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Which Facebook ‘friends’ can help you land a job? More than half of jobs are found with the help of a social tie, whether a friend, relative or distant acquaintance. For example, a friend may tell you about a job opening at her firm or a parent may offer you an internship at his company. For the eight million people in the U.S. who [...]
What Is The Trade Off? I do a lot for my mental health. I take Thursdays off from my job to attend a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance weekly meeting and to go to my psychiatric … ...
Here’s to the Invisible People…and the Narcissists Who Made... TRIGGER WARNING Sitting in the basement, head in hands, I whispered, “Don’t exist. Don’t exist! DON’T EXIST!” over and over to my thirty-year-old self. It was a desperate attempt to … ...
The Advantage of Being Overconfident And Self-Deluded 94% of college professors think their work is above average -- that is not statistically possible! > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Don’t Forget This About Self-Care Self-care is a term that gets thrown around a lot. We might think it’s synonymous with bubble baths, manicures and massages. And sometimes self-care might be these things. But at … ...
We Need to Experience New Things I’ve recently been asked to do a new series on living with schizophrenia for another blog. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem but it’s asking for more writing … ...
7 Ways to Repel a Narcissist It’s not uncommon for a person, once they experience a relationship with a narcissist, to vehemently want to avoid or prevent a repeat. What best guarantees that your relationship wont turn into another dance … ...
7 Ways to Repel (Rather Than Attract) a Narcissist It’s not uncommon, once a person experiences a relationship with a narcissist, to vehemently want to avoid or prevent a repeat. So what best guarantees a relationship will not turn into a dance of codependency and … ...
Got ADHD? The Answer May Not Be What You Think.   ADHD is commonly understood as difficulty sustaining attention, disregarding irrelevant stimuli, and organizing information toward goal directed behavior, and in many cases, reduced motivation, and somewhat unsurprisingly, it’s rates have … ...
3 Tips to Worry Less I worry to some extent, of course, but I don’t think I worry as much as a lot of people. Many people worry about how much they worry! The New York Times recently had an interesting article by Roni Caryn Rabin titled “Worried? You’re Not Alone.” In it, Rabin points out … ...
Want to Up Your Game? Visual Guidance Optimizes Motor Skills A new visually guided coaching method improves both gaze patterns and the acquisition of complex motor skills.
The Damaging Impact of Fructose on Our Brains High-fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous in our food — it seems like it is in almost everything that is packaged, from soda to salad dressing. In fact, officials from the … ...
Are You a Bigger Flirt than you Realize? Whether or not you intend to, you may be sending out signals that you’re sexually available. See which of the 5 flirting types fits your own behavior.
Today I Love This Perfect Saturday Morning Today I love this perfect Saturday morning and the way it just wraps itself around me as I sit on the porch, in the breeze, writing. I love that the … ...
What Therapists Need to Know About Death  When Death comes knocking, do we have a choice about whether to answer the door? If we do, what might we find on the other side? From the moment we take our birth on this earthly plane, we are on a trajectory toward death. As … ...
Tips To Alleviate Depression Introduction According to https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-zen/201605/depression-7-powerful-tips-help-you-overcome-bad-moods, “There is no health without mental health. In the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at … ...
How To Increase Serotonin Naturally Introduction One of the symptoms associated with depression is low serotonin levels. Medications such as SSRIs may increase serotonin levels for some individuals suffering from depression. However, SSRIs may not … ...
Psychology Around the Net: May 28, 2016 Here in the U.S., we’re currently in the midst of Memorial Day Weekend (with this Monday — May 30, 2106 — being Memorial Day). Generally, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and many Americans kick off with cookouts, beach trips, and boat rides … ...
Kindness, Developmentally Being unkind is a difficulty of relating, a developmental difficulty of seeing that we’re all of the same kind. Be kind to the unkind. And be kind to yourself when … ...
Messages for Youth Newly Diagnosed with Bipolar (Video) The CREST.BD Bipolar Youth Action Project produced this short video with key messages of hope for youth newly diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder....