Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Word about ‘Sexy Talk’: Treading the Line Between Flirtatious and Creepy

when to text and when to call 300x200 A Word about Sexy Talk: Treading the Line Between Flirtatious and CreepyBy Sarah Elizabeth Richards

I recently had an enlightening discussion with a male friend about a recent video that went viral in which a woman recorded the male attention she received while strolling the streets of New York City. During the 10 straight hours she walked around with a hidden camera, she received a barrage of comments mostly about her appearance, including “What’s up beautiful?”,”Have a good day”,“Hey baby”, or “Smile!” Continue Reading

Brain’s Threat Response Calmed by Seeing Love & Support

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 10, 2014 New research suggests that being reminded of being loved and cared for can reduce the brain’s hypervigilant response to stress. University of Exeter (U.K.) investigators found that observing pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the… Continue Reading

Stress May Underlie Teen Girls’ Risk of Depression

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 10, 2014 While adolescence often brings a mixed bag of emotional events, new research suggests girls have more interpersonal challenges, increasing their risk for depression. Temple University researchers believe frequent exposure to stressful events causes girls to ruminate, or overly… Continue Reading

Breathing-Based Meditation Helps Vets with PTSD

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on September 15, 2014 A new study from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers hope for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers there have shown that a breathing-based meditation practice called Sudarshan Kriya… Continue Reading

Adults with ADHD: Shrinking ‘Shoulds’

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Adults with ADHD often hold all kinds of “shoulds.” These include everything from I should be able to remember that to I shouldn’t need a pill to do what I’m supposed to do to I shouldn’t need all these reminders or alarms, according to Ari Tuckman, PsyD, a clinical psychologist who… Continue Reading

5 Critical Things to Look for in a New Love Interest

I loved this blog from dating expert Ravid Yosef. It’s so important to actually look beyond the infatuated haze in the beginning of a relationship to see if there is real opportunity for a healthy, long-term partnership. Below, she details how she tackled looking for the right guy. Enjoy! Written by Ravid Yosef, YourTango I was up against a… Continue Reading