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What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation

A guide to getting well in another country, when you don’t have the comforts of home, don’t speak the language, and don’t know the local health-care system.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Simple Ways We Can Cope In Our Nutty World

With all of the awfulness, we forget straightforward ways to feel better.

Psychology | Personality

The 2 Lessons About Happiness That Completely Changed My Mindset

Don't avoid the negative thoughts you may be having. Instead, draw from these ideas to help change your mindset.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

10 Things to Say and 10 Not to Say to Someone With Depression

A list of helpful things to tell someone battling depression, followed by what not to say, courtesy of the Depression Alliance.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Good Timing: How timing can impact success

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.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become "truth" -- even when it isn't. Any coach will tell you that practice doesn't necessarily make perfect but it certainl

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parenting Style Quiz

Parenting works best when parents are compatible in their parenting style. Discover what your parenting style is with this quick scientific quiz.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

5 Tips for Dealing with the Overwhelming Fatigue of Depression

For Ruth White, the fatigue that comes with depression can be overpowering. "I find it difficult to get out of bed and once out of bed, just walking can be exhausting. Texting or even watching TV can seem to take Herculean effort," said White, P

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Weekend Sleep-Ins May Help You Live Longer

There was a 65% higher death rate for people who regularly slept less than 5 hours on all nights, compared with people who regularly slept 6 to 7 hours per night.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

The field of circadian biology — the study of the human body clock — is radically changing the way we understand how the body and the mind function. Here's how it can help you.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Gratitude helps keep our hearts healthy

Research shows that feeling grateful doesn’t just make you feel good. It also helps literally helps the heart. A positive mental attitude is good for your heart.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Painfully Obvious Productivity Advice I Guess I Needed to Hear

The best advice from Amber Rae’s Wonder Over Worry, a new self-help book that will be published in May 2018.

Psychology | Personality

The 7 Thought-Habits of Highly Self-Confident People

Do you wish you had more self-esteem? These 7 thinking habits will help you become more confident and mentally strong.

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.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Caregivers: How to Carve Out More Time for Yourself—and for Sleep

Overseeing a loved one’s health is a rewarding but often exhausting experience. Learn how to make the job easier with these 3 sleep-better strategies.

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…

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.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

12 Ways to Reduce Stress in Under 5 Minutes

Breathe in, breathe out. If that doesn't help, try these other options.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now — Quartz

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. All eight schools place in the top fifteen

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The Unexpected Word That Shows Up on Every Hacked-Password List

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

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.

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.

Health & Fitness | Health

Five breathing techniques that will help you to fight stress.

In order to meaningfully reduce stress, we need to tap into a state of true relaxation. We can do that with some breathing techniques

Health & Fitness | Sleep

What Is Sleep Paralysis, and How Do You Stop It?

Sleep paralysis is more common than you probably think — but that doesn’t make it any less scary. Here’s what causes it, and how to stop it.

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

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!

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10 Strategies For Responding Effectively To Criticism | Cultivating Contentment & Happiness

It's generally not fun to be at the receiving end of criticism. Also, there's no doubt that some criticism is mean-spirited, hostile, and not really meant to be helpful. However, often we can learn a lot from constructive criticism. The challenge is to re

Psychology | Personality

How to Be Better at Uncertainty

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

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Arianna Huffington became successful after she started sleeping well

Arianna Huffington says believing this bad habit makes you successful is a "complete delusion."

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 | Health & Wellbeing

The Essence of Healing

Danielle Hardee, a wellness advocate for doTERRA International, discusses the momentum-building benefits of essential oils.

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.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed

Lie awake and you could be playing havoc with your amygdala.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How Getting Enough Sleep Every Night Can Help You Ward Off Diseases

Getting enough sleep each night plays a major role in how your body works. Find out how to reduce your risk for chronic disease with good old-fashioned shuteye.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

What Is Sleep? Latest Research & Treatments

Need to know more about What Is Sleep?? Find expert research & treatment advice from the American Sleep Association - Official Site.

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

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 | 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. 

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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.

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Advice for Shy People at Holiday Parties

A survival guide for shy people at their holiday work parties. Why you should visit the venue beforehand, act like a journalist and make sure to dress up.

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5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.

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These are the 3 foods you should eat for a better sleep, according to a nutritionist

Milk, brazil nuts, and — surprisingly — carbs are the key to a good night's sleep, according to Dr Lisa Gatenby.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Why Am I Sleepy After Eating Lunch? A Role of Afternoon Circadian Dips

Why do most people become sleepy after eating lunch? Learn about the link to your circadian rhythm and a few ways to counteract this desire to sleep.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Stress Makes It Harder to Recognize Danger

Sometimes stress heightens our awareness, but more often, it dulls our ability to respond to new threats. Recognizing the risk and reducing sources of stress can help.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Fighting through the darkness

During the fourth year of my Ph.D. program, I found myself walking through the door of my university's counseling center, seeking help for a dangerously strong urge to commit suicide. With the help of the compassionate people in that office, I pulled thro

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This Is the Most Effective Treatment for Insomnia That No One Is Talking About - Vogue

A cure for insomnia exists, and it has nothing to do with cooling eye masks, body creams, or sleeping pills.

