Vicki Wilkerson

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Gigantic tub o' 22,000 Perler beads

My 12-year-old and her pals like making thing with Perler beads. They go through them quickly, so I bought a tub of 22,000 Perler beads for $15.<p>What …

Jewelry

2 Men Shot Dead After Opening Fire Outside Muhammad Art Exhibit In Garland, Texas

Two men were shot dead after opening fire outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in Garland, Texas on Sunday.<p>The two men fired towards the Curtis Culwell Center and hit security guard Bruce Joiner, who was shot in the lower leg and suffered non-life threatening injuries, …

Law Enforcement

The Universe Might Be A Giant Hologram. Cue The Existential Crisis...

Is the world around us really just a trick of the eye?<p>Scientists have long believed the universe could be a giant hologram -- a two-dimensional realm that only <i>seems</i> to be three-dimensional -- and now a group of Viennese researchers have done the math to prove that such a scenario isn't quite as …

Physics

Is This Ability the Secret to Childhood Popularity?

Recently, a study found that nearly 40 percent of parents in Britain would prefer their child be popular than be clever. And a new study may have pinpointed the be exact characteristic that help children quickly gain popularity.<p>That characteristic? The ability to anticipate and predict how others …

Parenting

The Identified Patient

I met a woman in a bar. The place was nearly empty when she came in, sat down next to me and ordered a glass of wine. It was late afternoon and so was she -- a disheveled mass of silver and red hair bunned up with half a chopstick holding it all together. She was wearing a long, tye-died skirt, …

Lips

6 Breathing Tricks To Help You Fall Asleep Faster Tonight

There's no question that many of us would like to improve the quality of our sleep each night. Tossing, turning, waking up frequently, struggling to fall back asleep -- and that's if we can even drift off in the first place.<p>We are notorious for allowing bright screens into the bedroom and daily …

Online Programs for Children with Anxiety | Kids Anxiety Relief

See what our fans are saying 🙂<p>2018-03-14T11:22:28+0000<p>I love this programme and it's really helping my children. The cartoons and characters are …

Teach Your Child How To Observe A Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated)

Kids have anxious thoughts all the time...<p><i>"I'm going to fail math and never get into college."</i><p><i>"I'm totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it."</i><p><i>"What if I don't get asked to the dance? I'll be humiliated for life."</i><p>Research shows us that anxious thoughts are often blown out of …

Mindfulness

The Overscheduled Kid: EASY Method to Figure Out What Activities To Do

Reader Unscheduled Mom writes:<p>What do you think about the trend of taking kids to lots of activities? I have read about the importance of not over scheduling your child, and I would like your input.<p>I'm not going to come down on this one way or the other, because some kids and families thrive with a …

Parenting

8 Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Do you know what your kids are doing online? Keeping your kids safe online is a lot harder than you think. That's right. It's not easy. There is a lot to consider. Should you let them pave their own way? Eventually. Does monitoring replace parenting? No. Is your kid going to try to disable any …

Parenting

Life Lessons From a Modern Day Cinderella

Like most little girls, I was captivated by Cinderella and remember wearing my own version of Disney's magical blue dress, sparkly crown and of course, those beautiful glass slippers. Somehow I believed this fairy tale wardrobe gave me permission to be a princess... if only for a little while. . …

Walt Disney Company

Watching Your Brain Freak Out On A Scanner Calms You Down

People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.<p>In a quirky new experiment, researchers at Yale University found that simply showing people what their anxious brains look like was enough to help those …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Ebook Readers Make Reading Easier For People With Dyslexia

The ability to customize how words appear on the page is a boon to dyslexic readers.<p>A new study performed by the Smithsonian Institute found that ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle can actually help those with dyslexia with reading comprehension. Technology!<p>When you think of dyslexia, what first …

Navy Gives Neck Injections A Shot At Curing PTSD

What if doctors could cure post-traumatic stress disorder with a single injection to the neck? One Chicago-area doctor claims he can, and has finally …

Tears of joy and tears of sadness look different under the microscope

We can cry because we're happy. We can cry because we're sad. We can cry because we're cutting onions. We can cry just because we need to cry. …

There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are …

Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself

The empathy trap: therapists and counselors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients' recovery - but this quality can mean those …

Existential Depression in Gifted Children

It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons are more likely to experience a type of depression referred to as existential depression. …

Millennial narcissism: Helicopter parents are college students’ bigger problem.

Amy (not her real name) sat in my office and wiped her streaming tears on her sleeve, refusing the scratchy tissues I’d offered. “I’m thinking about …

Supporting a Loved One Through PTSD or Panic Attacks

Brandie Flowers:This needs to be shared and shared and reblogged again and again in both mundane blogs and spiritual ones.Originally posted on …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard

article<p>https://psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/the-psychopaths-relationship-cycle-idealize-devalue-and-discard/<p>Because they suffer from …

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Why walking through a doorway makes you forget

New scientific research helps offer an explanation for one of life’s most frustrating day-to-day to phenomena<p>The French poet Paul Valéry once said, “The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.” In that spirit, consider a situation many of us will …

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. …

Neuroscience

5 Practices for Calming Racing Thoughts

Racing thoughts may be a daily reality for you or an occasional annoyance. Racing thoughts are common for people with anxiety when they’re facing a …