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  1. Graduate School and Mental Illness: Is There a Link?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Psychology Today

    Few people go to graduate school thinking it will be a walk in the park. But many find that it involves a lot more stress than they bargained for.


  2. Treating Sleep Apnea Could Save Your Sex LifeRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 28 | Psychology Today

    We were sharing a hotel room, each in our own bed, but my friend snored so loudly I couldn't get to sleep. I ended up spending three nights curled in a blanket on the floor of the bathroom, wearing ear plugs, with the door shut.


  3. How Could 'Brain Observatories' Help the BRAIN Initiative?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Psychology Today

    In 2013, President Obama unveiled a $100 million public-private initiative to map the human brain. Barack Obama described The BRAIN Initiativ e saying, "There is this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked, and the BRAIN Initiative will change that by giving scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember.


  4. Brain Injury and Cell PhonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2015 | Psychology Today

    Smartphones are incredibly convenient. However, holding your cell phone up to your ear, storing it in your pants pocket or tucking it into your bra poses a dangerous cancer risk.


  5. Saving Lives from SuicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Psychology Today

    This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark. Since its opening in 1937, the bridge has become the single most frequently used suicide spot in the United States and second most used site in the world with nearly 1,600 people estimated to have died from jumping off the bridge.


  6. 12 Bliss Tips: Love and Gratitude Can Reduce StressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | Psychology Today

    Through serendipity, while listening to Andrea Bocelli singing an Elvis Presley tune, I found myself in Portofino bliss. After discovering a quiet oasis of serenity at a nearby North End hair salon, I took a bit of a vacation.


  7. The Future of Synesthesia ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Psychology Today

    The Palmer Lab for Visual Aesthetics at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the premier research institutions in our nation studying visual perception and aesthetics -- and therein, the synesthesias. Headed by Stephen Palmer, Ph.D., one of its rising stars is undergraduate research assistant Candita Wager.


  8. Are We Losing Our Need for Physical Touch?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | Psychology Today

    Has our hi-tech, media-socialized world lost something critical to our species-non-sexual human physical touch? Hasn't human physical contact set us apart from other animals, and has helped us develop complex language, culture, thinking and emotional expression? Two hundred years ago, a creature looking somewhat human, was sighted running through the forests of Southern France. Once captured, scientists determined he was age 11, and had run wild in the forests for much of his childhood .


  9. Departing EarthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Psychology Today

    Source: "Concept Mars colony" by NASA Ames Research Center - NASA Ames featured images. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons In the early 2000s I attended a public lecture by the eminent physicist Freeman Dyson at the University of California, Berkeley, about recent discoveries in physics and astronomy.


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