Countering negative self-talk

10 October 2014
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How we talk to ourselves affects everything. It influences everything from how we feel about ourselves to the decisions we make. Negative self-talk can sabotage and undermine our efforts in any part of our lives. For instance, if you keep telling yourself you’re unworthy or incapable — “I can’t do this! I’m not smart enough!” — you might not pursue a promotion or ask for a raise at work. If you keep telling yourself you’re undeserving of love — “I have too much baggage!” — you might not date or date people who mistreat you. You might stay in toxic relationships, and let...

Cannabis is as addictive as heroin

08 October 2014
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:: Cannabis doubles the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia, with withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite and depression; :: Driving after smoking cannabis doubles the risk of a car crash, with the risk heightened yet further if you have had a drink; :: As many teenagers now smoke cannabis as cigarettes. The Daily Mail quoted Prof Hall as saying: “If cannabis is not addictive, then neither is heroin or alcohol. “It is often harder to get people who are dependent on cannabis through withdrawal than for heroin. We just don’t know how to do it.” Less...

What’s next in the fight over same-sex marriage?

08 October 2014
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Teens taught that personality traits change cope with depression better

08 October 2014
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Extraordinary experiences could hurt your relationships

08 October 2014
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 (Copyright (c) 2009 by ROBERTO CAUCINO – www.caucino.it. All rights reserved.) If you’ve just returned from an exotic getaway, gushing about it may harm your relationships, suggests a study published in the journal Psychological Science.   “Extraordinary experiences are pleasurable in the moment but can leave us socially worse off in the long run,” study author Gus Cooney, a psychologist at Harvard University, said in a news release. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Cooney said the study was prompted by personal experiences. His inspiration isn’t uncommon: Imagine a situation when an...

HIV treatment, awareness lacking among US gay, bisexual men

03 October 2014
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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding from cultured lymphocyte. The multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. (CDC.gov) More than half of gay and bisexual men in the U.S. are not personally concerned about being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus and less than half of men with the virus are being properly treated, according to two new reports. The data show that significant barriers still exist in the fight against the still-growing epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, among gay and bisexual...

Helping kids take criticism constructively

03 October 2014
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