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Where you live has a bigger impact on happiness and health than you might imagine - San Antonio Express-News

When my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to Washington for his job, I saw only the cons in our new city: Overcast skies, solemn monuments and women wearing an accessory I'd forgotten about from junior high dances: Pantyhose. The humidity was oppressiv

Politics | Politics

Why unintelligent protest may kill democracy

Protest is an age-old social good, but a new strain developing on the Left may kill democracy, says "professor in exile" Heather Heying.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

A New Approach to Understanding Social Anxiety

There’s more to social anxiety disorder than just its symptoms says new research

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Rewiring Your Avoidant, Anxious, or Fearful Attachment Style

Sometimes it's less about figuring things out and more about practicing behaviors that will help rewire your emotional system and give you the freedom to change.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

A Genetic Test May Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You

A new study shows that a genetic test can help guide doctors to the right antidepressants for treating their patients.

Psychology | Personality

What Makes Complex Trauma So Complex?

"Complex trauma" is a term increasingly used to describe multiple instances of trauma, the effects of which are cumulative and experienced over time.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Rattled.

When someone shakes your cage, it can be hard to shake it off. A lingering psychic residue is often the by-product of an aggressive, insensitive or otherwise unexpected email, phone call or confron…

Psychology | Personality

I Belong, Therefore I Am? | The Immeasurable

What does group behavior tell us about the inner life of individuals? The perils of identity and why we want to belong to groups. I Belong, Therefore I Am?

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Peter Levine - Building Resiliency in You, Relationships, & Kids

One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Advice From Therapists on What to Do When You Feel Lonely

A new study highlights how widespread the loneliness epidemic really is. Here’s how to make yourself feel better when you feel alone or isolated.

Psychology | Personality

The Fascinating Science Behind Why We See 'Faces' In Objects

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Do I Feel This Way? Over-Coupling and the Stress Response

Underlying many common issues people seek therapy for, including social anxiety, panic, and relationships, could be a stress response known as over-coupling.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Nature Is Risky. That’s Why Students Need It.

Some hate the jungle, but most find hidden strength and unanticipated freedom.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Feeling Anxious? Few Minutes of Meditation Might Help

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Personality

Study Finds 44 Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How to Stay Zen During Times of Transition

You can’t totally prevent yourself from feeling overwhelmed about big life changes, but you can take steps to ease the emotional burden.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves

Scientists have made astonishing discoveries about the nature and evolution of friendship. Without it, humans suffer significant physical and emotional damage.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to end your day in a happy note

It is important to finish our day in a good way, we need to prepare ourselves for another happy day. Here are my suggestions on how to end a day in a happy way

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Why Do I Wake Up Feeling Like I Never Slept?

A new study helps explain why so many insomniacs feel like they never fell asleep: It’s possible to remain consciously aware while your brain (or parts of it, anyway) is in a sleep pattern.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

Psychology | Personality

Stop Giving Toxic People Your Time

Do you ever get upset about the nasty behavior of your co-workers, friends, or even family? Well, if you let others upset you, it’s not their fault. Toxic people have only one goal: To cause mayhem. My advice? Avoid all toxic people!

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Positive Parenting and the Brain

You're never going to look back on your life and say, "I wish hadn't been so kind to my children!"

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

True Happiness comes from within, but why?

Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

Psychology | Psychology

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

If anyone has the professional expertise and moral authority to compare psychology to a rotten piece of furniture, it is Jerome Kagan...

Family & Parenting | Kids

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.

Psychology | Personality

Four Ways to Feel Happier and Enjoy Your Happiness

We think of happiness as a desirable state — unless you fear that your happiness will be fleeting. The latest research shows 4 ways to become, and stay, happy and enjoy the moment.

Psychology | Personality

The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

The emerging field of “nutritional psychiatry” is exploring how the food you eat can affect your risk of depression.

Psychology | Personality

How to Be Better at Uncertainty

The benefits of uncertainty include better decision-making, increased empathy, and increased creativity.

