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2011-12-24 08:00:00

There's typically a narcissist at every holiday table - they're the opposite of Santa Claus! USA Today recently featured tips for how to know if there's a narcissist putting a damper on festivities this season, and what to do about it (http://usat.ly/t3GgyA). Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil weighs in with a few suggestions for dealing with a narcissist during the holidays. (PRWEB) December 24, 2011 There's typically a narcissist at every holiday table - they're the opposite of Santa Claus! USA Today...

2011-11-13 14:00:00

Every day, the readers of 1001BestWays.com present their solutions to life's biggest problems in the love, family, money, work, education, sports, travel, and more. Their best ways are presented in their original, unedited form at 1001BestWays.com, to 15,000 Twitter followers, and on FaceBook. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 1001BestWays.com, which daily publishes Best Ways to handle life's major challenges, announced a list of 25 Best Ways to Maintain A Relationship, as suggested...

2011-10-10 09:02:45

A major concern related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 was the impact on people living in coastal areas. News reports provided anecdotal evidence that those living along the coast and reliant on the fishing or oil and gas industries for their livelihoods were very distressed and worried about the impact of the spill on their future. Two decades of social science research has reported that people who are more attached to their communities are better off. They are happier, less...

2011-08-26 15:41:24

Hovering helicopter parents who restrict their kids´ unstructured play may actually harm, rather than help, children according to the latest issue of the American Journal of Play, a scholarly journal which has gathered a distinguished group of experts to probe the near-extinction of free play and its effects on children and society. “Remarkably, over the last 50 years, opportunities for children to play freely have declined continuously and dramatically in the United States and...

2011-08-10 22:14:27

We all know one, or think we do: the person whose self-regard seems out of proportion to his or her actual merits. Popular culture labels these folks "narcissists," almost always a derogatory term. But a new study suggests that some forms of narcissism are "“ at least in the short term "“ beneficial, helping children navigate the difficult transition to adulthood. The study appears in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. "Most people think of narcissism as a...

2011-07-22 14:18:50

Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the UK. The research shows that there are no significant detrimental effects on a child's social or emotional development if their mothers work during their early years. The ideal scenario for children, both boys and girls, was shown to be where both...

2011-06-21 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA and LEXINGTON, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new international awards program intended to recognize everyday people who serve as caregivers has been launched by Shire Pharmaceuticals, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company. The Shire BRAVE Awards is the first and only awards initiative of its kind and is designed to recognize the courage and dedication of non-professional caregivers, honoring everyday heroes who provide regular, consistent care of another...

2011-06-07 02:00:00

LONDON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the title Border-Crossing: Migration Across National and Mental States, the 6th Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff6) will present an impressive programme of European film. The Festival, which is organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis and takes place from 3-6 November 2011, will feature films from 10 different countries, many of which have never been shown before in the UK. They will be discussed by the filmmakers themselves with...

2011-06-01 22:56:19

People who feel secure in in their relationship with their partner have a more satisfactory sex life and are more able to be sensitive in the affection they give. However, people who are insecure, who tend towards anxiety or avoidance and are compulsive or controlling in their affection experience more conflict in their sexual desire and are less happy in their relationships, according to a study by the University of the Basque Country. "Our results show that insecure people...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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