Ilana Kok

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The Psychology of Revenge

A blogger was stealing my ideas.<p>And it made me very, very angry. Like foot-stomping, slobbery-snarling, pirate-cursing angry.<p>Let me back up... I give a slice of my heart and thumb every time I write for Science of People's blog. (Don't worry they regrow pretty fast.) Basically, I <i>love</i> writing for …

Time I

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><b>Leigh Robinson was</b> out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Religion

Here's More Evidence That Good-Looking People Can Get Away With Anything

Good-looking people seem to have all the luck.<p>Thanks to the "beauty bias," our largely unconscious preoccupation with and preference for physically attractive people, not only are more attractive people often ascribed positive personality traits like intelligence and kindness, but they also tend to …

Psychology

What You Need To Know About The Female Brain

Did you know that every brain starts out as female? At eight weeks of development, either a testosterone surge kills off cells in the communication …

Bipolar Child?

<b>Sifting Through the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Children</b><p>Parents with children who are expressing behavioral problems can be confusing to their …

How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away

NEW YORK — Psychopaths are known to be wily and manipulative, but even so, they unconsciously betray themselves, according to scientists who have …

Direct Link Between Brain and Immune System Discovered

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>A new discovery by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) “may call for a reassessment of basic assumptions in …

Laughing Helps You Learn, Babies (and Scientists) Say

Laughter may be good for the soul, but it may also be great for the brain. A new study published in the journal <i>Cognition and Emotion</i> suggests …

It Only Takes 5 Minutes a Day to Keep Your Brain Healthy

With so much to do in so little time, it’s hard, seeming next to impossible sometimes, to squeeze in some TLC. But, especially for the on-the-go …

How to Shake a Bad Mood Fast

Just like unexpected rain on a clear sunny day, life circumstances beyond our control are going to happen. Letting them control our moods though, is completely optional. The key lies in changing focus.<p>Here are a few simple ways to shake a bad mood fast.<p><b>1. Get in touch with what's really going …

Self-help

7 Psychological Tricks That Make You A More Persuasive Person

Maybe you need to persuade a friend to go on a holiday with you, a colleague to see your point of view or get your boss to give you that promotion. …

When People Prefer You Sick

The journey through mental illness is never an easy one. Everyone has a story and everyone has a path. Some of those paths are rockier than others, …

Cognitive behavioral therapy alters Tourette syndrome brains

A new study has found the cognitive behavioral therapy used to reduce chronic tics in people with Tourette syndrome can also alter the functioning of …

Beyond Descartes: The Mindfulness Revolution Lands In France

<b>PARIS</b> — On a recent evening at the Folies Bergère, the normally raucous Parisian music hall was nearly silent. In its old red seats, 1,700 people sat …

Brain Maintenance Program, Healing From Depression

<b>"To optimize the function of the healing system, you must<br>do everything in your power to improve physical health,<br>mental/emotional health, and</b> …

Depression
The Brain

Common Core is Menticide - Common Core Math Precludes Brain Development

Dear Parents and Grandparents,<p>As we all know, Common Core is controversial and divisive. It pits parent against parent, parents against educators, …