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Do I Have Depression?

Signs of Depression<p><i>Article Updated July 24, 2017</i><p>Have you ever felt disconnected from things and people around you? Maybe you’ve felt irritable, sad …

How To Discipline A Child: 3 Common Parenting Tactics That Need To Stop

Many agree that shaming our children is hurtful and spanking them could soon be illegal in Canada. While these two discipline tactics are often on …

Dimensions of Madness

In my previous essay, I characterized mental disorders as descriptive types that can be placed on dimensions of dysfunction. I called the result a …

A Practical Guide For Working Parents To Divide Household Responsibilities

Even when both parents work, moms end up doing more of the household chores. Here’s how to make home life more equitable.<p>Whose job is it to sign the kids up for summer camp, fill out (and fax) the tedious forms, make sure that peanut-free lunches are packed every evening, and drive children to …

This Is What a Robot Designed by a Neural Network Looks Like

Latvian new media sculptor Krists Pudzens shows off a small robot army at his first solo show.<p>In classical sculpture there is a great emphasis on movement. In the world of robotics, the emphasis is on actual motion. For the last several years Riga, Latvia-based new media sculptor Krists Pudzens has …

Study: Marijuana affects brain’s reward center

A new study put out by University of Michigan researchers suggests that over time, marijuana use dampens the response of the area of the brain that …

How To Sleep When Horrific News Becomes The Norm

Seven tips to help you practice self-care amid chaos.<p>Last night more than 260 civilians were killed in violent clashes with military forces in Istanbul.<p>The night before, at least 84 people lost their lives when a truck deliberately zigzagged through crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in …

5 Torture Methods Used In Mental Hospitals Way Too Recently

All science is a process of trial and error. When you're talking engineering, those errors can mean bridges collapsing. When you're talking …

Mental Health

Borderline Personality Disorder and Your Family

How is the family affected by borderline personality disorder symptoms? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a devastating mental health …

The Multifaceted Benefits of Keeping a Mindfulness Journal

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Motivation

How You Think Is A Strong Predictor of How Long You Will Live (Study Shows )

Advances in health, education, disease prevention and treatments are high on the list of things that have allowed people to extend their lives, …

A dream-traveller’s guide to the sleeping mind

Almost a century ago, an eccentric English lady found the secrets of dream control. Her subsequent adventures explored the limits of consciousness – and modern scientists are only just catching up.<p>As with many nightmares, Mary Arnold-Forster was being chased. She seemed to be in London around the …

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Psychology can help us understand the warped logic of revenge

Most people want to believe that the world is a fair place. But recent violence in the US—including the police killings of African-American men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas—have made the reality of injustice in American society …

Psychology

People Who Love to Help Strangers Share the Same Endearing Personality Trait

It’s nice to think that you’re the type of person who would help an old lady cross Houston Street or some lost European tourists finally make their …

3 Surprising Ways Dogs Make Your Relationships Better

... especially if you're a man.<p>It's no wonder that dogs are man's best friend. Although we've been co-evolving for only 15,000 years or so (hardly …

A century later, science backs some of the crazy ideas in Freud’s book on the interpretation of dreams

Sigmund Freud has a complicated legacy. Many of his theories on human behavior have been proven wrong (or simply naive). But some are making a comeback, thanks to modern science.<p>A recent example is Freud’s theory of dreams—his most well-known and perhaps most infamous work, according to Josie …

The psychology of why mass shootings may be contagious

Another week, another mass shooting. In the past month, the US has faced its deadliest mass shooting in modern history. And following the deaths of two black men at the hands of police, officers have since become victims of mass shootings twice in just 10 days.<p>The fact that mass shootings often …

The Science of What Makes You You and How Old Your Body Really Is

A biological Ship-of-Theseus exploration of how quickly your body replaces itself, from your nails to your neurons.<p><i>“Life is mostly an exercise in being something other than what we used to be while remaining fundamentally — and sometimes maddeningly — who we are,”</i> Meghan Daum wrote in her …

Children Can Inherit Depression And Anxiety From Their Parents, Study Finds

Research shows that just like with other health related illness, depression and anxiety can be hereditary.

The Psychology Behind The 'Pokémon GO' Obsession

To call <i>Pokémon GO</i> a craze seems like an understatement. With an estimated 15 million downloads, it’s been called the most successful mobile game of all time.<p>The strange phenomenon has left the non-<i>Pokémon GO</i> players mystified. Why on earth are adults excited to walk around hunting for cartoon …

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