Home Health Nutrition Nutrition oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on May 21, 2019 Scientifically termed as Brassica rapa, turnips are round, apple-sized root vegetable belonging to the Brassicaceae family. Widely known as a root vegetable, turnips play an important role in maintaining health. Being a cruciferous vegetable, they are widely available all year around. Turnips have excellent medicinal properties that are still unknown to many. Turnips can be consumed raw and cooked. Generally, the roots are eaten but even the leaves are also nutritious and edible. The root vegetable is known to benefit your health in several ways. Its amazing health benefits include prevention of heart attack and other heart diseases and anticancer properties among many others. It is very good for your immune system, eyesight, bone health and skin. It also help reduce your high cholesterol levels and prevent the onset of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and cataracts  . Low in calories, this … [Read more...] about 10 Health Benefits Of Turnips, Nutrition, Recipes And Caution
Source: J. Krueger A deranged person bangs his head against the wall, screams, and then, after a few minutes, does it again, and again. A friend inquires why. The head-banger retorts “It feels so good when the pain ebbs away.” ~ German folk tale (see also Moses Pelham with tunes) Scenario: Otto and Leopold are playing a repeated dictator game. Otto gets a few peanuts in each round, but does not know how many Leopold keeps for himself. At some point, Otto finds out that Leopold has been giving himself 80%, leaving 20% for Otto. Otto complains. Leopold says he will fix it, but only in increments. He will gradually raise Otto's share, increasing it by 2% each round until equity is reached. How does Otto feel? There are two streams of research that speak to this and they suggest opposite answers. On the one hand, there is good evidence that people prefer and enjoy receiving peanuts (or pay for their work) such that each time (year) there is a little more. The reason is that … [Read more...] about Are You Being Paid?
By Robert J. Bies, Ph.D., Thomas M. Tripp, Ph.D., and Debra L. Shapiro, Ph.D. Over the years and across many industries, society has been exposed more than ever to extremely outspoken leaders seen as abrasive and sometimes cruel in their management tactics. In Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs, an in-depth biography of the life and leadership of Jobs, Isaacson recounts examples of people who perceived Steve Jobs as an abusive leader, one who could be mean, even cruel, to people. Yet, there were many others who viewed Steve Jobs as the ultimate master motivator who put a “dent in the universe” at Apple and who inspired employees to do the best work of their careers. So, why do certain leaders who engage in aggressive behaviors, such as yelling, seem “abusive” by some, yet “motivating” to others? Whether one is viewed as an abusive leader or a master motivator is in “the eye of the beholder.” In other words, perception shapes … [Read more...] about Abusive Leader or Master Motivator?
Source: Source: Blasi, used with permission Earlier this week I received a beautiful, handmade holiday card from “The Candy Man,” the inmate who paints with M & M’s. [see the blog post “The Candy Man: A Prisoner Paints with Delectable Materials” here ]. In it, he wished me a happy holiday season and a healthy new year. As a result, I began to reflect on my experiences in working with inmates during the holidays, which naturally evolved into remembering the responsive increase of sadness and depression and what we did to help ease this. Depression Inside Depression is quite common in the prison system. I must confess, years ago, early in my work, when an inmate entered his treatment team meeting and indicated that he was depressed, we treated this as an appropriate response to his situation; we told each other, slightly tongue in cheek, that we were more worried about those who were not depressed with their lot in life. … [Read more...] about Holiday Prison Blues: Easing the Depression thru Art
Source: rosemary sword When Rick Sword, my husband and clinical partner, and I developed Time Perspective Therapy (TPT which is based on Phil Zimbardo’s Time Perspective Theory) in 2008-2009, we wanted to create a video game based on TPT. But our idea proved too complicated and expensive to produce. During this time, smart phone apps – mostly games and technologically linked applications like GPS – were researched, developed and eventually offered to an eager public; mental health apps were unheard of. And anyway, how could an app replace one-on-one therapy? If someone needed help or counseling, they made an office visit, bought a book, or dealt with their problems as best they could on their own. In the following years, depression, anxiety, and stress - including post-trauma stress - continued to increase nationally and around the globe. Concurrently, smart phone usage and app development exploded. More recently, self-help/mental health apps, which have been … [Read more...] about Apps – The Evolution of Therapy