Traci Hamilton-Holmes

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Anxiety Could Be The Reason You Made A Bad Decision

Anxiety doesn't just affect the way we feel -- it can also have a significant impact on our daily behaviors, including our ability to make sound decisions.<p>A new study from neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh finds that anxiety disengages the prefrontal cortex, a brain region that's …

Neuroscience

How to Recognize the Signs of Childhood Depression

Similarly to how it manifests uniquely during adolescence versus adulthood, <b>depression looks differently in early childhood</b> as well. It is important …

Should Doctors Treat Depression Like Diabetes?

Depression is a mental disorder that impacts between 7 and 8 percent of Americans. But most people in the United States seek out treatment not from a …

The Surprising Psychology Behind Rock-Paper-Scissors

Rock-paper-scissors, often thought of as a game of random chance, may not be so random after all. According to a study published in <i>Nature</i> and …

6 Simple Strategies for Being Happy Alone

Most American adults have spent a non-trivial amount of time being untethered to other people. Almost everyone has spent at least a few years being …

Happiness

Distractify

I got it from my mama: How to tell if your bad habits are inherited

"Crap, I'm turning into my mother!"<p>If you haven't had this thought about your mother or someone else who raised you, just wait. Whether it's …

Keeping A Journal Can Make You Mentally Stronger, Science Explains Why

Some people might think journaling is just for recording bits of daily life. But usually it’s more than that. Science has proven that keeping a …

North Carolina State University

Top 5 Indian Eating Habits That Are Good For Health

When it comes to healthy eating habits, Indians are right there on the top of the list. Owing to the unique culinary traditions and rich cultural …

Neonatal nursing is an amazing job, but it takes an emotional toll

It is easy to get caught up with helping others and forget to take care of ourselves<p>“You’re a nurse? Where do you work?” When I tell people I work in the neonatal intensive care unit, most say: “It must be so nice working with babies!” I tell people that I have the best job in the hospital, <i>most</i> of …

Pregnancy

This Magical Headband Could Help You Sleep Through The Night

When it comes to quality sleep, it's not just the hours we spend in bed that count. It's about the time we spend in the stages of sleep that actually restore and energize our bodies.<p>The most critical stage, deep sleep, is the one that leaves us feeling refreshed when we wake up. It also helps …

Sleep

Is Lyme Disease the New AIDS? What You Need to Know

My life changed abruptly in April of 2010: blurred vision that I had had on and off since my 20s became double vision; occasional hearing fluctuations in my left ear that I had had on and off since my 20s became total deafness, or sound drowned out by maddening tinnitus. I had extreme panic attacks …

Disease