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Your Mental Health Involves your Whole Body and Starts with Diet

While many individuals intuitively understand the link between how we fuel and move our bodies and how we feel, the medical community is in the midst of a paradigm shift. "This mind/body dichotomy that has informed psychiatry for at least the last 50 years or so, we know that is erroneous and is not based on [...]

Talking About Suicide and Self-Harm in Schools Can Save Lives

Suicide and self-harm remain taboo topics in schools, despite the fact youth suicide has reached a ten year high. Recent statistics show around eight children and young people die by suicide each week in Australia. Around one in ten self-harm during their teenage years. This loss of life means that the topic is too important not to talk about, but [...]

By | 2017-09-18T16:39:36+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Suicide, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Want to Rebound from Failure? Feel the Pain

Feeling the pain of failure leads to more effort to correct your mistake than simply thinking about what went wrong, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who just thought about a failure tended to make excuses for why they were unsuccessful and didn't try harder when faced with a similar situation. In contrast, people who focused [...]

Kids Praised for Being Smart are More Likely to Cheat

Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and researchers in the U.S. and China has found. OISE's Jackman [...]

By | 2017-09-18T16:35:26+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Business of Addiction: How the Games Industry is Learning From Casinos

The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is the creation of "whales", people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing. But the video gaming industry, [...]

By | 2017-09-18T16:32:54+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Gambling, Society & Culture, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

More Children Sexting at Younger Age says Central Queensland Police Officer

Every day, at least one case of under-age sexting lands on the desk at the Child Protection Investigation Unit in Rockhampton, central Queensland. Sexting is the sending, receiving, or forwarding, of sexually explicit messages, photographs or videos via mobile phone. It falls to Detective Sergeant Angus Kerr and his team to handle these cases, and he said [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:55:53+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Scientist Finds Secret to Thriving

What it takes to thrive, rather than merely survive, could be as simple as feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something, according to new research. From a teenager studying for their exams to an employee succeeding at work, thriving can be seen at all ages and across all cultures. Until now [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:49:36+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Not Suitable for Children: Parenting Group Warns on Plan to Change Trailer Rules

A child protection group says proposed changes to cinema trailer rules could lead to psychological harm in kids. Children could suffer lasting psychological damage if proposed changes to cinema trailer classifications are approved, a child protection group claims. The Australian Council on Children and the Media, which runs the Know Before You Go movie review service for [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:15:44+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Adults are Unaware of Child Abuse Signs or How to Report It

A study has found one third of Australians surveyed would not immediately tell someone if they thought a child was being abused or neglected. The national online representative survey, carried out by Pure Profile and funded by Act for Kids, asked 1004 Australians aged 18 and over a range of questions about whether they knew [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:55:37+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Here’s Why Facebook Shuts Down 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network removes in excess of one million accounts every single day, that breach the user agreement, but is still struggling to stem the tide presented by so-called “threat actors”. This is according to Facebook’s security chief, Alex Stamos, who appeared at at conference on Wednesday evening, saying that he believes in the [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:52:30+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments