where we have be become […]
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2:01 PM | Intense Anger And Radical Acceptance: Help For Borderline Traits
Anger can be overwhelming and painful. Borderline Personality Disorder expert Debbie Corso of DBT Path shares some skills that can help us cope with anger and rage.
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2:00 PM | Worry Versus Life
Recently I came across a line in an article that has really stuck with me. Worry is simply a refusal to accept life as it is. Since I read these words, no matter how much my mind has tried, it simply cannot manage to refute the truth of this statement. As I contemplate more, I […]
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1:58 PM | Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Implanted in Patients
Scientists reported today the first human recipients of laboratory-grown vaginal […]
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1:43 PM | Cosmic slurp: Predicting black hole eating binges
Georgia Tech researchers use supercomputers to understand and predict signs […]
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1:37 PM | Anti-counterfeiting particles
Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting. […]
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1:35 PM | A molecular approach to solar power
It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be […]
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1:33 PM | Saturn’s hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
In 1980 and 1981 NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 space […]
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1:20 PM | Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Mice by Curbing Synaptic Pruning
Experimental chemical restores some lost brain cell function in schizophrenia.→ 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:Marijuana Does Not Cause Schizophrenia Copper Pinpointed as Main Environmental Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease Possibility of Selectively Erasing Unwanted Memories New Study of Improvising Jazz Pianists Shows Similar Brain Circuits Used for Music and […]
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12:17 PM | Exploring Childhood Amnesia
What is your earliest memory? By the time children are two years old, they are able to answer questions about recent events ialthough they often need careful prompting to retrieve memories. Over the next four or five years, children become...            Related StoriesUnderstanding HoardersWhy Smoking "Skunk" Cannabis May Lead to Early PsychosisIs Low Birth Weight Linked to Child Aggression? 
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