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Exaggerated Praise Not Good for kids
2014-01-02 16:26:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents may need to hold off on giving their child too much praise because stroking an ego that much may do more harm than good says a new study. Researchers found that parents who give inflated praise to a child with low self esteem may actually be setting that child up to achieve less. The team said that children with high self-esteem who are constantly lauded thrive, but those with lower self-esteem tend to run away from new...

2014-01-02 12:22:39

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each Jan. 3, households across the nation are encouraged to make room for a fresh start in the new year with National Fruitcake Toss Day, the official time to purge the pantry of unsavory holiday confections. Though initially created as a lighthearted observance, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is using National Fruitcake Toss Day to bring awareness to the language we...

2013-12-31 23:02:21

American culture rewards stressful behaviors, "hard workers" and a 24/7 mentality while empirical evidence shows that stress is a major factor in health problems. Upstart Portland company Sophus Health has addressed this issue by providing healthcare programs that use the radical approach of combining time-honored mindfulness and relaxation practices with state-of-the-art medical resources. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 A new company in Portland, OR is supporting a...

2013-12-30 23:20:59

The Secret Society of Happy People has released its Top Ten Happiest Happenings of 2013 that focus on people, events and things that made people smile. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The Secret Society of Happy People has come up with the Top Ten Happiest Happenings of 2013. "Virtually, every media organization releases a list of the best of or top ranked list of the year in the various genres they cover, but it's our job to focus on what has lifted the human spirit and...

2013-12-26 23:01:07

Proven in the harsh weather Philippines and 13 other countries over the last decade, a new affordable and resilient construction process is now available in the United States through Defender Technologies, LLC. Engineered to resist hurricane and tornado level winds, this showcase home is designed to withstand 200+ mph winds, resist fire, prevent mold and mildew, resist termites and will be open for public viewing shortly. Gulf Shores, Aabama (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Defender...

2013-12-20 12:23:30

Sharing Stories of Hope, Inspiration, and Happiness for the Year Ahead DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Happy magazine, the recently-launched publication dedicated to promoting and sharing authentic happiness, debuts its February 2014 issue on newsstands December 31(st), launching its "Year of Happiness" with an issue devoted to "Hope." The magazine, the first ever to balance the science of positive psychology with the art of application, launched in October 2013 with the goal of...

2013-12-18 13:51:00

While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life. These findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that meaning in life may be higher in poorer nations as a result of greater religiosity. As countries become richer, religion becomes less central to people's lives and they lose a sense of meaning in life....

2013-12-14 23:00:39

The new “14 mental health boosting tips” article on the site Vkool.com instructs people how to improve mental health effectively. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 14, 2013 The new “14 mental health boosting tips” article on the website Vkool.com delivers helpful ways on how to improve mental health and strengthen physical health within a short period of time. This report is really ideal for those people who want to balance their mood and eliminate negative thoughts rapidly without...

2013-12-12 23:24:57

There are concerns as to whether the present mental health care system, both public and private organizations, can handle the anticipated increase of patients who can now receive treatment. Both public and private organizations have been exposed to liability when a mentally ill person—connected to the organization as a patient—committed a violent crime that resulted in a lawsuit. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Historically millions of Americans with disorders related to...

2013-12-06 23:03:43

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a Pilot Project for its new Resilience STARTM Home program, which will utilize construction standards developed by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to ensure homes meet DHS’ resiliency requirements. TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Contact: Brent Henzi Phone: (813) 675-1035 Email: bhenzi@ibhs.org Twitter: @disastersafety The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a...