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Archives for March, 2012

Kids & Drugs

Being A Smart Kid Can Sometimes Spell Trouble

Results of a new longitudinal research study  done in the United Kingdom led to the conclusion that high childhood IQ increases the risk of illegal drug use in adolescence and adulthood. "It's counterintuitive," said lead author James White. "It's not what we thought we would find."

The Cardiff University team looked at data from 8,000 people born in April, 1970. This interesting group, called the British Cohort Study, took surveys approximately once every five years...
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Empathy

News on Couples and Empathy: Reader Beware

"When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without taking responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good.  When I have been listened to, when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and go on."    - Carl Rogers

The results of a new research study underscoring the importance of empathy for marital satisfaction, just hit the...
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General

The Importance of Family Dinners

"Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world."   -Susan Leiberman
Even back just one generation, sitting down for dinner each night as a family was pretty much a given. It is a telling sign of the times to find out how quickly this ritual is being swallowed up by the demands of...
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