|Skip the New Year’s Resolution
||I’m no fan of New Year’s resolutions. Either they make people feel pressured to create a fresh start, or excited for that fresh start, only to be discouraged fairly soon … ...
|An Unwanted Neighbor
||Your alter ego, Negative Nelly, inches closer. “You are a fraud. Success? Ha. You are fortunate to remember your child’s name. Ohh — and good luck with that presentation. Maybe you can ask Rick Perry for speech advice.” You wince, pleading with the merciless critic to … ...
|Paying attention to TV weather forecasts linked to belief in climate change
||How often you watch weather reports from your local TV news outlet could shape your beliefs about the global climate. According to research published in the journal PLOS One, people who pay more attention to their local TV weather forecasts are more likely to believe in climate change. The study, conducted by researchers at Colorado [...]
|New advice for weight loss: Get on the scale every day
||Contrary to the belief that frequent trips to the scale could be discouraging or even psychologically dangerous, new research shows the optimal frequency for weighing oneself is every day.
|10 Tips to Change Your Mood
||You’re having a bad day and you can’t wait for it to be over so you can crawl into bed and pull the covers over your head. Things will look better tomorrow, you tell yourself. But are there other ways that you can overcome a … ...
|For 2016: Stop Neglecting Yourself
||Casey is tired of coming home to her apartment every day. She feels like her home drains her energy more than her job does. Not because it’s not a nice … ...
|Today I Love
||Today I love people who know that strength comes from experiencing adversity. No one is strong at life until they have lived it enough to become strong. Strength comes from … ...
|8 Simple Steps to Ending the Sunday Night Blues
||Who’s looking forward to going back to work tomorrow? Nobody! I was luck enough to have the last two weeks off. I like my job, but even still, I’m not … ...
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|Want to Stay for The Kids But Want Out of Your Marriage?
||A newly emerging trend that just might make sense for you, your spouse, and your kids, when the marriage goes south.
|Combat PTSD Treatments are Less Than Stellar
||The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have given rise to significant rates of posttraumatic stress disorder in service members and veterans. Although estimates vary, most experts agree that rates of PTSD may be as high as 15 percent. Veterans of the Vietnam War share a … ...
|How to Untangle Yourself from Cognitive Traps
||Psychiatrist Aaron Beck, the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapy, laid the foundation for the following cognitive distortions. While we all engage in them from time to time, they become a problem when they bleed into your daily life, causing depression, isolation, and anxiety. Pay attention to … ...
|Why Study Single People?
||For nearly two decades, I have researching and writing about people who are single. It is a real passion for me. Yet some people – including some single people – … ...
|Fighting the Flu
||I have the flu, and it’s not fun. I’ve been sniffly and coughing for two weeks now. It’s finally, finally starting to ease, but it’s been pretty nasty and miserable, … ...
|7 Ways to Relieve Stress as a Manager
||Everyone deals with stress, but managers tend to deal with an exceptional amount. Whether you’re managing employees, a property, a financial portfolio, or just your daily bills and chores, the process of management demands focus, accountability, and adaptation to factors beyond your control. All contribute … ...
|The Missing Piece in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
||Importance of lessening the downward pull of emotionally painful issues in relation to bipolar depression
|Let’s Love Ourselves This Year
||Ah, 2016, how you’ve snuck up on us. Seems like yesterday I was graduating high school, then college, then moving all over the country in search of the “perfect” job. … ...
|More studies on treating small penis anxiety are needed, researchers say
||Psychologists need to develop an effective therapy for men who are excessively worried about their penis size, according to scientists from King’s College London who recently conducted research on the sexual functioning and behavior of such men. There are two psychological concepts used to describe men’s concerns about their penis size. One is small penis [...]
|Love Is Patient
||I read something recently which put a new spin on the biblical verse that is familiar to many, even if they have never read The New Testament or don’t embrace Christianity … ...
|Brains, Bridges, and Creativity Boosts
||How to “warm-up” your dynamically creative brain