How does social media in the digital age influence teen alcohol use? Do the rules for advertising on television and in magazines apply to social media advertisement? What is the impact of under age alcohol use on...
Why is it so hard for people to admit when they are wrong? Research says it’s because that’s the way the human brain is wired. Our biased brain convinces us that we are right in spite of a mountain of...
Whether we are recovering from an illness or we simply desire to live a longer and healthier life, we need social support. Learn why social support is important, and how we can build our networks.
The normal response to trauma is resilience and growth. Most people do not develop depression, suicide, PTSD or anxiety in response to an adverse event. Most people are resilient.
Understand what causes cornstarch cravings and how important it is to get help before the problem progresses. Learn about other non food cravings and the role nutrition plays.
A view of the unhealthy marriage between music and crimes against women with information about emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
What do the Louis Vuitton Handbag, a Black and White Striped Dress, and a Hermes Birkin Canvas Tote Have in Common?
If you are in tune with the New York fashion scene, you already know. The Louis Vuitton handbag, the dress and the Hermes Birkin tote all have this one very extraordinary thing in common.
Cleaning a garage or basement after a decade or more of accumulating junk, can be an overwhelming task. 1-800-GOT-JUNK can help make the job do-able. Learn more about 1-800-GOT-JUNK and our positive experience with...
If there is an opposite of addiction, it might be mindfulness. While addiction often involves running from feelings and numbing pain, mindfulness involves learning to stay with and accept pain and discomfort. ...
Harsh criticism destroys relationships. Caring confrontation helps relationships flourish. People who use caring confrontation are generally more happy. Caring confrontation is a skill that can be learned to replace...
A suicide crisis is different from suicide risk. Learn to recognize signs of a suicide crisis, suicide risk factors, signs of depression, how to respond to a suicide crisis, and ways to reduce suicide risk. Learn when...
The term “wet brain” is an informal (non-medical) term used to describe a number of irreversible, organic brain diseases related to alcohol that cause mental impairment and physical disabilities.
In order to maintain sobriety through the holidays, it is important to recognize holiday stressors and develop a clear plan for coping with them. Use the holiday stress quiz to assess your stress savvy and add the...
There is a link between our feelings of rejection and our risk for health problems. Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with rejection and improve our immune system. A quick glance of the research and a crash...
Every year on March 15, buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio. Learn about the legend of Buzzard Day and the role buzzards play when they are in Hinckley. Check the schedule of activities and plan a road trip.
A single bullying event involves six participants in addition to the bully and the victim. Examine the dynamics of bullying and characteristics of bullies and victims. Learn ways to deal with bullies and bullying.
Use the Johari Window to increase self awareness and self esteem, and to decrease anxiety. Once you understand how the Johari Window works, you will see how important it is to share about yourself with others and to...
Not everyone responds well to antidepressants, and some people have a difficult time waiting for an antidepressant to work. Scopolamine, a drug used to treat motion sickness, is being studied as a fast acting...
Assertiveness is a communication style that respects self and others equally. Assertiveness is a skill that can be learned and can be used to improve personal and professional relationships. Sometimes our beliefs...
Learning how our thoughts, feelings and actions interact with each other is a key step toward self discovery and personal empowerment. Learning to identify and correct "faulty" thinking patterns can lead to a...