Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a while

Research has found that in addition to being self-soothing, shedding emotional tears releases oxytocin and endorphins. These chemicals make people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being

Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a whileCrying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits? This article explores why people cry and what health benefits crying may have. Why do people cry? Humans produce three types of tears: Basal: The tear ducts constantly secrete basal tears, […]

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not well

 Getting no sleep, let alone an hour too little, throws your body’s regular processes for a loop, jostling the delicate balance of hormones out of whack and signalling to your brain that something is definitely wrong. A number of things happen when you pull an all-nighter, and not one of them is good

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not wellWho among us has not pulled an all-nighter, the practise which is generally seen among college students or working professionals, wherein, people will generally be up all night either studying or working very hard to complete a certain given task or assignment before a nearing deadline. All-nighters mark the full surrender to academic demands — […]

No is not just a statement, it is also a universal facial expression

Scientists have identified a universal facial expression that is interpreted across many cultures as the embodiment of negative emotion

No is not just a statement, it is also a universal facial expressionYou may not have noticed, but your face sets into a particular expression when someone says something with which you disagree; for example, when someone says, “Monday is the best day of the week,” or “Beyoncé isn’t the greatest performer of this generation.” Well, new scientific research may help validate the combination of disgust, anger, […]

How to deal with food addiction 

Food addiction is closely associated with eating disorders, including obesity, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Consuming food triggers chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine, that act as a reward and give pleasurable sensations to the individual. These chemicals can also act as a release from emotional distress

How to deal with food addiction The human body needs food to function, but food addiction is when a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. Foods that contribute to a food addiction are usually unhealthy, such as chips, candy, or white bread. What is a food addiction? Food addiction is closely associated with eating disorders, including obesity, bulimia, and […]

Why do we ‘catch’ the yawns of others?

Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena - the automatic imitation of someone else's words or actions. Echophenomena is also seen in Tourette's, as well as in other conditions, including epilepsy and autism. The current findings provide further evidence that yawn contagion may be unrelated to empathic processing

Why do we ‘catch’ the yawns of others?A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the brain responsible for motor function. The primary motor cortex also plays a part in conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome. So the scientists say understanding contagious yawning could also help understand those disorders too. Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena – […]

Can anger and hatred make us feel happy?

The results of the study, compiled by an international team of researchers, found happiness is ‘more than simply feeling pleasure and avoiding pain’

Can anger and hatred make us feel happy?Most of us know that anger and hatred can be two toxic human emotions, which can bring out the worst in us. Anger in all its forms can not only harm the person who is feeling angry but also the people around him/her. Hatred is another emotion which seems to stem from the fact that […]

Accepting unhappy emotions can uplift your mood, reveals study

The study findings state that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which in turn adds up to better psychological health

Accepting unhappy emotions can uplift your mood, reveals studyOn days that you are feeling low and gloomy, one of the best strategies to prevent negative thoughts is to accept the emotions you feel at the given moment. A recent study proves that accepting your sorrows will help in lifting up your mood. While it may seem like a no brainer that calmly accepting […]

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’My dear friends, recently a series of unfortunate events have occured. In the last, 15 days, two innocent youngsters had taken a drastic step of ending their lives. One boy was the child of a couple, who work as bureaucrats. The other boy allegedly lost his life to a horrific online game called ‘Blue Whale’. […]

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

The study highlights that trolling consists of antisocial behaviour displayed online with leads to negative psychological outcomes. Trolls generally have lower affective empathy when compared to people who aren’t trolls. The study also states that trolls appear to be master manipulators of both cyber-settings and their victim’s emotions

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorderAs social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

The biggest concern right now is about the game's accessibility across the Internet. Parents should talk to their children and create awareness about malicious content online. Teachers and counsellors in schools and colleges must give children time when they approach them wanting to speak to them about any problem

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’Last week a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor terrace of his building in Andheri, Mumbai. Police investigations are probing the role of an internet game as the driving force behind his death. The game is named Blue Whale. Why is the name Blue Whale associated with such a game – […]