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12

Feb

Feeling powerless? Don’t go to the weight roomThings get heavier when you feel powerless, a feeling that is influenced even by how you sit in a chair.

Feeling powerless? Don’t go to the weight room
Things get heavier when you feel powerless, a feeling that is influenced even by how you sit in a chair.

29

Jan

Why the most generous donors often give anonymouslyIf people donate to boost their reputation, why keep it a secret? Blame society.

Why the most generous donors often give anonymously
If people donate to boost their reputation, why keep it a secret? Blame society.

16

Jan

While there’s plenty of disagreement about what dreams mean to each individual, there are some widely accepted guidelines for the most common dream scenarios. How well do you know your dreams?Take the quiz.

While there’s plenty of disagreement about what dreams mean to each individual, there are some widely accepted guidelines for the most common dream scenarios. How well do you know your dreams?
Take the quiz.

02

Jan

Easy psychological tricks to help you lose weightCalories and exercise are key, of course, but these research-backed workarounds can help you reach your goals.

Easy psychological tricks to help you lose weight
Calories and exercise are key, of course, but these research-backed workarounds can help you reach your goals.

18

Jun

How heroes and psychopaths are more similar than you thinkCertain psychopathic traits are linked to heroic behavior, suggesting that they may be adaptive.

How heroes and psychopaths are more similar than you think
Certain psychopathic traits are linked to heroic behavior, suggesting that they may be adaptive.

21

May

laurajmoss:

I interviewed a woman for MNN today whose nonprofit, Search Dog Foundation, has sent 11 search-and-rescue dogs and 11 volunteer firefighter/dog handlers to search for survivors in Oklahoma.
Why we turn to dogs when disaster strikesFrom aiding search-and-rescue missions to lending a shoulder to cry on, man’s best friend can often be found at the site of tragedy.
Disaster relief is flooding into Moore, Okla., but along with volunteers and supplies, there are dogs. Some, including the 11 canine disaster search teams trained by the Search Dog Foundation or SDF, are scouring tornado debris for survivors. Others are en route to comfort the devastated city’s residents. Lutheran Church Charities, whose therapy dogs have worked with victims of the Boston bombings and the Newtown, Conn., shootings, is sending six dogs from its Chicago headquarters. When disaster strikes, man’s best friend is often there, working on the frontlines of rescue efforts, as well as behind the scenes, helping people cope with trauma and loss.Read more.

laurajmoss:

I interviewed a woman for MNN today whose nonprofit, Search Dog Foundation, has sent 11 search-and-rescue dogs and 11 volunteer firefighter/dog handlers to search for survivors in Oklahoma.

Why we turn to dogs when disaster strikes
From aiding search-and-rescue missions to lending a shoulder to cry on, man’s best friend can often be found at the site of tragedy.

Disaster relief is flooding into Moore, Okla., but along with volunteers and supplies, there are dogs.
 
Some, including the 11 canine disaster search teams trained by the Search Dog Foundation or SDF, are scouring tornado debris for survivors. Others are en route to comfort the devastated city’s residents. Lutheran Church Charities, whose therapy dogs have worked with victims of the Boston bombings and the Newtown, Conn., shootings, is sending six dogs from its Chicago headquarters.
 
When disaster strikes, man’s best friend is often there, working on the frontlines of rescue efforts, as well as behind the scenes, helping people cope with trauma and loss.
Read more.

20

May

New psychiatric manual stirs controversy
The DSM-5 is expanding the boundaries of psychiatry to encompass many whom some describes as the ‘worried well.’

New psychiatric manual stirs controversy

The DSM-5 is expanding the boundaries of psychiatry to encompass many whom some describes as the ‘worried well.’

07

May

Psychological scars run deep after BP oil spill
Sociology professor Matthew Lee discusses the emotional impact of the 2010 spill and how residents are handling the stress years later.

Psychological scars run deep after BP oil spill

Sociology professor Matthew Lee discusses the emotional impact of the 2010 spill and how residents are handling the stress years later.

06

Mar

Why it could pay to be a bit of a psychopath
Having mild psychopathic tendencies allows people to be opportunistic and manipulate others to better serve their own purposes.

Why it could pay to be a bit of a psychopath

Having mild psychopathic tendencies allows people to be opportunistic and manipulate others to better serve their own purposes.

09

Feb


 Have you fallen victim to the ‘IKEA Effect’?  



Feel like you were on top of the world after putting together that flat-packed bed frame? Thank the ‘IKEA Effect,’ an exaggerated sense of self-worth felt after assembling products yourself.
Feel like you were on top of the world after putting together that flat-packed bed frame? Thank the ‘IKEA Effect,’ an exaggerated sense of self-worth felt after assembling products yourself.