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Discrimination contributes to poorer heart health for LGBTQ adults

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201008083805.htm More than half (56%) of LGBTQ adults and 70% of those who are transgender or gender non-conforming report experiencing some form of discrimination, including…

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Posted in Mental Health

Does sugar contribute to aggression & bipolar disorder?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201016112903.htm “We present evidence that fructose, by lowering energy in cells, triggers a foraging response similar to what occurs in starvation,” said lead author Richard…

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Posted in Psychology

Dealing with Passive Aggressive People

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-be-yourself/202010/5-ways-deal-passive-aggressive-people Passive aggression, by definition, is the fine art of being angry without seeming angry.  It’s an inseparable coffee-and-cream swirl of two ingredients: anger and avoidance. …

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Posted in Anger

A Strategy that can Effectively Inhibit Anger Arousal

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/overcoming-destructive-anger/202010/7-hacks-reduce-anger-arousal Visualize others as children I’ve found it helpful to think of all adults as being children, just trying our best to be adults. As…

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Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19

https://news.psu.edu/story/633375/2020/09/29/research/social-media-use-linked-depression-secondary-trauma-during-covid-19 “We found that social media use was rewarding up to a point, as it provided informational, emotional and peer support related to COVID-19 health…

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Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Act 2014

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0045/40.0/DLM5228051.html 7Application for non-contact order (1) A victim of a violent offence may make an application to the court for a non-contact order against a…

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Posted in Legislation

Harmful Digital Communications Amendment Bill

Posting a digital communication of an intimate visual recording online, often referred to as revenge pornography, is a form of sexual exploitation that involves the…

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Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201001133227.htm The study found mindful meditation and yoga led to significant improvements in patients’ perceptions of pain, depression and disability. Following the course, Patient Health…

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Posted in Psychology

Why people become flying monkeys – Narcissism

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-autism-spectrum-disorder/202010/are-you-narcissist-s-flying-monkey Self preservation and protection. Rosie’s motivation to become her brother’s flying monkey was understandable and was based on self-preservation. Like many other people who do a narcissist’s…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder + COVID

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/love-and-sex-in-the-digital-age/202009/seasonal-affective-disorder-covid-politics-what SAD symptoms are usually mild to moderate, but they can become severe. The most common symptoms of SAD include: Sadness Hopelessness Social withdrawal Pessimism…

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