STUDY FINDS CLEAR LINK BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEPRESSION

by Phillip Schneider, Contributor Waking Times In a world filled to the brim with likes, posts, and status updates, where the average teenage youth spends a whopping 9 hours a day with some form of media, it almost seems as though Facebook and Twitter are becoming a sub-reality of their own. Plug in and tune out could be the mantra of our coming generation, but is that a good thing? New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reveals a link between social media and depression among young adults. The study began in 2014, when Dr. Brian Primack and his colleagues used questionnaires to sample 1,787 … Continue reading STUDY FINDS CLEAR LINK BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEPRESSION

The theory of mind myth

image edited by Fernando Kaskais Photo by Kieran Dodds/Panos Even experts can’t predict violence or suicide. Surely we’re kidding ourselves that we can see inside the minds of others by Robert Burton is a neurologist, author and the former associate director of the department of neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at Mount Zion. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and Nautilus, among others. His latest book is A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves (2013). Edited by Pam Weintraub Following a mass shooting, the gunman’s next-door neighbours are stunned, and … Continue reading The theory of mind myth

43% of heterosexual men have a hard time identifying a female orgasm

Shutterstock  by NED DYMOKE Orgasms! Enjoyed alone or with a friend, everybody loves them, and have done for centuries. What’s more, orgasms are whole-brain events with verifiable healing qualities. But according to a recent study, 43% of heterosexual men don’t know one when they see it.  Amongst the findings in a wide-ranging study (available here) by Brigham Young University, 43% of husbands in a 1,683-person study group of heterosexual newlywed couples misperceived whether their wife had an orgasm. In simpler terms, that means that close to half of the men in the study overestimated how often their partners experience an orgasm. Of the women surveyed, 49% said … Continue reading 43% of heterosexual men have a hard time identifying a female orgasm