How Your Personality Effects Your Grades

How Your Personality Effects Your Grades There are countless factors that have an effect on how well a student does in school. Motivation, IQ, and social-economic status are just a few that typically first come to mind. One factor that may often times be overlooked,...

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What to Do When Disaster Strikes (In an Academic Sense)

Sometimes things happen that are out of our control. Snowstorms, hard drives crash, grandparents die, cars break down, and we get sick. Maybe your just going through a really bad day, week, or semester. All of these things happen to us and have the potential to cause...

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Are You a S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setter?

Are you a SMART goal-setter? Goal-setting is an adaptive behavior that can help us achieve things we desire, give us purpose in our lives, help us feel empowered, and help us to be productive. Almost everyone sets goals in their personal and professional lives, but...

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Implicit Racial Biases- Where do you fall?

Implicit Racial Biases- Where do you fall? Few people would freely admit that they are racist, or biased towards people of different races, but in reality EVERYONE has at least some racial bias. Often we are not even aware or conscious of our racial biases. The lack...

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Exercise decreases stress levels in children.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/03/08/exercise-helps-kids-cope-with-stress/52344.html This recent article posted on PsychCentral reports a recent study regarding the benefits of exercise on reducing stress in children. The article reports that "children have surges...

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More Evidence that Food can improve Mood

        It may seem intuitive to many of us at this point, but it is important for research to validate what we think we know. Often it takes scientific validation to help us believe in a specific intervention. We hope that research on the benefit of food on mood...

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Today in the context of tomorrow (social anxiety)

Today in the context of tomorrow (social anxiety)   If you are a human (and I assume you are), then you have at some point in your life been put into a new situation with strange and unfamiliar people. Now to be fair, the people you met most likely weren't strange....

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Is food stressing you out?

Is food stressing you out? Certain foods linked to increased stress levels. Almost everyone experiences a certain degree of stress in life. Whether you are trying to find a job, dealing with a screaming toddler during a grocery store melt-down, or picking out the...

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Cavemen go out in the rain, so should you!

  Imagine that you are a caveman. Imagine that you have been off hunting lions, tigers, and bears (oh my). You come back home following a good hunt and suddenly the rainy season comes on you. All your hiking, clubbing, and man bonding time has been lost. You now sit...

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Psychology Today

Dan Hanks and Cultivation Counseling now listed on Psychology Today. Follow the link below to see Dan's profile at Psychology Today. http://Therapists.PsychologyToday.com/rms/104136...

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Yoga is better for your mood than walking

A very informative study has recently found some strong evidence suggesting that yoga can improve mood and decrease anxiety. This study actually compared yoga to walking and found more benefit from participating in yoga. The conclusion drawn by the authors was that...

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New Information: Impact of Sleep on Decision Making

The link below references a study that discusses decreased decision making capacity following a missed nights sleep. Some people may have experienced the feeling of staying up all night and then having a "kick" of energy the next morning. Apparently this study states...

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