Category: Behavioral Sciences

Munchies and Alcohol: Willpower or Wiring?

For some, pizza and beer always seem to fit hand-in-glove. Now there’s scientific evidence that explains why. New research reveals brain circuitry and not lack of willpower, could be the reason why people drink more at barbeques or get the munchies for junk food after a night out on the town. With obesity and alcoholism…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Imagine having a tooth ache but waiting six to eight years before going to a dentist to stop the pain. That’s how some therapists describe mental illnesses that fester for years while left untreated. Every year, tens of thousands of Californians struggle to find the proper mental health services or simply don’t seek help to…

Want Somebody to Love? How About Yourself?

A little self love improves both mental and physical health We all do it: Put everyone else’s needs before our own. Have a hard time telling someone “no.” Worry about what everyone thinks of you. Stop. On the day when messages of love—from little cards to candy hearts to more extravagant gestures—are being sent out,…

Bullying Behavior Makes Everyone a Victim

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.’  Adults of a certain age may have used this adage to deflect verbal taunts and teasing from a bully during their childhood. Bullies as antagonists have remained the same but some of their tactics have changed. The act of bullying is a…

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