A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers shows that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD).
The ‘smug marrieds’ may have good reason to feel pleased with themselves as experts today confirm that long-term committed relationships are good for mental and physical health and this benefit increases over time.
Afraid of becoming disabled in old age, not being able to dress yourself or walk up and down the stairs? Staying physically active before symptoms set in could help. But so could going out to eat, playing bingo and taking overnight trips.
For those resisting the temptation to always be on call, especially on the Sabbath, let’s pray.
“When you’re out to dinner, does your Blackberry occupy a seat at the table? Does your spouse ever check email before saying ‘good morning’ to the kids? ” — Elizabeth Bernstein, Your Blackberry or Your Wife: 10 Sign Your Devises Are Hurting Your Relationships
The gap between rich and poor isn’t just about money. A new study finds that Americans with low income and education are less likely to marry than those who are better off.
Marriage & Money: My, How Things Have Changed!
ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2010) — How you think about your goals — whether it’s to improve yourself or to do better than others — can affect whether you reach those goals. Different kinds of goals can also have distinct effects on your relationships with people around you, according to the authors of a paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science.
ScienceDaily (Aug. 13, 2010) — Trusting others may not make you necessarily a fool or a Pollyanna, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE). Instead it can be a sign that you’re smart.
Scientists from Kyoto University, Japan, studying chimpanzees in Guinea have published research revealing why primates attack humans and what prevention measures can be taken. The study, published in a special issue of The American Journal of Primatology, suggests that while rare, attacks by primates on humans may increase as wild habitat is increasingly converted for agriculture.
(NaturalNews) The day will soon come that informed women will refuse to date, marry or have children with men who follow poor nutritional habits. “You eat junk foods? Put your pants back on and get out!”
The death toll on humanity by the war arms merchant business, endorsed, supported, and financed by many first and second world nations, is the root cause.
~ Uncle Russ
ScienceDaily (Aug. 4, 2010) — Using a combination of scientific methodology and old-fashioned legwork, human rights researchers based at the University of California, Berkeley, have systematically canvassed nearly 2,000 households in the Central African Republic, carefully documenting the devastating human impact of violence in the country, as well as detailing the opinions of how the country should move forward.
~ Uncle Russ
It takes a village to keep a pregnant woman at her healthiest, a new University of Michigan study shows. The study compared African American and European American women and women of lower and higher socioeconomic status to see what effects communalism, or a strong sense of community, had on African American women and women of lower socioeconomic status.
Help others get what they need and you too shall prosper. To those blessed and graced, much is expected.
~ Uncle Russ
ScienceDaily (July 28, 2010) — In an era when the motives and ambitions of leaders such as Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron are under constant public and media scrutiny, new research conducted at the University of Kent has suggested that many people can and do lead because they want to help others.
Many People Can and Do Lead Because They Want to Help Others, Research Suggests
Relationships hold the key to giving terminally ill patients the spiritual care they need. However, researchers have pinpointed a mismatch between patients’ expectations and understanding when it comes to spirituality, and what medical and family caregivers offer.
The language a person speaks may influence their thoughts, according to a new study on Israeli Arabs who speak both Arabic and Hebrew fluently. The study found that Israeli Arabs’ positive associations with their own people are weaker when they are tested in Hebrew than when they are tested in Arabic.
My grandfather once told me, at an early age, “If you can count 3 people in your life time TRUE FRIENDS (no matter what), you will have lived and conducted yourself successfully and morally, to answer in the next (life)”.
You see, I think we each will be asked to account not for what we did, or did not do; nor even if talents, or grace bestowed, where fully utilized, or achieved; but rather: ‘Did You Try?’
Additionally, in trying: ‘Did You Serve The Least Among Those You Knew?’
By the way, it is never too late to answer these questions in the affirmative, if you merely start NOW.
~ Uncle Russ
When I was 17 years old, I had the honor of being the youngest person in the history of New York Hospital to undergo surgery for a herniated disc. This was at a time in which operations like this kept people in the hospital for over a week. The day after my surgery, I awoke to find a friend of mine sitting in a chair across from my bed. I don’t remember much about his visit. I am sure I was too sedated to say much. But I will not forget that he visited me on that day, and sat there for I know not how long, while my humanity was in the care of a morphine drip.
Zija® puts GREEN in your body and wallet, so you can be out in the GREEN more.
~ Uncle Russ
Feeling sluggish? The solution may require getting outside the box – that big brick-and-mortar box called a building. Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, finds a series of studies published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology. And that sense of increased vitality exists above and beyond the energizing effects of physical activity and social interaction that are often associated with our forays into the natural world, the studies show.