Aug 15 2012

Watch Your Mouth

Watch what comes out of your mouth: In a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, 80 percent of women stuck with their diets by saying, "I do not eat that" to temptations, while only 10 percent succeeded using "I can't eat that. " "I can't signals deprivations, which makes you more likely to cave, whereas "I don't" signals determinations and empowerment, making your refusal more effective," says study author Vanessa Patrick, Ph.D., of the University of Houston. But you don't have to announce that you don't eat cake, reframing your self-talk works too. (Women's Health)

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Aug 15 2012

Who Says "I love you" First

Study examines declarations of love in relationships. The Washington Post

Sometimes it comes out in a rush. Other times it becomes a game of chicken. Regardless, the first spoken “I love you” is a relationship milestone.

Josh Ackerman, a psychologist who teaches at MIT, set out to study these early declarations of devotion. According to his research, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, most people (64 percent) think the woman in a relationship usually says “I love you” first.

“We are constantly bombarded by this idea that love is about women, in a sense,” Ackerman says. “Women are the more emotional ones, and men hide their feelings. But that doesn’t necessarily appear to be the case.”

When his team interviewed 205 straight men and women about their past and current relationships, they found men were more likely to have said “I love you” first.

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Aug 15 2012

Study: This is ruining your grammar

Texting could undermine grammar skills. abc NEWS

All of that texting could be having a negative effect on your child's educational health.

As mobile messaging has taken off so has an abbreviated form of text specific jargon.

A new study warns that the widespread adoption of texting could be undermining their grammar skills.

The study found the more a teen embraced shorthand while texting the poorer their use of proper English in a non-texting context.

Scientist's reporting in the journal New Media and Society say parents should impart to their kids the difference between this kind of shorthand language and expectations of school systems.

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Aug 14 2012

Spending Time with Lysa Terkeurst on Unglued

We are spending time with Lysa TerKeurst to talk about her new book Unglued. She will be sharing advice with us on how to keep from coming unglued. Share your unglued moments with her here for your chance to win the book Unglued.

Guy Title, Exploders and Stuffers

Making Changes

Thought Patterns

Soul Integrity

"We never fight"

Suffers That Collect Rocks

Crafting Responses

People Pleasing

Two Kinds of Stuffers and Two Kinds of Exploders

Full Time Ministry

Child of Age Not Leaving Home

The Perfect Storm

Position Yourself To Be Unglued

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