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Does Hillary Really Have the Foreign-Policy Advantage?

Clinton says Trump’s wrong about the world. But she still needs to explain why she’s right.<p>Imagine you’ve had it with your house. Or, more precisely, you’re conflicted about it. You’ve loved living there. It’s a mid-century design—the biggest house on the block. You don’t really want to move. But …

Upcoming TV Shows That Will (Probably) Make You Cancel Your Plans

Pilot season is upon us -- which means viewers get a taste of the new shows coming to TV in the fall. This year's crop is especially good, with some familiar faces in new series, fresh takes on old favorites, and one new superhero show that promises to be much different than all the rest. Here are …

TV

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

Neurophilosophy

How to boost your emotional resilience

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We've all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

New Quizzes on Bipolar, Eating Disorders, Paranoia & Stress

Here at Psych Central, we’re always developing new quizzes to help you better understand yourself. We believe self-knowledge is power, and so the …

Swearing: 7 Miraculous Effects On The Mind - PsyBlog

Seven ways in which swearing can actually be psychologically positive.<p>Here are some of the good things about bad words:<p>1. Swearing makes you …

Language

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple)

Neuroscientific and psychological principles point a clear path to true happiness, and it's probably not what you think.<p>As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some …

Happiness

Psychologists and experts explain how to stop being a 'chronically late insane person'

In a Wait But Why analysis of people who are habitually late—whether it's to work, social engagements, or major appointments—Tim Urban concludes that some members of this group, including himself, could be deemed Chronically Late Insane People (CLIP). As classified by Urban, these individuals are …

Four easy tricks to make your memory work harder for you

It’s pretty amazing that the same brain that stores our favorite moments, the names and faces of our loved ones, and what our favorite foods taste like can also make room for cocktail chatter, PowerPoint presentations and whatever your boss’s dog’s name is. Keeping memory sharp is key for life. …

As Suicide Rates Rise, Scientists Find New Warning Signs

Computer algorithms, biomarkers and other advanced techniques help flag trouble earlier<p>Scientists are making headway in the search for solutions to one of the most vexing problems in mental health: How to predict who is at risk for suicide.<p>Researchers are hunting for so-called biomarkers, such as …

Mental Health

Rice study details stress-diabetes link - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

HOUSTON – (June 6, 2016) – A Rice University study has found a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain’s ability to …

Boost Your Self Confidence With These 6 Tips

You're reading Boost Your Self Confidence With These 6 Tips, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

5 Illegal Drugs With Medicinal Benefits

There are good reasons why certain drugs have been made illegal, but could some of these drugs have potential medicinal benefits? Cristen Conger from …

As suicide rates rise, scientists find new warning signs

Scientists are making headway in the search for solutions to one of the most vexing problems in mental health: How to predict who is at risk for suicide.<p>Researchers are hunting for so-called biomarkers, such as patterns of brain activity on fMRI scans or levels of stress hormones in the blood, …

Why Women Are Afraid of Failure

A woman who gets a B in a course is likely to drop it, while men persist.<p><i>Nobody likes to fail. But women take failure particularly hard—studies have shown that women are so averse to failure that they don't apply for jobs unless they feel 100 percent qualified. This hesitancy is understandable:</i> …

Self-improvement

Workaholism linked to ADHD and depression

People who work too much may be more likely to have ADHD or depression, according to a new study from Norway.<p>Researchers found that, among the workaholics in the study, nearly 33 percent had symptoms of ADHD, compared with about 13 percent of non-workaholics. For the study, workaholics were defined …

How to talk to someone with anxiety | Guardian readers and Sarah Marsh

On average one in four people will be affected by anxiety. Those who have experienced it explain what you can say and do to help<p>We live surrounded by anxiety. New research published in the journal Brain and Behaviour found that in 2013 there were an estimated 8.2m cases of anxiety in the UK. Women …

Mental Health

Warriors take the offensive against Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress

Approximately 339,462 service members have been diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury. One in three service members returns home experiencing …

MiB: Steven Pinker on Language and Violence - The Big Picture

This week on our Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Steven Pinker, Professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard, is a psychologist, linguist, …

Phenomenology as a Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

<i>Phenomena</i> derives from the Greek meaning ‘things that appear’, and phenomenology can be defined as the direct examination and description of …

The real importance of self-care

The first time I paid any real attention to the term ‘self-care’ it was because a therapist told me I had very little of it in my life.<p>What about my …

Why Are Psychoactive Drugs So Popular?

<i>Shuttershock</i><p>Now that we, by and large, are blaming people less for having addictions we can get a better glimpse into the popularity of the substances these individuals chose.<p>There has been a long and cruel history that has regarded addiction -- to alcohol or drugs -- as a weakness of character. …

B&N Readouts

When Myers finally made contact, he told Lacy to meet him at the same marina in St. Augustine. Everything was the same—same sweltering heat and …

BBQ

Sometimes Embracing Emotional Distress Is the Best Medicine

An unfortunate side effect of the biological revolution of psychiatry is in perceiving emotional discomfort as undesirable or bad, something we …

Mindfulness

7 Clues That You've Really Found Love

<i>Is it love?</i><p>You might think that people who are truly in love automatically know the answer to this question, with no doubt in their minds—and a lucky …

Train Your Brain with 8 Ways to Learn Faster

You're reading Train Your Brain with 8 Ways to Learn Faster, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

135 Couples Told Scientists How Depression Affects Their Relationships

<i>(Photo: Neil Bradfield)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>Depression can feel isolating, like it's you -- and only you -- against your own mind. And yet, the mental illness affects the people closest to you too; this is perhaps especially true if you're in a long-term romantic relationship. In a new study, highlighted …

The Mental Trick Happy Couples Unconsciously Use To Avoid Cheating

Politicians do it. Athletes do it. Entertainers do it. Last year’s headline-making Ashley Madison hack revealed that millions of average people (are …

Psychology

Naming Our Feelings

The 4 key elements of the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease work together synergistically. They include: whole food, plant-based …

Diets

A mysterious mental health disorder is afflicting Bhutanese refugees in America

PITTSBURGH—When Tek Mishra visits the homes of the community's older Bhutanese refugees, he gets a firsthand look at mental health issues usually …

Mental Health