Exploring the Link Between Health and Happiness

Exploring the Link Between Health and Happiness

And also some evidence that these types of interventions lead to improvements in mental health and life satisfaction for older adults. But there is enough evidence now to demonstrate that health is associated with those larger feelings of happiness and satisfaction with life.

Beyond Resilience: Fostering Anti-Fragile Children

Beyond Resilience: Fostering Anti-Fragile Children

While I completely agree that social media can be harmful to children (especially girls), it is not the only cause. As parents, we need to find ways to give our children opportunities to build their strength.

How Do You Teach Kids About Giving?

How Do You Teach Kids About Giving?

Sometimes I want my stuff and sharing it makes me feel bad.” This is a great time to ask them, “Why is giving good for us?” Explain what it does for happiness for themselves and everyone around them.

How to Believe in Boys

From my experience with my grandson, my clients, boys I meet with in schools and in research studies, I can say that this effort is likely to be heartening, one that should restore our faith in boys (and men).

How Brain Communication Differs Between Humans and Monkeys

How Brain Communication Differs Between Humans and Monkeys

It’s the first study to go beyond structural differences between humans and animals to look at how the brain computes information,” says Ziv Williams, a neurosurgeon at Harvard Medical School, who was not involved with the research.

'The one question that has become my biggest motherhood struggle'

'The one question that has become my biggest motherhood struggle'

I get it right sometimes, I know I do, but other times I’m just not sure and that’s a hard uncertainty to swallow. Image: Instagram/Wonderoakblog I think that’s why articles with headlines that boast three *magic* ways to parent are such clickbait.

What If the Lesson to Learn Is That There Is No Lesson?

What If the Lesson to Learn Is That There Is No Lesson?

Suppose your child received feedback on her first assignment in college and called to say, “It turns out I was supposed to read the question before I wrote the answer.” Or imagine her discovering that, "When the professor hands you the test, you have to put your notes away immediately, even if you didn’t finish studying last night.

Sepsis: Toddler dies after sent home from hospital with ibuprofen

Sepsis: Toddler dies after sent home from hospital with ibuprofen

Parents Samantha McNeice and Phil Crandle, from Warrington in the UK, rushed their little girl to the local hospital in April, 2018. Two of the treating nurses, Kay Archer and Penny Hartley, told the court they had "forgotten" to fill in sepsis documentation.

Is It Easier, or Harder, to Parent an Introverted Child?

Is It Easier, or Harder, to Parent an Introverted Child?

Additionally, inasmuch as they probably believe their extroverted lifestyle has operated well for them, that it’s the only “right” way to go, they’ll naturally assume their child would be best served by following their lead—that, as good, responsible parents, they need to figure out how to set limits on their child’s introversion.

Psychological Reasons Why Batman Does Not Kill the Joker

Psychological Reasons Why Batman Does Not Kill the Joker

Source: Wikimedia Commons Why doesn't Batman kill the Joker? The other day on Twitter, I raised the question: What are the psychological reasons why Batman does not kill the Joker? Why do some people refuse to kill despite other violent actions they might take?

The 4-Word Question Every Parent Needs to Know

The 4-Word Question Every Parent Needs to Know

Because no matter what our school schedule or subjects look like, my big-picture goal remains the same: to help my son continue to grow in the areas of self-knowledge and self-regulation. To work toward that goal with my differently wired son, I’m relying on one simple, four-word question.

Do too many gifts create spoiled children? The question that has 'Real Housewives' talking

Do too many gifts create spoiled children? The question that has 'Real Housewives' talking

“If you give your kid a moped, that’s fine, but they need to clean it, put it away and make it a priority.” Politis suggests putting the rules in writing or clearly verbalizing them so children know what’s expected of them.

Bride hits wedding guests with most exhausting task ever

Bride hits wedding guests with most exhausting task ever

A wedding-guest-to-be has shared an ‘interesting’ idea cooked up by a bride and groom for their wedding - they’re going to make guests answer maths questions throughout the ceremony and reception, according to a post on Reddit.

Mums are freaking out over LOL Surprise doll with a penis

Mums are freaking out over LOL Surprise doll with a penis

Several posted images of the 'Scribbles' doll to the LOL Surprise Facebook page saying the penis on the doll was 'unacceptable'. 'Barbie has boobs' One mum though couldn't see the issue with the boy doll having a penis.

Fear of Pain Triggers Crippling Anxiety for Some but Not All

Fear of Pain Triggers Crippling Anxiety for Some but Not All

The researchers were able to identify distinctive neural patterns in fear-processing brain regions that corresponded with how patients had self-assessed their pain-related fear in various questionnaires.

