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8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

10 Restaurants Rome Locals Won't Tell You About

<i>by Elizabeth Minchilli</i><p><b>An insider's guide to where to eat now in Italy's capital city</b><p>It used to be very easy to keep up with Rome's restaurant scene since nothing ever changed. The same comfortable and reliable trattorie and ristorante where you could dependably order up heaping plates of carbonara …

3 Psychological Theories to Help You Communicate Better with Anyone

Psychological theories often feel a bit too complicated for me (I'm sure there's a theory that explains why that is) but I've come across a few that are simple enough to understand and that I think of often, particularly when dealing with other people.<p>I thought it might be fun to take a brief look …

A Letter of Hope for Those Who Dread Their Jobs

You hate your job. You try to pretend like you don't but you do. You get in the car every morning, with your coffee in hand, and take a deep breath. Right there, in the quiet of your front seat, you have the same conversation with yourself day after day. It goes like this:<p>"You can do this. Just one …

What 80% Of Employers Do Before Inviting You For An Interview

Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today's job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time.<p>You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn't. I think this could be why:<p><b>80% of employers</b><p>Google job …

Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression

The teenage years are a tumultuous time, with about 11 percent developing depression by age 18. Lack of sleep may increase teenagers' risk of depression, two studies say.<p>Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are four times as likely to develop major depressive disorder as their peers who sleep more, …

Analyzing Baby Cries For Signs Of Serious Disease

The earliest signs of certain ailments or development problems can be heard in the exact tone and cadence of newborn’s wail. Soon there could be an app for new parents and hospitals to get a hint of what’s the trouble.<p>When babies have certain health or development problems, they cry differently …

Pregnancy

What I Have Learned From Hugging 7,000 People

I began my "hugging journey" in 2007. I was on the phone with my mother when she made a startling confession that she had not been hugged in months. I sat three states away, listening to her cry as she revealed how much she craved human touch. The next day, I spoke with a friend who was suicidal. …

Children Of Teen Parents And Older Dads May Face Higher Psychiatric Risks

The age of the parents at the time of a child's birth could be associated with the child's risk for developing psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders and schizophrenia, according to a new study.<p>The findings showed that risks are higher especially for the offspring of teen parents and older …

8 Superpowers You Didn't Know You Had

<i>By Heather Quinlan for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Though you may sometimes forget they exist, you have incredible superpowers. If you choose to, you can use these powers and change your world, and maybe even impact the world around you. So dust off your cape and let's begin...<p><b>The Power Of Love</b><p>This is a big one, …

Understanding the Narcolepsy-Autoimmune Relationship

We're witnessing some significant breakthroughs in our understanding of the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Two new studies, conducted independently, provide strong evidence for what's long been suspected: that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder, triggered by a mistaken response of the body's defense …

8 Things Your Brain Does Wrong Every Day

As human beings, we generally like to conceive of ourselves as rational creatures. We think logically, make decisions based on the best interests of ourselves and others, and do the things we need to do in order to not just survive, but also thrive in the world.<p>But we're often unaware of the myriad …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Friends wanted

It took a trip to the hospital for Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, 56, to confront a nagging concern she'd had for years: She had no friends. "I didn't have …

Psychotherapy: Friends Helping Friends - Episode 3

Psychotherapy

Altruism in the Digital Age

When the Oxford Dictionary announced this month that “selfie” was its word of the year—noting that its use in the English language had increased by …

Video Games Play May Provide Learning, Health, Social Benefits

WASHINGTON — Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children’s learning, health and social skills, according to a review of …

How To Write a Title Page in APA Format

The title page is the first page of your psychology paper. In order to make a good first impression, it is important to have a well-formatted title …

Life's Roadmap: Career Advice To Get You Where You Want To Be

Whether you are just out of college or in the middle of your career, you probably have a vision about what your ideal career looks like. I know that for myself, I was a young, bright business major, who had it all planned out when I graduated. But, as we all have learned, even the best-laid plans …

The Internet 'Narcissism Epidemic'

Don't let popularity set your standard.<p>We are in the midst of a "narcissism epidemic," concluded psychologists Jean M. Twnege and W. Keith Campbell in their 2009 book. One study they describe showed that among a group of 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as quickly …

Why Not Apologizing Makes You Feel Better

To err is human.<p>So is refusing to apologize for those errors.<p>From toddlers and talk show hosts to preteens and presidents, we all know people who have done stupid, silly and evil things, then squared their jaws and told the world they've done nothing wrong.<p>Parents, educators and even public …

Inside The Brains Of People Over 80 With Exceptional Memory

Most research on memory loss in the elderly focuses on dementia, Alzheimer's disease or other brain diseases.<p>But neuroscientist Emily Rogalski from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine knew there is great variation in how good memory is in older people. Most have memory loss to …

Why Women May Be Better at Remembering Faces

Compared with men, women seem to have a knack for fixating on the eyes, nose and mouth of someone they've just met, a new study suggests. That …

The Brain

College students’ mental health is a growing concern, survey finds

• Anxiety is the top presenting concern among college students (41.6 percent), followed by depression (36.4 percent) and relationship problems (35.8 …

5 Reasons to Act Now on Juvenile Justice Reform

<b>By Kerry Bolger, PhD (Public Interest Government Relations Office)</b><p>Did you know that the U.S. incarcerates more of its kids per capita than any other …

Why Wanting Expensive Things Makes Us So Much Happier Than Buying Them

Even for the most materialistic consumers, it's the experience of shopping (and the anticipation of buying) that makes us truly happy<p>Reuters<p>The idea that you can't buy happiness has been exposed as a myth, over and over. Richer countries are happier than poor countries. Richer people within richer …

The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter

For decades, psychologists and other researchers assumed that the mother-child bond was the most important one in a kid's life. They focused on …

Parenting