by Thom Bush
on 19 February 2015

UMN (University of Minnesota) study reveals hunger influences purchase decisions in the nonfood domain. A shining example how our physiology can dramatically affect our psychology. It used to be said that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach; perhaps it was always just the case, that a full stomache is more connected to a better emotional state?

by Thom Bush
on 17 February 2015

What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent -- And What Makes A Great One? Hundreds of college athletes were asked to think back: "What is your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?" Their overwhelming response: "The ride home from games with my parents.". . . . . .

by Thom Bush
on 17 February 2015

It is said that our greatest challenge in life is to resist succumbing to the seven deadly sins! Much of that depends on the way we view ourselves, as compared to others. Perhaps the problem lays in comparing ourselves to anyone at all?

by Thom Bush
on 16 February 2015

A new study in mice shows that disrupting one protein can simultaneously curb alcohol cravings and protect the heart and liver from alcohol-induced damage. The findings suggest that the RGS6 protein may be a useful drug target both for treating alcoholism and reducing the organ damage caused by chronic alcohol consumption. Rory Fisher says, "to our knowledge RGS6 is the only gene with a demonstrated ability to promote alcohol-seeking behaviors while simultaneously worsening the damaging effects of alcohol consumption on the heart, stomach, intestine and liver,"

by Thom Bush
on 16 February 2015

Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness positively impacts health is not clear. Researchers have developed a model suggesting that mindfulness influences health via stress reduction pathways.