5 Types of Anxiety and Depression Identified

Stanford University researchers have identified 5 categories of anxiety and depression that cut across the current diagnoses, and aim to provide more effective treatment for millions of people who suffer with these issues.  Sometimes people with these difficulties, as well as the professionals who diagnose and treat these problems, have a hard time identifying the difficulty with which they’re dealing. The identified categories are: (more…)

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Awe-Inspiring Photo of the Universe

Albert Einstein said that “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead.” (more…)

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How Much Sex Makes a Couple Happy?

Sexual intimacy changes over time and in the heat of an early relationship, sex can occur daily or at least several times a week, but over time passions cool and sex happens a lot less often.  According to a study of more than 25,000 people published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, two-thirds of them either married or in a long-term romantic relationship, on average, benefits maxed out at sex about once a week.  (more…)

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Short and Long Term Relationship Destroyers

Relationships can be fragile and there are a lot of ways to harm the bond that brings a couple together. A study in the journal ‘Personality and Social Psychology’ has identified the top 20 short and long-term traits, habits and other factors that damage love relationships.

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Want to Be Happy? A Counterintuitive Secret from Positive Psychology.

People usually think of death as a depressing fact of life, but a study in the Journal of Positive Psychology (11 January 2017) found that when we appreciate that our life is limited, it offers us an opportunity to focus on what’s good in our life and to make the most of the days we do have, which makes us happier.

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36 Behaviors that Reveal Romantic Attraction

How can you tell if someone is interested and flirting with you? Look at what they say and do – but look carefully because the signs are subtle and maybe different than what you expect. Researcher Jeffrey Hall at the University of Kansas has identified 36 verbal and nonverbal actions that show whether you’re interested in another person… (more…)

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Women and Men More Alike than Different

Even though women and men usually focus on their differences, according to UNC psychology professor Zlatan Krizan, who analyzed over 100 studies including more than 12 million people, there’s almost an 80% overlap for 75% of our psychological characteristics. In reality, men and women are much more alike than different when it comes to IQ, personality traits, well-being, satisfaction in life, stress, morality, etc. (more…)

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