Alex Marks

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4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

15 Holiday Cookie Recipes Anyone Can Conquer

Just call me Martha Stewart.

Mysterious Places in the World You should visit at least once

<b>Mysterious Places in the World</b><p>On the earth some places in the world that have the power to captivate people over many decades. Some places become …

Emergency! Planet Close to WWIII

<b>Alex Jones breaks down the unprecedented, dire circumstances we are facing globally as major cataclysmic events come to a head and even the Pentagon</b> …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Smartphone Widely Expected To Feature Iris Scanner

Samsung’s next-generation phablet, dubbed the Galaxy Note 7, is widely expected to feature a new biometric security measure called the “iris …

"Batman: The Killing Joke" Movie "Earned Its R Rating," Mark Hamill Says

Mark Hamill can’t emphasize this enough: The upcoming animated adaptation of “Batman: The Killing Joke” is <i>not</i> for children.<p>“Kids will come up to me …

Mark Hamill

The Worst Part Of Schizophrenia Isn’t What You Think It Is

Even after the voices go quiet, people with schizophrenia struggle to focus and think clearly. Can computerized brain training solve a problem that drugs have not?<p><b>Brandon Staglin lost</b> touch with reality in the summer of 1990, after his freshman year of college. His first serious relationship had …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

Summer Songs 1958-2017: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

Check out nearly 60 years of summer songs, from 'Papa Don't Preach' to 'Macarena' to 'Despacito.'<p>Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent …

Music

How does long-term marijuana use affect the brain?

Jason Redmond/Reuters<p>Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug — something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous anecdotal reports, as well as some studies, have linked marijuana with several purported health benefits, from pain relief to …

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Mindfulness

It’s not just college students. Higher education itself is experiencing a mental health crisis

Graduation: classically peppered by parties, gifts, and champagne toasts to the happy memories of university life.<p>Not all the seniors donning their caps and gowns during this year’s commencement season will be leaving behind four years of joy and wonder, however. Far from it. For tens of thousands, …

Mental Health

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This

There's a brain-building skill schools are teaching less and less.<p>If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching …

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6 Ways To Build Your Own Headboard

Make your bedroom pop with these DIY headboards that cost less than $100 and can be built in a weekend.<p>Headboards make a design statement in any bedroom. They can transform a plain old bed into an eye-catching piece of furniture. But headboards can be expensive, and finding one that suits your …

Why Won't the UK Legalize Ketamine as an Antidepressant?

People have been taking the dissociative anesthetic as a treatment for mental health illnesses for years, but there are specific roadblocks holding it back from widespread medicinal use.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>"It saved my life," says Tiffany Snow. "I would recommend it to anyone …

Mental Health

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

4 Things To Watch In The Indiana Primary

Political attention turns to the Hoosier State on Tuesday night, where both the Indiana Republican and Democratic presidential primary contests could be especially consequential.<p>Ted Cruz needs a victory over Donald Trump to stop the latter's march to the GOP nomination, but he's trailing in polls. …

Set your alarm to GO to bed

When I was training to become a psychiatrist, I rarely paid attention to my patient’s sleep habits. Unless there was a specific problem with sleep — …

Mental Health

10 Things You Need To Know About Depression (Part I)

According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in 2014, an estimated 15.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults. Research also indicates that those in certain …

4 Easy Exercises to Shift Your Mood in 5 Minutes or Less

So many times when a negative emotion comes up we can feel "stuck" there. There is great power in looking at our emotions, especially the negative ones, and understanding why they are showing up - but we don't want to feel trapped by them. Letting negative emotions overwhelm us can put us in a …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Psychology

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns

If you're prone to sudden bursts of anger, it could be your cat's fault.<p>A new study has found that people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) - characterised by explosive bouts of rage - are twice as likely to have been infected by a parasite found in cat faeces.<p>The findings suggest that …

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

Consciousness Works Differently Than You Think, According To This New Theory

We might see things before we're actually aware of them.<p>We may not be nearly as aware of the world around us as we'd like to think, according to a thought-provoking new theory in cognitive neuroscience.<p>Just like a movie appears continuous even though it's made up of a series of separate images, our …

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

Spirituality

First Case of Alzheimer's Disease in HIV-Positive Patient Reported

<b>Georgetown University researchers are reporting the first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual. The finding in a</b> …

Dementia

What Exactly Is Happening In Your Brain When You Get Déjà Vu?

Feeling like you've lived the present moment already may actually be your brain having a teeny tiny seizure<p>Even had that dizzying feeling that you've …

The Brain