BUSTLE / TMS & Brain Health How Watching Re-Runs Of ‘The Office’ Affects Your Brain December 11, 2019

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If you’re like me, you’re on your sixth rewatch of The Office and there’s no real end in sight. It’s just one of those classics that seems to get funnier and more ridiculous every time. But do you know what goes on in your brain when you keep coming back for more? Though it’s easy to pinpoint how you feel when you watch the show, it takes a little more research to learn what happens to your brain when you watch reruns of The Office.

Shows like The Office feel addicting because of the way your brain reacts to watching them. “Our brains respond very well to getting the same things multiple times,” Sophie Scott, PhD, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, tells Bustle. Because of a phenomenon called the “mere familiarity effect,” you might tend to appreciate things that repeat just because they’re familiar. Knowing something good is coming can be a source of comfort to you, which helps explain why you re-watch the same thing twice.

Ben Spielberg, M.S., founder and CEO of TMS Brain Health, a Los Angeles brain health center, explains that pleasure also plays a role in why you watch shows like The Office over and over again. “When we engage in positive behaviors that are supposed to feel pleasurable, a neurotransmitter called dopamine is released into the brain,” he tells Bustle. “Dopamine release leads to positive mood changes such as happiness and comfort, but dopamine can also lead to perseveration and compulsive behaviors.” So when your brain realizes that watching Michael make crass and ridiculous comments is enjoyable, you keep watching to get those positive feelings.

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Life & Style / Dr. Rian Maercks Kris Jenner’s ‘Unnatural’ Look Is a Result of Poorly Administered Fillers, Says a Plastic Surgeon December 6, 2019

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As amazing as Kris Jenner looks these days, there’s no denying her face appears to be a bit, er, more enhanced than it once was. With that, Life & Style spoke exclusively with Dr. Rian MaercksOpens in a new Window., a Miami-based board certified plastic surgeon, about the possibility of the KUWTK star, 64, previously going under the knife.

Dr. Maercks, who has never treated Kris personally, spoke specifically about the mogul’s apparent cheek fillers. “Kris’s added cheek volume appears to be very pronounced particularly because of relative emptiness around it. This may be caused by a procedure many actresses have performed where some low cheek fat called Bichat’s fat pad is removed through the mouth,” he detailed.

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Everyday Health / Dr. Peterson Pierre What Is Microneedling? Benefits, Costs, Side Effects, and More December 6, 2019

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If you start your microneedling research with an Instagram or Google image search, you’ll probably be scared off. The photos are alarming — that’s because the procedure involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles that draw blood. Sticking a bunch of needles into your face may not sound like a good idea, but the process sets off a rejuvenation reaction that leaves many people raving about the results.

You’ll likely see results from microneedling almost immediately, Shah says. “As soon as the microwounds are created within the skin, the body’s wound-healing processes respond to heal them,” he says. Peterson Pierre, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Thousand Oaks, California, says your skin may look plump and radiant for up to two weeks following the treatment. The best results, however, can take six to eight weeks to appear. That’s when the increased collagen effects become evident, Dr. Pierre says.

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Yahoo Life and Style / Dr. Peterson Pierre Moisturizer: the keys to get the most out of it December 6, 2019

One of the best times to apply the moisturizer is just after bathing, while the skin is still moist, dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, founder of the Pierre Skincare Institute, tells us. The expert suggests drying the skin with the towel and sealing the remaining moisture in the skin with a moisturizer.

When we wake up in the morning and when we go to bed at night, there are also two key moments to use this product.

“In the morning, the focus of the moisturizer should be protection,” says Pierre. It is very important to prepare, moisturize and protect the skin to face the day and the innumerable environmental and irritating factors that we will encounter.

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Healthline / TMS & Brain Health MRI Scans May Pick Up Brain Abnormalities in People with Depression December 6, 2019

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MRI scans may be able to detect physical and functional changes in the brain that could be markers for major depression.

Two new studies presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) may also point to new pathways for future research and therapy.

Researchers, led by Kenneth Wengler, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in New York, say they discovered that people with major depression have less water move across their blood-brain barrier, particularly in the amygdala and the hippocampus, than those who didn’t have major depression.

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