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16 Signs You Should Probably Break Up

As Pat Benatar once wisely sang, love is a battlefield. Although it can be worth it to put your all into keeping a relationship alive, sometimes it's …

The 7 Essential Stages Of Spiritual Growth (And How To Know Where You're On The Path)

We hear so much about finding our "whole selves” and “coming from authenticity,” but so many of us don’t understand how we actually reach that point. …

Spirituality

New study says cocaine turns brain cells into cannibals

Other than turning you into a person whose brain will focus on various schemes to try to score more cocaine, this highly addictive substance will …

Research

Emotion-processing networks disrupted in sufferers of depression

Regions of the brain that normally work together to process emotion become decoupled in people who experience multiple episodes of depression, …

Physical attraction linked to genes that control our height, says study

While many put finding love down to chance, who we are attracted to may have far less romantic origins and instead be down to our genes.<p>Researchers …

Social anxiety is highly heritable but is affected by environment

Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and …

How You Deal With a Breakup Depends on Your Beliefs About Personality

If you’re still agonizing over a breakup that happened five years ago, it may be because of the way you view personality, according to new research. …

Psychology

How Mentally Strong People Solve Communication Problems

This article describes the science-based strategies that mentally strong people adopt to address communication problems in their relationships

Relationships

Nasal Spray May Prevent PTSD, Study Finds

The emotional connection between a memory and an event can be powerful. A child rescued from a house fire or a soldier returning from Afghanistan may …

Eating cheese may help kill cancer cells, according to new study

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Cancer Cells

8 at-home workouts under 10 minutes to help you lose weight and build muscle

Most of us have the option of going to the gym at two points in the day: before work, or after work. Both of these timeframes are peak hours, which …

Workouts

How Mindfulness Can Help Women With Postpartum Depression

“The choice between antidepressants and having untreated depression is not the only option."<p>More than 3 million American women suffer from postpartum depression each year -- including up to 40 percent of women who have been treated for depression.<p>After working with many new and expecting mothers, …

Depression

Breaking bad habits relies on 'stop' and 'go' brain signals

At the beginning of every new year, a lot of us make resolutions — whether to quit smoking, eat better, or lose weight.<p>But by February, many of us …

How to Improve Your Relationships With Others

Most of us periodically struggle to manage our relationships, whether we’re trying to manage a company, a team, a marriage, or a friendship. The …

Cocaine Causes Your Brain To Literally Eat Itself, Study Finds

High doses kick your cells' cannibalism function into gear.<p>We know cocaine's not so good for your brain, but it turns out the effects of the popular drug are more gruesome than we thought. A new study from Johns Hopkins University finds that high doses of cocaine cause your brain cells to kill …

Neuroscience

Chronic stress, anxiety can damage the brain, increase risk of major psychiatric disorders

People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even …

Does Mindfulness Meditation Encourage False Memories?

Mindfulness meditation has gone mainstream, showing up in the gym, <i>The Real Housewives</i>, even the military, and providing the benefits of physical and …

I Tried to Hack My Circadian Rhythm With a Bright Light Therapy Headset

Some things are worth looking like an extra in a low rent sci-fi flick.<p>I wake up in darkness, and reach over the edge of my mattress, like I have every morning for the past two weeks. I feel around the inky void until I grab hold of a sleek white headset. It looks like a pair of snowboarding …

Peer-Reviewed

Does Mindfulness Enhance Critical Thinking?

In recent years, we have become more and more used to seeing the effects of mindfulness discussed in the media by psychologists, neuroscientists and …

Seasonal Affective Disorder is probably a myth, say psychologists

There is no evidence that Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is real and just because people are depressed in winter, it doesn't mean lack of sunlight is to blame<p>Seasonal Affective Disorder, the condition where people become depressed because of the lack of sunlight in the winter time, is …

Depression

6 Questions You Should Ask Before Moving in Together

If you keep a toothbrush and a spare set of pajamas at your S.O.’s place, it can be tempting to schlep the rest of your stuff and move in for good. While the promise of endless Netflix and chill sessions is appealing, relationship expert Ty Tashiro, author of <i>The Science of Happily Ever After</i>, says …

These Quirky Illustrations Will Be All-Too-Familiar To People In Love

This is what it's like to love someone warts and all.<p>When you fall in love with someone, everything about that person becomes endearing -- including their quirks and shortcomings.<p>Landysh, the Russia-based artist behind the online doodle site Lingvistov, explores this idea in her new illustrated …

Relationships

The Big List of Motivational and Thought-Provoking Quotes

Sometimes there is a quote or saying that really resonates with you. It can be from someone who you would not expect at all, as you will see by some of the quotes below. Sometimes there are many that strike a chord with you. One of the simplest and most inspiring things you can do for yourself is …

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

7 psychological reasons solitude can make you more successful

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that's losing sight of the importance of being alone.<p>Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are placed in groups.<p>It seems …

Emotional Intelligence

The 7-step morning ritual that will help you stay happy all day

Research shows that being happy actually makes you more productive. So let's kill two birds with one stone and focus on smiles.<p>What's the first step? Here's a little secret: Happy mornings don't start in the morning …

The Incredible Things Your Brain Does While You're Sleeping

When your body is at rest, your brain is hard at work.<p>Until recently, sleep was something of a mystery to us. Scientists didn't know why we slept -- and they thought that when the body was at rest, the brain was, too.<p>Now, we know better. The brain performs a number of important activities while …

The Brain

7 clever ways to prevent wrinkles while you sleep

You’ve said it before—“I need my beauty sleep!”—as you crawl under the covers for a well-deserved full night of rest. But while you might be saying it facetiously, there <i>are</i> ways to slow down signs of aging overnight.<p>But first: doesn’t sleeping cause wrinkles?<p>Yes, it can. According to Dr. Debra …

Here's the only supplement you should take for a cold

In a 2011 review of studies of people who'd recently gotten sick, researchers looked at those who'd started taking zinc and compared them with those who just took a placebo. The ones on zinc had shorter colds and less severe symptoms.<p>Zinc is a trace element that the cells of our immune system rely …

Wellness