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Prince William Sends Father's Day Message About Mental Health

Prince William is marking his third Father's Day with a message urging dads to discuss mental health with their kids.<p>The father-of-two penned an editorial in Britain's Sunday Express newspaper saying that the holiday is a time to reflect on the importance of his children's mental needs — not just …

Mental Health

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Psychology

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn

STEVE SILLETT has been hanging out with giants all his working life. He climbs and studies the canopies of giant redwoods along the coast of northern …

When Human Interactions Triggers Anxiety: Living With Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is painful to live with. What most people would consider an everyday, ordinary social interaction can send you into a tailspin, trigger anxiety, self-doubt and negative thought patterns. Fortunately, SAD is treatable. In this post, I sat down with Dr. Steve Orma, a …

Depression

We eavesdropped as five daughters and one son asked their mothers the questions they’d always wondered about

Mothers. They are our first teachers, the repositories of inside jokes, the keepers of family secrets. Too often we take them for granted, figuring they’ll be around for years to answer whatever questions come up and to reveal more of their own inner worlds. But then one day they are gone, and the …

Baptist Church

Before Emoji, There Was The Print Shop

How a collection of simple graphics from the early days of the personal computer shaped today’s visual shorthand<p>Once upon a time, long before there were smartphones or emoji, computer graphics were crude, pixelated, and often came screeching out of a dot matrix printer.<p>Those who wished to use their …

Language

The anxiety survival guide: How to conquer your worries

What makes you anxious? Ask and you’ll get a million different answers (believe me, I did). They ranged from feeling overloaded or constantly on-call to health worries, tax bills or even just answering the phone.<p>Ask how anxiety feels and the answers may range from ‘sick and jittery’ to ‘having a …