Psychology | Personality

(Just)ification

Funny thing about this word… We use it to imply “merely” when what we really mean is just the opposite. “Can you just tweak this design?” “Can you just re-write this page?” “Can you just tell us wh…

Psychology | Personality

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental Illness

A fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain

Psychology | Personality

There Is Always Another Part: An Origin Story

How one author's words led me to an insight which continues to shape both my personal and professional lives.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Thoughts Affect Health: What Are You Saying to Your Body?

One thing has become clear to me over my 15 years of clinical experience as a women’s health & wellness expert: women are suffering.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Shifting Focus—Move Your Lens

The only way to make yourself feel great first is to be intelligent in the way you command your focus.

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Interview: The way of the Sacred Feminine

Delve into Beyond Human Design for self-discovery. Learn about the multidimensional universe and recognize the truth of your Self

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Holding Space

When we hear the popularized term “holding space,” more often than not, it relates to something in the metaphysical sphere. But lately, when I apply the principle more literally, it offers interest…

Psychology | Personality

The Shape of Bipolarity

Much of what is communicated about bipolar disorder doesn’t come close to conveying its complexities or subtleties.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Treatment for Quality of Life and Health

Abstract Background: Individuals who treat trauma are at significant risk of vicarious traumatization and burnout. Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a resiliency-focused trauma treatment modality designed to address health and mental health symptoms impacted

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Trauma travels through generations

Untangling ourselves from the trauma of previous generations is not always easy, but it’s worth it

Psychology | Personality

The Shy Person’s Guide to Being the Center of Attention

For situations where all eyes are going to be on you — your birthday, your wedding, even a work presentation — there are ways to make the spotlight a little less uncomfortable.

Psychology | Personality

How to Stop Walking on Eggshells

It’s hard to fully be yourself in any meaningful relationship when you have to be too careful – when there is even the slightest sensation of eggshells underfoot. Filtering oneself, whatever …

Family & Parenting | Kids

How to Help Your Kids Overcome Anxiety

Whether your kid is scared of monsters or fearful of going to preschool, here's how to help your kid overcome his/her anxieties and fears.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: The Link Between Depression and Acne

People with the skin condition are more likely to develop depression, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

"Our consciousness, it seems, does not become annihilated just because we've crossed the threshold of death; it appears to keep functioning and not dissipate."

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Narcissists Are More Likely to Be Compulsive Facebook Users | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Health & Fitness | News Items

What it Really Takes to Stop Sexual Harassment

Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get further resources.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

“I don’t know any real researcher of human behavior who would say it’s all nature or all nurture.”

Psychology | Psychology

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat? - CNN

Teens' happiness and self-esteem can be linked to the amount of time they're spending in front of their screens, a new study says.

Psychology | Psychology

This new brain study shows why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative "geniuses" like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity.

Psychology | Psychology

7 Simple Ways to Break a Sugar Addiction

Is sugar your vice? Are you ready to start kicking this habit for good? If sugar is ruling your diet, then these tips will help you gain control over your food

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Free Podcast on Epigenetics with Rachel Yehuda

Great talk with Rachel Yehuda on epigenetics and how trauma impacts our bodies, brains, and how it gets passed on AND how we can heal it.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Marriage advice from experts who are married

We asked four couples in which both partners are relationship experts to share marriage advice based on what has worked best for them.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Evidence For Higher State of Consciousness Found - PsyBlog

The first study to show higher brain-signal diversity than normal when people are awake.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Best Anti-Anxiety Remedy

Why getting in touch with nature is the best thing you can do for your anxiety.

Psychology | Personality

Why it’s time to invest in yourself

Leaving the corporate 9 to 5 to invest in your health and wellbeing, in your skills and career capital, and, ultimately, in your future

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

The Intrinsic Motivation of Richard Ryan and Edward Deci - PsycIQ

Psychologists Richard Ryan, left and Edward Deci, developed the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) of motivation, which toppled the dominant belief that the best way to get human beings to perform tasks is to reinforce their behavior with rewards. In 1977, t

Psychology | Personality

Fear Is Nothing to Be Feared

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” FDR once famously declared. But was he right?

