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2013-10-09 23:04:28

The study identified stress management skills trainings that build resilience, ease emotional stress and reset the body’s control system that reacts to stress. Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 A recent study from research non-profit Samueli Institute evaluated the potential impact of stress-reduction programs and assessed the feasibility of implementing those programs within a military environment. The study, published this month in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative...

2013-08-06 09:08:57

The onset of the Great Recession and, more generally, deteriorating economic conditions lead mothers to engage in harsh parenting, such as hitting or shouting at children, a team of researchers has found. But the effect is only found in mothers who carry a gene variation that makes them more likely to react to their environment. The study, conducted by scholars at New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University, and Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine,...

2013-07-31 23:00:41

PeopleKeys announces new book with partner, Bambang Syumanjaya, about Behavioral Intelligence. Boardman, Ohio (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 PeopleKeys, a leader in the field of DISC personality assessment, today announced their plans to release an English translation of author Bambang Syumanjaya's book, Boosting Your Behavioral Intelligence. Syumanjaya's book was originally released in Indonesia, but will be available as an English-language eBook in the PeopleKeys online store in August...

2013-06-20 23:24:04

Mental training could reduce symptoms of stress and depression and promote well being among school children Mindfulness — a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel — could reduce symptoms of stress and depression and promote well being among school children, according to a new study published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry. With the summer exam season in full swing, school children are currently...

Researchers Don't Ask How You Feel, They Use Brain Activity Instead
2013-06-20 14:48:33

[ Watch the Video: Identifying Emotions Using Brain Activity ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Instead of asking someone how they feel, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon has found a way to identify a person's emotion based on brain activity, according to a new report in the journal PLoS ONE. Previous efforts to view emotions through brain imaging have been hampered by study participants' reluctance to report emotion or emotional responses that are not...

2013-05-02 23:26:46

Leading Childhood Resilience and Happiness Expert, Renee Jain, urges parents, schools and health professionals, “We need to take depression prevention seriously.” (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds and the sixth leading cause of death for 5 to 14 year olds. The attempted suicide rate is even higher, AACAP, 1997. America needs to be more vigilant with providing its youth pre-emptive social and emotional support. May is National...

2013-05-02 12:10:55

Affirming personal values improves mood, problem solving skills in stressed students If chronic stress is weighing down your problem-solving skills, self-affirmation may give your skills a boost, according to research published May 1 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Creswell and colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University. Previous studies have shown that self-affirmation exercises can reduce acute stress, but the link between these improvements and chronic stress-related...

2012-07-25 00:17:50

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems – such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's – and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. Published in "Brain, Behavior...

2012-06-11 18:36:05

An interdisciplinary research project carried out between Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital and the Danish Cancer Society shows that mindfulness-based psychological therapy helps reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients. When being diagnosed with cancer, people will naturally worry about their future, their family and about dying. Actually, no less than 35-40% of cancer patients suffer from significant anxiety and depression symptoms. An interdisciplinary research...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.