Jenna Keating

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The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

High School

Why your body jerks before you fall asleep

If you have ever wondered why people’s arms and legs twitch suddenly as they are drifting off to sleep, our resident psychologist Tom Stafford has the answer.<p>As we give up our bodies to sleep, sudden twitches escape our brains, causing our arms and legs to jerk. Some people are startled by them, …

Sleep Paralysis

Nutrition: Picky eaters at home? How to get kids to try new foods

It’s not unusual for children to turn up their noses when offered certain foods, especially when it comes to vegetables and even fruits.<p>Of course, we …

10 Ways to Prevent Relational Aggression in Girls

Bullying among girls is often cloaked in hurtful gestures, words and statements instead of pushes and shoves. It is both subtle and insidious. In …

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

Here's Why Gentle Parenting Is Effective (Buh-Bye, Bribing)

There are so many different types of parenting that it can be hard to keep track—attachment, authoritative, peaceful—but the most important thing is …

Parenting

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming | Edward Bullmore

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Depression

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

Neural organoids mimic developing brains in a lab dish

A brain ball is not a brain. The constructs are, at present, devoid of some important cell types found in a real human brain. They receive no sensory …

Omnisexual, gynosexual, demisexual: What’s behind the surge in sexual identities?

In 1976, the French philosopher Michel Foucault made the meticulously researched case that sexuality is a social construct used as a form of control. In the 40 years since, society has been busy constructing sexualities. Alongside the traditional orientations of heterosexual, homosexual, and …

23 Insanely Clever Parenting Hacks That You'll Wish You Knew Yesterday

http://diply.com/article/clever-parenting-hacks-believe-never-thought<p>article<p>Do yourself a favor and give these a shot<p>Diply

Hacking

This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore

While the orcas of Puget Sound are sliding toward extinction, orcas farther north have been expanding their numbers. Their burgeoning hunger for big fish may be causing the killer whales' main prey, chinook salmon, to shrink up and down the West Coast.<p>Chinook salmon are also known as kings: the …

Chinook Salmon

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

I had a good job, a loving family, and a white picket fence. This is how I lost it all.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Cape Cod

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

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Want to make new friends? Here are the best strategies, according to psychology

When we’re young, it’s easier to make friends. You’re usually in school or college, taking part in extracurricular activities or sports, and those …

Century-old belief about nerve cells disproved at Israeli University

New research into the origin of degenerative diseases could result.<p>><br>• ><p>An active neuron (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can …

What Causes Bipolar Disorder? Scientists Think They’ve Found 7 Potential Sources Of The Illness

Mental health issues are complex, and severe illnesses like bipolar disorder have long been been critically misunderstood. Though bipolar disorder …

Here's What Your Recurring Nightmares Actually Mean

Everyone has a bad dream once in a while. But having the same one over and over may signal that something specific is missing in your daily life, new …

Depression: A Symptom, Not a Disorder

Lately, there has been a large number of articles about "depression" that seem to go out of their way to avoid mentioning any specific psychiatric …

What Is Concealed Depression and How Can You Spot Its Sneaky Symptoms?

When you think of depression, you may be inclined to picture someone who struggles to get out of bed every morning and is barely able to function. But unlike many medical conditions, depression is one that often goes unseen and undiagnosed. That's because many sufferers actually experience …

A Possible New Treatment for Bipolar Depression

Individuals with bipolar disorder suffer from manic episodes, depressed episodes, and, sometimes, “mixed” episodes that include symptoms of both …

Smoking cannabis regularly triples severe depression risk, study of Bristol teenagers finds

Regular cannabis smoking can almost triple a teenager's risk of suffering depression early in adulthood, according to new research.<p>A study of more …

Are our dreams trying to tell us something – or should we sleep on it? | Oliver Burkeman

Night after night, elaborately crazy stories plant themselves in your mind through no choice of your own. Don’t tell me something intriguing isn’t going on<p>What are dreams for? It’s one of those bottomless questions where the answer tells you mainly about the person doing the answering. Those who …

Gay Pride

New therapy 'rewires' the brain to fight depression

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on antidepressants, but studies show they can be ineffective in up to 40 percent of all patients.<p>California native, Bob Holmes is one of the 16 million people in the U.S. who suffer major depressive episodes each year. Holmes has suffered from …