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Scientists might have found the part of the brain responsible for spirituality

Scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience—the sense of connection to something greater than …

The 6 Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders, Explained

If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ve likely branded yourself an “anxious” person at some point. But there is no such thing as one anxiety …

How to Train Your Dog for Therapy Service

Dogs are pros at making you feel better when you’ve had a bad day or you’re couch-bound while sick, and they can help other people feel the same …

Physiotherapy

Let’s call child sexual abuse in the church what it is: Catholic extremism | Kristina Keneally

I’m taken with Abbott’s notion that we need to correctly name a challenge in order to meet it. Bland labels allow abusers to hide behind their institution<p>Call it the Abbott Test for Moral Action. We can’t defeat a threat until we properly identify and name it, and the most important threats are …

7 Facts About Psychopaths You Probably Didn’t Know

Psychopaths are everywhere. No really, they’re all over the place — on TV, in our favorite movies, in the office, or next to you on the subway. As …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

8 TED talks that will change how you think about human psychology

Some of the talks deal with happiness and success, and others with memory and motivation. But all of them provide an important window into what makes us tick.<p>Here are a handful to get you better-acquainted with the organ between your ears.

Don't Self-Sabotage: 3 Ways to Overcome 'Imposter Syndrome'

We all experience the type of self-doubt that feeds this imposter phenomenon, don't let it get in the way of your career goals.<p>You're the first one into the office every day, bring in the most new business, and command more praise from managers than any of your colleagues. So why do you feel this …

Self-help

How To Break A Bad Habit -- For Good

Have you ever tried to break a bad habit, only to give up in frustration? The problem isn't that you're weak or that the bad habit is too ingrained; in all likelihood, you just gave up too soon.<p>Researchers at University College, London, found that it takes 66 days for a new habit to form. Likewise, …

Fight-or-flight response may be calmed by yoga and pilates, say scientists

Yogaand pilates may be so effective at beating stress because the movements calm a part of the brain linked to the fight-or-flight response, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered a circuit which links the brain directly to the ‘adrenal mudulla’ – the inner part …

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

How to Train a Dog to Walk on Slippery Floors

iStockphoto<p>Veterinary visits can be stressful for dogs. One of my greatest joys as a trainer lies in teaching dogs to relax and even enjoy the …

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word

What you're unintentionally telling people about yourself might shock you.<p>I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for …

Body Language

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

Wellness

RSPCA says we shouldn't be dressing up our dogs in costumes this Christmas

<b>WARNING: The following article contains pictures of dogs in outfits and hats.</b><p>Be honest, the sight of a Jack Russell hopping across someone's bed in a Santa's little helper outfit on Facebook does make you crack a smile.<p>Why wouldn't it? Well, according to Dr Samantha Gaines from the RSPCA, the dog …

Dogs Know What That Smile on Your Face Means

A new study lends further proof that your pet can read your emotions.<p>Whether it's with a sympathetic tilt of the head or the excited sweep of a tail, dogs seem to be saying they can sense exactly what we're feeling.<p>Science is still undecided on the matter, although evidence in favor of the idea is …

Having a dog might have a surprising added health benefit

Research conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked 643 children aged between 4 and 10 over the course of 18 months, with parents quizzed about their kids' body mass index (BMI), physical activity, screen time, and mental health.<p>While the study found no difference …

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

Self-improvement

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

The 25 Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 14th</b><p>Sometimes you just want to binge whichever good scary movies Netflix has to watch on a dark, stormy night. From ghosts to vampires, zombies, and Babadooks, just about every morbid fantasy that your demented mind can conjure has representation. We’ve watched the best horror …

Horror

Sights, Smells and Sounds That Can Stress Out Your Pet

Thinkstock<p>We live in a world chock-full of arresting — and often overwhelming — sights, smells and sounds. But while you can block all that …

What happens in your brain when you make a memory?

Illustration: Lauren Humphrey<p>Long-term memories have an actual physical presence in the brain. Neurons make new physical connections and synapses with each other when a new long-term memory is …

Swimming Pools

7 Foods That Prevent Overeating

Willpower: It’s the key to successful weight loss, right? In fact, no. When it comes to battling the forces of food cravings, relying on your …

Nutrition

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

How to Read Your Dog's Body Language

iStockphoto<p>A wagging tail usually means a dog wants to interact, but it isn't always a friendly gesture.<p>Your dog uses his entire body, from his ears …

The anti-diabetes diet: a 2,000 calorie-a-day food planner

We need to learn what 2,000 calories a day looks like to prevent diabetes | Ann Robinson<p>Read more<p>Have we forgotten what a healthy amount of food looks like? GP Ann Robinson thinks so. Writing in the Guardian, she responded to the warning by the charity Diabetes UK, that the rise in cases of the …

How To Be Loved By Everyone

We would all like to know how to be loved by everyone.<p>In the end, who are our favorite people? Those who understand us and listen. Someone we can …

Relationships

Dogs' brain scans reveal vocal responses

<b>Devoted dog owners often claim that their pets understand them. A new study suggests they could be right.</b><p>By placing dogs in an MRI scanner, researchers from Hungary found that the canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does.<p>Emotionally charged sounds, such as crying or …