Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

By regularly and consistently spending time with teens, the channels of communication remain open, enabling parents to provide support and positive affirmations as well as the opportunity for open discussions related to teen development and life in general.

Meghan Markle Had a ‘Very Difficult’ Time Leaving Archie for Parade

Meghan Markle Had a ‘Very Difficult’ Time Leaving Archie for Parade

Duchess Meghan had a hard time leaving baby Archie for her first royal engagement , an insider tells Us Weekly. While Saturday marked Meghan’s first public appearance since welcoming Archie, Harry traveled to Italy for an overnight engagement — the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup — last month after his son’s arrival.

The Dilemma of Empathy and the News

The Dilemma of Empathy and the News

More recent research has documented how, when given a choice to empathize with strangers, people tend to avoid empathy because of its perceived cognitive effort. Such a frame for news narratives can help circumvent our tendencies of empathy avoidance and fatigue, and yet still accomplish the goal of engagement.

How to Treat Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

How to Treat Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

12 This treatment also addresses emotion-focused hair pulling by training patients to be mindful (i.e., to engage in present-focused awareness) of urges to pull, pre-pulling behaviors, and other triggers (e.g., thoughts, feelings, environment, sensations) to pull.

Is Your Partner Pulling Away from You?

Is Your Partner Pulling Away from You?

The authors reasoned that “People with higher depressive symptoms tend to perceive couple communication more negatively, and may avoid and disengage during interactions with their partners.” However, people in distressed relationships might disengage, therefore increasing the chances of partners pulling away from each other.

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

Is Aggression Actually Linked to Violent Video Games?

This paper, “ Violent Video Game Engagement Is Not Associated with Adolescents' Aggressive Behaviour: Evidence from a Registered Report ,” was published February 13 in the journal Royal Society Open Science .

4 Tips on How to Post and Share Effectively on Social Media

4 Tips on How to Post and Share Effectively on Social Media

While there is some overlap in my connections on these different platforms, there’s little in common in my posting and sharing activity.

Is “Drunkorexia” a Real Thing?

Is “Drunkorexia” a Real Thing?

Source: Pexels/CC0 Definitions of drunkorexia vary slightly from one research study to another, but all include engaging in unhealthy compensatory behaviors (e.g., extreme caloric restriction, over-exercise, or purging) to offset the calories ingested through alcoholic beverages or to increase how quickly one becomes intoxicated.

Why Listening to a Book Is Not the Same as Reading It

Why Listening to a Book Is Not the Same as Reading It

A recent New York Times opinion piece by Daniel Willingham addressed the question of whether listening to a book is the same as reading it. But that doesn’t mean that I’m better off going out to get a hard-copy of the book and reading it on the page.

Why Put Meaning First?

Why Put Meaning First?

Conversely, when we are engaged in activities that are meaningless to us, when we feel that we are not living and/or working authentically, or when we are overwhelmed with anxiety and stress, we lack the connection to our true essence and, therefore, suffer from a lack or void of meaning.

Multitasking in the Mind's Eye

Multitasking in the Mind's Eye

When the results of the two groups’ note-taking sessions were compared, the people who perceived the work as multitasking outperformed the group that viewed it as a single task, transcribing more words, showing greater accuracy in their transcriptions, and scoring higher on an unannounced quiz at the end of the study.

'I went to get my engagement ring insured and learned it was a fake'

'I went to get my engagement ring insured and learned it was a fake'

“He looked at my diamond and told me that it was actually a cubic zirconium,” she wrote to advice columnist Natalie Bencivenga.