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October 28, 2014

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10:35 PM | Finding the Source of Your Fears
Knowing what is causing your fear and anxiety can go a long way toward finding the solution. Below are some suggestions. 1. Self-evaluation. A person can find the source of his or her own fears by doing some self-evaluation and also by talking to a professional. Asking yourself questions such as: “Why am I afraid?” or […]
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8:09 PM | Computer Scans Reveal the Shocking Image of King Tut’s Real Appearance
The name “King Tut” gives birth to images of powerful royal families of Egypt, of course it does. Tutankhamun was the last great king of his lineage before military rule took over the land, and one of the youngest rulers at that. However, the way we visualize this young king … READ MORE
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8:00 PM | The Threatening Mask
Oh!—fruit loved of boyhood!—the old days recalling, When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, Glaring out through the dark with a candle within! —John Greenleaf Whittier, The Pumpkin (1850) The stanza above captures both the joyful abundance of the fall and the terrible artistic […]
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7:38 PM | ¿Sabías que expresar emociones te mejora con tu pareja?
Una de las dificultades que se encuentran a veces las parejas es a la hora de expresar emociones y de sentirse comprendida, lo que repercute en la relación.
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7:28 PM | Can be improved by intervening in the caregiver Alzheimer’s?
One of the problems associated with Alzheimer's is that it is a neurodegenerative disease, what time the person loses authority.
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3:45 PM | ADHD and Women: When Your Senses Are Extra Sensitive
Psychotherapist Terry Matlen thought she was losing her hearing. Every time she’d talk on the phone, she couldn’t hear what the other person was saying if other sounds were present. Even a quiet TV and a loved one talking hampered her hearing. But when she went to get tested, she actually learned that she has […]
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2:43 PM | Physicists find simple solution for quantum technology challenge
In a paper published today (28 October) in Nature Communications, […]
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2:42 PM | Self-reported sleep disturbances are linked to higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in men
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that […]
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2:12 PM | What comes first--misinformation or the motivation to believe it? Some reflections on study design
 Unlike our myriad competitors, the CCP blog now & again gets genuine experts to come in & address complicated stuff that these commentators actually know something about. We've been criticized for this, but sometimes I'm too busy to write myself & have no choice.  Anyway, the following is an expert guest post from a commentator making his second "guest" appearance.  Kevin Arceneaux's last essay, Partisan Media Are Not Destroying America (while subsequently disproven […]
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12:35 PM | Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go? To Davy Jones’ Locker at the bottom of the sea
Where’s the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster […]
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12:34 PM | Tenofovir gel use lowers HSV-2 risk in women
Analysis found risk reduced by 46 percent in women who […]
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12:31 PM | Parents can learn autism therapy in groups to improve kids’ verbal skills
Autism is more than twice as common than it was […]
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12:29 PM | Mixing Medications and Dietary Supplements Can Endanger Your Health
When you take prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, do you […]
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12:27 PM | Radiation Exposure Linked To Aggressive Thyroid Cancers
For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to […]
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12:15 PM | Better chemotherapy through targeted delivery
New approach could kill tumor cells in the brain more […]
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12:00 PM | Child's Murder Reveals Desperate Plight of Single Mothers in Japan
When an unnamed single mother living in Yokohama decided to put in more hours working at the restaurant where she earned a meager income, she was left with the problem of who would care for her two children, aged three...            Related Stories"Emotional Damage" Cited in Lawsuit Over Phony PsychologistGetting That Exercise HabitThe Case of the Brooklyn Enigma (Part 2 of 2) 
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11:19 AM | A Banality
If we know how to, we love our kids (which is a big “if” (since many of us weren’t loved or were not loved “right”)). They take that love and, hopefully, pass it on (a big “hopefully” since they are so many matching and existential variables involved). That’s how the world is righted, a heart […]
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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: October 28, 2014
Whenever I’m on a desperate hunt for something whether it be compassion, validation or even a piece of cake, it’s helpful to dig deep. The solution is often less about what I need externally and more about focusing on what I need emotionally. If I’m not getting enough compassion for example, maybe I need to […]
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10:20 AM | What I don’t hear can’t hurt me: insecure managers avoid input from employees
Organisations do better when there are clear communication channels that allow staff to point out ways the company can improve. Similarly, teams who freely share ideas and concerns are more tight-knit and motivated. And their managers get enhanced awareness, and to share in the praise for any improvements that pay off. So encouraging employee voice should be a no-brainer, especially for any manager feeling unsure of their ability to deliver solo. Yet according to new research, these insecure […]

