Wendy Weston

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Competencies vs. Skills

The 21st Century skills discussion and debate has waged on even prior to the onset of this century. The ensuing conversations have provided an …

Pedagogy

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

Police Video Takes On New Life Years After Deadly Shooting

On Dec. 28, 2014, Robert "Bobby" Smith shot police officer Tyler Stewart and himself in Flagstaff, Ariz. The video of that shooting has since experienced a kind of afterlife. Police use it to talk about the dangers they face every day. Others see it as a painful loop that will never stop …

Mum admits putting daughter at risk

Reporter: Don Frame <br>Date published: 20 March 2017<p>AN OLDHAM mum who had a history of drink and drug abuse allowed her young daughter to join her in a …

Crime

Site of deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting had multiple drug and health violations

Ohio investigators announced Monday that they’ve cited the site of a deadly nightclub shooting in Cincinnati with multiple violations including drug abuse and drug possession.<p>Liquor agents who inspected the Cameo club after the Sunday shooting that left one man dead and 16 injured said they found …

Religiousness and spirituality have little influence on drug and alcohol use, study finds

Faith in a higher power appears to have less of an influence on substance use and abuse than previously believed, according to a new study.<p>Many …

Yoga for Drug Abuse Recovery

Prescription and illegal drug abuse is a growing health problem in the US. In fact, it is also a major cause for rising health expenses, …

Chronic pain victims share 'other side' of prescription drug abuse epidemic

They are people who feel shut out from their pharmacies, by emergency rooms, and their doctors. Already struggling with chronic pain they feel …

From FV17: Bobby Brown Talks About Drug Abuse And Whitney

<b>Bobby Brown</b> and <b>Whitney Houston</b> had a tumultuous relationship that included admitted drug abuse on both parts. Now happily married with three children …

Whitney Houston

What Doesn't Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids

The trouble started for Lisa when she took a blood pressure pill and one to control seizures, along with methadone, a drug used to help wean patients off heroin.<p>"I inadvertently did the methadone cocktail and I went to sleep for like 48 hours," Lisa says, rolling her eyes and coughing out a laugh. …

The addiction that’s 'worse than alcohol or drug abuse’

If you can’t turn away from Facebook, Snapchat or other social media, you aren’t alone. And now, there are therapists who can help you with a digital intervention.<p>If you can’t seem to resist a scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feed during working hours, or if you feel anxious when you can’t …

A New Study Confirms What You've Long Suspected: Facebook Is Making People Crazy

Matt Yglesias says Mark Zuckerberg could do the world a favor by deep-sixing Facebook:It makes people unhappy and it's destabilizing politics around …

Mental Health

I struggle with stress – and it got so bad it made me ill

There’s stress, and then there’s STRESS.<p>Everyone will have experienced both kinds. The good kind is the sort of stress that makes you up your game …

5 Ways to Cultivate a Positive Mindset and Change Your Life

Getting through fear and creating a positive mindset is a skill that anyone can learn.<p>The problem is, most of us are scared to face our fears head on.<p>…

Immigrants suffer higher rates of psychosis – here's how to start helping them

Psychosis, sometimes called schizophrenia, is a psychological state characterised by symptoms such as paranoia and hallucinations. In England, one …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Part 3: Cognitive Restructuring

In the last post I discussed the use of stimulus control methods to help manage and overcome insomnia. This post will discuss the use of cognitive …

Sleep

BBC - Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist?

'Evil' behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups – and they are far from being unique to our species<p>Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that causes harm is on display.<p>These days, the …

Psychology

The philosopher's guide to understanding the 'self'

According to Ubuntu philosophy, which has its origins in ancient Africa, a newborn baby is not a person. People are born without <i>ena</i>, or selfhood, and …

What to Expect at Your First Therapy Session

Whether you’re going through a super tough breakup, dealing with some pressure (or frenemy drama) at work, or are frustrated by your pregnancy brain, you might be thinking about scheduling your first therapist appointment. If you’re on the fence, we say — go for it! The stigma around mental health …

Study: Mindfulness may only work for women

Practicing mindfulness — a main tenet of meditation and yoga — may improve mood in women, but not men, a new study has found. Authors from Brown …

Mindfulness isn’t working for men say scientists

Sorry gents.<p>We hate to burst your bubble, but today, mindfulness just isn’t as good for men as it is for women, new research reveals.<p>Does that mean …

Mindfulness

Gender Difference Seen in Alcohol's Effects on Brain's Reward System

A new study has found evidence suggesting that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in …

Treating Depression by Training Your Amygdala

<i>This post was written by Eugene Rubin, MD, Ph.D. and Charles Zorumski, MD.</i><p>In a remarkable study published in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i>, …

The Brain

Science Says Monogamy Is a Myth

If you ever wonder why, despite being in love with your partner, your inclination to stray persists, you’re not alone, and it’s not just because …

These 3 Habits will Block us from Happiness.

People ask me all the time why I’m always so happy.<p>I’ll tell you a secret—I’m not always “so happy” per say, but I am quite content with my life. I …

New research suggests your ability to forgive—or not—is actually biological

Forgive and forget is advice easier for some people to follow than others. But a newly published neuroscience study has given those who hold onto grudges a good excuse: It seems the ability to forgive is linked to the size of a specific area in the brain.<p>The research, published in Scientific …

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