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This Study Reveals The Real Reason Why Guarded People Push Others Away

As humans, we crave positive social relationships — it’s one of our fundamental needs. In fact, failure to satisfy this need can have devastating consequences to our psychological well-being. 374 more words

Molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs initiate labor

Molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs initiate labor.

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth.

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Nothing to Fear but Inaction and Division

Last month, John H. Richardson published an article in Esquire titled “When the End of Human Civilization is your Day Job.” Through an interview with climate scientist Jason Box, who studies glacier ice melt in Greenland, Richardson’s article focuses on how climate scientists have begun to deal with forms of depression after years of disturbing research findings and warnings about impending global catastrophe, which in many cases have gone unheeded by policy makers and the American public. 1,402 more words


Children Who Experience Early Childhood Trauma Do Not ‘Just Get Over It’

Children Who Experience Early Childhood Trauma Do Not ‘Just Get Over It’.

“If a baby is repeatedly scared and emotionally overwhelmed and they do not get their survival brain soothed, so they can cope, they begin to develop a brain and bodily system which is on hyper alert and the World seems to be a scary place. 64 more words


Shaping the connection

Shaping the connection.

“As several years-long research studies now show, children who grow up with a warm, stable connection to their parents (or other caregivers) are primed to form the same kind of connection later on, whereas those who start with uncertain or anxious bonds often struggle to forge close relationships as adults, even with their own children.”


Babies Make Predictions, Too

Babies Make Predictions, Too.

Babies are more like scientists than like sponges. Even 6-month-olds, who can’t crawl or babble yet, can make predictions and register whether the predictions come true, as the predictive coding picture would suggest. 31 more words


Fitness Myths Part 2: What Do the Studies Say?

This post is part two in a series on myths about chronic illness and exercise
In Part 1, I tackled two top myths about chronic illness and exercise. 2,100 more words

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