Laptops & Smartphones May be Hurting Your Ability to Learn in Class

It’s odd to me that society seems to embrace technology first, and asks questions later. We only conduct psychological research on its impact in our daily lives long after we’ve adopted our behaviors and habits to its use. No matter even if that use may negatively affect our relationships, social interactions, and even our ability […]

Largest genome-wide association study for lifetime cannabis use to date (N = 184,765) reveals evidence for a causal positive influence of schizophrenia risk on cannabis use. : Health

I’ve linked to the source journal article. The citation is here: GWAS of lifetime cannabis use reveals new risk loci, genetic overlap with psychiatric traits, and a causal influence of schizophrenia Joëlle A. Pasman, Karin J. H. Verweij, Zachary Gerring, Sven Stringer, Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Jorien L. Treur, Abdel Abdellaoui, Michel G. Nivard, Bart M. L. […]

Dear Mark: Is Coconut Oil Pure Poison?

It appears that we’re well into “outrageous media frenzy over terrible or misleading claims by nutrition scientists” season…. Last week I covered the “low-carb” and mortality study, and for this week’s edition of Dear Mark I’m covering the (latest) coconut oil controversy. A Harvard professor recently launched a dramatic harangue against coconut oil, calling it […]

Why Does Feeling Optimistic Feel So Weird to You?

When you have low self-esteem, optimism doesn’t come easy. It doesn’t feel that way to everyone. It didn’t feel that way to my old college roommate, who saw every rained-out Sunday as a dazzling opportunity to stay inside cleaning closets and watching old movies while eating avant-garde ice-cream sundaes crafted with weird kitchen scraps — […]

Bacon Pancakes | Mark’s Daily Apple

Bacon pancakes sound like a sinful breakfast treat, but these slightly sweet, mostly savory cakes require no repentance. Fluffy, moist and salty with just hint of sweetness, bacon pancakes can be served with a light drizzle of maple syrup, or a dollop of sour cream and a hit of hot sauce. Peruse the list of […]

Psychology Around the Net: August 25, 2018

Happy Saturday! School just started back in my neck of the woods, so in addition to the connection between brain function and heart health, the psychology of food, and other mental health news, this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at some important kid-specific topics like dealing with back-to-school anxiety, the impact of […]

Cardio exercise and strength training affect hormones differently

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the title, first and sixth paragraphs of the linked academic press release here : Cardio exercise and strength training affect hormones differently In a new study published in the scientific Journal of Clinical Investigation – Insight, the researchers show that cardio training on an […]

My Family’s Primal Living Achievements Empowered Me

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): Who is at risk?

Whether you’re a health professional or a regular traveller to the Middle East you may have heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or “MERS”. The risk of contracting the virus remains very low but simple precautions can help visitors stay safe. What is MERS-CoV? Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, usually shortened to MERS or MERS CoV, […]