Psychology

What Is Situational Depression? Oprah Opens Up About Extreme Sadness

In a new interview with <i>Vogue</i>, Oprah Winfrey reminded us that yes, she really <i>is</i> human and even she is susceptible to bouts of extreme sadness.<p>“I shall never forget Saturday morning, October 17,” Winfrey told <i>Vogue</i>. It was the day after the movie version of <i>Beloved</i>, staring Winfrey, opened in theaters …

Depression

4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

Cognition

Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix

Scientists may have found a way to regrow axons - a crucial part of a neuron also known as a nerve fiber - after injury. The findings may help …

Neuroscience

The science of how we choose our romantic partners

The peacock's dazzling tail feathers do not exist for them to carry out everyday activities such as eating or sleeping, but because their …

Life Sciences

Five Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

I used to think keeping a gratitude journal was easy.<p>I had this little workflow setup through Launch Center Pro on my iPhone which asked me different …

Self-help

The type of scientific research in James Damore's memo has 'less than zero redeeming value'

I’m on vacation, trying to ignore the world’s madness, but I just spotted “Why I Was Fired by Google” in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, by software engineer James Damore, and I can’t let it pass.<p>Google canned Damore for a memo in which he attributes “the gender gap in tech” to biological differences …

Evolutionary Psychology

Always Hungry? Reach for This Snack

Always Hungry? Reach for This Snack, a New Study Says<p>Beth Israel Deaconess researchers found that a specific food may curb your cravings.<p>August 16, …

Boston

There's a reason you feel terrible without your phone

Smartphone separation anxiety is set to become an increasingly widespread problem, researchers say.<p>The term, which is also known as “nomophobia”, is …

Anxiety

Remote-controlled rodents? Brain magnets make mice move on command

Directly stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses has been shown to help treat migraines and improve memory, but now scientists at the University …

Neuroscience

New Material to Help Repair Brain Tissue Damaged by Stroke

One of the reasons why strokes are so devastating is that brain tissue does not exhibit the same healing mechanisms as other tissues that repair …

Neuroscience

Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?

The sight of torch-wielding, chanting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, jarred the country over the weekend, a national distress that …

Racism

This nanny job has £100,000 salary, luxury accommodation and use of sports cars

<b>When you think of jobs with incredible perks – a nanny isn’t the first vocation to spring to mind.</b><p>But an exciting childcare vacancy has just been …

Illicit stimulant's unusual power explained by Scripps Research team

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered how an illicit stimulant abused in the Middle East exerts its psychoactive effect.<p>Using …

Neuroscience

Visual Dysfunction in Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Introduction<p>In 1988, Benson et al. described an intriguing progressive condition characterized by a complex visual disorder occurring in the absence …

Neuroscience

Smell Test Could Track Alzheimer’s Progression

McGill university researchers have devised a new odor identification test that could help doctors predict those at risk of Alzheimer's and track the …

Neuroscience

White matter: The brain's flexible but underrated superhighway

Historically, gray matter was typically considered the brain's organ grinder, and white matter was just the monkey. But in recent years, it has …

Neuroscience

Using smiley emojis in work emails could be making you seem incompetent

Including smiling emojis in emails to appear friendly might have the opposite effect<p>Following years of schooling - where Pythagoras' theorem, the …

Ben-Gurion University

Cohousing Could Help Solve Some of the World’s Most Pressing Problems

The lone house with the white picket fence has become an essential part of the American dream and a desire for many others around the world. Today …

Housing

The Secret To Happiness Is Giving Yourself Permission To Feel Crummy

Research shows that for some people, negative emotions are key.<p>Turns out your journey to happiness might start with getting angry, hostile or contemptuous.<p>Most science-backed shortcuts to happiness – like working out, smiling more and practicing gratitude ― focus on the positive, and they’re …

Healthy Living

Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens: App helps teens improve their symptoms and optimism after suffering a concussion

App helps teens improve their symptoms and optimism after suffering a concussion<p>Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to …

Depression

Can a Computer Recognize Signs of Depression from Social Media Photos?

Identifying people with depression can be difficult even for trained professionals.<p>Now, researchers are looking at the possibility that a computer …

Depression

Do We Manage Online and Offline Friendships the Same? - D-brief

By Mark Barna | August 16, 2017 1:24 pm<p><i>(Credit: Shutterstock)</i><p>Social media has been a boon to social science. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other …

Life Sciences

Mothers prefer children to be showboaters rather than Einsteins, survey says

Intelligence is low down on the list of personality traits mothers would most like to see in their children, a survey has shown.<p>Rather than raising a …

News (Ireland)

Democrats in Congress Explore Creating an Expert Panel on Trump's Mental Health

Three congressional Democrats have asked a psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine to consult with them about forming an expert panel to offer the …

Mental Health

What CEOs Can Suffer

Slowly, and then all at once. That’s how President Trump’s CEO councils—the Strategic and Policy Forum and the American Manufacturing Council—came …

Cognition

Could This Gene Cure Sleep Disorders?

Sleep is having its day. While we’ve long known that how we spend our nighttime hours is important, <i>why</i> that should be so eluded researchers for some …

Neuroscience

Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

Do you get the midnight munchies? If so, new research suggests you might want to take extra care when sunbathing: eating late at night could make …

Medicine

Social environment not genes sometimes responsible for behaviors of sexes

“Masculine and feminine behaviors cannot be explained by the existence of male and female brains, as has previously been suggested.”<p>The different …

Life Sciences

Stroke, Heart Attack Damage Could Be Mitigated via Mimicry of Good Cholesterol | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Structure of an artificial protein, ApoM-Fc, created by scientists to treat blood vessel inflammation that reduced blood …

Neuroscience

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Martin Shkreli, the widely-despised pharmaceutical CEO who hiked the price of a cancer drug from $13.50 a tablet to $750 overnight, may currently …

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