2 Types of Diabetes Meds May Raise Heart Risk

2 Types of Diabetes Meds May Raise Heart Risk

Study author Dr. Matthew O'Brien said the new findings call for a "paradigm shift in how we're treating diabetes." Currently, people with type 2 diabetes are given metformin, and if they need a second treatment, they're often given sulfonylureas or basal insulin.

CrossFit Versus Gold's Gym

CrossFit Versus Gold's Gym

In short, we found a bunch of people who were attending CrossFit and a bunch of people who were attending Gold's, both at various gyms around the US, and asked them to participate.

Aerobic Exercise May Be Key to Better Neurocognition

Aerobic Exercise May Be Key to Better Neurocognition

My million-dollar question for you: Did the intensity of aerobic exercise during the 35 minutes of walking, jogging, or cycling on a stationary bike (three times a week for six months) make a difference on the degree to which aerobic exercise promoted improved executive functioning in adults at risk for cognitive decline?"

The Mirror Test and the Problem of Understanding Other Minds

The Mirror Test and the Problem of Understanding Other Minds

The conventional view is that passing the mirror test reveals that one is capable of self-recognition, perhaps even self-awareness, which is thought to be a precondition of recognizing that others have minds like yours.

Five Lessons for a Better Life

Five Lessons for a Better Life

It turns out, however, that these tasks apply equally well at any stage of life, and can potentially help all of us to live more meaningful, loving, and vibrant existences.

How Does It Feel When a Word Is on the Tip of the Tongue?

How Does It Feel When a Word Is on the Tip of the Tongue?

For example, when in the midst of a tip-of-the-tongue state, people thought that the word that they could not think of was more likely to have been associated with a higher value number earlier on in the experiment, even though that was not the case. The moment that the tip-of-the-tongue feeling is occurring may actually not be a negative experience.

When to tell the truth about 'you know who'

When to tell the truth about 'you know who'

Veronica Stevens from Sydney thinks this Christmas her nine-year-old daughter Abby should really know her presents have been coming from her parents all along. “I don’t think it is a good idea to ever lie to your kids,” she says, “they need to know you are truthful for when more important things happen.

Why People Ask, “What Are You?”

Why People Ask, “What Are You?”

Although most people agree that having strong expectations about someone based on their race isn’t right, we do use information about a person’s racial background to guide our knowledge of the person when we don’t have better information on which to rely.

'I noticed something about another mother's child and I wish I had said something'

'I noticed something about another mother's child and I wish I had said something'

I know this question, parents ask it all the time As time goes by, and my son has more therapy, I don’t get asked as much in that way. “Yeah, you just don’t know with this sort of thing … I wouldn’t worry.

5 uncomfortable questions at the Thanksgiving dinner table

5 uncomfortable questions at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Child development expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa told TODAY Parents that one way to respond to such concerns is to work under the assumption that the person asking the question is genuinely worried about your child's welfare.

Sex Helps Initiate Relationships with Potential Partners

Sex Helps Initiate Relationships with Potential Partners

Studies 3 and 4 were designed to establish a causal connection between activation of the sexual system and non-sexual behaviors (provision of responsiveness and help, respectively) that are not only strategically employed to initiate relationships with potential partners but also play a key role in supporting long-term bonding3.

A Universe Made for Us? Some Philosophy and Physics

A Universe Made for Us? Some Philosophy and Physics

Thus, maybe the various physical constants only appear to have been organized with carbon-based life in mind, whereas given the inherent nature of mass and energy, they are in fact simply the only values that they could possibly have.

At What Age Should I Get My Child a Smartphone?

At What Age Should I Get My Child a Smartphone?

Getting kids a smartphone is such an important decision, because once they get it they’ll have access to all sorts of things despite your best efforts to limit what they’re able to access.

What Leads an Interviewer to Ask You Unfair Questions?

What Leads an Interviewer to Ask You Unfair Questions?

As the manhole cover question shows, if you’ve ever been interviewed by someone who includes questions that seem irrelevant to the admission or job position you’re seeking, you can relate to the feeling of being completely stumped.

Step One in Understanding the Pipe Bombs

Step One in Understanding the Pipe Bombs

This current pipe-bomb scare that is hijacking our national headlines is, like a new story on any terrorist attack, making us question just how safe we really are. At this point, regarding the questions of who delivered those pipe bombs and why, the answer simply is this: We do not know.

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