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November 8, 2017
by Tracey Block

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30 Men Grew 30 Moustaches. The Rest is History.

November 8, 2017 23:53 by Tracey Block

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More than just a contest to grow the best moustache, Movember has grown into a campaign successfully bolstering recognition of male cancers and male mental health issues. Thanks to its efforts, new websites and organizations catering to male needs continue to be established, and therapists worldwide are realizing the needs of the male psyche have long been ignored. [More]

November 6, 2017
by Arthur Hunter

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Should A Sociopath Be Allowed To Own A Gun?

November 6, 2017 12:32 by Arthur Hunter

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On the morning of November 5th, a sociopath walked into a church with an assault rifle and began shooting. In the middle of the gun control debate, there is a question that seldom makes its way into headlines: should we not pay more attention to mental health when talking about firearm ownership? [More]

November 5, 2017
by Tracey Block

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"Fall Back" Brings Forward Theories On its Effects

November 5, 2017 08:00 by Tracey Block

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While roughly 70 percent of the world participates in Daylight Savings Time in the spring and returns to Standard Time in the fall, these seasonal markers remain a contentious topic of discussion twice a year. Researchers have collected conflicting results on the effects of the one hour time change—some positive, some negative. And yet it remains a system plagued by chaos—causing humans physical and psychological distress. Is one hour of daylight worth all of this? [More]

November 3, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Playing is the Prescription for Good Adult Health

November 3, 2017 15:30 by Tracey Block

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Adults have allowed themselves to be deprived of play for too long. Researchers have proven daily play-filled activities improve adult creativity, lead to greater productivity, reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure. So why aren't more of us getting out there to play? [More]

November 2, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Fear Has Several Forms, Researchers Say

November 2, 2017 07:00 by Tracey Block

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Research indicates nostalgia makes us look forward to scaring ourselves every year during the Halloween season. For some, spooky activities bring back happy memories of years past. But do we always enjoy being scared? Investigating why we love--or hate--to be scared might be worth a second look. [More]

October 30, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Research Shows Screaming May Reduce Stress

October 30, 2017 23:35 by Tracey Block

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The results of a Washington Post-UMass Lowell poll—about screaming—were released this month. With so many options to help one alleviate daily stress, there might be one helpful activity that's easily overlooked. No app required. No special workout clothes either. [More]

October 27, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Fear of Nuclear War, 2017

October 27, 2017 07:30 by Tracey Block

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Unlike television news during the Cold War years, social media never “goes off the air”. How do children and youth escape the anxiety that results from the latest threats and jibes between leaders of opposing nations—fear that is amplified by social media? [More]

October 26, 2017
by Melanie Laing

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Is A Florida Neighborhood being Terrorized by a Serial Killer?

October 26, 2017 07:00 by Melanie Laing

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Recently, Florida police have said they are searching for a possible serial killer believed to have fatally shot three people over the last two weeks. This brings to light the problem of psychopathy. All psychopaths do not become serial murderers. Instead, serial murderers may have some or many of the traits consistent with psychopathy. Psychopaths who commit serial murder don’t value human life. However, psychopathy alone does not explain the motivations of a serial killer. [More]

October 26, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Working Hard for Mental Health and Wellness

October 26, 2017 06:00 by Tracey Block

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Did you celebrate World Mental Health Day? Is it still taboo to talk about mental health in the workplace? Globally, World Mental Health Day aims to educate, encourage and shine a light on improvements in mental health options, advocacy and recognition of the need to remove the social stigma surrounding mental health subjects. This year’s goal—how to improve the workplace to promote the mental health and wellbeing of all. [More]