Mindful Eating as Food for Thought

December 19th, 2016 - By jen in Uncategorized

In the eyes of some experts, what seems like the simplest of acts — eating slowly and genuinely relishing each bite — could be the remedy for a fast-paced Paula Deen Nation in which an endless parade of new diets never seems to slow a stampede toward obesity. Read full article: The New York Times, “Mindful Eating as Food for Thought”

Beating Alzheimer’s With Brain Waves

December 7th, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

Researchers have shown the possibility of a completely new approach to dealing with Alzheimer’s—changing neural activity, rather than delivering drugs or chemicals. Read full article:The Atlantic, “Beating Alzheimer’s With Brain Waves”

Tests Raise Hopes for Radical New Therapy for Phobias and PTSD

November 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety

Scientists have raised hopes for a radical new therapy for phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a procedure that can dampen down fears linked to painful memories. Read full Article in The Guardian,”Tests Raise Hopes for Radical New Therapy for Phobias and PTSD”

When Tech Is a Problem Child

November 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

Just last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a study that said while digital and social media can help early learning, they also come with a host of risks, including negative effects on sleep, attention and learning, along with higher incidence of obesity and depression. Read full article: The New York Times, “When Tech Is a Problem Child”

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

October 7th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety

Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression. Read full article: The New York Times, “Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress”

The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

October 4th, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

A new antidrug program recognizes how a child’s temperament drives his or her risk for drug use — and that different traits create different pathways to addiction. Read full article: The New York Times, “The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction”

Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?

September 16th, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

Since there have been teenagers, there have been adults trying to control them. This study recasts adolescent defiance for adults. It depicts teenage rebellion as a potential asset to be cultivated, rather than as a threat to be quashed. Read full article: The New York Times, “Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?”

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

September 2nd, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

One often believes that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the more successful we will be. However, this entire conception is scientifically inaccurate. The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful. Read full article: Harvard Business Review, “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”