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Hypnosis: An Underused Technique

When integrated into a behavior modification strategy and used by a trained therapist, hypnosis can be a powerfully effective tool for treating many disorders. 

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Language patterns reveal body's hidden response to stress

Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

7 ways to tell if you're talking to a psychopath or a narcissist

Scientists and mental-health experts have pinpointed a few key behaviors of psychopaths and narcissists when they're interacting with other people.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition

The World Health Organization is officially recognizing gaming disorder, or video game addiction, as a mental health condition.

Psychology | Psychology

Does Drinking Make Anxiety Worse? | POPSUGAR Fitness

You know the story: you're nervous before a big date or you want to unwind after a stressful day and have a drink to calm yourself. It helps, too. Drinking a

Health & Fitness | Health News

Get to know a gene: #HTR2A | GeneSight

What is HTR2A? The 5-HT2A receptor, encoded by the HTR2A gene, is responsible for post-synaptic serotonin signaling and is a target for many antipsychotics and antidepressants.1 Two single nucleotide polymorphisms...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Top 4 Health Benefits of Marriage - Dr. Axe

While marriage brings challenges, science consistently shows that it's great for your health in certain ways. Here are the top health benefits of marriage.

Psychology | Psychology

Those who need it most don’t get psychiatric care. It's a mental health crisis | Vyom Sharma | Opinion | The Guardian

People die without getting adequate psychiatric help, and it turns out even killing someone else isn’t enough to qualify for care. The system is failing

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

The Key to Becoming the Most Wonderful Version of Yourself

We all strive to be successful, or "good at" our work, parenting, athletic or whatever your favorite hobby is. But one thing we don't think about - is how to be wonderful.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

6 Signs You’re Actually An Outgoing Introvert, Because Yes, Those Exist

You’ve probably always considered yourself either an extrovert or an introvert, because in the dichotomy, you were either one or the other. Well, like with many things in life, this is not a simple case of black and white. There’s a large gray area t

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

You Don't Really Know Yourself

For the most part, people are unaware that their lives are controlled and regulated by negative attitudes toward themselves that represent a basic aspect of their identity

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Study: Being Alone Can Be Good For Your Health, Sparks Creativity

Just because you prefer to be alone doesn't mean you're depressed. A new study finds that being anti-social from time to time is linked to creativity.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Poll: 71% of Americans Say Political Correctness Has Silenced Discussions Society Needs to Have, 58% Have Political View

The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults, finds that 71% Americans believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have. The consequences are personal—58% of Ame

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

“There’s a kind of feeling that there’s a mob. And you don’t run across a mob,” says a Boise State professor.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

When They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Deepen Your Connection and Increase Your Influence With

When we see through their words to the needs and feelings beneath, we deepen our connection, expand our influence, and become more able to guide them.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

After a Hurricane, New Confidence

Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in ‘Bonds: On Relationships.’

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

Long-Distance Relationships – Real Life Things You Should Know Before Getting Started

Here's what you should know (advice, TIPs and problems) to make long-distance relationships work (last and keep) from real people before getting started.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences could change the body right down to a genetic level.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Humans Have 27 Distinct Emotional States, Study Finds

A new study examining the various ways that we express ourselves determined that humans display 27 distinct emotional states.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Anxiety in Kids and Teens: Why Anxiety Triggers Often Don't Make Sense - And How to Tun Avoidance into Brave Behaviour -

Anxiety in kids and teens can be confusing, and can drive avoidance in a way that shrinks their world a little. Here's how to encourage brave behaviour.

Science & Technology | Social Media

We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO | WIRED

Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news!

