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Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids? Try to Keep Them Off These Two Social Networks | Inc.com

Is spending lots of time on social media good or bad for your mental health? Mostly bad, according to a comprehensive new study by the Royal Society for Public Health in the U.K. The Society looked into many different aspects of social media's effect, especially on those between the ages of 14 and …

Social Media

Instagram and Snapchat were ranked the worst apps for children's mental health

The report — released on Friday and titled #StatusOfMind — examined the positive and negative effects of social media on young people's health. It is based on responses from 1,500 young people (aged 14-24) from across the UK.<p>Children were asked to score how each of the social media platforms they …

Social Media

Workers without pensions should embrace risk in their RRSPs

If you're not part of a workplace pension plan, you're likely facing a retirement challenge. Employer pensions – whether they are group RRSPs, defined contribution plans or the Cadillac of all pensions, defined benefit plans – are the backbone of retirement savings for many Canadian workers.<p>But …

The Human Brain Is Really, Really Fast

Your brain has billions of neurons that send messages through synapses once or twice per second. That adds up to a whole lot of activity. In a single …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

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Are You Being Manipulated? 5 Ways Psychopaths Use Emotions Against You, According to Science

Knowing how psychopaths use emotion can help you protect yourself.<p>For most of us, the label "psychopath" summons images of cold-blooded serial killers. But psychopathy is a complex condition that scientists still struggle to fully understand.<p>Professor Robert Hare has spent his life studying …

Engineering Thoughts and Memories - Jack Gallant

The human brain is the next top­ic of dis­cus­sion. The brain is much like a com­put­er, but it is a com­put­er that works by very dif­fer­ent …

The placebo effect: is there something in it after all?

A study of the sometimes positive effects of taking drug-free pills suggests a biological factor at work<p>The placebo effect remains one of the most baffling mysteries in medicine. The idea that a useless sugar pill or harmless saline injection could result in a measurable improvement in a patient’s …

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Brain Scan Study Suggests Mental Math Exercises Could Boost Emotional Health

Engaging a specific part of the brain during mental math exercises is connected with better emotional health, according to a new brain-scanning study …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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New Study to Offer Insight into the Adolescent Brain

There is a lot we don't know about the effects of a child's routine activities--sports, sleep, or screen time--on his or her developing brain. A new long-term study recently launched at 19 research sites around the country and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will collect …

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Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Dementia

How the most productive people power through their to-do lists

There's plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don't want to …

Time Management

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I went through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and am now a completely different woman

<b>In honor of World Mental Health Day, we’re highlighting stories from voices that deserve to be heard. These voices remind us that we are not alone.</b> …

You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

A developing treatment called neurofeedback may help people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.<p>All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control …

Is the internet killing our brains?

The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?<p>Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest …

The Brain

I Quit Eating Gluten & It Didn't Change My Life

For millions of people living with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is the only treatment option. But life without gluten is not a magical cure-all for everyone, or everything, else.<p>These are autoimmune diseases that affect the pancreas and thyroid, respectively, and they like to travel together. …

Gluten-Free

Study Identifies 2 Kinds of Instagram Narcissists: Grandiose and Vulnerable

Two different kinds of narcissists use Instagram.<p>That’s the main takeaway from new research out of the University of Swinburne. You might not be …

Researchers Believe There Are Four Common Personality Types- Which One Are You?

People are always coming up with new theories on how to divide us all into categories according to our personality, most of which use broad terms to …

Narcissists are everywhere — but they may not be the people you think they are

You hear a lot of people being called narcissists these days — movie stars, ex-girlfriends, presidential candidates, millennials. The word just seems to come up a lot more than it used to, Rebecca Webber writes in a thoughtful and timely cover story in Psychology Today.<p>But is narcissism really more …

Psychology