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  • newWhat’s Telling About Telomeres (and the Aging Process)

    What’s Telling About Telomeres (and the Aging Process)

    Is aging a natural process that we simply have to accept as a fact of life? A philosopher would say yes. Many doctors would also agree: that our cells eventually reach a point where they can no longer divide and either die or reach senescence, a reti…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 19, 7:15pm -
  • newOn The Threshold: An Interview with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg

    On The Threshold: An Interview with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg

    Elkhonon Goldberg is one of those rare scientists who are able to distill complex ideas into accessible, entertaining, and even literary prose. His books "The Wisdom Paradox" and "The New Executive Brain" are as compulsively readable as they are insi…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 May 19, 2:30pm -
  • Six Ways to Boost Creativity Outdoors

    Six Ways to Boost Creativity Outdoors

    As the days lengthen and flowers bloom, the impressive majesty of nature takes center stage at last — summer is finally here. The phenomena of the collective physical world have inspired classic works of literature, iconic paintings, and famous sym…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • The New Age of Enlightenment: An Interview With Steven Pinker

    The New Age of Enlightenment: An Interview With Steven Pinker

    Steven Pinker is a world-renowned author, experimental psychologist, and cognitive scientist at Harvard University. Considered one of the most influential thinkers in the world, he has written a substantial amount of literature on language, human nat…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 6:30pm -
  • Love Me, Maybe: The Neuroscience of Unpredictable Love

    Love Me, Maybe: The Neuroscience of Unpredictable Love

    The ups and downs of an unpredictable relationship — and, more so, an unpredictable partner — can be infuriating, irritating, and it plagues levelheaded males and females of all races and economic backgrounds. We like to think that we’re fairly…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:45am -
  • The Importance Of Play: An Interview with Dr. Jaak Panksepp

    The Importance Of Play: An Interview with Dr. Jaak Panksepp

    All people have emotions — although some are more in touch with them than others—but most people don’t know how emotions work. Dr. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist, psychologist and psychobiologist, coined the term "affective neuroscience" to re…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 8:30pm -
  • Balance Your Energy … And Your Brain

    Balance Your Energy … And Your Brain

    Calmness and assertiveness are the energies of the two main branches of our autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system plays a major role in sensory awareness, emotions, behaviors, and basic organ-system functioning. Its two main branches…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 2:45pm -
  • Know Your Brain: Basal Ganglia — The Cerebral Connection 

    Know Your Brain: Basal Ganglia — The Cerebral Connection 

    That feeling of satisfaction you get when someone likes the new photos on your Instagram is processed by the basal ganglia and is probably a big reason you spend too much time on it — your brain is constantly craving the next little reward — rein…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:15pm -
  • Thinking About Parenting: How Your Brain Processes Affect Your Kids

    Thinking About Parenting: How Your Brain Processes Affect Your Kids

    If you’re a parent, you’ve no doubt grumbled something about losing your mind. According to clinical psychologist Jonathan Baylin, who, along with Daniel A. Hughes, wrote "Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachme…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 3:00pm -
  • Three Brain Rules You Need to Know

    Three Brain Rules You Need to Know

    “The good thing about scientific empiricism is that you can turn a guess into actual data,” says Dr. John Medina. There are too many mythologies out there, like ‘You only use 10 percent of your brain’ — that’s a myth; ‘There are right-…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 2:00pm -

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  • The Most Effective Therapies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

    The Most Effective Therapies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

    You’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or maybe your loved one has. And you’re wondering, what’s the best treatment? What actually works? What the heck do I do? Because bipolar...
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:21pm -
  • Tactics Manipulators Use to Win and Confuse You

    Tactics Manipulators Use to Win and Confuse You

    Ancient wisdom to “know your enemy” is good advice when dealing with a manipulator. It allows you to respond strategically. Most people react in ways that escalate abuse and/or play...
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 11:00am -
  • What Is Self-Esteem?

    What Is Self-Esteem?

    Self-esteem is what we think of ourselves. When it’s positive, we have confidence and self-respect. We’re content with ourselves and our abilities, in who we are and our competence. Self-esteem...
    - 16 days ago, 10 May 19, 10:00am -
  • The Important Questions About Narcolepsy

    The Important Questions About Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy is fairly easy to define, yet hard to understand. It usually manifests as sudden bouts of sleep that last circa several minutes, at any time throughout the waking hours...
    - 17 days ago, 9 May 19, 10:00am -
  • The Importance of Healthy Living in the Treatment of Complex-PTSD

    The Importance of Healthy Living in the Treatment of Complex-PTSD

    Treatment for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) happens on many levels. In order to heal emotionally and mentally, we need to support the physical body as well. Research has found...
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Order in the House: Does It Make a Difference in Your Daily Life?

    Order in the House: Does It Make a Difference in Your Daily Life?

    Take a deep breath and look around the room in which you are reading this article. What do you see? Neat, clean surfaces and floors or piles of stuff? Is...
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Tried-And-True Coping Strategies to Turn to When Stress Strikes

    Tried-And-True Coping Strategies to Turn to When Stress Strikes

    Stress is a big, broad term. It can come in many shapes and stripes. Many of the stressors that Patrice Douglas’s clients experience revolve around work and family. They feel...
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Why Narcissists Act the Way They Do

    Why Narcissists Act the Way They Do

    Narcissists can be charming, charismatic, seductive, exciting, and engaging. They can also act entitled, exploitative, arrogant, aggressive, cold, competitive, selfish, obnoxious, cruel, and vindictive. You can fall in love with...
    - 21 days ago, 5 May 19, 10:00am -
  • How to Show Up for Yourself Like You Do for Your Loved Ones

    How to Show Up for Yourself Like You Do for Your Loved Ones

    We show up for our loved ones all the time in all kinds of ways. We bring sick friends soup and grieving friends casseroles. We create safe spaces for loved...
    - 22 days ago, 4 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Going Beyond the Daily Grind

    Going Beyond the Daily Grind

    When you’re doing the same things day in and day out, when your to-do list is a mile long, when it feels like there isn’t a spare minute, it’s easy...
    - 24 days ago, 2 May 19, 10:00am -
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