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4 Studies on the Positive Effects of Nature Therapy for ADHD Symptoms

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by three symptomatic traits: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. There is …

Autism

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Artificial Intelligence

This is how to overcome social anxiety: 5 powerful tips backed by research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Dr. Temple Grandin on how minds work

Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed as brain-damaged at age two. Her mother Anna steadfastly pursued ways to understand her daughter’s condition and …

Autism

Freud’s Theory Has Been Validated

One of Freud’s important theories dealt with what he called a fixation. He posited that when children go through their early stages of development, …

Psychology

The Role of the Immune System in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews | Published: 18 August 2016<p>Amory Meltzer<br>• & Judy Van de Water<p><i>Neuropsychopharmacology</i> <b>volume 42</b>, pages 284–298 (2017) | …

Autism

Social and Emotional Development in Teens Ages 13 to 18

In the five short years between the ages of 13 and 18, your teen will undergo tremendous social, emotional, and physical growth. This development may …

Parenting

How to Rent an RV This Summer for Only $1 a Day

Recreational vehicle (RV) rentals tend to be expensive, yet I recently managed to rent a five-person RV in Las Vegas for only $1 per day. In addition …

RVs

Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point

In a renewed attempt at a grand unified theory of brain function, physicists now argue that brains optimize performance by staying near — though not …

Neuroscience

Men’s Sperm Health May Be Affected by Childhood Trauma

A study found that men with higher levels of childhood stress had lower levels of sperm microRNAs, molecules that regulate certain genes.<p>When a …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Work from Home

Science Says People With This One Physical Feature Are Usually Narcissists & I'm Shook

"Narcissist" is a term that gets thrown around quite a lot. Perhaps it's a word you use to describe the mansplainer in your office, or that friend …

A Massive Clue on Pregnancy And The Development of Schizophrenia Was Just Found

The answer has been hiding in plain sight.<p>The exact causes of schizophrenia are veiled in mystery, but scientists have been trying to work out …

Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to Happiness

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

Happiness

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Schizophrenia as whole-body disorder – the 100-year-old idea only now being proven

A study from researchers at King's College London is suggesting that schizophrenia is not just a disorder of the mind but is also associated with …

The Latest Research on Disciplining Children Will Make You a Better Parent—and a Better Spouse

Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A giant plastic cylinder surrounds your head and shoulders, and the unit’s interior …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

5tedtalks

This Optical Illusion Could Help to Diagnose Autism

You probably see a cylinder when you look at the illusion above. But how our brains translate two intersecting sheets of moving dots into a 3D image …

Stomach acid drugs may cause depression

A new study — now published in the journal <i>Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics</i> — has found a link between a common class of stomach drugs called proton …

Schizophrenia is likely a side effect of our brain’s complex evolution

This discovery could lead to not only a better understanding of our evolution but to new treatment options for schizophrenics.<br>Read More

Schizophrenia

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Scientists develop new blood and urine tests to detect autism in children

Scientists have developed new blood and urine tests that could transform the way children are diagnosed with autism in the future.<p>The tests, which …

RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they’re really windows to the brain.<p>RightEye looks through that window to detect common but often subtle vision issues resulting from concussions and other brain troubles. Its quick, portable eye-tracking station can tell …

Eye Tracking

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

5 Ways to Transform Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk Leftovers

Our Editor in Chief, Faith, has always said Jamie Oliver's chicken in milk is <i>probably</i> the best chicken recipe of all time. Public opinion may be …

Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

9 Things I Never Knew About Cruises Until I Ran the World’s Largest Ship

At a time when travelers are feeling more precious than ever about “authentic experiences,” the cruise industry is doubling down on the exact …

Royal Caribbean