Bullying is a very complex issue. With the recent suicide of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer of Amherst, New York, after years of bullying, the nation has even more reason to turn its attention to anti-bullying measures in schools. Lady Gaga has even asked President Obama to sit down and talk about what can be done about […]

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Everyone knows that if you sprain your ankle or have a headache, you can take acetaminophen to relieve the pain. After all, it is one of the most popular over-the-counter drugs for physical pain relief. But what if it could help emotional pain too? According to a study published in Psychological Science, scientists have shown that […]

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My friend told me he beats the winter blues by heading to a tanning bed to get his sun. My friend was not diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, but like most people the short winter days bum him out.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is the technical term for the sadness some people experience in relationship to the changing of the seasons. One of the most effective ways to treat S.A.D. is with light therapy

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Mother nature shuts off the lights earlier in winter and for millions of people darker days bring a bout of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you’re experiencing the blues this winter, it might be time to get a dose of sunshine from light therapy. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, between […]

The upper class, with their money, Ivy League colleges and privilege, seemingly has everything. But perhaps they are lacking in a key way that their less educated, poorer counterparts aren’t. A collection of research psychologists recently published a research report claiming that upper class, more educated people are less attuned to the emotions of others. […]

You’ve heard that laughter is the best medicine, right? Well now there is a study to back up that old adage. Researchers found that women age 60 and over can ward of depression with healthy doses of the giggles and yoga. A study published in 2011 found that “Laughter Yoga” worked as well as exercise […]

Are you impulsive, depressed, anxious or feel like you just can’t get on an exercise schedule you can adhere to? If you are one of the 68 percent of Americans who are overweight or obese, and can relate to any of the above sentence, your personality can be partially what’s keeping you from maintaining a […]

It’s National Coffee Day! And there are many healthy reasons to reach for that daily cup of coffee. Coffee may curb depression symptoms in women, a recent Harvard Medical School study found. The researchers used data from 50,739 American women who were part of the Nurses’ Health Study. The 10-year study followed women whose average […]