It is fair to say that selecting a baby name can be a big task. But just how important is the choice? Previous psychology research sheds light on this question, with studies showing that names can carry strong connotations. Indeed, aspects such as the name’s length, spelling, meaning or gender connotation may affect the characteristics that people associate with it. For example, names with unconventional spelling (e.g. Kortney vs. Courtney), are typically rated less attractive than those with the more common spelling. Also, androgynous names (e.g. Chris, Dana and Jamie) are usually associated with more popular and fun character traits, as compared to gender-specific names. … [Read more...] about What Makes for a Successful Name?
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The authors claim that theirs is the first study to examine the link between COVID-19 and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as to explore intentional COVID-19 exposure. Their study found that 83 U.S. adults (9.2% of their sample) reported intentionally exposing themselves to COVID-19. Given how contagious the virus is, the authors contend this has enormous public health implications. … [Read more...] about Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19
10. Can you get swine flu from eating pork? Ans: Swine flu is not caused by eating pork as it is not a foodborne illness. However, it may spread if undercooked or raw swine meat is consumed. Cook meats above 160 degree-celsius to kill any type of bacteria or viruses. Also, maintain proper hand hygiene while handling raw meat. … [Read more...] about 15 Common FAQs Related To Swine Flu Or H1N1 Flu Virus
But the good news is that neuroscientists have shown through fMRIs (functional magnetic resonance imaging) the human brain is plastic. And each of us has the agency to override our brain’s hard-wired, automatic fear reactions. An innate ability called neuroplasticity allows you to use your “thinking mind” to rewire the structure and functioning of your brain. Neuroplasticity guarantees that the architecture of your mind is never set in stone. You don’t have to stay trapped by the pandemic storms of your body (frustration, anxiety, worry). It’s possible for you to re-engineer your brain and self-calm the knee-jerk worries and fears because your brain has the ability to change its own structure. Here are a few tips to bring your mind into the present moment, instead of worrying about “what if’s,” and improve your brain health. … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Changes Your Brain Even If You Don’t Have It