Peggy DeBey

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Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Why Do We Kiss?

Your online life, permanent as a tattoo - Juan Enriquez

Txtng is killing language. JK!!! - John McWhorter

Can You Trust Your Eyes?

What is love? - Brad Troeger

The Science of Heartbreak

Why Do We Laugh?

We Can Pencil It in Our Calendars Just in Case

Earlier today I went to the neighborhood art supply store to buy some birthday cards and was shocked to see three rows of display racks filled on both sides with all sorts of 2014 calendars. September seemed far too early to even consider selecting a calendar for 2014, and yet there they were. The …

Time Management

The Alphabet Happiness: 'K'

<i>From awe to ecstasy, from contentment to delight, happiness shows up in so many different ways. The good news is that the more you focus on it, the more your brain responds. In her "Alphabet of Happiness," Randy Taran takes a closer look at aspects of happiness just waiting to be accessed. Here are</i> …

Happiness

10 Ways To Be More Productive

Productivity. It's one of those things that is more of a necessity in life than a skill. But how much do we actually try to enhance the way in which we accomplish things?<p>I can still remember being a kid and thinking, "Wow, life will be so much easier when I'm an adult!" Little did I know how much …

Time Management

Oxygen: The Forgotten Nutrient

<i>by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer</i><p>Breathing is essential to life. And because it's automatic, we don't have to focus on breathing the way we do eating or walking, so we rarely think about it. But maybe we should. Taking in oxygen is fundamental to good health, …

This Is Your Brain On The Ocean

Your body is comprised of roughly 57 percent water, so it isn't all that surprising that we're drawn to even larger bodies of the stuff -- the ocean. Though scientists haven't been able to pinpoint the exact reason behind why the ocean gets our synapses firing so feverishly, it's a universal truth …

Here and Meow: What Cats Can Teach Us About Sleep

I've never been much of a cat person. I'll confess that until recently I couldn't understand the lure these mysterious creatures had for so many. Beyond their penchant for catching the occasional rodent, it seemed they were little more than hypersomnolent stoics who couldn't distinguish a …

7 Ways to Find Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary, yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives. If I only had this or that, if I met the right partner, have a big house, a new car, the job I've always wanted, then I would be happy. The ancient yoga and spiritual …

Neural Inertia, Barrier To Awareness From Unconsciousness, Discovered By Researchers

Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how the brain transitions from a state of unconsciousness to wakefulness. A barrier to awareness, called "neural inertia," is similar in a way, they say, to the everyday phenomenon of "sleep inertia" -- that groggy feeling we have when we're …

Can Narcissists Change?

At the end of May 2013, I wrote an article titled "5 Early Warning Signs You're With a Narcissist." It sparked a number of rich conversations through comments, emails, Facebook and Twitter. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of reactions came from people who feared they were currently in a …

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box, Part Five

<i>By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F.</i> …

Emotional Rescue

Mary Ann is a cashier at the local supermarket and the sweetest woman you'd ever want to meet. That is, until you upset her. Then, watch out. She's the secret daughter of the Hulk and the Tasmanian Devil. Furious ain't the word for it.<p>Here's the thing: When Mary Ann gets angry, she sees red. Or …

Autistic kids miss non-verbal clues when listening

<b>Children with autism might miss out on non-verbal aspects of conversation as they look away when speaking to adults, scientists found.</b><p>They say that adults should be aware of this when communicating with children with autism.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Association, the team said it …

Autism

The Most Important Thing

What is the path to finding your truth? To finding universal truth? To finding God? How do you find your roots? Your values? How do you answer the big questions: Who am I, and why am I here? Through studying Kabbalah or Tantric philosophy we often raise these questions and contemplate them. This is not …

Spirituality

Effective Time Management Without a Calendar

I've spent an embarrassing amount on calendaring systems over the years. And still, no system could extinguish my hair-on-fire approach to deadlines and oversized workloads. Those were my younger years. As I matured though, I stopped running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Instead, I …

Positive Attitude Boosts Exercise, Longevity Among Heart Disease Patients, Study Suggests

Attitude is everything, at least for people with heart disease, a new study suggests.<p>The research, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, shows that having a positive attitude is tied to a longer life and greater likelihood of exercising among coronary artery …

Gmail promises “no reasonable expectation” of privacy

UPDATED: Google admits that third-party email users should not be surprised that company processes communication<p><b>UPDATED BELOW</b> with statement from Google, clarifying that Gmail users do have privacy protections, but that "third party law" applies when it comes to non-Gmail users' expectations of …

Evidence Supports Pill To Prevent Some Prostate Cancers

Researchers say a cheap, generic pill called finasteride prevents almost 40 percent of low-grade prostate cancers without increasing the risk of dying from more aggressive tumors.<p>New evidence points to the drug as a potentially safer way to deal with prostate cancers that now get more intense …

Mouse heart uses human cells to beat again

[Updated] Study: Sugar-Munching Mice Die Earlier

An unusual "semi-natural" lab setup quantifies ill effects in mice drinking the equivalent of three sodas a day.<p><i>Update: I've changed the headline and some sentences in this post. Previously, the headline and one of the text highlights in this post called the mice "soda-drinking." As the post</i> …

How language is literally losing its meaning

It is literally the biggest semantics story of the week: the informal use of the word "literally" – as a term for emphasis when a statement isn't true – has been included as a definition in the Oxford English Dictionary. Writers have responded, protesting very convincingly that we are breaking up …