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How To Stop Your Brain Shrinking With Age
Normally peoples brains shrink by about 5% every decade after the age of 40. Exercise increases brain size, a new study finds. In some of the best evidence to date, exercise was shown to increase the size of the hippocampus, a brain structure critical for memory and other functions.
Nov 18, 2017 4:04PM - PsyBlog (spring.org.uk)
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Nine Ways to Make Thanksgiving More Mindful
In spite of the glossy ads making it look like Thanksgiving is one big joyful, harmonious day, for most people Thanksgiving can be somewhat..challenging.
Nov 18, 2017 2:42PM - Mindful (mindful.org)
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New York Today: Readers Try a Week of Meditation
Michael Arcati, 41, a lawyer from Forest Hills, Queens, said hes usually relaxed over the weekend, but by 10 a.m. on Monday, he feels a tidal wave of short-fused projects and family responsibilities.
Nov 17, 2017 6:31PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
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How Labels Help: Tame Reactive Emotions by Naming Them
It was a particularly difficult day. My then nine-month-old daughter had a terrible night and left my wife and I with only a handful hours sleep. Needless to say, we were slow getting up and out the door that morning.
Nov 16, 2017 8:33PM - Mindful (mindful.org)
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Anxiety about Having Anxiety
From a young woman in Portugal: I have been suffering from obsessive fears for 7 years now, however for one year I have developed an obsession about having anxiety during a special moment where I am supposed to be happy. Before a special exciting moment happens I get the thought of anxiety and immediately start panicking and dwelling on the thought, which in turn makes it worse. I tend to dwell on my anxiety and hope desperately that it will go away before it ruins the special moment.
Nov 16, 2017 12:38PM - Ask the Therapist (psychcentral.com)
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What to Do When Things Fall Apart
Drip. Drip-drip-drip-drip. I was putting the finishing touches on dinner.
Nov 15, 2017 9:10PM - Mindful (mindful.org)
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To Maintain Muscle and Lose Fat as You Age, Add Weights
But this balance is difficult to achieve, since, typically, when we drop a pound while dieting, as much as a third of that loss can come from muscle, with the rest composed of fat. Some past studies have hinted that exercising while cutting calories might help to lessen this muscle loss. But most of those studies have been small and involved relatively young people or only one gender.
Nov 15, 2017 11:39AM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
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Confusing Psychosis with Imagination
In 1934, the writer James Joyce sought treatment for his severely disturbed daughter, Lucia and brought her to Dr. Carl Jung for an analysis. (Soon after, Lucia was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the Burghlzli psychiatric clinic in Zurich).
Nov 14, 2017 7:07PM - Psych Central Professional (pro.psychcentral.com)
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You Can Become More Resilient, Even if You Grew Up With Emotional Neglect
Do you ever wish you could be less affected when difficult things happen in your life? Challenging life circumstances, like a lay-off, marital problems, or severe financial difficulties, can take their toll on anyone. But if you grew up with parents who werent able to provide you with the emotional attention and validation you needed (Childhood Emotional Neglect, or CEN), you may struggle even more. And there are some very good reasons for that.
Nov 12, 2017 4:14PM - Psych Central.com (blogs.psychcentral.com)
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How the Shalane Flanagan Effect Works
Advertisement Sunday ReviewWhen Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon last week, her victory was about more than just an athletic achievement. Of course, its a remarkable one: Shes the first American woman to win in 40 years, and she did so in a blistering 2 hours 26 minutes. But perhaps Flanagans bigger accomplishment lies in nurturing and promoting the rising talent around her, a rare quality in the cutthroat world of elite sports.
Nov 11, 2017 8:49PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
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The Mystery And The Magic Of Giving Thanks
This Thanksgiving, George Mwinnyaa thinks back to his boyhood in Ghana when a failure to give thanks was thought to have dire consequences.
Nov 22, 2017 4:50PM - NPR-Religion
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Opposition To Refugee Arrivals Keeps Getting Louder
Critics of the U.S. refugee program say they want more control over who's coming to live in their towns.
Nov 22, 2017 10:01AM - NPR-Religion
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With Ash On Their Faces': The Story And Struggle Of The Yazidi
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Cathy Otten about With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State, her book about the history and personal stories of the religious minority.
Nov 19, 2017 1:10PM - NPR-Religion
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Museum Of The Bible Mission Shifts 'To Engage All People' In The History And Narrative
The Museum of the Bible opens to the public on Saturday in Washington, D.C. NPR's Michelle Martin talks to the museum's executive director, Paul Anthony "Tony" Zeiss.
Nov 18, 2017 10:43PM - NPR-Religion
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Sale Of Popemobile Will Help Female Victims Of ISIS
Pope Francis is selling a Lamborghini. The carmaker made him a gift of one of its cars. Since he's not a fancy car guy, Francis plans to put it up for auction.
Nov 16, 2017 10:54AM - NPR-Religion
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Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore Divide Evangelicals
Steve Inskeep talks to evangelical leader Ed Stetzer about the abuse allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Nov 16, 2017 10:04AM - NPR-Religion
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A Collection Of Christian Artifacts Unlike Any Other
Join us on a trip to the Museum of the Bible.
Nov 15, 2017 4:06PM - NPR-Religion
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White Evangelicals Conflicted By Accusations Against Roy Moore
Evangelicals have long railed against the evils of secular liberalism, fueled by reports of sexual misconduct among Hollywood celebrities. Now those charges are leveled against one of their own.
Nov 14, 2017 2:26PM - NPR-Religion
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In Guidance To Teachers, Church of England Targets Anti-LGBT Bullying
The 52-page document outlines recommendations for teachers in its nearly 5,000 schools, saying students should "be able to play with the many cloaks of identity.
Nov 13, 2017 10:04PM - NPR-Religion
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Roy Moore's Sexual Misconduct Allegations Testing White Evangelicals Tolerance
White Evangelicals have been more willing to overlook Republican moral transgressions than those of Democrats. But the recent allegations against Roy Moore may be testing that tolerance.
Nov 13, 2017 9:57PM - NPR-Religion