Mindfulness Intervention Curbs Opioid Misuse, Chronic Pain

A psychotherapeutic intervention that unites mindfulness training, “third wave” cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and positive psychology significantly reduces chronic pain and opioid misuse, new research suggests. In a randomized clinical trial, 250 adults with both opioid misuse and chronic pain received either the intervention, called mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement (MORE), or supportive psychotherapy. Results showed the … Read more

7 unique, thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts

Treat your mum to something truly special this year, with our selection of thoughtful gifts With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 27 March, now’s the time to start thinking about how you want to treat your mum this year. Gift-giving is all about showing someone you care, and our pick of some of … Read more

New Jersey Solar Market Exceeded 150,000 Installed Systems in 2021

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) reports that the state’s solar market surpassed 150,000 installed systems in 2021. Despite ongoing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, over 13,800 solar installations commenced commercial operations in New Jersey in 2021, totaling more than 305 MW DC and contributing to a statewide cumulative capacity exceeding 3.8 GW, … Read more

The Sinister Return of Eugenics in the Age of Big Tech

From The New Statesman: “Adam Rutherford, [in Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics], writes that ‘though wildly popular across political divides…plenty of people vocally and publicly opposed the principles and the enactment of eugenics policies in the UK and abroad’. This may be so, but very few of the active opponents of … Read more

Spring clean your habits

We spring clean our homes and wardrobes, so why not our daily habits? Remove the unwanted actions and get some new ones with three easy steps Happiness is a formation of our habits. Or, at least, that’s according to positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky, who has estimated that 40% of our happiness depends on the … Read more

A Challenge for Telemental Health

I was taught to think clinically first and legally second. There are moments when following every regulation is clearly detrimental to the well-being of both the patient and the medical community at large, and these challenges have been highlighted by issues with telemental health during the pandemic. A friend emailed me with a problem: He … Read more

How to procrastinate with purpose

It’s often easy to write off procrastination as laziness or complacency, but what’s really going on under the surface? To do the things you should do can be the hardest thing in the world – or the easiest. Isn’t it funny how sometimes we can just get on and do the things that matter, and … Read more