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Parents: How to Help a Shy Kid

It's fine to be shy, as long as Mom and Dad are looking out for you, new research suggests.<p>Shy babies and toddlers are at greater risk of developing …

Parenting

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

By Robert Preidt, <i>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>(HealthDay)<p>FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster …

Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children

Developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both …

Hugs are More Potent than Drugs in Stopping Colds and Influenza

Love and hugs might be two of the most effective forms of protection against the flu virus.<p>Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University professor …

Fast-food consumption linked to lower test score gains in 8th graders

The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new America-wide study suggests. This study can't say why …

Using targeted brain stimulation to change attention patterns for anxious individuals

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a painless treatment strategy that uses weak electrical currents to deliver targeted stimulation to …

Myths and Facts About Self-Injury

Chrissy Tobias was 21 when she sought treatment for a long, secret battle with self-injury – to the shock of family and friends. She started cutting …

How Do You Really Know When You’re An Adult?

What are the ways in which you define “adult”? Do you feel that it’s someone who has settled down with a family? Perhaps you consider people adults …

Psychology

The Best Way to Deal With Embarrassment

It’s happened to everyone at some point or another: You’ve forgotten to zip up a piece of clothing. There’s food between your teeth. Your body has …

Psychology

The Biggest Reason We Steal Other People’s Ideas

Chances are that at some point in your career, you've taken an idea from someone else. I want to know why.<p>There's a clue in a story about one of the …

George Harrison

5 Signs You’re Living Too Small

How do you live your life? Do you proactively make the most of your talents and seek out fulfilling experiences and relationships? Or is your focus …

Self-help

What's Your Relationship IQ?

One of the most active areas of research in psychology involves the scientific study of relationships. The connections we have with others matter for …

Psychology

The 3 Worst Things We Learned As Children

Learn to live within your means.<p>The bedrock of cognition is thought, so what you think is vitally important.<p>The physical damage may mend and heal, …

Cognition

Why You and Your Siblings May Still Be Rivals

Every parent with more than one child knows about sibling rivalry. Even if you’re not a parent, but are yourself a sibling, you’re almost certainly …

Psychology

Can You Learn to Make Microcompromises?

<i>"What do you want for dinner?" I asked my wife.</i><p><i>"I don't know," she answered. "What do you want?"</i><p><i>"How about hamburgers?"</i><p><i>"No, I don't want</i> …

Self-help

The 1 Anti-Resolution That Could Actually Improve Your Life

Didn't make any resolutions this year? You may have made the right call.<p>Most of us know from personal experience, and from depressing statistics, …

Self-help

10 Ways to Turn Off Your Worries

Worrying can feel like a way to cover our bases, to find answers, to be responsible, or to keep that plane in the air. In reality, it’s wasted …

Self-help

Beyond Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down

No one questions the value of feeling good. In fact, it seems that for the past 20 years, everyone in America has been on a relentless quest for a …

Psychology