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How The Mundane Can Become Meaningful — And Remembered

January 24th, 2015
It’s no surprise that memories of highly emotional events, such as the birth of a child, are strong. But a new study shows that these meaningful events can actually strengthen older, more mundane memories. "We're continuously monitoring our environment, and, in the process, ...

Low-Income Boys Fare Worse in Wealthier Neighborhoods

January 24th, 2015
Boys from low-income families who grow up alongside wealthier neighbors tend to fare worse, not better, according to a new 12-year study from Duke University. In fact, the greater the economic gap between the boys and their neighbors, the worse the outcome. “Our ...

Meditation Shown to Alter Gray Matter in Brain

January 24th, 2015
Meditating for just eight weeks has been shown to alter the brain’s gray matter, which may be at least part of the reason why practitioners experience significant improvements in memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress, according to a new study led ...

Viewing Job Search as Opportunity Improves Success

January 22nd, 2015
For many, a New Year's resolution involves finding a different career path. While searching for a job usually is not seen as exciting, new research finds that those who can look at the process as a self-growth opportunity will have more success finding ...

Sometimes it is Okay to Ignore Your Boss

January 21st, 2015
While most of us have been trained to never retaliate against a supervisor, a new study suggests a passive-aggressive response may be beneficial for some circumstances. Ohio State researchers found that employees who had hostile bosses were better off ...

Strong Social Support Aids Physical and Mental Health

January 21st, 2015
Canadian researchers have determined that a strong support network can actually make you healthier. Jean-Philippe Gouin, Ph.D., a Concordia University psychology professor, followed a group of international students who experienced major social change following a move to Montreal. Gouin found that those who managed ...

Mouse Study Provides Insights on Anxiety

January 20th, 2015
Researchers have discovered a new pathway that controls fear memories and behavior in a mouse brain. They believe the finding may eventually help explain the way in which human anxiety disorders develop. For the nearly 40 million adults who suffer from anxiety disorders, an ...

Researchers Work to Reset Circadian Rhythm

January 19th, 2015
A new area of study may make it easier to adjust to the problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Although the science is not quite there, recent work by Drs. Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin from the Douglas Mental ...

Eczema Woes More Than Skin Deep

January 18th, 2015
A new study finds that eczema, a chronic itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood, wreaks havoc on patients’ lives. The study from Northwestern University discovered that adults suffering from eczema have higher rates of smoking, drinking and obesity and are less ...

Probes of MDs Can Lead to Severe Depression, Anxiety

January 18th, 2015
Physicians who are being investigated because of complaints tend to suffer from high rates of severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, according to a new U.K. study published in the journal BMJ Open. The researchers suggest that by causing psychological ill health and encouraging ...