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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. The new findings indicate that exposure to organic food can influence a person's moral thinking and behavior, and that choosing to eat organic may cause some people to not only look down on others, but

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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 closer to their own size and shape. The research, which was funded by the Ogilvy Foundation, involved more than 2,500 women from different cities all across Ca

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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 (dTFAs), are more likely to be irritated and behave aggressively when compared to their counterparts who eat less fast foods. According to Dr. Beatrice Golomb, an as

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'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" response while women try to use their skills of diplomacy in order to diffuse difficult situations and male-dominated aggression. After a thorough analysis of the

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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. According to the new findings, interpersonal relationships at home, school, with friends and within their local neighborhoods turn out to be critical for positive mental health among young generation.

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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 suffering depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders when compared to women who had not. The latest article in the Journal of Psychiatric Research provides a new analysis of tha

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Toward Marriage - Family Therapy

Excerpted from The Family Crucible; The Intense Experience of Family Therapy By Augustus Y. Napier, Carl Whitaker, M.D. 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 fraction of her pain, and we had responded with ordinary human concern. Nothing dramatic. But for Caroly

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What Is ADD?

Excerpted from 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 discussed at length in chapter 3. In this chapter we will provide a detailed description of ADD's characteristics. (And in chapter

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The Most Common Mental Health Problem

Excerpted from Triumph Over Fear: People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Phobias By Jerilyn Ross 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 who couldn't sign her name in public - -that's me! I began crying - I couldn't stop - I had to call you." "I've been terrified

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Challenges in the Circle

Excerpted from 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 strong, finely threaded, well knotted, and uniform, we will expect much of it and confidently place within it our most treasured posses

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Dreams and Mysteries

Excerpted from 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 spellbinding. So, too, are the pervasive sense of disquiet, the tantalizing clues left for the reader to unravel,

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Dealing with Memory Changes As You Grow Older

Excerpted from Dealing with Memory Changes As You Grow Older By 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 about changes in our ability to remember, our memories are still remarkable. Throughout our lives memory p

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How Can We Convince Mom to Move Here?

Excerpted from 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 currently living in a retirement village in her own trailer in another state where she

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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, and that women over 40 years are nearly 50 per cent more likely to deliver an autistic child than mothers under the age of 30. Previous research h

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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. Magnesium is an essential mineral that is present in dark, leafy vegetables such as spinach, and certain fruits, beans, and nuts. The experts say that insufficient le

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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." Researchers at Texas Tech University in the United States led by a sociology professor Jerome R. Koch, found that there is a straight link between the number of tattoos and body piercings a person has and the amount of "deviance" they wer

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Mood Disorders - Major Depression

Excerpted from The Last Taboo; A Survival Guide to Mental Health Care in Canada By 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. When acute, depression is a crushing and overwhelming burden for any individual. It is far deeper

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Mind to Mind; Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis

Excerpted from Mind to Mind; Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis By 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 conference was to consider how (and whether) these constructs inform or have changed the ways psychoanalysts think about inte

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The Portable Therapist

Excerpted from The Portable Therapist: Wise and Inspiring Answers to the Questions People in Therapy Ask the Most... By 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 somehow missing out on something. You get up every morning, do your work, attend to

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Buddhist Personality Types

Excerpted from The Wise Heart; A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology By 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. Bigger and more adventurous, he played football and took the lead in school plays, while I played oboe in the orchest

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Developing Empathy: What It's Like to be a Kid with Add

Excerpted from Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child By 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 this is particularly crucial, because these kids get a steady diet of j

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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. The study found that people with the ages between 35 and 54 years old are now the biggest age group on the popular Web site, accounting for 28.2 per cent of all users in the United States as of July. According to a Washington-based soc

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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. The investigators from the University of Minnesota Medical school in Minneapolis, say that this simple nutritional supplement could provide the first medical help for individuals with trichoti

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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. Researchers at the University of Warwick and University College London (UCL) found that levels of "inflammatory markers" - indicators of coronary heart disease - vary significantly with the duration of sle

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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. In addition, Twitter users were found to be more willing to pay the piper. NPD followed the music buying habits of about 4,000 users of the Internet. The firm found that the crossover between buyers of music and Twitter users i

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