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2010-12-22 07:55:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It was reported that kids without friends have the potential to become social outcasts, and possibly risk spiraling into depression by adolescence.  Making friends can be hard for some children, especially for the most shy and withdrawn; however, friends can be a form of protection against the sadness. "The long-term effects of being a withdrawn child are enduringly negative," which lead author William M. Bukowski, a psychology professor and director of the...

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2010-12-06 10:52:56

Personality is not just a feature unique to humans and pets. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) have revealed that also brown trout have individual characters and show different personalities. Researcher Bart Adriaenssens from the Department of Zoology at the University of Gothenburg has for many years studied the behavior of juvenile trout from watercourses on the west coast of Sweden. "My results show that it are not just humans and other mammals that exhibit personality....

2010-10-22 11:38:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you want to feel good about yourself, try acting not like yourself. In a new study published in the Journal of Personality, Wake Forest University psychologist William Fleeson found the idea of "being true to yourself" often means acting counter to your personality traits. Because authenticity predicts a variety of positive psychological outcomes, Fleeson says his research can help people see they have options for how they behave....

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2010-03-18 09:48:59

When you think of people suffering from social anxiety, you probably characterize them as shy, inhibitive and submissive. However, new research from psychologists Todd Kashdan and Patrick McKnight at George Mason University suggests that there is a subset of socially anxious people who act out in aggressive, risky ways"”and that their behavior patterns are often misunderstood. In the new study, "The Darker Side of Social Anxiety: When Aggressive Impulsivity Prevails Over Shy...

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2009-10-14 10:58:57

Laughter is an emotional expression that is innate in human beings. This means laughing at others is also believed to be a universal phenomenon. However, the fear of being laughed at causes some people enormous problems in their social lives. This is known as gelotophobia, a disorder that affects people in all cultures alike. What is the difference between a shy person and another who suffers from gelotophobia? One of the aims of a study published recently in the scientific journal Humor,...

2009-05-07 16:51:43

Children, especially girls, who can stay focused and don't sweat the small stuff have a better shot at good health in adulthood, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the journal Health Psychology, found that for all the participants, superior attention spans and having a more positive outlook in youth affected health the most. Certain characteristics already evident early in life are likely to spark positive or negative emotions, and also influence biological and behavioral...

2008-09-30 00:00:16

By STUART ABEL Education Reporter Stressed University of Plymouth students could be put at ease by the campus's own social networking website. Psychologists and computer experts have teamed up to launch the self-help pages for undergraduates suffering from anxiety or even shyness. The iHub is similar to social networking sites such as Facebook, with chatrooms and video content but with help pages for depressed students. Initial research by the university found at least 10 per cent of...

2008-09-02 15:00:10

ROCKLAND - Seasoned members of the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., will serve as mentors in the Spirit Rock Children's Program beginning Sunday, Sept. 7. "This is a very exciting development for the Sunday school," Carole Hallundbaek, minister of education, said. "We have been searching for a way to bridge the divide between the kids [ages 4 through 12] and the mature members of the church, who have a wealth of knowledge and life experience to share but who may not want to...

2008-08-11 00:00:13

Ajay Devgan is hooked onto the computer and the web. And the once reticent actor is busy making friends! Known to be on a community site, the actor is more than happy to chat up with the netizens. Those who reveal their true identity even get their photographs added to his list of friends. When did the anti-social Devgan become a social animal, we wonder! Or is it the internet that has helped him get over his shyness? (c) 2008 The Times of India. Provided by ProQuest Information and...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

By MICHAEL CHURCH Opera HANSEL UND GRETEL Glyndebourne Festival EAST SUSSEX Productions of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hnsel und Gretel are like London buses: you vainly wait decades for one, then along come two at the same time, courtesy of Covent Garden in the autumn and Glyndebourne next week. This adaptation of a Grimm story may be part of the standard repertoire in German houses, but here it's consigned to that critical limbo: "for children". "But as with all good fairy stories," says...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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