Amanda Norris

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See the Most Remarkable Moments From the Mir Space Station

German astronaut Klaus Dietrich Flade looks at the spacecraft that will take him to the Mir space station, in Baikonur,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sven …

The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder

Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are a troubling part of many mental illnesses, but for those struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), …

Content validity of the DSM-IV borderline and narcissistic personality disorder criteria sets.

1997 Jan-Feb;38(1):31-7.<p>1Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.<p>Abstract<p>This study sought to empirically evaluate the …

How are Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder Related?

I’ll admit that when I hear that a client has borderline personality disorder (BPD), my first thought is, “Oh, this person is a trauma survivor of …

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …

Mental Health

What's the Difference Between Depression and Manic Depression?

Sometimes people are confused about the differences between clinical depression and manic depression. And it’s no wonder — they both have the word …

Mental Health

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

Twenty years ago, when brain imaging made it possible for researchers to study the minds of violent criminals and compare them to the brain imaging of "normal" people, a whole new field of research — neurocriminology — opened up.<p>Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a brain imaging study on …

What Are The 5 Most Addictive Behaviors Known To Science?

<i>By Jacqueline Detwiler</i><p>When it comes to addiction, the brain region everyone talks about is the mesolimbic reward system. Located near regions involved in emotion, pain and decision-making, it’s a motivational circuit that normally encourages humans to pursue evolutionarily beneficial activities, …

How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People

Influence your audience without feeling sleazy about it with these tips on social media.<p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are, most of the time, discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more …

37 More Words That Will Make People Like You Even More

When I wrote about the magic words that engender positive feelings in others, I was amazed and gratified by the response.b As always, focus on what you say as much as what you do.<p>The other day, my email was flooded with thousands of notices that people were signing up for my weekly newsletter. At …

How Your Brain Deletes Trauma

Our brains actually aren’t able to absorb infinite amounts of information: new research has revealed that memories operate on something closer to a …

The Brain

The Secret Psychology of Facebook

<i>The post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.<p>Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly …

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Brain Activity Is as Unique as Fingerprints, And Correlates to Intelligence, Study Finds

Coming soon: job interviews by brain scan?<p>A person’s behaviour and way of doing things can often give them away to those who know them best, and now …

The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever

Inside a <b>​</b>nondescript building at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, NASA engineers are assembling the most powerful space telescope ever created. Once completed, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest space observatory in the known universe, <b>​</b>with<b>​</b> 100 times the …

Universe

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded …

Global Warming

Meet NGC 4889, The Galaxy With A Black Hole The Size Of Our Solar System

It’s common for galaxies to have black holes at their center. In fact, our own galaxy has a pretty big one at the center. But nothing will quite prepare you for the size of NGC 4889, a galaxy with a black hole at the center nearly the size of our solar system.<p>Recently photographed by the Hubble, …

What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”<p><i>“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature,”</i> philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote in her masterful treatise on the intelligence of the motions, <i>“they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of</i> …

The Confidence Game: What Con Artists Reveal About the Psychology of Trust and Why Even the Most Rational of Us Are Susceptible to Deception

“It’s the oldest story ever told. The story of belief — of the basic, irresistible, universal human need to believe in something that gives life meaning, something that reaffirms our view of ourselves, the world, and our place in it.”<p><i>“Reality is what we take to be true,”</i> physicist David Bohm …

Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …

Madness and Genius: Cosmologist Janna Levin on the Vitalizing Power of Obsessiveness, from Newton to Einstein

“Are all of nature’s greatest secrets encrypted in our own selves?”<p>One aphoristic definition of madness is repeating a behavior that has previously led to disappointing results over and over again, expecting a different outcome each time. Freud coined the concept of “repetition compulsion” around …

Oldest known case of Neanderthal-human sex revealed by DNA test

Traces of DNA found in remains Neanderthal woman show date of first human-Neanderthal couplings is tens of millennia earlier than previously thought<p>A Neanderthal woman who lived and died in a Siberian cave 50,000 years ago has led researchers to the oldest known case of sex between modern humans …

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have been covering one eye when posing for photos? Or making some kind of triangle with their hands? Or both? …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Week in Review: Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed

A team of physicists announced their “biggest scientific breakthrough” on Thursday, as Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory was proven correct. The scientists, from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, confirmed that distortions in space, …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.<p><b>1. Close to 50 civilians were killed and more wounded when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns on Monday,</b> UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the …

Kendrick Lamar

Kepler May Be the Most Productive Broken Telescope Ever

The Kepler spacecraft came roaring back into the news last week, when scientists announced that the plucky little planet hunter had unearthed …

Telescopes

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

Breast Cancer

Build a DIY Outdoor Shower to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

An outdoor shower may seem like a bit of a luxury, akin to a hot tub or sauna, but it’s also much more practical. With a bit of woodworking and …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Cleaning