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6 Problems That Test Relationships, According To Couples Therapists

"You want to feel close to one another, on the same team and united against the problem."<p>The honeymoon phase doesn't last forever: Couples who stand the test of time experience countless hurdles throughout their relationships, some more common than others.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the …

The 3 Ultimate Parenting Lifehacks for Future Entrepreneurs

<b>So you want to be an awesome parent?</b> What better way to set your child up for success in life than to equip them with the gift of entrepreneurship …

Lifehacks

Alexithymia: "Does My Partner Feel Anything?"

Some people come in to therapy stating that their partners seem to have no empathy at all. They act self-centered and seem entirely unaware of their partner's deeper feelings. When a conversation involving emotions is initiated, the partner seems bored or distant. This has the effect of making …

13 Ways Children of Divorce Deal Differently with Love

Read on HuffPost Deutschland<p>Lena was an anomaly in our kindergarten class. Not because she was a bit bigger than the rest of us. And not because she wore those cool tennis shoes that light up at every step. No, she was different because sometimes she was picked up by her dad and sometimes by her …

What We Really Want -- And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills, or at least that's what they say in the first session. But what gets described as communication problems are usually, in fact, listening problems. Truth is, we're not very good listeners; we don't know (and are not taught) how to …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

There’s an Anxiety Disorder That Renders People Unable to Speak

At some point, you’ve probably experienced some nervous moment that left you at a loss for words (unless you, like me, sometimes react to …

Depression

What Is It Like to Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

For those dealing with BPD, the trust and patience required by relationships can be a complicated issue.<p>Most people first encounter borderline personality disorder (BPD) on screen: It's the condition behind Glenn Close's character in <i>Fatal Attraction</i>. It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed …

Mental Health

This Comic Perfectly Explains Why Anxiety & Depression Are So Difficult To Fight

Anxiety and depression are two mental health disorders that many of us simply don’t get. Nick Seluk, the artist behind the popular Awkward Yeti …

Here's a New Trick to Help Babies Learn Faster

We know that babies like new things. Present them with something they haven’t seen before and they’ll gravitate toward it, touch it, bang it around, …

Emotional abuse. This is how it happens.

It’s a hideous, painful and often bewildering rite of passage for many women (and some men but most often women). An emotionally abusive relationship …

How to Manage Someone Who Can’t Handle Ambiguity

Joan, a senior executive I coached once, had many excellent leadership qualities. She was creative, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable about her industry. But most people working with or for her also found her impossible to deal with.<p>Rigidly opinionated and prone to angry outbursts, she was …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

The Brain

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do …

The Brain

Happy Employees Equals Happy Customers

Imagine you are a contact center agent. You are stuffed into an office with a ton of other people. You’re given access to a phone and some old CRM software. You’re hungry and you need fresh air. Your manager doesn’t say thank you. No one asks how you’re doing (ever). The workplace negativity …

Employee Engagement

Want to learn quicker? Use your body

Waving your arms, wriggling your fingers and striding around a room can help you learn faster, says Colin Barras. How does it work?<p>Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside the …

Teaching

What happens to your body when you give up sugar?

In neuroscience, food is something we call a “natural reward.” In order for us to survive as a species, things like eating, having sex and nurturing …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Mindfulness

Neuroplasticity and the multi-device experience

<i>©iStock.com/Nastia11</i><p>With any new technology there is always an accompanying question: How is this technology changing us and our relationships, and …

Here Are the 3 Steps for Getting People to Pay Attention to You

In her excellent book 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People, Susan Weinschenk lays out a research backed 3 step process that really …

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We've never been more dependent on science. At the same time, however, we've never been more certain about its ability to help us understand and …

Why Teachers Make The Best Entrepreneurs

The best innovators, fundraisers, and problem solvers are often found at the front of a classroom.<p>These days more teachers are launching their own startups and developing products that may transform the educational landscape for good.<p>Great educators, unhappy with outdated books and off-the-shelf …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

The Island of Knowledge: How to Live with Mystery in a Culture Obsessed with Certainty and Definitive Answers

“We strive toward knowledge, always more knowledge, but must understand that we are, and will remain, surrounded by mystery.”<p><i>“Our human definition of ‘everything’ gives us, at best, a tiny penlight to help us with our wanderings,”</i> Benjamen Walker offered in an episode of his excellent <i>Theory of</i> …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

Create a One-Day Productivity Contract with Yourself to Stay Motivated

Being motivated isn't something that always comes naturally, but many of us respond pretty positively to mandatory obligations. Turn that to your …

The Seven Golden Rules for Collaborating with Great People

I've always been fascinated with how some teams work well together and how some managers get great results, but what is it that makes a team excel? …

Leadership