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Why Labelling President Trump as Mentally Ill Is Wrong | Psychology Today

Four reasons why the petition calling President Trump mentally ill is deeply troubling.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder | Dr. Phil

So many parents express concern about their children being diagnosed with bipolar at age 5, 10 or 15. How is bipolar diagnosed and what are some of the early onset signs? First of all, it typically takes 8 to 10 years after the first signs of bipolar to r

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

How to Build a Healthy Relationship Between a Man and a Woman with Science

You may know what a healthy romantic relationship looks like, but do you know how to get one? Find out what stages you must go through before true love.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

10 Things You Need to Know About Codependency

Codependency is often misunderstood. It’s not just a label to slap on the spouse of every alcoholic. It encompasses a wide-range of behavior and thought patterns that cause people distress to varying degrees. I hope this article will help clear up some.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

If You’ve Ever Been Called Overly Emotional or Too Sensitive, This is For You

For some reason, people in this day and age think that being emotional is a bad thing, that telling someone they are 'too emotional' is an extreme insult. Is it really no longer okay to feel

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The average American has only one close friend — here's how we got to this point

Stanford psychologist Emma Seppala says Americans are experiencing a crisis of loneliness, and it's partly a result of our desire for independence.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Messy desks could be a sign of genius, say researchers

Is your desk overflowing with scraps of paper, coffee cups, envelopes and wilted plants? Well, far from being idle, it turns out you might just be a creative genius.  In world where ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ is a well-valued idiom, being a m

Politics | The War On Gender

I’m a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse.

Transgender ideology is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us, and with the apparent growing support of the medical community.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Sociology of the Smartphone

Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Is Your Mobile Phone Use Bad for Your Mental Health? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

10+ Hilarious Comics For Socially Awkward People

The hilarious webcomics mostly revolve around one nerdy girl who always picks the worst words for conversations. Her everyday struggles include her love life, her career, and other common themes.

Miscellaneous | Stuff

How Do Paint Colors Get Their Names? | POPSUGAR Home

When picking out a paint color (or, for that matter, a beauty product), you've probably marveled at the interesting color names, ranging from the poetic (like

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

4 Powers That May Be Hiding Behind Anxiety Disorders

Heightened perception is a crucial part of anxiety, but in this ability of perceiving things lie 4 powers that other people don’t often possess.

News | From the HuffPost

Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says | HuffPost

Some supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, even when he’s wrong. And Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in his own beliefs ― again, even when he is demonstrably wrong.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

What Makes a Genius?

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

3 Serious Struggles People Who Come From A Toxic Family Face Every Day

Coming from a toxic family can change your perception of the world around you, and usually not for the better. These 3 struggles are proof of that.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

In a new book, the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that our devotion to digital devices has morphed into something very much like addiction.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety, Because It Isn’t Us ‘Being Crazy’

People underestimate what anxiety really is. You want to call those who overthink everything, or make up scenarios in their head crazy, but you don’t understand: those with anxiety can’t control it…

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

10 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly co...

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Happiness: 10 Fascinating New Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know - PsyBlog

Where we feel happiness in the body, how it affects our genetic code, why it changes with age, unexpected pleasures and much more... Here are 10 of my favourite recent psychology studies about happiness.

Health & Fitness | Health

The colors you see behind your eyes could hold clues for scientists about treating depression

As sophisticated as our brains are, they can be easily fooled. Take vision for example: Our eyes gather in information about the outside world and signal to the optic nerve, which turns this info into electrical signals in a part of the brain called the v

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Family Problems In Childhood Affect Brain Development

Childhood adversity experienced between ages 0-11 associated with a smaller cerebellum.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Dr. Eleanor’s Reflections | Beyond Human Design - Learn how to transform your life with author Eleanor hapel-Portner, PhD, as she simplifies the concepts of astrology, human design, kabbalah, chakras, I-ching, consciousness using therapy, coaching, los angeles

Beyond Human Design - Learn how to transform your life with author Eleanor hapel-Portner, PhD, as she simplifies the concepts of astrology, human design, kabbalah, chakras, I-ching, consciousness using therapy, coaching, los angeles

Politics | Politics

In the VP Debate, Mike Pence Got Implicit Bias Pretty Wrong | WIRED

It's not racism, not demeaning, and worth understanding---especially if you want to fix it.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Why Smart People Are Lazier than Their Dumb Friends | Broadly

According to a new study, people with a high need for cognition are more likely to spend their days lounging around and not exercising.

Health & Fitness | Health News

8 Hidden Psychological Effects Of Being Right- Or Left-Handed

The right-hand bias, the leftie advantage, handedness and mental illness and more…