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8 Simple Tips for Getting Better Sleep (and Making Every Day Better)

Learning about how to master the art of sleep has changed my life for the better -- here's how it can change yours.

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How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.

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5 Tips for Becoming A Morning Person

Even the most dedicated night owls can train themselves to become early risers.

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Best and Worst Self-Help Tips

The best from my 8 books and 3,000-plus articles. Plus: Some baddies.

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Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go our way.

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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

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

How To Overcome Self-Sabotage

When I was in high school, I loved being on stage. I mostly performed in musicals. While I loved the spotlight there was always a part of me that was jud...

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Networking for Introverts - 7 Simple Steps

You’ve heard it before: it’s not what you know, but whom you know. But...you hate networking. That’s ok, a lot of people do. And networking for introverts is even more challenging.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

7 Signs You Spend Too Much Time Together

Have you ever stopped and thought that maybe you are spending too much time with your boyfriend, and that it might be negatively affecting your relationship? It might sound crazy, especially if you…

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Study Reveals That Doing [Blank] In Your Profile Pics Will Lead to More Dates

Live, laugh, love. That’s the age-old phrase you’ve probably seen on pictures and wall decorations in various dining and living rooms of your friends and relative’s homes. Indeed,…

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Study: Engaging With Social Media Can Drain Your Brain

Each decision to retweet or not saps cognitive energy, and it adds up quickly.

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Tom Brokaw On How To Talk To Anyone

With over 50 years in journalism and scores of interviews under his belt, Tom Brokaw knows how to start a conversation with anyone.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Science: Fake Sleep Is Almost as Good as the Real Thing

How you think about a bad night's sleep has a big impact on your performance, research shows.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

There Are 5 Better Ways to Eat, and You Can Start Today

Close your eyes, inhale deeply, and let your senses take over.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life: In the Magazine: allure.com

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Finding the Right Antidepressant - Depression Medication Trial and Error

I've been on and off so many prescription depression medications: Effexor, Klonopin, Prozac.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This

If you've tried eating walnuts or working crossword puzzles to get smarter, think again.

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

How to Get People to Like You (Heck, Even Love You)

We all care about what others think of us and want to be liked (despite what rebellious 15-year-old you might have said). The basics of getting people ...

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Three Things You Can Do to Get Out of Your Emotional Funk

The hardest time in my life was 2008/2009 when I was going through my divorce and best friend’s suicide. I did three things that helped me:

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How to Transform Social Anxiety With One Simple Question

Have you ever done this? You're at the grocery store, holding two boxes of cereal reading the nutrition information, trying to decide which one to buy. U...

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Psychologists Reveal One Of The Best Ways To Boost Your Mood

When we’re having a rough day, many of us tend to treat ourselves to some form of retail therapy, a favorite dessert or going out with friends in hopes of feeling better.

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19 Truths That Are All Too Real If You're An Introvert

It can be a challenge to have a complex inner life. Introverts are often mistaken as unfriendly or shy when in reality they just prefer reflection and solitude. What’s so wrong with a little silence and alone time? (Answer: Nothing).

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10 Great Things That Happen When You Set Boundaries

A life without limits means rarely saying “no” and considering everyone else’s feelings before your own. Not only are these people-pleasing habits wholly exhausting, they put you on the direct road to burnout, a major health hazard in its own right. They disregard how much work or effort you can handle on a regular basis.

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All the Reasons Complaining Is Bad for You

Whether you have a student debt load that’s higher than your salary, a roommate who never does the dishes, a smartphone that’s two generations old, or all of the above, you probably have endless things to complain about. Hey, no one said adulthood was dreamy. But rather than giving you catharsis, regularly airing your grievances might negatively impact your health.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinkers are plagued by distressing thoughts--and their inability to get out of their own heads leaves them in a state of constant anguish.

News | Interesting Stories

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains The Power of Negative Thinking

The Canadian is the best-known astronaut since Neil Armstrong. He explains how failings can motivate.

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

7 Things Happy Couples Do Differently

There’s no exact formula for a great relationship. In fact, all relationships are made of two people from different backgrounds and experiences, who are doing their best to make it work.

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

How to Stress Less and Achieve More

Let's be honest. Work is not always easy. Whether you're employed or your own boss, you got pressure to deliver. Today, that usually means higher demands, in less time, and with more distractions....

Health & Fitness | Fitness!

12 Weight Loss Tips That Have Nothing To Do With Giving Up Food

If you're trying to hit weight loss goals in the new year, you may have decided all those tantalizing office snacks and dinners out are off the table. But luckily, losing weight doesn't have to require giving up your favorite foods. Often, just a slight tweak to your environment or behavior, rather than changing the actual menu, is all it takes.

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The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014 | Greatist

We found these titles released in the last year inspirational, profound, informative, and straight-up fun!

