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Psychology | Personality

When we are Angry Or Afraid we can be Less in Control of Our Actions

By Matthew Warren. First study of its kind raises questions about the accountability of people going through extreme emotions.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Third Of Adults Still Sleep With 'Comfort Object' From Childhood, Survey Shows

Getting a good night's sleep is a just as much as challenge as it is a priority for many of us, which is why people often turn to various nighttime "rituals" before and after hitting the sack.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Even 40 minutes per day of exercise significantly slows cellular aging

A new study finds that running for 40 minutes a day five times a week may have a "fountain of youth" effect on people, slowing the aging process of cells.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Researchers Identify Sleep As A Key Reason Why Personality Traits Predict Longevity – Research Digest

By Christian Jarrett. People with certain personality characteristics are more likely to sleep too little, or too much, or to experience greater sleepiness during the day, and in turn this raises their risk of dying.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Quarter Of Americans Battling Neck, Back Pain For At Least 5 Years - Study Finds

Orthopedists and chiropractors may be busier than ever before. One in four Americans reports suffering from neck or back pain for at least five years now, while nearly one in six (16%) have been dealing with such aches for more than a decade. 

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Biology, Buddhism and our Interconnected "Selves"

Biology and Buddhism have converged in many ways, not least when it comes to the science of ecology.

Psychology | Personality

Living With High-Functioning and Hidden Anxiety | The Mighty

The Mighty's mental health editor Sarah Schuster writes what it feels like to have "high-functioning" anxiety, the kind you keep hidden as you go through the busyness of life.

Psychology | Personality

How to Get Out of Your Own Head

For times when our thoughts are playing on repeat, and we want to reconnect to the rest of the world, there are a few helpful tricks to get out of the daydream/rumination loop.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Science Behind Gratitude - How to Practice Gratitude

The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who take time to reflect upon the things they're thankful for are happier, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Here's how you can make g

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Affects Not Just Your Health, But Your Attitude and Mood

Insufficient sleep clouds your perspective and challenges your ability to regulate your emotions. Here's what to do about it.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

the optimum exercise intensity, type and duration for boosting mood

By Christian Jarrett. Perhaps the most important lesson from this review is that we need more research into how different types and intensities of exercise affect our mood.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Neuroscience of Singing

Singing has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and strengthen human connection. Science can now tell us why.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

This is how psychotherapy for depression changes the brain – Research Digest

By Alex Fradera. Understanding the neural correlates of psychotherapy could help enhance its effectiveness.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Doctors in Shetland can now prescribe a walk in nature

Since October 5, doctors in Shetland, Scotland have been authorized to prescribe nature to their patients. It's thought to be the first program of its kind in the U.K., and seeks to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and increase happiness for those with

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How Tuning Into Your Body Can Make You More Resilient - Mindful

By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Somatic Mindfulness: What Is My Body Telling Me? (And Should I Listen?)

Somatic mindfulness—the ability to step back from what your nervous system is telling you—can be an especially helpful skill for managing trauma's effects.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

Sleeplessness can lead to a number of negative outcomes, from lost work to car crashes, but a new blood test may now be able to measure sleep deprivation.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Bacon Lovers Beware! Cured Meats May Triple Likelihood Of Manic Behavior - Study Finds

Hold the bacon! If you are a fan of beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other cured meats, you may be putting yourself at risk for manic episodes, according to a new study.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Sleeping Longer Can Lead To A Healthier Diet - Study Finds

In case you needed a reason to stay in bed more, a new study finds that sleeping longer may lead you to being a better eater.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Triggers Viral Loneliness | Thrive Global

A recent study found a direct link between poor sleep and social isolation. Here's what the researchers want you to know about their findings.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided imagery, mindfulness, yoga and tai chi, and positive thinking.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What I Learned About the Heart from a Man Who Lost His | The On Being Project

Daisy Hernández has spent the last four years researching Chagas disease, a heart condition afflicting about 7 million people primarily in Latin America. But she has also learned about the heart’s metaphorical condition — and what happens we we stop

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Using an Alarm Clock, Alarmed in the A.M.

An alarm clock does just what its name suggests - it alarms us, every morning. That can't be healthy. Is there an alternative?

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

A Blessed Life: Religious People Live Longer Than Secular Individuals, Study Finds - Study Finds

Churchgoing may be on the decline, but lapsed congregants have new reason to attend services. That's because religious affiliation can increase lifespan by a handful of years, new research shows.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD - Part 2 | Psychology Today

Eating disorders and trauma are integrally connected. Learn more about this connection in this article and what you can do about it.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

The 11 Kinds of Insomnia - Health

Can't sleep? Here are 11 types of insomnia developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

The field of circadian biology — the study of the human body clock — is radically changing the way we understand how the body and the mind function. Here's how it can help you.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Peter Levine - Building Resiliency in You, Relationships, & Kids

One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Do I Feel This Way? Over-Coupling and the Stress Response

Underlying many common issues people seek therapy for, including social anxiety, panic, and relationships, could be a stress response known as over-coupling.

Psychology | Personality

Study Finds 44 Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Why Do I Wake Up Feeling Like I Never Slept?

A new study helps explain why so many insomniacs feel like they never fell asleep: It’s possible to remain consciously aware while your brain (or parts of it, anyway) is in a sleep pattern.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Thoughts Affect Health: What Are You Saying to Your Body?

One thing has become clear to me over my 15 years of clinical experience as a women’s health & wellness expert: women are suffering.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Arianna Huffington became successful after she started sleeping well

Arianna Huffington says believing this bad habit makes you successful is a "complete delusion."

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Trauma travels through generations

Untangling ourselves from the trauma of previous generations is not always easy, but it’s worth it

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: The Link Between Depression and Acne

People with the skin condition are more likely to develop depression, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

What Is Sleep? Latest Research & Treatments

Need to know more about What Is Sleep?? Find expert research & treatment advice from the American Sleep Association - Official Site.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Hypnosis: An Underused Technique

When integrated into a behavior modification strategy and used by a trained therapist, hypnosis can be a powerfully effective tool for treating many disorders. 

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Language patterns reveal body's hidden response to stress

Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings.

Psychology | Personality

Stress and How Emotions Affect Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions

Pretending unwelcome feelings don't exist isn't helping. Here's what to do instead.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Treating Insomnia Could Help With Anxiety and Depression

In a study of 3,700 people, cognitive behavioral therapy helped lift insomnia—and other mental health conditions.

Health & Fitness | Mind & Body

This Is What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness As Though It Were Physical Illness - Ideapod blog

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

Health & Fitness | Health News

What Everyone Should Know About Inflammation: A Cardiologist Explains

Regular readers of MindBodyGreen are aware that a process in our bodies called inflammation is involved in many aspects of human health and disease. For example, you may have read that a breakfast of

News | Interesting Links

Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

Research shows people can improve their mood with small changes in behavior, from putting a bounce in your step to talking to strangers.