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Six Reasons Why We Loathe Waiting

February 28, 2015   0 Comments

6 reasons we loathe waiting

The majority of our lives are spent waiting, whether it is in line, sitting in traffic or waiting to fall asleep every night. Waiting is naturally anxiety inducing, especially when it is about something that is impacting on our mental or physical health (i.e., waiting at a hospital or for test results). However, aside from
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Smoking shown to cause weight gain in mice

February 24, 2015   0 Comments

smoking causes weight gain

While smoking is often used as a method to lose weight, new research suggests its effects (or at least those of second hand smoke) can actually cause weight gain. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism examined the connection between secondhand smoke and insulin resistance, following the metabolic progression of
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How to handle separation anxiety at boarding schools

February 14, 2015   0 Comments

Inevitably, every young person will reach a time in their lives when they are first separated from their parents for an extended length of time. At first, this may be a cause of awkward feelings or undue stress. Often times, the child will have largely grown up in the family home, with time away from
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Learn about overcoming OCD in ‘A Journey to Recovery’

February 13, 2015   0 Comments

Many have joked about having obsessive compulsive disorder. However, very few individuals understand the severity of the disorder and the toll it can take on a person’s life. While some joke about OCD because they want to keep their books organized a certain way, the reality is a person who is truly dealing with OCD
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Drinking to forget: why blackouts should be avoided and not celebrated

February 13, 2015   0 Comments

Most people are familiar with the term ‘blackout’ when used to describe memory loss following the ingestion of an excessive amount of alcohol, usually over a fairly short period of time. The drinker fails to remember conversation or actions that occurred while they were intoxicated, even when reminded by other people. Alcohol induced blackouts affect
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Five psychological drives behind adolescence

February 13, 2015   0 Comments

5 psychological drives for teens

There is a theory that adolescence is driven by five psychological “engines” all in pursuit of the same objective: independence. The five drives include separation, expansion, differentiation, opposition and responsibility. In order to facilitate their cognitive development and growth as a person, it is vital to gain a familiarity with them. The five psychological engines
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How brain mapping is improving depression treatment

February 12, 2015   0 Comments

Brain mapping is one of the most quickly evolving fields in addiction treatment, proving to be able to alter cognitive structures in the brain, gearing them less towards dependency. While brain mapping in addiction has been traditionally used in conjunction with neurofeedback exercises, new research shows that it can predict which patients with clinical depression
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6 Ways to Stop Overthinking

February 10, 2015   0 Comments

6 ways stop overthinking

Excessive rumination or over thinking has been proven to lead to depression. Being able to notice it when it happens is much easier said than done, let alone being able to stop it in its tracks. Simply trying not to think about an anxious thought can be enough to induce anxiety in itself. However, there
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Brain Waves and Sound Sleep

February 5, 2015   0 Comments

brain waves sound sleep

Although sound and brain waves have been associated with improved sleep in past research, they have only examined general correlations between them. A new Northwestern University study has taken research on binaural entrainment to a new level, using an algorithm customized to the person, reducing the risk of unwanted side effects seen in more traditional
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We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at WRA for the great parent weekend. We enjoyed it and felt that we learned valuable insights on Positive Peer Culture and the values we must have and the importance of family commitment to each other...

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