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The Science Behind Addiction and How It Hijacks Our Hierarchy of Needs

Advances in science make it clear that addiction is a disease. Educating people about that reality helps combat the stigma associated with this disorder. It may begin with a choice – but we don’t blame people with colon cancer for opting for steak over the vegan menu. Once biology takes control, individuals need to fight their own bodies to find …

How to Be a Good Partner to Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be debilitating — it can be challenging for the person who has it and the people who care about them. If your spouse or partner has bipolar disorder and you’re struggling to figure out how to help them, know that there are ways to better understand this mental health issue and become more supportive. Here are six …

psychiatry

The Need For Psychiatric Health Nurses

The world, it seems, is at an unpleasant crossroad. On the one hand, health, both physical and mental is waning in a fashion so spectacular nothing comparable has happened in over a century. COVID-19 has taken millions of lives, leaving more still forever changed in the balance. The resulting pain, panic, and anxiety have put an incredible amount of strain …

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Characteristics of Extraordinary People

  Characteristics of Extraordinary People Really extraordinary people often use cognitive distortions to help them in their quest to achieve excellence. Generally, cognitive distortions are seen as a negative thing. They distort reality and can lead us to psychological harm. Cognitive distortions are simply ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. They can however be …

The Impact of Weightloss on Mental Health

Losing weight seems like something that’s on everyone’s mind. When we’re losing weight, it’s easy to forget how it’s impacting our mental health. Getting in shape is great for our mental health. Here are a few reasons why. Healthier Gut Microbiome First and foremost, you’ll have a much better microbiome in your gut. That’s where many of our neurotransmitters enter …

Top aphrodisiac perfumes for men to wear, revealed ​

Photo by Jan de Keijzer on Unsplash Although scent is subjective, there is science behind which scents trigger arousal in both men and women. Interested in this, the experts at OnBuy Men’s Aftershave were keen to discover the most common perfume notes that are responsible for increasing sexual tension. After analyzing the scents deemed to have the best aphrodisiac qualities, …

Researсh Ethics: History & Principles

Photo by Lukas from Pexels What is more important for a scientist – to find the truth or not to harm the object of their research? This question has worried philosophers and thinkers since the era of antiquity. However, until recently scientists often mistreated research subjects, justifying themselves by the search for truth. Now these sad circumstances are changing with the adoption of …

Sleep and Nutrition: How What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

We don’t need scientific research to realize the benefits of a good night’s sleep. For starters, we feel better when we’re well-rested. We are also less likely to suffer from chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Of course, a healthy diet is critical for optimal health, as well. But few people realize the role …

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Keeping Christmas All Around, All Year

Keeping Christmas All Around, All Year By Sid madge, Meee  Christmas is an interesting time. For most children it is still magical, and kids are super excited with time off school, maybe some winter sledging and the expectation of presents, yummy food and tons of chocolate. For adults it’s often a lot more complicated. There may be money worries, or …

Occam's razor

How to Use Occam’s Razor

Occam’s razor is one of the most useful, (yet misunderstood,) models in your mental toolbox to solve problems more quickly and efficiently. Here’s how to use it.   Occam’s razor (also known as the “law of parsimony”) is a problem-solving principle which serves as a useful mental model. A philosophical razor is a tool used to eliminate improbable options in a …