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January 11, 2018
by Tracey Block

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When technology contributes to mental illness

January 11, 2018 02:10 by Tracey Block

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The goal of innovations in technology is to bring about positive change and improvements. But once time has passed and a new technology has become a part of daily life, the good and the bad become more apparent. In a recent letter to Apple Inc., major investors presented the company with their concerns over the addictive influence of iPhones and other electronic devices on the children and youth who use them. [More]

January 9, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The scent of a partner plays an important role in stress reduction

January 9, 2018 00:54 by Tracey Block

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The human sense of smell is well recognized for its attachment to memory in the brain. The smell of cookies baking, the scent of a perfume or the bouquet of fresh-cut grass can quickly take one back to a past time or place. But now, researchers are realizing human olfactory cues can have incredible effects on stress levels, mood and overall mental health. [More]

January 5, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Where should the blame lie when suicides are posted on social media?

January 5, 2018 02:31 by Tracey Block

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A recent video posting by an American social media celebrity has caused a public uproar. But researchers and mental health professionals are asking whether the finger pointing and outrage should be less about the people and technology producing the content—and more about facing the facts their videos illuminate: that suicides are still occurring at alarming rates. [More]

January 3, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Positive Psychology Continues to Grow and Evolve

January 3, 2018 07:00 by Amy Rollo

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Recently, there’s been a second wave of positive psychology; which has changed and grown into different forms. After the growth of Dr. Seligman’s positive psychology, researchers began to understand the limitations of focusing only on positive experiences. They noted that not all negative experiences and emotions are destructive or depleting. [More]

January 2, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Did CNN go too far by celebrating with a gas-mask bong on live news?

January 2, 2018 12:35 by Arthur Hunter

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CNN recently made headlines when one of their reporters, Randi Kaye, reveled the new year by placing a lit gas mask marijuana bong over her face amidst a crowd of pot enthusiasts as part of their 2018 new year’s celebration countdown on live TV. The resulting firestorm on social media was swift, but she also had a large share of defenders. Does the fact that this act would be unthinkable on live news just a few years ago highlight a positive or negative shift in our society? [More]