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  • newChronic Stress … And How It Can Harm You

    Chronic Stress … And How It Can Harm You

    From an engineering standpoint, stress can be defined as the amount of resistance a material offers to being reshaped and reformed. When you place a load on a steel beam, the beam resists, keeping the building from collapsing. If the load is great en…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • Discovering Your “Sharing” Brain

    Discovering Your “Sharing” Brain

    If you’re a parent of a toddler, then there’s one monosyllabic phrase that undoubtedly punctuates your days: “Mine!” Children are good at many things that might give grown-ups green horns — such as touching their toes and falling asleep any…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 9:30pm -
  • What Buddha Can Do For Your Brain

    What Buddha Can Do For Your Brain

    "Just try to pay attention to 10 breaths in a row, and that’s it. You’ve succeeded right there. Or just walk slowly back and forth across your room and make each step coincide with one breath. That’s a powerful practice, with enough stimulation…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 12:00pm -
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children

    Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children

    Emotional development begins very early in life — in infancy, when children first bond with their caregivers — and is not only significant to the formation of the architecture of the brain but has long-term consequences with the emergence of lang…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 2:30pm -
  • Happiness Economics: Does Wealth Provide Happiness?

    Happiness Economics: Does Wealth Provide Happiness?

    Whether money can buy happiness has been a hotly debated topic among economists for decades. While a section says rich people are in general happier than the poor, the others reckon that economic growth hardly results in long-lasting happiness. Turns…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 1:45pm -
  • Are Your Dreams Making You Smarter?

    Are Your Dreams Making You Smarter?

    What if every time you went to sleep, tiny elves ran around your brain, organizing the clutter, putting names, faces, relationships, and conversations in the right places, and polishing up the facts you learned during the day? And what if, after thes…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 9:30pm -
  • Many Ways of Connecting: Where Spirituality and Technology Meet

    Many Ways of Connecting: Where Spirituality and Technology Meet

    In the past couple of decades, the Internet has been the technological game-changer in spirituality, just as it has been in so many other aspects of our culture. Now, a would-be spiritual teacher does not have to gather an audience and secure a TV co…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 1:00pm -
  • Virtually Better: How Virtual Reality Is Helping Treat Social Anxiety

    Virtually Better: How Virtual Reality Is Helping Treat Social Anxiety

    Exposing patients to fears in the real world involves unpredictability and uncertainty, where things can go awry, risking reinforcing a patient’s fear. In light of this, some psychologists are now embracing virtual reality technologies, which are o…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 6:45pm -
  • 5 Ways to Flip the Switch on Misery

    5 Ways to Flip the Switch on Misery

    Chronic complainers think they are expressing their feelings about their lives — but they do it repeatedly, incessantly and annoyingly, to anyone who will listen. Of course, none of it is their fault — they feel like helpless victims, that there…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 11:45am -
  • Turn Off Autopilot: Helping Kids Quiet Their Minds and Change Their Brains

    Turn Off Autopilot: Helping Kids Quiet Their Minds and Change Their Brains

    With so many balls in the air, we end up on autopilot. Kids are different. They’re born knowing how to be in the moment. With a curiosity for the world and how things work, they’re concerned only with what’s in front of them — the Lego blocks…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 12:00pm -

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  • Marijuana Legalization: Misgivings and Hopes

    Marijuana Legalization: Misgivings and Hopes

    Marijuana legalization is in motion: step by step, state by state. Counting Washington, where I live, twelve states have already passed recreational marijuana legislation. At least seven more states, including...
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:00am -
  • Trauma After Abuse

    Trauma After Abuse

    Codependency robs us of a self and self-love. We’ve learned to conceal who we really are because we grew up pleasing, rebelling against, or withdrawing from dysfunctional parents. That sets...
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • 3 Ways to Find Real and Everlasting Love

    3 Ways to Find Real and Everlasting Love

    We’ve all heard the saying that “you can’t love another if you don’t love yourself.” While this sounds logical, few of us have any idea of how or why we...
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 12:13pm -
  • Struggling to Reach Your Goals? 6 Steps to Get Unstuck

    Struggling to Reach Your Goals? 6 Steps to Get Unstuck

    “Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day.” – Brian Tracy Do your goals seem too lofty and far-off to reasonably...
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • Therapy Versus Coaching: Why Do the Differences Matter?

    Therapy Versus Coaching: Why Do the Differences Matter?

    You may be considering getting help with some concern areas in your life. So, you begin to do some research for a helping professional. You will likely run into many...
    - 21 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • How to See Your Way Clear Through a Dark Night of the Soul

    How to See Your Way Clear Through a Dark Night of the Soul

    This morning, I awoke, not to birdsong or the dappled sunlight dancing through my bedroom curtains as I do many days. Instead, my heart was pounding after a dream in...
    - 22 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • What to Do If You’re Feeling Anxious Right Now

    What to Do If You’re Feeling Anxious Right Now

    You have a big presentation. You’re taking an important exam for your license. You’re defending your master’s thesis. You need to talk to your best friend about something that’s been...
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 1:22pm -
  • What’s So Bad About Disturbed, Poor, and Irregular Sleep? A Lot, Says Research

    What’s So Bad About Disturbed, Poor, and Irregular Sleep? A Lot, Says Research

    “The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to make the world seem...
    - 24 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Aging Gracefully: How to Celebrate Being Older, Better, Wiser

    Aging Gracefully: How to Celebrate Being Older, Better, Wiser

    “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” – Emily Dickinson Most of us like to think we’re pretty savvy, having learned a thing or two from our...
    - 25 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 11:33am -
  • A Relationship as a Spiritual Path

    A Relationship as a Spiritual Path

    A relationship can be an exciting path to the unknown. It offers an ever-present opportunity to grow spiritually — a path to transformation and mutual discovery and ultimately the divine...
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 9:00am -
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  • newCould Cheap Drug Metformin Prevent Dementia in Black Patients?
    African American patients with diabetes started on metformin showed a marked reduction in dementia compared with those on a sulfonylurea, with the 50-64 year age group showing a 40% risk reduction. Medscape Medical News
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Jul 19, 8:52am -
  • newMost New Drugs Show No Evidence of Added Benefit
    Most new drugs entering the market have shown no added benefit over the existing standard of care, with psychiatry and neurology drugs showing the worst numbers, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 4:07pm -
  • newBlood Biomarker Identifies Multiple Neurologic Disorders
    Increased levels of neurofilament light protein can identify a number of neurodegenerative conditions with good to moderate accuracy. Medscape Medical News
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 11:45am -
  • newHeavy Alcohol Use May Triple Dementia Risk
    Female military veterans with alcohol use disorder were three times more likely to develop dementia compared to their counterparts who did not engage in heavy alcohol use. Medscape Medical News
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 11:14am -
  • newAlzheimer's Blood Test on the Horizon
    The global race to create an inexpensive and accessible blood test for Alzheimer disease is heating up. Experts project that such a test could be available in just a few years. Medscape Medical News
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 10:39am -
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