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Marijuana and Opioid Users May Have Trouble Considering Future Behaviors

"Cannabis-related disruption of cognitive functioning extends to the capacity for episodic foresight."<p>Bad news, stoners: A new study suggests that …

Cannabis

The 6 Stages of Behavior Change

Anyone who has ever made and broken a New Year’s resolution can appreciate the difficulty of behavior change. Making a lasting change in behavior is …

Self-help

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Queen Elizabeth II

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

The opposite of a narcissist is an 'empath' — here are the signs you could be one

Empathy is the ability to understand the way someone else is feeling. Most people who do not have antisocial or narcissistic personality disorders feel empathy on some level.<p>But some people are more empathetic than others, and those very high up on the scale are known as empaths.<p>"An empath is an …

Narcissism

This Formula Will Make You Happier At Work and At Home in 2018

Wellbeing can be broken down into five key aspects.<p>Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows …

Response: Mistakes Teachers Make in Reading Instruction

<b>(This is the second post in a four-part series. You can see Part One here.)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What is the biggest mistake teachers</b> …

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us to better treat it.<p>What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's …

Drug Addiction

Addiction changes brain biology in 3 stages, experts say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology.<p>Essentially, each of these three phases affects the brain in a …

A Neuroscientist Explains How He Found Out Meth Is Almost Identical to Adderall

A Columbia University psychiatry professor talks about what he's learned from trying the drug himself and studying it over the years.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>The long subway ride from DC's airport to Silver Spring was unusually pleasant. It had been about an hour …

Maybe Addiction Is More Like a Learning Disorder Than a Disease

When Saturday Night Live aired a skit this weekend riffing on America’s new heroin epidemic—a satirical fake ad for “Heroin A.M.” to help addicts …

Mental Health

Does Addiction Treatment Require A Higher Power?

In the field of addiction treatment, already brimming with intensely personal and emotional debates, there may be nothing more controversial than the role of 12-step programs, which are based on Alcoholics Anonymous.<p>At least 80 percent of current American addiction treatment— for both alcohol and …

Drug Addiction

'Mind addiction' could help explain why smart people aren't as happy as they could be

Experimenters asked about 150 university students to imagine that they had won a lottery drawing and could choose one of two chocolates as their prize.<p>Chocolate A, they were told, was an 0.5 oz. piece of Austrian milk chocolate worth 50 cents, shaped like a heart. Chocolate B, on the other hand, …

Psychology

Listen to Your Body

For thousands of years humans have defended themselves from harm by others. But many have proceeded to regularly harm themselves. They have actively searched for substances to ingest, inhale, inject and apply which may give them some immediate relief but damage or destroy their lives over time.<p>Why …

Depression

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

Cocaine and the Brain: What Drives Addiction?

<i>This article originally was published on</i> Medical Daily.<p>Snorted, smoked, or injected, cocaine quickly enters the bloodstream and the brain to help …

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

As Sleep Improves, So Does An Injured Brain

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.<p>A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal</i> …

How Long-Term Adderall Use Affects The Brain

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Alex K. Chen.</i><p><b>Short summary:</b> Adderall/Dexedrine can be neurotoxic in the long run (by damaging …

Truth Bomb: You Were Actually Born to Cheat on the One You Love — And Here's Why

<i>By Cris Gladly for YourTango.com</i><p><b>Are you ready for the truth?</b><p>If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that cheating on your partner is just plain <i>wrong</i>! ... Right?<p>Those of us who have been on the receiving end of betrayal know how incredibly gut-wrenching and down-right devastating it is. Just …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

Learning How to Create Balance Through Life Challenges

I am intrigued by the entire <i>Thrive</i> concept and the idea of living a balanced life where you are still considered successful, while still dealing with the highs and lows of life. It's something that so many men and women strive to attain while on this journey of obtaining a fulfilled, purposeful, …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day -- And How to Avoid Them

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising, and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible …

Critical Thinking

3 Lies That Bind Us to Guilt and Shame

There are many misconceptions about guilt and shame. Many are them are perpetuated by those who try to use these feelings to keep us down and hold us back. I will not name who does this to us but if you examine your life it will become very obvious. In fact, under this post I would love to hear …

The Psychiatric Drug Crisis

It’s been just over twenty-five years since Prozac came to market, and more than twenty per cent of Americans now regularly take mind-altering drugs prescribed by their doctors. Almost as familiar as brands like Zoloft and Lexapro is the worry about what it means that the daily routine in many …

Seattle's 'Hempfest' will feature munchies courtesy of the cops

A marijuana-centric festival in Washington state this weekend will have a heavy police presence, but the cops will be a little friendlier than one might expect.<p>Instead of handing out summonses at Hempfest 2013, Seattle police have announced plans to hand out bags of snacks— with a message.<p>Seattle …

How to Deal With Difficult Emotions

The other day while I was swimming at a nearby lake, I saw something of a common occurrence. A little girl, about 4 years old, screaming at the top of her lungs. She was in her mother's arms, bawling. Her mom was red with anger. She had it with her daughter's screaming. She was scolding her for …

Integrating Yoga Into Personal Recovery and 12-Step Work

<i>This is an interview with Laura Cobb, a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, and alcoholic. Laura started drinking in her 30s after living in Germany for eight years with her then-active-duty army husband. After learning she was pregnant and having a baby, she moved to Chicago, where she</i> …

Study: Positivity is contagious on social media

<b>(PiXXart via Shutterstock)</b><p>If an article is “liked” on a website such as Facebook or Reddit, new readers are more likely to approve of it<p>ELIZABETH LOPATTO<p>August 8, 2013 9:51pm (UTC)<p>Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Positive opinions are more influential than negative ones, at least on the Internet.<p>If an article …