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  • newOops, Don’t Fall! Reducing the Risk of Childhood Brain Injury

    Oops, Don’t Fall! Reducing the Risk of Childhood Brain Injury

    Bumps and bruises are a part of every childhood. Fortunately, most kids bounce back like champs. But for the thousands of children who experience traumatic brain injuries each year, there can be long-term consequences, according to Ronald Savage, Ed.…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 3:00pm -
  • Schadenfreude: The Joy in Others’ Woes

    Schadenfreude: The Joy in Others’ Woes

    The emotion that everybody was collectively feeling might best be described by the word "schadenfreude," which means taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. What makes schadenfreude a complex term is that the pleasure we feel when we witness a…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jan 20, 12:30pm -
  • Finding A Song: The Subconscious Art of Improvisation

    Finding A Song: The Subconscious Art of Improvisation

    As musicians engage in improvisation, they utilize their auditory and visual processing systems to interpret and respond to the environment — their fellow musicians and the audience around them. They engage their implicit and explicit long-term mem…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 4:30pm -
  • Silent Strokes: How Can Someone Have A Stroke and Not Notice?

    Silent Strokes: How Can Someone Have A Stroke and Not Notice?

    How can someone have a stroke and not notice? If you’ve never heard the term "silent stroke" you aren’t alone; scientists are just beginning to realize their importance. Although the term "silent" is a bit of a misnomer, they are called silent be…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • Are We What We Eat?

    Are We What We Eat?

    The world is full of different cuisines and thousands of different meals. Yet when we reduce them to their essence, there are just a handful of ingredients that our bodies absolutely need to survive. These basic molecules come in a series of groups w…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 11:15am -
  • Will We All Be Gamers Someday?

    Will We All Be Gamers Someday?

    Gone are the days of video games merely being an idle pastime for the average couch potato, when all that mattered was pushing buttons for the right moves and getting to the next level. With their ability to embed in the brains of longtime gamers and…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 11:30am -
  • Thinking Inside the Box: Imaging Technology Offers New Insights into Traumatic Brain Injury

    Thinking Inside the Box: Imaging Technology Offers New Insights into Traumatic Brain Injury

    Every year more than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with brain injury as a result of traumatic external forces (car accident, fall, gunshot wound) and internal incidents (stroke, tumor, aneurism). We are only now beginning to grasp the scope of bra…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 1:15pm -
  • Progress and Resistance: The Global Press for Gender Equality

    Progress and Resistance: The Global Press for Gender Equality

    With the creation of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 1946, and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which explicitly sets forth the principle of equality of women, the U.N. system began its work on behalf of…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 1:15pm -
  • Eyes Wide Open: An Interview with Isaac Lidsky

    Eyes Wide Open: An Interview with Isaac Lidsky

    Isaac Lidsky is a corporate speaker, author, and entrepreneur. After being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding disease, he decided to leave Los Angeles for college. He attended Harvard, where he studied mathematics and computer science. I…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 2:15pm -
  • Not Fading Away: 6 Ways to Age Gracefully

    Not Fading Away: 6 Ways to Age Gracefully

    The legendary film star Bette Davis once lamented, “Getting old is not for sissies.” She may have been right. As we advance in years, we come to terms with the idea that we won’t be around forever, that the days are inevitably passing us by. Th…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 1:45pm -

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  • Choosing Freedom, After Decades of Switching Addictions

    Choosing Freedom, After Decades of Switching Addictions

    You may have heard a friend or family member, suffering from Substance Use Disorder, refer to their drug use as a means to “fill a void.” An emptiness inside of...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • Kicking Toxic Love

    Kicking Toxic Love

    The last man that used the words “I love you” used them to control me.  He used them by not saying it back, ever, when I said it.  He used...
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 10:00am -
  • How Social Anxiety Is Killing Your Cells and Why the Internet Can Help

    How Social Anxiety Is Killing Your Cells and Why the Internet Can Help

    Just over 19 percent of US adults experienced an anxiety disorder at some point last year (that figure jumps to nearly a quarter when looking at US women in particular)...
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 10:00am -
  • Recovery from Growing up with Intimate Partner Violence

    Recovery from Growing up with Intimate Partner Violence

    I was raised in a home with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). And I am not alone. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), “In 2010, 1 in 15...
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jan 20, 10:00am -
  • How a Yogic Lifestyle Can Enhance Your Mood and Reduce Anxiety

    How a Yogic Lifestyle Can Enhance Your Mood and Reduce Anxiety

    More than 16 million cases of depression occur each year in the United States. Depression is scientifically linked to having lowered levels of serotonin, one of the primary chemicals produced...
    - 24 days ago, 30 Dec 19, 10:00am -
  • Here’s What Your Posture Says about You: Why Your Body Habits Are Your First Impression

    Here’s What Your Posture Says about You: Why Your Body Habits Are Your First Impression

    Most people don’t think about their posture when communicating with others, yet the way you balance yourself through life speaks volumes about who you are. The amount of tension you...
    - 27 days ago, 27 Dec 19, 10:00am -
  • Overcoming Savior Behavior

    Overcoming Savior Behavior

    As a therapist working with clients who express having codependent tendencies, as well as being a recovering Type A workaholic and codependent who entered treatment in 1993, I am well...
    - 29 days ago, 25 Dec 19, 10:00am -
  • Lessons for the Teacher

    Lessons for the Teacher

    I’ve been teaching writing for almost 35 years now.  They say the teacher sometimes learns more than her students.   So what are some of the things have I learned over...
    - 31 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 10:19am -
  • 10 Strategies for Surviving Dysfunctional Family Holiday Gatherings

    10 Strategies for Surviving Dysfunctional Family Holiday Gatherings

    Holidays can be a very stressful time in general — but if you were raised in a dysfunctional family system, it can go beyond ordinary stress and enter the “danger”...
    - 35 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 10:00am -
  • The Need for Group Support After Major Surgery

    The Need for Group Support After Major Surgery

    I am one-year post op from a life altering spine surgery — actually three of them. Prior to surgery, my doctor told me that this would be life-altering and he...
    - 43 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 2:20pm -
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