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Tackling depression by changing the way you think

A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with depression.

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Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

Trump’s victory makes clear that the economic crisis and the misery it has spurred has not been matched by an ideological crisis– a crisis of ideas, education, and values. Critical analysis and historical memory have given way to a culture of spectacles, sensationalism, and immediacy. Dangerous memories are now buried in a mass bombardment of advertisements, state sanctioned lies, and a political theater of endless spectacles. The mainstream media is now largely an adjunct of the entertainment industries and big corporations. Within the last 40 years training has taken the place of critical education, and the call for job skills replaces critical thinking. Without an informed public, there is no resistance in the name of democracy and justice; nor is there a model of individual and collective agency rising to such an occasion.

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Brain activity ‘key in stress link to heart disease’

Constant stress could be a key factor in raising the risk of a heart attack, say researchers.

Source: Brain activity ‘key in stress link to heart disease’ – BBC News

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The perils of social media?

A UPMC study finds that using multiple social media sites is more strongly linked to depression than total time spent digitally socializing.

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Generation Y have Turned their Backs on Alcohol

The findings suggest a seismic cultural shift in youth drinking habits, and validates official statistics showing young people are drinking less than their counterparts were 10 years ago

Source: Generation Y have Turned their Backs on Alcohol – Demos

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Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall.

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String Theory Co-Founder: Sub-Atomic Particles Are Evidence the Universe Was Created by God

Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist at the City College of New York (CUNY) and co-founder of String Field Theory, says theoretical particles known as “primitive semi-radius tachyons” are physical evidence that the universe was created by a higher intelligence.After analyzing the behavior of these sub-atomic particles – which can move faster than the speed of light and have the ability to “unstick” space and matter – using technology created in 2005, Kaku concluded that the universe is a “Matrix” governed by laws and principles that could only have been designed by an intelligent being.

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The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking Can Threaten Your Health and Happiness

One-size-fits-all approaches to finding happiness make us unhappy, experts say.

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Gandhi Called Industrial Civilisation ‘a Nine Days’ Wonder’

Gandhi’s ideas about economics are unpopular in India because its middle class is more eager to jump on the affluence bandwagon than take stock of the looming environmental crisis.

Source: Gandhi Was Perfectly Sensible to Call Industrial Civilisation ‘a Nine Days’ Wonder’: Mark Lindley

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» Evaluating Youth Social Action

Using rigorous evaluation techniques and drawing on a mature field of research linking specific character measures to hard outcomes, such as employability, we are able to demonstrate that – for those programmes we have evaluated – investment in social action leads to benefits for young people taking part as well as for the intended beneficiaries.

Source: » Evaluating Youth Social Action – Final Report | The Behavioural Insights Team

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