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2014-05-07 10:48:18

Behavior-change techniques are not well represented in the marketing materials for top-rated physical-activity apps, according to a team of Penn State researchers. They also found that two types of physical-activity apps are available on the market -- those that focus on educating users on how to perform different exercises and those that focus on supporting users' motivation for physical activity. "The app marketplace is largely unregulated and users make decisions based on developers'...

2014-05-07 10:19:14

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Even among the healthiest individuals, memory and cognitive abilities decline with age. This aspect of normal aging can affect an individual’s quality of life and capability to live independently but the rate of decline is variable across individuals. There are many factors that can influence this trajectory, but perhaps none more importantly than genetics. Scientists are seeking to identify key molecular switches that control age-related...

2014-05-06 23:17:13

This year’s competition brought thousands of students from 38 countries to the final round. For the seventh consecutive year, visual marketing agency Pikewood Creative produced the video content for the ever-popular event. Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Thousands of eyes were focused on the giant video boards inside the Edward Jones Dome in Saint Louis. The subject of their attention was the customized animated video series designed for the annual U.S. FIRST® World...

2014-05-06 23:03:38

Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University. The research also shows some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the...

2014-05-06 08:28:43

Features Chris O'Donnell on Why Happiness is a Key Factor to His Life as an Actor and Father DALLAS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Considered one of the greatest virtues, compassion - the feeling of empathy for others - is the theme of Live Happy magazine's May/June 2014 issue that hits stands today. Live Happy is the first ever lifestyle magazine to balance the science of positive psychology with the art of application, and as the new issue reveals, recent studies and scientific research...

2014-05-05 23:02:51

Although getting tenure and then quitting is not the typical trajectory of a university professor, Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D., did just that during her TEDxUNLV talk, “Honest Liars: The Psychology of Self-Deception.” Using prominent psychological theories of human nature, Dr. Warren described how we lie to ourselves, the profound costs of our self-deception, and how to live a more fulfilling life by choosing to be honest with ourselves. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) May 05, 2014...

2014-05-05 12:28:58

Tell Us How You Really Feel CMHA wants to know, "Are you phine or fine?" TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - To mark the beginning of its 63(rd) Annual Mental Health Week (MHW), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is launching its Be Mind Full initiative. As part of this new initiative, a campaign begins today that is asking Canadians how they really feel and challenging them to answer the question, "Are you phine or fine?" By defining "Phine" as, "saying you're fine when you...

2014-05-02 23:03:06

Four-part lecture series dispels memory myths and empowers older adults with latest information. Seattle (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Healthy Brain Aging a four-part, collaborative lecture series from UW Medicine and Era Living retirement communities, kicks off on Wednesday, May 7, and continues May 14, May 21, and June 11. Each lecture begins at 10:45am. The Healthy Brain Aging series is open to the public with advance reservations at each of the following communities: May 7 at University House...

2014-05-01 23:06:51

New findings. Leo Krans discovered how several brain functions are happening and it is a kind of breakthrough. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Scientists know a lot about the human brain from the inside. But they have no clue about why. They are admitting that themselves. Psychologists know almost nothing about the brain. Millions have studied it, but nobody has a clue about why we think or sleep. It is not possible to investigate something complicated, like a brain, if it is not understood. But...

2014-04-30 23:06:23

Recent shootings raise questions about mental illness and violence. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman encourages everyone to regularly take stock of their mental health. With recent news events such as the shootings in Fort Hood and Kansas City raising questions about mental illness and violence, it’s a good time to talk about mental health.     “First, it’s important to note that mental illness does not...


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2006-02-24 11:46:26

The Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) is a bird in the crow family. It is 31-35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the European Magpie (Pica pica) however it is more slender and has proportionately smaller legs and bill. It has a glossy black cap on its head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in color with the wings and the feathers of the long (16-20 cm) tail are a beautiful azure blue. Preferred habitats include various types of coniferous...

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2005-06-14 09:57:14

The Black-billed Magpie is a large bird in the crow family that occurs in the western half of North America from Alaska to Oklahoma. Externally, it is almost identical with European Magpie (Pica pica) and is often considered specific. However, the American Ornithologists' Union splits it as a separate species (Pica hudsonia) on the grounds that it is genetically closer to California's Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) than to the European Magpie. This bird prefers semi-open country with...

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