Essential Reads

5 Things People Really Shouldn't Brag About

When you're in a job interview or just chatting with your friends, bragging about these things could backfire.

6 Steps to Setting Limits as a Solo Parent

By Wendy Paris on November 15, 2016 in Splitopia
Setting and keeping limits can be extra hard when you're the only adult in the house. Clinical psychologist Stephanie O'Leary gives easy success strategies.

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

We've all experienced sleepless nights. How does this affect our eating patterns the next day?

How Sleep Enhances Studying

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 07, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Research suggests that spreading your study time out helps you learn. Studies also suggest that sleep helps you learn. A new study explores what happens when you combine the two.

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Pain, Sleep, and Affection

By Sean M. Horan Ph.D. on December 07, 2016 in Adventures in Dating
Do you think you get as much affection as you'd like? New research examines that perception, along with pain and sleep.

Single Moms and Holiday Stress

Are you a single mom who dreads the holidays? You have the power to enjoy the season.

Insomnia Treatment in Your Home

Will apps zap insomnia?

How Dreams of Deceased Loved Ones Affect the Dreamers

What messages do visitation dreams convey?

Seven Things Your Teens Need to Know About Pot

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 22, 2016 in Open Gently
Vapes are bad for your lungs. You'll want to smoke more if you're losing sleep. Don't just pretend your kids aren't smoking pot or that it's okay. Give them information.

Going to College With Bipolar Disorder - Part I

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on November 17, 2016 in Bipolar You
The first half of a two-part blog post pertaining to the issues and challenges faced by college-bound high school students with bipolar disorder.

8 Ways to Trigger Lucid Dreaming

Ever wonder how you could induce a lucid dream? Here are 8 techniques supported by research.

5 Ways to Stop Catastrophizing

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on November 16, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
In anxiety-ridden times, it is easy to begin believing the absolute worst-case scenario. Here's how to stay strong and fight it.

Why Do We Dream We Are Flying?

The important difference between the function of dreams and the meaning of dreams.

Sleep Train a Baby?—Don’t!

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on November 13, 2016 in Moral Landscapes
There’s no question about it--babies need to be physically with caregivers. Here are a series of questions I received recently about babies and sleep training from a set of parents
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Sleep Less, Weigh More

Does getting a bit less sleep make you hungry?

Got the Post-Election Blues? Sad, Mad, or Scared?

The election of Donald Trump has precipitated Post-election depression—plus anger and anxiety—for many voters. Here's a strategy for returning to a state of well-being, asap.

5 Ways to Reduce Post-Election Day Anxiety

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on November 09, 2016 in Urban Survival
Here are 5 non-partisan tips to deal with post-Election Day anxiety.

Having A Child Means Giving Up Basic Needs

People need to feel autonomous. This is a dictum most people will agree to. But parenting seems to be inconsistent with personal autonomy.
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How to Get an Extra Hour in Your Day

By Gretchen Rubin on November 04, 2016 in The Happiness Project
This is the right way to use the end of Daylight Savings Time, and to build momentum for the months ahead.

Silver Bullets For Your Brain: Nootropics Are Now at Hand

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on October 27, 2016 in The Fallible Mind
Many would love a pill that restored the hundreds of lost hours due to fatigue and the necessity of sleep.

The Power of Personality

These are the ways to make a real change to the main facets of extroversion.

Sleepless and Depressed? CBT-I Can Help.

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Think, Act, Be
Am I depressed because I can't sleep? Or is my insomnia causing depression? Research studies have answered these and other questions.

Sleep Like a Baby With Lactium and Magnesium

Want to reduce anxiety and sleep better, naturally? These two supplements can help.

Staying in Touch With Real Babies: Correcting the AAP

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on October 09, 2016 in Moral Landscapes
The AAP's recommendations for infant sleep deal a major blow to the parent-infant dyad. One mom shows how sleep training violates the most sacred of bonds.

How Aging Affects Our Sleep

What can we do to sleep well?

Poor Sleep May Impair the Ability to Feel Empathy

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on October 03, 2016 in Minding the Body
Emotional empathy may be in short supply after a bad night’s sleep, a new study shows.
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9 Ways Motherhood Can Break Your Spirit

Longing for previous, worry-free days where spontaneity and carefree enjoyment was plentiful feels utterly incompatible with how your life feels right now.
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The Sleep Connectome

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Sleepless in America
Advanced imaging techniques and powerful analytic methods allow the creation of stunning maps of functional and anatomical brain connections. Can they help understand sleep?

A Pioneer in Child Sleep Research and Treatment

A Pioneer in Child Sleep Research and Practice
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Secrets of Napping

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 27, 2016 in Sleepless in America
Naps can improve alertness and productivity without needing to use energy drinks to get through the day. Proper timing and correct duration are the secrets to successful napping.

A Simple Way to Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 21, 2016 in Open Gently
Better sleep for pre-teens is tied to less drinking and pot smoking through their 20s.
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Overcoming Excuses for Not Taking Care of Your Brain

By Susan Noonan MD on September 20, 2016 in View From the Mist
Sometimes it’s easier to believe the faulty logic of these thoughts – don’t!
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5 Simple Ways to Get Better Sleep

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 17, 2016 in Getting Healthy Now
America is increasingly sleepless, but there are ways to improve the number of restful nights you have.

7 Ways to Enhance Your Memory

By Ryan Anderson on September 13, 2016 in The Mating Game
Have you ever wondered if there is a simple way to improve your memory? This article gives you 7 evidence-based techniques you can use to become far better at retaining information