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Program aims to help students stay focused

LAMPASAS — Rarely are elementary school students encouraged to touch hallway walls while walking in line, but Mitzi Morin does exactly that.<p>“They …

Teaching

Study Finds Sensory Integration Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Small but rigorous study backs parent reports that sensory integration therapy improves daily function in children with autismSmall but rigorous …

Autism

Sensory Integration: Red Flags and When to Get Help

These sensory integration red flags may indicate that a child needs extra help or support to manage sensory processing concerns.<p>We’ve been working …

Autism

Top Ten Books for Parenting Children With Disabilities

These ten books all make two similar points: 1) Your child is more than a syndrome or symptoms or disability, and 2) Navigating the bureaucracy …

Autism

Appeals Court Refuses To Stop Florida Same-Sex Marriages After Jan. 5

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Florida's request to issue a stay pending its appeal. "The stay ... expires at the end of the day on January 5, 2015."<p>WASHINGTON — Absent further court action, same-sex couples should be able to marry in Florida beginning Jan. 6, 2015.<p>In a two-page opinion …

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Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans on Thursday railed against states that have legalized marijuana, citing its connection to auto accidents.<p>During a hearing entitled "Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Operating While Stoned," Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on …

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

NYC gets women-only taxi service: newspaper | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York is about to get a new taxi app service – with cabs driven by women for women, according to a report in the New York Times.<p>Serving New York City, suburban Westchester and Long Island, the latest Uber-like taxi app will be available through an Apple …

Make it memorable: use psychology to help your job applications stand out

Learn as much as you can about the company and use your contacts to create a stand-out application<p>In this difficult market, you need to think about your job search habits and focus yourself on a smarter approach.<p>If you're like most job seekers, you follow a set of routines in looking for work. You …

Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Psychology

Students who are interested in studying psychology are often advised that earning a graduate degree is a good idea, and in some cases even a basic …

Are Highly Educated People Healthier?

Close<p>InfoBarrel > Health<p>InfoBarrel<p>Educational levels are employed by researchers to gauge a whole social world, since opportunities, limitations, …

Health

Area of brain responsible for exercise motivation discovered

An area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise and participate in other rewarding activities -– potentially leading to …

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

Many parents have pushed for a later start to the school day for teenagers, with limited success. But parents just got a boost from the nation's pediatricians, who say that making middle and high schoolers start classes before 8:30 a.m. threatens children's' health, safety and academic …

You really ARE what you eat: Forget sunbathing, munching just two extra portions of fruit and veg a day gives you a more attractive skin glow than a suntan

• <b>Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables gives skin a golden 'carotenoid' glow</b>• <b><br>Majority of people rated this yellow glow more attractive than a</b> …

Skin Care

The Psychology of Home: Why Where You Live Means So Much

<i>There's a reason why the first thing we often ask someone when we meet them, right after we learn their name, is "where's home for you?"</i><p>My house is a shrine to my homes. There's a triptych of sunsets next to my bedroom door, dusk forever falling over the small Michigan town where I grew up, the …

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The 'Designated Survivor' star opens up about her badass career and...<p>The 'Designated Survivor' star opens up about her badass career …

Are we more narcissistic than ever before?

There was once a young man named Narcissus who was so vain that he fell in love with his own reflection in the water and died. In some versions of …

10 things you might not know about love

In writing the book "Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become," here are 10 lessons I have learned:<p><b>1. It can be hard to talk about love in scientific terms because people have strong pre-existing ideas about it.</b><p>The vision of love that emerges from the …

Psychology and Mental Health - Online Course

Online course<p>Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture<p>Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us …

It doesn’t mean you’re crazy –- talking to yourself has cognitive benefits, study finds

Most people talk to themselves at least every few days, and many report talking to themselves on an hourly basis. What purpose is served by this …

Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It's Good For Your Mental And Physical Health

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there <i>is</i> a reason why it's been around for literally thousands of years. And we're starting to get a better understanding …

Women's Mental Health Could Be Linked To Hormone Levels, Study Claims

Women's hormone levels can affect their reactions to stressful events -- and how much they think about those events in the following days, according to a new study.<p>The research, out of University College London, has linked the phase of a woman's reproductive cycle to the likelihood of her …

4 Ways to Improve Your Health at the Office

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