Recent News of Relevance to Men
Some of us remember when St. John's Wort was all the rage for depression treatment as a "natural" substance - until more recent research showed more dubious "results" for its effectiveness. Go to a Whole Foods and see the vast isles of colorfully decorated bottles of vitamin mixtures of all kinds, touting "new, improved" health. You'll find the men-specific part of the aisle is still about seven feet long compared to the rest of the warehouse that so appeals to women and their interest in "health."
In a recent scientific study, women ranked photos of men smiling to be less attractive than photos in which the men were not smiling, or were brooding. The study helps explain the enduring appeal of "bad boys" to women, announced University of British Columbia in a press release.
In his recent article in the British newspaper The Guardian, journalist Ally Hogg outlines the plight of the young male in the modern western world. A world it seems is now geared towards circumstances where women work longer hours and in higher paid jobs than their male counterparts. Excellent reading to accompany the recent newsletter article by Dr. Paul on this very subject.
These guys are serious about changing your attitude to life through 'going to the gym'.
Sound familiar? Well to get to the bottom of what's bugging you about your life try the Mature Masculine Power program or join the Mens Psychology forums.
Buddhist monks with no formal training in negotiation are better at separating logic from emotion during a heated negotiation, recent research suggests. According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, Buddhist meditators performed better than a control group of non-meditators in accessing portions of the brain devoted to logic, while deactivating emotional circuits of the brain, when evaluating offers in a heated negotiation.
A team of researchers led by the psychologists at the University of Freiburg, Germany, examined in a study how men react in stressful situations have disproven that humans always show the "fight-or-flight" response to stress. Some scientists argue that women show an alternate "tend-and-befriend" response to stress -- a protective ("tend") and friendship-offering ("befriend") reaction.