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Aging Successfully - Brain Blogger (blog)

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Aging Successfully
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Across several studies, high levels of resilience and low levels of depression and physical disability were associated with more successful aging.
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f.lux

f.lux | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Software to warm up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting.
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Meditating before lecture leads to better grades

A new study shows that meditation before class might help students, especially freshmen, focus better and retain information.
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Reframing stress: Stage fright can be your friend

Reframing stress: Stage fright can be your friend | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Fear of public speaking tops death and spiders as the nation’s number one phobia.
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Is modern life making us lonely?

Is modern life making us lonely? | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Loneliness is said to be Britain's "hidden epidemic". But is modern life making us more lonely, and if so, how can we stop it?

Via Kevin Friery
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Kevin Friery's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:43 AM

Studies have consistently shown that one in 10 of us is lonely, but areport by the Mental Health Foundation suggests loneliness among young people is increasing.

 
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Why Walking through a Doorway Makes You Forget: Scientific American

Why Walking through a Doorway Makes You Forget: Scientific American | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Scientists measure the "doorway effect," and it supports a novel model of human memory
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BRAIN initiative launched to unlock mysteries of human mind

BRAIN initiative launched to unlock mysteries of human mind | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Today at the White House, President Barak Obama unveiled the "BRAIN" Initiative -- a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer's,...
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Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis.
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Parents should do chores together, study says

Parents should do chores together, study says | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
New research finds that keeping score with chores isn't the best path to a high-quality relationship.
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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:57 AM

Great to know the postive difference this can make isn't it?

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Dwelling on stressful events can increase inflammation in the body, study finds

Dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body, a new study finds.
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Better living through mindfulness

Better living through mindfulness | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Results of a new study suggest that mindfulness -- awareness of the present moment -- may be linked to self-regulation throughout the day, and this may be an important contributor to better emotional and physical well-being.
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Times Higher Education - The Psychology of Retirement: Coping with the Transition from Work by Derek Milne

Take up a hobby! Best years of your life! Etc, etc, etc. Steven Schwartz on Derek Milne's Psychology of Retirement. http://t.co/IDwGsjnJQJ
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Deadline Pressure, the Great Motivator

Deadline Pressure, the Great Motivator | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
If you’re a procrastinator, consider setting deadlines for yourself that have tough consequences if you miss them.
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Training the brain to improve on new tasks

Training the brain to improve on new tasks | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A brain-training task that increases the number of items an individual can remember over a short period of time may boost performance in other problem-solving tasks by enhancing communication between different brain areas.
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Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime: Scientific American

Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime: Scientific American | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Using a tablet or computer in the late evening disrupts the body's melatonin production
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:34 PM

Usar pantallas de computadora o tabletas en la noche puede afectar la producción de melatonina y el ciclo del sueño.

#bienestar

Sue Atkins's curator insight, April 21, 2013 3:04 AM

No surprise here ! #SLEEP #BEDTIME #PARENTING

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Low on self-control? Surrounding yourself with strong-willed friends may help

People with low self-control prefer and depend on people with high self-control, possibly as a way to make up for the skills they themselves lack, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for...
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Why Stress Can Kill You: A Cardiologist Explains

Why Stress Can Kill You: A Cardiologist Explains | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
As I rushed into the Emergency Center to treat what the ER doc had texted was “a lady with a friggin’ big heart attack,” I was surprised to see a nicely dressed woman sobbing quietly, but not in as
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How our bodies interact with our minds in response to fear and other emotions

How our bodies interact with our minds in response to fear and other emotions | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
New research has shown that the way our minds react to and process emotions such as fear can vary according to what is happening in other parts of our bodies.
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Marriage can threaten health: Study finds satisfied newlyweds more likely to gain weight

A study of 169 newlywed couples finds that spouses who are more satisfied with their marriage are more likely to gain weight because they are less likely to consider divorce and thus find a new partner.
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Your Brain Is Hooked on Being Right

Your Brain Is Hooked on Being Right | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The adrenaline and dopamine rush you get from winning an argument feels good. Too good.

Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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John Michel's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:58 AM

I'm sure it's happened to you: You're in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over one of your colleagues and correct his point of view. He pushes back, so you go into overdrive to convince everyone you're right. It feels like an out of body experience — and in many ways it is. In terms of its neurochemistry, your brain has been hijacked.

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Mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus

Mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again -- and breathe, and focus.
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Postpartum depression: Surprising rate of women depressed after baby

A surprisingly high number of women have postpartum depression, reports a new, large-scale study of 10,000 women. A high rate of women had considered harming themselves. The study's screening likely saved several lives.
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12-Year-Old Boy Dies; 10 Things Parents Can Do RIGHT NOW to Help Stop Bullying at Babble

12-Year-Old Boy Dies; 10 Things Parents Can Do RIGHT NOW to Help Stop Bullying at Babble | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The death of 12-year-old Bailey O'Neill, who was put into a medically-induced coma after a bullying incident Jan. 10, leaves parents wondering: what can we do?
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Ontario Healthy Kids Panel Touches on Mental Health and Resilience

Ontario Healthy Kids Panel Touches on Mental Health and Resilience | Mental Health Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Children and youth who enjoy good mental health respond better to life's challenges and make healthier choices. We can foster children's resilience by focusing on positive relationships, experiences and inner strengths such ...
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