Psychology

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

Feelings of fear, dread or unease can be paralyzing. Identifying your symptoms — and knowing help is available — is key to recovery. When you...
How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a “hollow”...
Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...
First evidence for higher state of consciousness

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase...
mindfulness beat childbirth

Mindfulness may help beat childbirth fear

Fear of childbirth has become a modern epidemic amongst pregnant women. Previous studies show that childbirth fear is linked with lower labor pain tolerance and...
How video games can help with learning

How video games can help with learning

In a recent study, researchers let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and...
Is the ‘midlife crisis’ a myth

Is the midlife crisis a myth?

While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging...
How diet influences our mood and mental health

How diet influences our mood and mental health

You already know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your body — but just how important are these foods for...
How your face shape and size related to your sexuality

How your face shape and size related to your sexuality

Men and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a stronger sex drive than those with faces...