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Does Social Media Use Really Cause Depression in Teens?

A quick glance at recent headlines would have any parent reeling with worry about their children's social media use. Perhaps the most glaring example was the question in The Atlantic in 2017: " Are smartphones ruining a generation?"

The First 1000 Days

From healthy relationships later in life to developing language skills and economic productivity in the adult years - research shows that the first 1000 days of a baby's life are crucial for their overall wellbeing.

Please stop telling me to leave my comfort zone

Our comfort zones are there to protect us, even if productivity specialists say otherwise

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore or Punish Toddler Tantrums

Ignore the 'attention seeking behaviour' and reward the toddler when they are good, or discipline the toddler by punishing them through exclusion. The naughty step and time out are commonplace in millions of homes around the world. Do they really work though? Child psychology and neuroscience says otherwise.

Neurobiological changes explain how mindfulness meditation improves health

Over the past decade, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy aging. Yet, little is known about the brain changes that produce these beneficial health effects.

The Science Behind What Tinder Is Doing to Your Brain

Dating apps and websites have made it easier than ever to meet someone new. One study found that about one-third of marriages now begin online. About 72 percent of college students use Tinder, and 80 percent of Tinder users are millennials. It's worth looking at the social and personal consequences of meeting people through our screens.

Poorest and brightest girls more likely to be depressed - UK study

Government-funded research into 14-year-olds renews concern over rising rates of teenage mental illness

Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, survey finds

Study of 3,176 UK families finds raised risk of 18-year-olds with depression if their fathers had similar feelings after their birth