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The Power of Kindness

The last few months have been hard for me. I’ve had some issues with depression and paranoia. Living with schizophrenia is a rollercoaster and even little blips can turn into crises. This depression, though, has had me feeling a deep sense of loneliness....

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Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Unlike other techniques that turn one cell type into another, this new process does not pass through a stem cell phase, avoiding the production of multiple cell types, report researchers.

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Shhh! Don’t Tell!

My Secret Identity by Thomas R. Stegelmann How and When to Disclose   I’ve disclosed having bipolar disorder in many, many ways: at work, church, on local TV, in articles and here at Bipolar Life hacks. I’ve also studied mental illness and the...

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Mathematical model shows how brain remains stable during learning

Complex biochemical signals that coordinate fast and slow changes in neuronal networks keep the brain in balance during learning, according to an international team of scientists. Neuronal networks form a learning machine that allows the brain to extract and store new information from its surroundings via the senses. Researchers have long puzzled over how the brain achieves sensitivity and stability to unexpected new experiences during learning -- two seemingly contradictory requirements.

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Want to join a networking group?

Relationships are a foundation to successful business. One of the common ways to build relationships when you are starting out is through networking, often done in groups. While I say you should first tap into the people you already know and see how you...

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Project screenings show need for more mental health services in youth detention

More mental health screenings and services are needed for juvenile offenders, experts say. The intent of this study was to implement mental health screening; determine the percentage of youth detainees in need of services; assess the availability and extent of detention center mental health follow-up and referral services; and assess whether a disparity exists due to the size and geographic location of the detention center.

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Is Your Pleasure Principle All Jacked Up?

The pleasure principle suggests that people seek pleasure and avoid pain. It’s the theoretical motivation behind human behavior. 

It makes perfect sense. Or does it? Why do people make choices, then, that lead to pain? For example, a woman has...

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Top 5 Myths about Mindfulness Meditation

Do you know the myths about mindfulness and what is true or false about this swelling revolution? Take a look at what I think are the top five myths about mindfulness. Note: There are plenty more, but I thought these top the charts. Myth #1: Mindfulness...

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