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5 Qualities That Tell You a Therapist Is Effective

2. They see you as a partner, not just a patient.

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9 Ways To Be Good To Yourself -- Starting Today

Many of us go through life receiving negative messages from parents, so-called 'friends,' partners, or even the media, telling us that we're not whole unless we buy what they're selling. When we accept these messages, we become focused on our own imperfec

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

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11 Scientific Ways to Make an Excellent First Impression

It’s very difficult to bounce back from a bad first impression—but that doesn’t mean you need to fear meeting new people. Tackle first-time interactions with confidence with these 11 empirically proven strategies for making a lasting positive impression.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

4 Timeless Ways to Boost Your Intelligence

Although intelligence means something different to everyone, psychologists and scientists have tried to pin it down to just our IQ, as if a number can be representative of our entire mind.

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Erasing the Negative Narrative Through Mindfulness Practice

The thing about mindfulness practice is that is not magic, or mysterious, or mystical; it is practical and applicable and easy; a ready tool for a more peaceful interior life and it only takes a few minutes a day.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

To Lower Cholesterol, Try a Foray Into the Mediterranean Diet

Even when taking a cholesterol-lowering drug, healthy eating, such as the Mediterranean diet, and exercise are needed to maximize benefits, experts say.

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Chronic Procrastination – How To Cure it and Get on With Your Life!

To stop postponing important decisions and start living now you should left behind procrastination. I'll show you how.

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Tips For Turning Off The Chaos At Home | Houzz

What do urban gardens, the home canning craze, the resurgence of vinyl records and the renewed popularity of old-timey crafts have in common? They're all ways of addressing the same issue: rushed modern life.

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How to Build Resilience Every Day | meQuilibrium

Here are three ways to make resilience a practice in your life right now -- and reap the benefits of being able to ride out any storm (or surf through it).

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The Step-By-Step Guide for Turning Your Mundane Life Into One Full of Happy Moments

Here are my tips on what YOU could do to create your happy moments... (And I promise, there is no need to go to the other end of the world for that, you can as easily re-create the same experience at home.)

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

7 Steps to Stress-Free Sunday Nights | Inc.com

Rather than lying in bed anxious about Monday morning follow these steps get some sleep and wake refreshed and ready to fearlessly face your work week.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

60 Useful Thoughts To Help You Live In The Moment | Inc.com

Sometimes it is very difficult to stop all the distractions. Here are some useful ideas that can help you be fully present.

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10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness | Elyse Santilli

We're literally missing out on most our own lives, which leaves us feeling shallow, empty and deeply unsettled. The great news is you can learn to be more present and mindful. Here are 10 easy ways you can practice mindfulness in your daily life.

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5 Stress Reduction Techniques to Use Now | Kim Bowen

I created my own toolbox of simple techniques to instantly calm me and help me focus. It makes me feel like I'm living more and actually enjoying even the days of chaos. Next time you're about to freak out, try these tips instead.

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11 Ways to Beat the Monday Blues

If the start of the workweek triggers overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress--you might have a case of the Monday Blues. Here are 11 ways to overcome them.

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10 Ways To Stop Worrying at Night and Sleep Like a Baby

You worry about something which only exists in your head. One thought leads to another and before you know it it forms a huge web around you and holds you captured.

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5 Things Resilient People Say to Themselves | meQuilibrium

Resilient people rewrite their habitual thoughts to be more supportive, realistic, and helpful. The great thing is that anyone can rewrite their thoughts; all it takes is practice. Here are five situations where resilient thoughts make all the difference

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The 3 Most Delightful Techniques to Defeat Your Stress | Tom Casano

We've all been stressed before. And it can create knots in your back, arguments in your relationships, and affect your performance at work. Whether it's meeting deadlines for an assignment, getting g

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76 Scientific Benefits of Meditation | Live and Dare

Summary of the main scientific research on the benefits of meditation, covering the different types of meditation (Vipassana, TM, Yoga, Mindfulness, etc).

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Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Is Self-Help a Waste of your Time?

Self-Help? Some Psychologists are keen to attack the self-help industry. Interestingly enough, this usually coincides with them having a book of their own to promote.

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3 Simple Ways to Control Your Emotions in the Moment

Have you lost control of your emotions? What do you do right now, in the moment, to get yourself back on track? Here are three easy things you can start doing right away.

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3 Steps to Stopping Self-Blame in its Tracks

Do you constantly cycle through self-blame, even when it's not your fault? Use these easy tools to stop self-blame before it takes hold of your self-esteem.

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Fear Of Rejection: 2 Ways To Beat It, Backed By Research

Fear of rejection is universal. But research has answers to the right way to approach situations where we might be rejected -- and how to cope when it does.

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Feeling Angry? Take a Nap

University of Michigan psychologists make the case for a workplace nap room in an upcoming issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

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12 Signs You Care Too Much About What Others Think of You (and what to do about it.)

Do you care too much? It sounds counterintuitive, but the most effortless, nurturing way to build genuine connections and a life you love, is to be willing not to be liked by everyone.

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Ever Anxious in Social Situations? Pickles May Be Your Solution! | Brit + Co

Breaking! All those picklebacks + deli dill indulgences may actually be paying off for you in more ways than just appeasing your appetite. Heads up, lovers of pickles and pickled food items alike: A recent study reveals the salty treats have a positive effect on your social interactions — and it’s a big dill ;)