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Does Organic Food Make People Arrogant And Unethical?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The journal Social Psychology and Personality Science has published a new study according to which individuals who consume organic foods have negative attitude toward other people and are less social in general.

Women Are Inspired By Normal Sized Models When Buying Clothes
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Ben Barry, a modeling agency CEO, has recently conducted a survey in order to find out what kinds of models inspire women to buy their clothes. He came to the conclusion that most women are actually more willing to buy an item that was modeled by someone

Irritated or Moody? Blame Trans Fat
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Eating diet high in trans fats is associated with irritability and aggression, say researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. It was found that people who consume lots of snacks made with dietary trans fatty acids

'Macho' Gene Responsible For Male Aggression
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Australian scientists believe that a single 'macho' gene could be responsible for making men behave more aggressively than women during stressful situations. Psychologists say it could explain the phenomenon why men typically have a 'fight or flight'

Teenagers: Girls Report More Emotional Problems Than Boys
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Young girls are more likely to struggle with higher levels of emotional problems and less emotional well—being than boys, finds a new major Canadian study that conducted a though analysis of the mental health of teenage girls and boys.

Abortion, Women's Mental Health Link Is False
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The link between abortions and long-term mental illness has been disputed since 2009, when a study by Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, claimed that women who had undergone the procedure of abortion were at an increased risk of

Toward Marriage - Family Therapy
Toward Marriageby Carl Whitaker, M.D., Augustus Y. Napier
There was a new quality in the next session. Carolyn was there-really there-not just sitting miserably, wishing the hour would end. She settled in her chair in a new way, giving the impression of wanting to stay for a while. She had risked showing a fract

What Is ADD?
What Is ADD? Adult ADD: The Complete Handbook
by David B. Sudderth, M.D., Joseph Kandel, M.D.
Attention deficit disorder is a pervasive symptom complex involving inattention, impulsivity, distractibility, and hyperactivity. A number of other behavior characteristics are frequently seen in individuals suffering from this illness and will be

The Most Common Mental Health Problem
The Most Common Mental Health Problem Triumph Over Fear: People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Phobias
by Jerilyn Ross
The Most Common Mental Health Problem AT THE Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the calls and the letters pour in. "I saw you on that program," says a woman who is calling from California. "The person you were describing - the one

Challenges in the Circle
Challenges in the Circle Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture
by Christina Baldwin
If we weave a basket, perhaps it is our first attempt and the rushes are loose and fraying at the ends, the weave full of holes; we will not ask it to hold very much. We will not entrust it with our valuables. But if we weave a basket and the rushes are s

Dreams and Mysteries
Dreams and Mysteries Decoding Your Dreams: A Revolutionary Technique For Understanding Your Dreams
by Robert Langs, M.D.
Mysteries intrigue us all. Attempting to solve a mystery promises an encounter with the unknown and the unexpected. A crime of passion executed with imagination and violence is emotionally compelling. The unexpected death, however grotesque, is

Dealing with Memory Changes As You Grow Older
Part 1by Kathleen Gose
How Memory Serves Us "I've a grand memory for forgetting," said Alan Breck in Kidnapped. As we grow older many of us know what Robert Louis Stevenson's character means. Our own memories seem good at forgetting. Although we may be concerned

How Can We Convince Mom to Move Here?
How Can We Convince Mom to Move Here? Love, Laughter & Mayhem : Caregiver Survival Manual for Living with a Person with Dementia
by Cindy Keith, RN, BS, CDP
RuthAnn was calling me to ask this question because she and her sister Marie, who lived on the West coast, had decided the safest thing for their mother with early dementia was to move her to an assisted-living facility near RuthAnn. Their mother was

Mother's Age Linked To Autism In Child
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new data shows that delaying motherhood increases a woman's chances of having an autistic child. In particular, a new study has found that the older a mother is when she gives birth to a child, the higher is a child's risk of having autism

Magnesium Improves Memory Power
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, found that increasing the intake of magnesium in the diet may be a valid strategy to enhance cognitive abilities and boost brain power.

Tattoos And Piercing Linked To Bad Behavior
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The more body art you have, the more likely you are to be involved in risky and criminal behavior, says a new study titled 'Body Art, Deviance, and American College Students.'

Mood Disorders - Major Depression
Mood Disorders - Major Depressionby Scott Simmie, Julia Nunes
As noted earlier, this mood disorder is - by one measure at least - the greatest disabler on earth. It is a very common diagnosis that directly, and indirectly, affects many millions of Canadians, young and old alike. And it can be pure hell.

Mind to Mind; Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis
Part 1by Sharone Berger, PH.D.
Early in 2004, we began to plan a conference aimed at examining the impact of Peter Fonagy and Mary Target's notions of mentalization and reflective functioning upon current and future psychoanalytic theory and practice. The main purpose or the

The Portable Therapist: Wise and Inspiring Answers to the Questions People in Therapy Ask the Most...
Part 1by Susanna McMahon
I wrote this book for you, the person who knows that there are answers out there but frequently seems overwhelmed by the questions. I wrote this book for those of you who are functioning, who are doing what you think you are supposed to be doing but are

Buddhist Personality Types
Buddhist Personality Typesby Jack Kornfield
Any mother who has several children can attest to the distinctly individual style of each child, evident from the day of their birth. I am a fraternal twin, but my brother and I are quite different. Growing up, he was the more outgoing, social type. Bigge

Developing Empathy: What It's Like to be a Kid with Add
Developing Empathy: What It's Like to be a Kid with Addby Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., Peter S. Jensen, M.D.
The starting point in demonstrating your love and in developing a strength-based approach is empathy. As a parent-or teacher, or anyone else-if you want a kid to open up to you, you need to have a feel for what it's like to be that kid. In the case of ADD

Facebook Attracts Middle-Aged And Older Users
by Margarita Nahapetyan
New numbers from an online marketing firm iStrategy Labs indicate that more middle-aged and older people now make up the biggest group using the social networking giant Facebook.

New Antioxidant Supplement To Treat Compulsive Hair-Pulling
by Margarita Nahapetyan
For those who are tired of compulsively pulling out their hair, the experts from the United States have discovered new treatment, a common antioxidant called N-acetylcysteine, widely available as a health food supplement.

Lack Of Sleep More Dangerous For Women Than Men
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Getting less than eight hours of sleep at night could be far more dangerous for women than men, increasing a woman's risk of developing coronary problems more than it does for a man, according to a new study.

Twitter Users Buy More Music Online
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new report released by NPD Group, states that people who use Twitter are much more likely to be interested and engaged in music when compared to those who don't use the social website.

Sleep Apnea Linked To Men's Arrhythmia Risk
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Breathing problems while sleeping in older men have been associated with an increased risk of developing arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms), a large cross-sectional study has recently revealed. Other name for sleep disordered breathing is sleep apnea.

How To Distinguish Between True And False
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A recent neuroimaging international study has discovered that the ability to distinguish between true and false in our daily lives includes two distinct processes.

Getting Enough Sleep Linked To Better Athletic Performance
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new evidence indicates that athletes who extended their hours of nightly sleep and reduced accumulated sleep debt, showed significant improvements in athletic performance.

Problems Are Better Solved In A Dream
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the experts from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, dreaming is the best way when it comes to solving creative problems. In other words, if you need to solve a problem - simply sleep on it.

Suffering From Insomnia? - Try Meditation
by Margarita Nahapetyan
For individuals who have chronic trouble getting a good night's sleep, the scientists from the United States recommend now to consider meditation which could be the ideal behavioral intervention to treat insomnia.

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