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4 Tips to Deal With Tween Attitude

Raising a tween isn't easy. They aren't yet as independent as teenagers (though they want to be) and they're more independent than younger kids. Many preteens deal with this uncertain time with what one Circle of Mom member calls "the Door Slamming-Foot Stamping stage."<p>Having made it through …

To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room

An airline industry executive has been promoted regularly for more than two decades because he’s good in a crisis. He’s cool, competent, and authoritative when the rest of the team is panicking. But now he finds himself in charge of a huge swath of the company — and a large number of employees. And …

Can We Become Addicted To Stress?

Overflowing inboxes and endless to-do lists prevent many of us from taking time to stop and smell the flowers. Given the choice, though, would we? …

People think more objectively when in darkness

Need to make a difficult decision? Switch off the LIGHTS: People think more objectively when in darkness<p><b>Researchers found that dimming the lights can</b> …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

PARALYZED WOMAN'S THOUGHTS GUIDE ROBOT ARM

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> A woman with longstanding quadriplegia maneuvered a mind-controlled, human-like robot arm in seven dimensions, using it to feed …

Depression: 'Second biggest cause of disability' in world

<b>Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain, according to a review of research.</b><p>The disease must be treated as a global public health priority, experts report in the journal PLOS Medicine.<p>The study compared clinical depression with more than 200 other diseases …

Mental Health

Putting electronics in people

SOURCE (Nanowerk Spotlight) Additive manufacturing is a way of making 3-D objects by building up material, layer upon layer, with the guidance of a …

How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know

How experts think, the power of framing, the miracle of attention, the weird world of cognitive biases and more…<p>Fifty years ago there was a …

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

SOURCE (Nanowerk Spotlight) Additive manufacturing is a way of making 3-D objects by building up material, layer upon layer, with the guidance of a …

20 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Depression

1. About 20 million Americans experience depression yearly.<p>Of these, about ten million have major or clinical depression.<p>2. A quarter of all …