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Why Everyone (Including Introverts) Should Be Using FaceTime Are you an introvert who prefers to avoid using FaceTime? You may want to reconsider, and hit "accept" the next time someone tries to reach you.
The Relationship Between Desires and Feelings Desires and feelings are more closely linked than we imagine.
10 Life Lessons to Teach Your Child   Recently, I had an interaction with a friend that showed me some areas where we parent quite differently. The conversation brought to light the fact that, although we parent differently, … ...
Creative Ways to Explore and Process Your Emotions I think one of the foundations to great emotional and mental health is being able to identify and process our emotions. Which isn’t easy. Most of us are more used … ...
Should You Play Hard to Get? You can't always get what you want....but sometimes you can, if you're strategic.
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It’s Okay to Be Angry, Unless You’re a Woman During the recent Democratic presidential debate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders swiped a question originally directed at Hillary Clinton, saying, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” Imagine if Hillary had said that herself. They might be polling differently today. Women … ...
Study on protein synthesis suggests lack of sleep may zap cell growth and brain activity Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation and even brain activity, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Albrecht von Arnim, a molecular biologist based in the Department [...]
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Calories Battling with a nasty bout of food poisoning last weekend, I noticed something I hadn’t really been aware of before: A lot of my friends on social media like to … ...
It turns out clothes really do make the man About 14 million people, including me, watched the top Republican presidential contenders spar in their third debate Wednesday night. And while most pundits and viewers were attuned to their words, I noted the importance of what they wore – dark business suits, crisp button-down shirts and formal dress shoes. Their formal sartorial choices were likely [...]
Attractive qualities admired from afar can be threatening as that person approaches What people believe they want and what they might actually prefer are not always the same thing. And in the case of being outperformed as an element of romantic attraction, the difference between genuine affinity and apparent desirability becomes clearer as the distance between two people gets smaller. In matters of relative performance, distance influences [...]
Evolutionary psychology explains why haunted houses creep us out The Haunted House is a time-honored horror setting. All of us have shivered our way through spooky flicks such as The Haunting, The Amityville Horror, The Sentinel and Poltergeist. It’s not only at the movies that we pay good money to frighten ourselves to death: commercial haunted houses are an integral part of 21st-century Halloween [...]
Tip For 50% Better Mental Health Even people who only followed this tip a little had 50% better mental health. » Continue reading: Tip For 50% Better Mental Health
Today I Love Halloween. BOO! Today I love that it is Halloween. I love memories of Halloween from my childhood, memories of trick-or-treating in a small village of less than 25 houses and thinking that … ...
Beyond the "Selfie" Self: the Diametric View Robert Trivers’ neo-Freudian view of the self-deceiving self is self-contradictory, but the diametric model suggests a more honest alternative.
#GreatPumpkin – Pie Linus: Year after year in vain I waited. In vain hoping you would come to the patch. My misplaced belief in the “Great Pumpkin” made me a joke. You crushed … ...
Psychology Around the Net: October 31, 2015 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! It’s been a busy week in the world of mental health and wellness and we’re here to bring you some of this week’s most interesting news. Learn about how your company’s performance review policy could negatively affect your mental health, how … ...
#GreatPumpkin – Paranoia The Bad MY Favorite Great Pumpkin (#CharlieBrown)Mental Health Humor Cartoon Megalomaniac!|Self-Injury Advocate|Great Pumpkin Patch| RUN!  ...
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On Stress, Anxiety, and Procrastination Are you tired of feeling drained by anxiety and stress? Use calming solutions to bring about meaningful changes.