Newlyweds need to pull their weight if they believe their sharing household chores, according to a new study.
With the growing pressure on children to be able to survive in the tough and competitive society, and with growing peer pressure and increasingly tougher situations that children have to deal with these days, it is the need of the hour that parents teach children to deal with stressful situations. Just like teaching how to hold a pen or how to ride a bike children also need to be taught to deal with hard situations beforehand, experts from Melbourne University's Graduate School of Education say.
The legalized usage of cannabis has long been debated and researchers have been working for years together to discover the possible pros and cons of the herb which is used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. The herb's popularity among young people as a recreational drug has always been a reason for concern and studies have been conducted to better understand how it affects the human brain when used for long. A new research claims that teenagers who smoke cannabis once a week or more have double the risk of contracting anxiety disorders by the time they reach their late 20s, when compared to non-user. The effect is the same, even if they stop using the herb.
A new study by a team of researchers from Yale University claims that major depression and stress can cause loss of brain volume, which contributes to emotional and cognitive impairment. According to the scientists, the reason behind the same is apparently a single genetic switch which triggers loss of brain connections in humans and depression in animal models. The loss of the brain volume takes place in the prefrontal cortex.
A new study claims that eating chocolate can improve the brain's ability to solve math problems. Also, an intake of flavanols, the compounds found in chocolate, makes it less likely to feel tired or mentally drained, and authors of the study suggest that it could be beneficial for mentally challenging tasks. "For things that are difficult to do, mentally demanding things that maybe crop up in your work it could help," Prof David Kennedy, director of the brain, performance and nutrition research centre at Northumbria University, and a co-author of the study said.
A child is put in the shared custody of divorced parents to make sure there are fewer conflicts. However, if the couple is not able to stay in good terms, the situation may worsen. All divorced or separated couples do not come to terms with their situation and not everybody manages to have friendly relationship with their ex-partners. Thus, according to a U.S. researcher, there is a lot of animosity expressed by some divorced women sharing custody of their children.
How we spend our childhood and the experiences we gain at a tender age stay with us for the rest of our lives. A new study has linked childhood adversity to chronic stress during teenage, which could cause many a physical and mental health issues. According to the study, the more time spent during childhood in poverty, the greater the risks the children are exposed to and this is linked to increased markers of chronic stress by the time the children are 17.
To achieve many of our long-term goals, we need to practice self-control. From losing weight to passing an exam, one needs to make a lot of choices and sacrifices based on what is desired in the end. One should let go of the need for immediate gratification, focusing on the bigger reward later. According to researchers Kentaro Fujita and Jessica Carnevale from The Ohio State University, the way people subjectively understand or interpret events is what influences their self-control.
Although each one of us tries hard to 'live in the moment', as that thought seems key to happiness, it may not be practically possible, researchers say. Neuroscientists have discovered a particular brain area that guides our future behavior using past instances. The study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh is the first study to analyze signals associated with metacognition-a person's ability to monitor and control cognition, the press release states.
Discovering one’s own gender identity or sexual orientation can be most difficult phase in a teenager’s life. In most cases of homosexuality, an adolescent may take years to accept him/her self before seeking the acceptance of friends and family. A new research says that teenagers not fitting into the behavioral norms of their gender are happy when compared to their gender-conforming peers.
Virtually everyone is on Facebook! As of June 2012, there are approximately 955 million people on the rapidly growing social networking site and undoubtedly, the appeal of the networking site in the modern society is such that anyone who does not have an account on such sites is considered an outcast. According to latest reports, with each passing day, the number of employers, and even some psychologists who believe those not on social networking sites are 'suspicious,' is increasing.
If you are a woman and have been trying hard to lose those extra pounds and get a skinny frame, here is some good news. You can stop worrying and relax as a new research says that a woman's curvy body may be kind of 'therapeutic' to men. According to a research by psychologists at the University of Westminster in London, men are attracted to heavier and curvier women when they are stressed.
It is mandatory for companies to give a health warning on the packaging of tobacco products about the effects of consumption of the products.
Teenagers are turning to different kinds of addiction these days and it is very difficult for parents to keep a track of their habits. Heavy drinking is one of the earliest known addictions and a new research shows that heavy drinking affects teenagers' developing brains. The latest study also claims to predict teens at risk of becoming problem drinkers based on their brain mapping. Heavy drinking included four or more drinks on an occasion for females and five or more drinks for males.
It is good to be grateful for what one has. Especially for teenagers, realizing what they have and being thankful for it, can help them develop a positive state of mental health altogether, a recent research says.