Stephen Ham

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Drained From Your Job? Do These 4 Things to Bounce Back ASAP

Have you ever had a job that is so mentally and physically draining that all of your energy has literally been sapped out of you? It may be because …

The Brain Produces Its Own Version of THC

And it could have an important impact on stress.<p>It's no great secret that many people smoke pot to combat anxiety and stress. Researchers have long examined just how that effect works; weed's components can affect a varied collection of receptors spread throughout the body. Now a new mouse study …

How Does Psychoanalysis Work?

Someone recently told me that before coming to see me they thought that people laid on the couch when they go to therapy. “<i>That’s psychoanalysis</i>,” I …

How psychoanalysts are fighting to make their profession relevant

After more than a century mining the unconscious, psychoanalysis is really showing its age.<p>Only 15 percent of members in the American Psychoanalytic …

Psychology

Uber Uses Science, Psychology and Video Game Tricks to Influence Its Drivers. Is Your Workplace Next? | Inc.com

It turns out the side hustle that Uber drivers exhibit to earn income is being helped along by another hustle--of the behavioral science sort.<p>A story by the <i>New York Times</i> revealed the extent to which Uber uses behavioral science, psychology and even video game techniques to coax drivers into …

Behavioral Sciences

Beyond the After-Glow: Uncovering the Therapeutic Power of Ayahuasca

Indigenous Amazonian shamans have been using ayahuasca to heal the mental, physical and spiritual ailments of their communities for centuries. Image: …

Neuroscience

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Depression Is Now The Leading Cause Of Ill Health & Disability

The World Health Organization is calling on governments worldwide to invest more in mental health support, while reporting that the rate of people …

Depression

Study Finds the Unexpected in the Brains of Spirit Mediums

Are spirit mediums really communicating with the dead? My Magic 8 Ball says "Outlook not so good."<p>But a new brain study of Brazilian mediums shows …

What children need even more than presents this holiday season

I had barely closed the door behind the last trick-or-treater when the first signs of the holiday season began to appear. My inbox is cluttered with emails shouting helpful suggestions for purchasing, decorating and hosting. Our mailbox is stuffed with catalogues. Holiday music accompanies my mall …

Parenting

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

4 Things the Most Successful Young Adults Learn From Their Parents | Inc.com

All good parents want their children to succeed, but some kids do better than others after leaving the nest. Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), has some thoughts on the topic. With locations in Savannah and Atlanta in Georgia, Hong Kong, and …

Teens

Depression Is A Monster But Don't Fear it

One of the earliest films I can really remember is Alien. I loved it. I still do today. I grew up in the green and grey countryside of the shady …

Horror Fiction

Religious thoughts trigger reward systems like love, drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most Americans, about 89%, say they believe in God, and some have felt God's presence while listening to a sermon or sensed time stand still while they were in deep prayer or meditation.<p>Now, a new study shows through functional MRI scans that such religious and spiritual experiences can be …

The Brain

I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

Childhood Origins Of Narcissism

In recent weeks I have been diving into the subject of narcissistic personality disorder. While the term "narcissism" has been tossed around over the course of this presidential election, it is important that we understand the forces at play behind the arrogant, bullying, entitled, and …

Girls with autism may mask condition with social skills

Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists …

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Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do

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10 Awe-Inspiring Things You Can Do to Change Your Life Immediately

This is not rocket science. Who doesn't want to simplify their lives or cut down stress?<p>Why is change so hard? Because change can be scary. We fear the unknown. But as we give in to procrastination, we delay the greater reward: Producing good fruit and experiencing a better life.<p>If you know …

Three Tips for Raising Resilient Teens

The school year is well underway. As October unfolds, you may find yourself already embroiled in a frenzy scheduling, activities, and demands, …

Parenting

Here’s Why You Can’t Stop Procrastinating

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Why 15 Minutes of Meditation Will Keep You at the Top of Your Game

Ana Flores, founder of Latina Bloggers Connect, explains why taking time every morning to meditate has made her more effective as a business leader.

Meditation

The Right Way to Take Melatonin Supplements For Sleep

Jet lag always seems to get the best of me when I travel. I’ve tried prescription sleeping pills, well-timed cups of coffee, and even gradually …

Gender stereotypes have made us horrible at recognizing autism in women and girls

In August, the National Autistic Society called on medical professionals to change the way they diagnose women and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ever since the term autism was first coined by Hans Asperger in 1944, it has remained predominantly, if anecdotally, associated with men and …

Autism

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Best Life Quotes By Famous People & Inspiring Figures

Quotes are very powerful and life quotes that will change how you live forever. Maybe, the most thing about quotes is that they give you a …

Motivation

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …