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business meeting food
2014-08-23 07:24:13

Mary Catt, Cornell University Bosses, do yourselves a favor. Spring for lunch at those late morning meetings with workers. Chances are, they’ll think more like team players when they’re not hungry as you power through the agenda, according to research presented by Emily Zitek, ILR School assistant professor, at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Montreal Aug. 6. “Hungry people think about themselves instead of others and focus on their own needs, which leads them to...

hummingbird sweet tooth
2014-08-23 05:32:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Unlike many types of birds, hummingbirds not only have the ability to detect sweetness, they also have a craving for sugary substances, and now the authors of a new Science study have discovered the biological reason why these tiny flying creatures differ from their avian counterparts. According to experts from the Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of...

2014-08-22 23:08:36

For clinicians, two of the more challenging disorders to treat are Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder. When a client presents with both of these diagnosis as co-occurring, the challenge of treatment becomes even greater -- or does it? Statesboro, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Autumn Altamirano, Women's Extended Care Coordinator of Willingway, has worked with many Addicted Borderline clients. Autumn has found tremendous success in working with Addicted Borderlines using...

2014-08-21 16:24:17

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To influence congressional candidates up for election this November, a group of mental health activists have formed the Stop The Murphy Bill Political Action Committee (PAC). This PAC was organized to advocate for the civil rights of persons with mental health histories by pushing back against the highly controversial Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR3717, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy. These and other activists have...

2014-08-21 12:29:58

World-class neuroscientist from Stanford University brings expertise in synapse diversity and neural processing to research team SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes renowned neuroscientist Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., as a Senior Investigator. At the Allen Institute, Smith will build on his years of expertise in studying the brain to better understand the mechanisms behind neural computation in the human cortex. "We are very fortunate to...

Multitasking Better With Targeted Brain Training
2014-08-21 03:00:34

University of Montreal The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training. Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show – multitasking is an essential skill in our daily lives....

sleep disturbances with age
2014-08-21 05:23:23

Bonnie Prescott, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center A group of neurons are found to function as a 'sleep switch' in the brain As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess...

2014-08-20 23:07:16

More Than a Quarter of Teens Say They Experience "Extreme Stress" During the School Year - Living Source LLC Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Parents and kids across the nation are getting back-to-school ready. While the transition from summer months means buying textbooks and arranging after school care, there is an important element that is often a forgotten part of the annual re-commitment to your child’s education; their mental health. According to the American...

How Can We Tell Where A Crowd Is Looking?
2014-08-20 03:56:37

Association for Psychological Science Have you ever seen a crowd of people looking off into the distance, perhaps toward a passing biker or up to the top of a building? There’s a good chance you looked there, too, instantly, even without paying attention to the individuals in the group. How can we tell where a crowd is looking with so little effort? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Denver have discovered that we rely on a specialized visual...

child drawing
2014-08-20 05:10:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When your children are little, their drawings take a place of pride on your refrigerator, whether or not you can tell what they meant to draw. Have you ever wondered, though, what those drawings might mean? According to a new study from King's College London, to be published in Psychological Science, how a 4-year old child draws pictures of other children could be a predictor of intelligence by age 14. The researchers collected data...


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Spectrophobia
2013-12-24 12:23:34

Spectrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving a morbid fear of mirrors. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection. In general, an individual suffering from this phobia has been traumatized in an event where they believe they have seen or heard apparitions or ghosts. The individual could also become traumatized by television shows, nightmares, or horror films. This fear could be the result of a trauma...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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