Fast, N., Burris, E. & Bartel, C. (2014). Managing to Stay in the Dark: Managerial Self-Efficacy, Ego Defensiveness, and the Aversion to Employee Voice, Academy of Management Journal, 57 (4) 1013-1034. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2012.0393

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7:42 AM | Zinc and depression
"Low dietary zinc intake is associated with a greater incidence of depression in both men and women, as shown in two prospective cohorts".At the risk of overdoing the whole 'you are what you eat' sentiment, today I'm addressing a portion of the peer-reviewed research literature linking issues with zinc availability to depression. That opening quote by the way, comes from the paper by Khanrin Phungamla Vashum and colleagues [1] who looked at self-reported dietary intake of zinc based on […]

Vashum KP, McEvoy M, Milton AH, McElduff P, Hure A, Byles J & Attia J (2014). Dietary zinc is associated with a lower incidence of depression: findings from two Australian cohorts., Journal of affective disorders, 166 249-57. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25012438

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12:10 AM | American Physicist Claims That Black Holes Do Not Exist and Are Mathematically Impossible
The term “black hole” refers to regions in space formed when a star dies and collapses under the pressure of its own gravity to a single point in space called a singularity. The gravitational forces on a specific singularity are so intense that even the light cannot escape them, and … READ MORE

October 27, 2014

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11:35 PM | Stop Looking for a ‘Soulmate’ and Start Looking for a ‘Life Partner’
Still looking for your perfect mate? You may have already found them. Soulmates can be defined in many different ways. Most of us search high and low for many years, braving the ups and downs of relationships and love, wondering if we are with our soulmate or if such a person even exists. I have […]
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10:11 PM | Chimps plan for a good early breakfast
New research by the University of California, Davis, shows that […]
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10:10 PM | Placebo better than ‘watchful waiting’ when treating young children’s coughs
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective than […]
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7:56 PM | Getting That Exercise Habit
What makes staying physically active so difficult as we grow older? Despite medical warnings about the dangers of being inactive, especially for older people, making excuses seems more attractive than trying to stay fit. For people over the age of...            Related StoriesWhat We Can Do to Slow Down the Growing Suicide Rate in AlaskaStigma and Seeking Hellp"Emotional Damage" Cited in Lawsuit Over Phony Psychologist 
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7:40 PM | ¿Se puede mejorar el Alzheimer interviniendo en el cuidador?
Uno de los problemas asociados al Alzheimer es que se trata de un enfermedad neurodegenerativa, con lo que con el tiempo la persona va perdiendo facultades.
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7:33 PM | How Common Myths About the Human Brain Can Be Dangerous
A paper published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience last week addressed the prevalence of neuromyths among educators. The paper has been widely reported, but the lion’s share of the coverage glossed over the impact that neuromyths have had in the real world. Your first thought after reading the neuromyths in the table below — [...]
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6:45 PM | 5 Signs Your Mate Is Overly Critical
Is he ultra sensitive about the words you use? You might want to move on ASAP. As a body language expert, I observe the ways couples interact with each other. Over the years I’ve identified several types of toxic relationships that fall into a category of romance that I’ve termed “psychological demons disguised as love.” […]
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5:00 PM | Phenomenology Online
Phenomenology: the study of subjective experience. Why do things happen? What is the reasoning behind it?
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4:07 PM | The psychology of violent extremism - digested
Today the UK and its allies are at war with an extremist group based in Syria and Iraq that calls itself the Islamic State (IS; a name rejected by mainstream Muslim organisations). The group declared a caliphate in June this year and is seeking to expand its territory.Amnesty International has accused IS of war crimes including ethnic cleansing, torture, abductions, sexual violence and the indiscriminate killing of civilians. Prime Minister Cameron has branded the group "evil" and says they […]
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