Trina Lawson

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Proof that nagging does not work: study shows being positive is better motivation

In centuries past deterrents against nagging ranged from the notorious scold’s bridle to the ducking stool.<p>But now a psychological study has come up with what could be a much more powerful means of preventing nagging – evidence that it just does not work.<p>Research commissioned by the insurer Zurich …

Autism: 'hidden pool' of undiagnosed mothers with condition emerging

Experts report growing phenomenon of women recognising themselves as they research their children’s disorders<p>A “hidden pool” of women who have grown up with undiagnosed autism is coming to light as mothers researching their children’s spectrum disorders recognise themselves in their findings.<p>“There …

I tracked down the love of my life — 40 years after my mother broke us up

My family moved to California from the Philippines in 1977 and made Los Angeles our home. I was 19. I studied nursing, met my husband and had two children. Then, after 22 years of marriage, the problems we had could no longer be ignored. We divorced.<p>One night, long after that breakup, I dreamed of …

Relationships

3 Sleeping Tips To Help You Get A Good Night's Sleep

3 Sleeping Tips To Help You Get A Good Night’s Sleep<p>Nabin Paudyal<p>Co-Founder, Siplikan Media Group Read full profile<p>One of the common side effects of …

Mindfulness

My weekend in a (sort of) cult: I signed up to learn meditation and almost became an infinite being

<b>(Yuliya Savich via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>“Just go in and learn the technique and ignore the cult parts,” my psychiatrist said. What could go wrong?<p>Alice Bradley<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries</i> …

The Many Faces and Phases of Addictive Behaviors

Humans have been using drugs, alcohol, tobacco, excess food and other substances for centuries. When taken to extreme levels, such behaviors can adversely affect physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, work, school, finances and future goals.<p>In recent years, excessive use of screens, …

Drug Addiction

Experts call for official guidelines on child screen use

Educationalists, psychologists and authors also call for a minister for children to try to address ‘toxic’ nature of childhood<p>A group of leading authors, educationalists and child-development experts is calling on the government to introduce national guidelines on the use of screens, amid concern …

Mental Health

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Cleveland Clinic

Patient's Loss of Empathy Is Associated With Caregiver Burden.

2016 Sep;204(9):717-22. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000568.<p>1*Department of Geriatrics, Neurosciences and Orthopedics, Catholic University of the …

6 Habits of Highly Empathic People

by Roman Krznaric <br>upliftconnect.com<p><b>Are We Living in the Age of Empathy?</b><p>If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s …

Non-Human Animals Show Empathy. What Happened To Ours?

Image Credit: Huffington Post Images<p>According to Wikipedia, <b>Empathy</b> is defined as: <i>the capacity to understand or feel what another being (a human or non-human animal) is experiencing from within the other being's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's position.</i><p>In my …

Being moved by sadness-evoking music linked to high empathy

During sad or debilitating moments in life, many people turn to melancholy music to drown their sorrows and make themselves feel better. Researchers …

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence

ARE you intelligent — or rational? The question may sound redundant, but in recent years researchers have demonstrated just how distinct those two cognitive attributes actually are.<p>It all started in the early 1970s, when the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky conducted an influential …

Critical Thinking

Adult ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained

A third of children with ADHD experience symptoms as adults.<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is something we tend to associate with …

How your birth order predicts the rest of your life

If you really want to rile up guests at a party, start talking — preferably loudly and over-confidently — about the science of birth order.<p>It's one of those topics in science that everyone's got an opinion on. And as it turns out, even psychologists can't seem to agree on how your birth order …

The Truth About People Who Say They Only Need A Few Hours Of Sleep

You probably know at least one person who swears she can get just a few hours of sleep and still feel great the next day. But, according to a new …

Research

What It's REALLY Like to Be With Him, According To His Zodiac Sign

Zodiac

The reason you get car sick is because your brain’s worried it’s being poisoned

Ah, the joys of car sickness. It takes me back to the summers of my youth and hours spent driving through French countryside in a super-hot car …

‘Married at First Sight’ Couple Tom & Lillian Fight Just After They Consummated Their Marriage(VIDEO)

First comes marriage, then comes...fighting in bed after sex?<p><i>Married at First Sight</i> couple Tom Wilson and Lillian Vilchez seem to be super compatible …

The Mystery of Zika’s Path to the Placenta

Scientists are beginning to understand how Zika replicates and spreads within the womb, but they still don’t know how the virus manages to get there in the first place.<p>Among the many mysteries that have vexed scientists about the ongoing Zika epidemic is the question of how, in pregnant women, the …

Massachusetts Elementary School Cancels Homework for a Year

Kids, parents, and teachers at Kelly Elementary School are about to have a very unusual year. Their principal has just announced that the school will …

The Neuroscience & Psychology of Procrastination, and How to Overcome It

Procrastination is a skill, an art, a slight-of-hand technique. I’m procrastinating right now, but you’d never know it. How many tabs do I have open …

I'm gay - and I don't want the same-sex marriage plebiscite

I remember my first ever Gay Pride march. I was in my mid-20s at the time. Trying to get into the after party on the streets of Adelaide, I had to …

Estranged husband stabbed Leila Alavi 56 times because 'she did not obey the rule of marriage'

"We have commitment, moral commitment towards one another. In this country this means nothing."<p>A video of the police interview with Hosseiniamraei …

Crime

Middle-class parents need to accept that some children are just too thick for private school

A friend of mine, a housemistress at a leading public school, loves her job: the teaching; the big, rent-free Georgian house; the subsidised education for her daughters.<p>There are only two drawbacks. In the evenings, she feels like an undercover cop, listening for sounds of naughtiness from the 60 …

Scientists study link between unhealthy pregnancy diet and ADHD

Experts examine how a diet high in fat and sugar could alter baby’s DNA in a way that might cause behavioural problems<p>A diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy may be linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with behavioural problems early in life, experts have …