Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and personal strength

Discover the simple techniques to help experience deeper joy, cheerful contentment, and long-term happiness

It’s often said that happiness is a choice: You can either choose to be happy or choose to be sad, stressed, or anxious.

But simply choosing happiness doesn’t always make it so. Many times, you can’t simply force a smile and make believe that everything is coming up roses.

Thankfully, there are much more effective ways, based squarely on research-proven Positive Psychology strategies and concrete techniques that can help you deal effectively with life’s challenges and attain long-term happiness.

That’s why the health experts at Harvard Medical School have created the all-new Positive Psychology Course — the exclusive interactive resource that helps you apply the same tools that are widely used by mental health professionals to help treat a variety of condition, from stress, anxiety and anger to coping with grief and loss.

Step-by-step, Harvard’s Positive Psychology Course will give you strategies to build happier, more positive lifestyle. Enroll today and you’ll discover how to…

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A neuroanatomia das emoções








Para começar com a descrição da neuroanatomia das emoções, Paul Broca foi responsável por cunhar o termo sistema límbico, usando-o pela primeira vez em 1878. Mas foi só depois, em 1930, que James Papez batizou definitivamente as estruturas envolvidas com o nome de sistema límbico (SL), postulando que o mesmo participa do circuito neural da expressão emocional (Kolb e Whishaw, 2003).

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Álbum de Família: papéis familiares que causam dano psicológico







A família é o instrumento socializador que media a relação entre o indivíduo e o resto do mundo. É o primeiro modelo que temos para começar a nos relacionar: um ponto de partida social que, em muitos casos, tem uma influência que vai muito além da infância. Neste sentido, Álbum de Família é um filme que materializa uma realidade bem distante daquilo que é idealizado, mas que se repete mais do que gostaríamos de admitir.

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for Alzheimer’s disease







The authors report the case of a 58-year-old female who had experienced five years of cognitive decline, which began accelerating rapidly. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) suggested Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis was confirmed by 18Fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) brain imaging, which revealed global and typical metabolic deficits in Alzheimer’s.

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Lack of sleep intensifies anger, impairs adaptation to frustrating circumstances

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, according to new Iowa State University research. While the results may seem intuitive, the study is one of the first to provide evidence that sleep loss causes anger. The research also provides new insight on our ability to adjust to irritating conditions when tired.

Other studies have shown a link between sleep and anger, but questions remained about whether sleep loss was to blame or if anger was responsible for disrupted sleep, said Zlatan Krizan, professor of psychology at Iowa State. The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, answers those questions and provides new insight on our ability to adjust to irritating conditions when tired.

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Fast and hardwired: Gut-brain connection could lead to a «new sense»






The mysteries of our «second brain» are a profound new frontier in 21st century medical science. While research is rapidly discovering amazing connections between our gut and our brain, little is known about how these two distinct parts of the body communicate with each other. A remarkable new study has upturned existing ideas surrounding gut-brain communication, revealing a fast-acting neural circuit allowing gut cells to communicate with the brain in just seconds.

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E se ensinarmos as meninas a serem corajosas, em vez de perfeitas?







As meninas que hoje ocupam parques e salas de aula são as mulheres de amanhã. Mas antes disso, são as meninas de hoje, e nada justifica querermos acelerar a sua infância para que no futuro sejam mulheres perfeitas. Preparadas para ser mães, preparadas para tomar conta da casa, preparadas para se mover no mundo, preparadas para serem as melhores na sua profissão, preparadas para administrar suas emoções, preparadas para mastigar a frustração e não engasgar… Se a sua cabeça já dói com tantas exigências, imagine a delas.

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