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Article ID: 705632

Ask a Rutgers Philosopher: Nine Thoughts on Holiday Gift-Giving

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

What’s the best way to give gifts this holiday season? Should you do it anonymously? Does your motivation matter? If these sound like philosophical questions, don’t fear. Larry Temkin, Distinguished Professor in Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s philosophy department in the School of Arts and Sciences and an expert on ethics, draws on many centuries of philosophical thought on gift-giving to suggest nine points worth thinking about this holiday season.

18-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 705434

Mindfulness training may help support weight loss

Endocrine Society

Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

14-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705337

Serious Loneliness Spans the Adult Lifespan but there is a Silver Lining

University of California San Diego Health

Moderate to severe loneliness can persist across adult lifespans, but UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found it is particularly acute in three age periods: late-20s, mid-50s and late-80s. Wisdom proved a protective factor.

12-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705598

Want to help your teens? Make their lives predictable

University of Georgia

Establishing consistent routines at home for your teen may generate pushback, but it could also set him or her up for future success.

18-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705562

Unrelated events are linked in memory when they happen close together

Association for Psychological Science

When two events occur within a brief window of time they become linked in memory, such that calling forth memory of one helps retrieve memory for the other event, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. This happens even when temporal proximity is the only feature that the two events share.

17-Dec-2018 1:10 PM EST

Article ID: 705531

What Looks Like Substance Abuse Could be Self-Medication, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins University

When improved antidepressants hit the market in the 1980s, heavy drinking among people with depression dropped 22 percent, suggesting people who knowingly use drugs and alcohol to relieve mental and physical pain will switch to safer, better treatment options when they can get them,

17-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705412

Looking on Bright Side May Reduce Anxiety, Especially When Money Is Tight

American Psychological Association (APA)

WASHINGTON -- Trying to find something good in a bad situation appears to be particularly effective in reducing anxiety the less money a person makes, possibly because people with low incomes have less control over their environment, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

13-Dec-2018 11:40 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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