(Mayukh Saha) Crying is as normal an event as breathing. But the forces that govern us have forever seen this action to be one of weakness. Men especially are always ridiculed if they cry. It is viewed as an emasculating thing to do. On the other hand, women are seen as extremely spoilt if they cried, no matter the reason. To put it simply, one’s reasons for crying could be varied, but a single tear down the eye would be perceived as less humanly.
(Exploring Your Mind) Validating emotions is often the starting point when you set out to help someone. In fact, it’s one of the main ingredients for this help to be effective.
(Neuroscience News) What drives a person to smoke cigarettes – and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? Why do some smokers puff more often and more deeply or even relapse many years after they’ve quit? If policy makers had those answers, how could they strengthen the fight against the global smoking epidemic?
(Neuroscience News) The “Star-Spangled Banner” stirs pride. Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You” sparks joy. And “ooh là là!” best sums up the seductive power of George Michael’s “Careless Whispers.”
(Neuroscience News) Fear, anger, sadness – while it is often assumed these emotion concepts are the same the world over, new research suggests there is greater cross-cultural variation in “how people think about emotions than is widely assumed”, contributor Dr Joseph Watts says.
(Exploring Your Mind) The simple act of repeatedly exposing oneself to a certain stimulus makes it a whole lot more enjoyable. This is what the unique mere-exposure effect is about.
(Science Daily) Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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(Justin Deschamps) In the modern age, mood issues, emotional upset, depression, boredom, and so on are all too common. Can modern-day drugs really help? The answer will likely resonate with what you’ve always believed deep down.
(Carly Cassella) After spending at least 30,000 years living alongside humans, dogs have become really good at reading our emotions.
(Edsel Cook) A Japanese study indicated that the essential oil of lemons and other citrus fruits might relieve stress better than pharmaceutical drugs. It showed that people who smelled yuzu experienced considerable improvements in anger, anxiety, confusion, and depression. The effects appeared as early as 10 minutes after they began inhaling the fragrance of the citrus fruit.
(Mayukh Saha) To achieve joy and satisfaction at work is as good as finding the golden chalice. But sadly only a few are destined to find bliss and contentment in our work. For the rest, it is a life of drudgery which eventually takes its toll on our health. But you can change that.
(Justin Deschamps) For years, we’ve been led to believe drugs cause addiction. If you give someone cocaine, they’ll become an addict. But newer research and understanding counters this drugs-lead-to-addiction myth.
(Exploring Your Mind) In this article, we’re going to talk about the link between memory and trauma and the ways that an intense emotional disruption can impact your mind. Through the lens of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we’ll explain the difference between traumatic memories and regular ones.
(Exploring Your Mind) The pain in your brain after a disappointment is real. Our brain processes such experiences as events that undermine our balance and well-being. Hence, the pain appears and the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin or dopamine decrease.
(Mai Pham) “I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown