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1 hr ago | Lifehacker

The Hidden Benefits of Talking to Strangers

We're told from a young age to not talk to strangers. While that's great advice in many circumstances, it's not a perfect rule.


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How to do Hyperlapse Photography

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Science Week: Psychologists research how people can overcome phobias

Professor of psychology at Curtin University, Ottmar Lipp, is studying what causes phobias and anxiety and more importantly, how people can overcome their fears.


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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bioscience Technology

Physical Fitness Makes Kids' Brains Bigger

A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit.


Related Topix: Medicine, Kinesiology, Science

Psychology Today

Liberal Bias Distorts Scientific Psychology

This is the abstract of an article I recently had accepted at Behavioral and Brain Sciences , one of the highest impact journals in psychology: Psychologists have demonstrated the value of diversity-particularly diversity of viewpoints-for enhancing creativity , discovery, and problem solving.


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The Bugle

County names chief adult probation officer

The Yavapai County Superior Court has named John Morris as its new chief adult probation officer for the vacancy created by the retirement of Billie Grobe.


Related Topix: Prescott, AZ, Mercer University, Science, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Yavapai County, AZ

Hume murder suspect gets six more months of evaluation

Judge Jeffrey Parker granted Judy Deal another six months of analysis to determine whether she was mentally competent to stand trial for the alleged first-degree murder of her estranged husband.


Related Topix: Hume, VA, Fauquier County, VA, Science, University of Virginia

Subtle shades of family psychology

FORMING part of the 18th South African Women's Art Festival at the Playhouse is the production Shades, starring popular stage actress Lisa Bobbert, Jane Ross, Louis van Eeden and Aleks Robertson.


Related Topix: Science, World News, South Africa, Africa, Dance, Playhouse

Medical News

Researchers develop new technique to map pulse pressure and elasticity of arteries in the brain

Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique that can noninvasively image the pulse pressure and elasticity of the arteries of the brain , revealing correlations between arterial health and aging.


Related Topix: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, Science, Medicine, Health

Psychology Today

Debunking Myths about Addiction and Recovery

As Clinical Director of a relatively large mental health conglomerate that specializes, to a large extent, in the treatment of addiction , I am constantly amazed by the amount of misinformation currently in circulation regarding the causes, nature , consequences, and treatment of addictions.


Related Topix: Drugs, Science, Drug Testing

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Robin Williams' death

Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.


Related Topix: Science, Suicide, The Tonight Show, Entertainment, Television, Music

Daily Herald

Psychologist opens Solo Naperville Practice for Individuals, Couples...

Thomas MacRoy, Ph.D., of DuPage Psychological Associates, has opened his solo practice focusing on skilled treatment for individual men, women and couples.


Related Topix: Science, Naperville, IL, Northwestern University

The Daily Record

Thousands of people could be entering UK using fraudulent passports, university study reveals

THOUSANDS of people using fraudulent passports could be gaining access to the UK as security staff struggle to identify fake photos, according to a university study.


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WCHO-FM Washington Court House

Marijuana Use Could Be Harmful to Youth- Says Medical Study

Several studies have shown that frequent use of marijuana may hurt the brains of teenagers and young adults.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Family, Teenagers, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Science

Malaysian National News Agency

Psychology And Counseling Programme Should Be Emulated By All Agencies - Masidi

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 18 -- The psychology and counseling programme organised by the Education Ministry should be emulated by other ministries and department to overcome problems among their staff, the Sabah minister in charge of the education portfolio, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said on Monday.


Related Topix: Science, World News, Malaysia

Garner Your Negative Power Network

A video tutorial on How To Understand Small Business Networking that will improve your starting your small business skills.


Related Topix: Science, Social Software

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Psychology Today

The Psychology of Sadomasochism

Sadomasochism can be defined as the giving or receiving of pleasure, often sexual, from the infliction or reception of pain or humiliation .


Related Topix: Science, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Quills

Medical Daily

Lucid Dreamers Benefit From Insightfulness, Have Better Problem Solving Skills

Dreaming may provide more insight into how the sleeper functions throughout the day.


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'Bionic Man' Says We Could All Want Artificial Limbs In The Future

He started wearing his first prosthesis, or artificial arm, when he was 3 months old.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Robots, Business News

Lowell Sun

A prototype for higher risk of suicide

If you tried to create a profile of someone at high risk of committing suicide, one likely example would look like this: A middle-aged or older white male toward the end of a successful career, who suffers from a serious medical problem as well as chronic depression and substance abuse, who recently completed treatment for either or both those ... (more)


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Suicide, Medicine, Psychiatry, Science

New Scientist

Understand faulty thinking to tackle climate change

The amorphous nature of climate change creates the ideal conditions for human denial and cognitive bias to come to the fore DANIEL KAHNEMAN is not hopeful.


Related Topix: Science, Harvard University, University of Washington, Science / Technology