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Get Happy: Four Well Being Workouts

Get Happy: Four Well Being Workouts

by Julie Scalfo, The New York Times, April 5, 2017

Martin E.P. Seligman, the leader of Positive Psychology, offers strategies for well-being:

Identify Strengths

Find the Good

Make a Gratitude Visit

Respond Constructively

Is An Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

Is An Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

by Susan Dominus May 11, 2017 The New York Times

This article examines non-monogamous marriages. It explores the themes of jealousy, love, desire and trust.

The Birth of a Mother

The Birth of a Mother

by Alexandra Sacks, MD,  The New York Times, May 8, 2017

After the birth of a baby, a mother experiences a major identity shift. This article focuses on the changes that a mother experiences.

 

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick

By Richard A. Friedman, March 10, 2017, The New York Times

This essay talks about the importance of getting enough sleep and the consequences of not getting enough sleep. Keeping the circadian rhythm in balance is necessary to forestall depression.

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

by Lesley Alderman, Nov 9, 2016, TheNew York Times

 

Controlled breathing reduces stress and comforts the body.

Worried? You’re Not Alone

Worried? You’re Not Alone

by Roni Caryn Rabin The New York Times  May 9, 2016

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company commissioned a report which suggested some coping strategies for worriers:

1) solve the problem that causes the worry

2) engage in mindfulness

3) schedule a worry session

4) accept uncertainty

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

by Carl Zimmer, The New York Times, July 20, 2016


Data from 1,200 brain scans performed as part of the Human Connectome Project allowed
researchers to unveil the brain’s hidden geography.

Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate

Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate

by Scott Stossell, The New York Times, July 7, 2016

This article is a review of Peter D. Kramer’s latest book, Ordinarily Well, in which he acknowledges that antidepressants often work well.

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

by Maia Szalavitz The New York Times June 25, 2016

Ms. Szalavitz offers a fresh perspective on how to  heal from an alcohol or drug dependency. She views dependency as a brain disorder rather than as a disease or a moral deficiency.

 

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

by Sandra Aamodt, The New York Times, May 6, 2016

 

This article discusses the neuroscience behind why is is difficult to keep pounds off after losing weight on a diet.