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The Overprotected Kid

By overcoming fears, children achieve a measure of independence, and may inoculate themselves from adult phobias. (Hanna Rosin) It’s hard to absorb how much childhood norms have shifted in just one generation. Actions that would have been considered paranoid in the ’70s—walking third-graders to school, forbidding your kid to play ball in the [...]

Teenage Brain On Social Media: Findings Shed Light On Influence Of Peers, Much More

Getty Images The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of "likes" on their own photos or the photos of peers in a social network, according to a first-of-its-kind UCLA study that scanned teens' brains while using social media. The 32 teenagers, [...]

When Gaming Is Not A Problem 

Getty Images One of the most common questions I get asked by parents about gaming addiction is ‘How can I tell if my child has a problem?’ While there are well documented physical, behavioural and psychological symptoms of gaming addiction, the risk of reading through these checklists is that parents can sometimes become unnecessarily worried about fairly normal [...]

Quarter Of Viewers With Mental Health Problems Seek Help After Watching Mental Health Storylines On TV

Maisie Williams struggled with mental health problems as Casey in Cyberbully. Credit: Channel 4 A quarter of TV viewers suffering from mental health problems have been prompted to seek help after following mental health storylines, according to a new poll by mental health charity Mind. The survey asked over 2,000 British adults how [...]

60 Minutes: Tara Brown’s Comments Were Wrong

An emotional Tara Brown explains her perspective on 60 Minutes after being released from a Beirut jail following the botched child recovery story. Photo: Channel Nine Tara Brown is wrong. On Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes, she defended her involvement in the failed "recovery" of Sally Faulkner's two children from Lebanon. Instead of a [...]

The Four Charts That Will Terrify You If You, Or Anyone You Love, Has A Mental Illness

Source: By Chitrapa at English Wikipedia For years doctors have complained about the serious underfunding of mental health services. The reason? Most people think it's because performing more surgeries and cutting waiting times in emergency departments wins elections, while making sure someone with schizophrenia is properly supported and medicated in the community doesn't. [...]

7 Myths Alcohol Advertisers Want You To Believe

Think Stock Photos "Absolut Magic" proclaims a print ad for a popular vodka. "Paradise found," headlines another. "Fairy tales can come true" says a third. All these ads illustrate the major premise of alcohol advertising's mythology: Alcohol is magic, a magic carpet that can take you away. It can make you successful, sophisticated, [...]

Emma Murphy Shares Shocking Video With Facebook Followers

Emma Murphy said she thought long and hard before posting the video of herself with a black eye. Photo: Facebook She is usually posting images of her healthy tuna salad or morning workouts. But health and fitness blogger Emma Murphy had something more important to share with her Facebook followers on Tuesday. The [...]

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Marketing Has Discovered Neuroscience, But The Results Are More Glitter Than Gold

https://youtu.be/o1huW9RMgkM Marketing has discovered neuroscience and the shiny new product has plenty of style but very little substance. “Neuromarketing” is lighting up the eyes of advertising executives and lightening the wallets of public relations companies. It promises to target the unconscious desires of consumers, which are supposedly revealed by measuring the brain. The more [...]