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March 14, 1993
Regarding Carol Tavris' very insightful article on PMS ("You Haven't Come Very Far, Baby," March 4), it would be interesting to see what would happen if we would base the norm on women's behavior instead of men's. I wonder how much violence would disappear if women were considered the norm and men's mood swings were characterized as disorders and subsequently controlled. CINDY NEXON Calabasas
February 13, 2012 | By Shari Roan / For the Booster Shots blog
Among the fascinating outgrowths of the Facebook phenomenon are the psychological studies on what Facebook tells us about human behavior. One new study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking , suggests that people experience an uptick in mood when they are on social networking sites. In the study, researchers exposed 30 healthy people to a slide show, the person's own Facebook account or a mathematical test. During each three-minute exposure, the participants underwent tests to measure several physiological processes, such as brain-wave activity, blood flow, pulse, respiration and pupil dilation, and other tests that indicated changes in mood and stress.
July 20, 2003 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
There are no nightly power blackouts, bursts of automatic-weapons fire, rumbling tanks or ominous helicopter fly-bys. Residents stroll the shops, munch a burger at MaDonal or sip a beer in an outdoor cafe by the canal. No one frets about beating curfew or getting stuck at a checkpoint. Cars and trucks flow smoothly down the streets, aided by smartly outfitted traffic cops. U.S. troops can be seen without helmets or flak vests, sometimes posing for photos with appreciative residents.
March 2, 2008
In response to the story about some Lipitor ads being pulled, Pfizer should remove Lipitor from the market altogether. ("Some Lipitor ads pulled," Feb. 26) My father took Lipitor and was nearly immobile. Within one week of taking the medication, he had muscle weakness, pain throughout his body and mood swings. The energetic father that I once knew could barely get out of bed. He stopped taking it and soon his symptoms cleared. He is not the only one who suffers from side effects: www.medications .com/se/lipitor.
April 8, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescued prisoner of war Jessica Lynch's mood has been lifted by visits from her family at a hospital in Landstuhl -- not to mention the applesauce she had been craving and a teddy bear with a red, white and blue ribbon. In one of Lynch's first phone conversations with her parents after her rescue, she said she hadn't eaten in eight days. At Landstuhl, she put in her order: turkey, steamed carrots and applesauce. But until the applesauce, she was being fed intravenously.
March 3, 2006
Re "Oscar misses the big picture," Opinion, March 2 Why does every movie have to appeal to the mindless, the ill-informed, the indifferent? Our culture has been dumbed down enough by the tasteless, witless character of television sitcoms; by the feel-good, don't-worry, touchy-feely character of television news; by the mind-numbing idiocy of the right-wing talk shows and a value system that celebrates consumerism above everything else in life....
March 7, 2010 | Alene Dawson
The next big trends relate to technology and to holistic health and well-being. "Happy" cosmetics sound like a precursor of what is being called "Mood Beauty," which is one of the overarching worldwide beauty trends that forecaster Mintel International Group predicts for this year. The trends listed below are subsets of what the company identifies as the two mega-trends: one related to technology and the other to holistic health and well-being. Mood Beauty These beauty products claim to induce a more positive mood or help you sleep better by acting on your neurotransmitters.
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