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Check Yourself: Sometimes You Are The Toxic Person

We all love to lament about toxic people. In fact, the Internet seems to have blown up overnight with articles about them.<p><i>“How To Tell If Someone Is</i> …

Being plugged in 24/7 causes stress and anxiety

While technology makes it easy for us to check our emails outside of work, constantly being plugged in eventually takes its toll on our personal life, raising anxiety and stress levels, according to a recent study.<p>‘You’ve Got Mail’, carried out by a group of psychologists at the London-based …

My relationship guru who changed my life

<b>(CNN) —</b> When I got the assignment to choose the "person who changed my life," I was momentarily stumped.<p>Was it a teacher? A boss? Many special people have had an impact on my life. But when I thought about what changed my life the most, I realized it was getting married and having kids. Then I had …

Why Trump Is Bad for America - One Reason I Bet You Never Thought Of

While many may not have noticed, our collective spiritual understandings have been undergoing change over the decades. Leading edge philosophers and open-minded theologians have noted an evolutionary shift toward a broader, more comprehensive existential understanding than that put forth by our …

Spirituality

A relationship expert explains why happy couples cheat

For the past 10 years she has traveled the world working with couples who, as she says, "have been shattered by infidelity."<p>The word "infidelity," Perel says in the TED talk "Why Happy Couples Cheat," can mean many different things.<p>"The definition of infidelity keeps expanding," Perel says. …

TED Talks

Television could contribute to unhealthy perspective of domestic abuse in youths: research

New figures show television might be contributing to unhealthy perspectives on domestic abuse.<p>A peak body representing young people has found 60 per …

Domestic Violence

New moms deserve a better approach to mental health

For too long pregnant women and new mothers have lived silently with depression and anxiety, afraid to share their struggles and seek treatment …

Food Addiction — A Serious Problem With a Simple Solution

Eating healthy and losing weight seems downright impossible for many people.<p>Despite their best intentions, they repeatedly find themselves eating …

I Cheated on My Boyfriend With His Best Friend

Now he spits in my face, calls me a worthless whore, and goes on dates with other women, but he won't end our relationship.<p><b>I cheated on my boyfriend with his best friend. Actually, it was an affair drawn out over a month's time with three encounters. I wasn't in love with his friend — it was more</b> …

White Missouri professor shames black students for heeding violent threats: “If you give into bullies, they win”

<b>Student protesters at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Jeff Roberson/AP)</b><p>This is not how professors should stand in solidarity with minority students<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>November 11, 2015 4:24pm (UTC)<p>It is a bold practice to keep on keeping on in the face of threats and harassment and the …

Black Students

Things not to say to someone with anxiety or depression

As many of my close friends and family know, I have dysthymia (mild chronic depression) and generalized anxiety. That means I am regularly sad and …

There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no one talks about

One night during the third year of my PhD program, I sat on my bed with a packet of tranquilizers and a bottle of vodka. I popped a few pills in my mouth and swigged out of the bottle, feeling them burn down my throat. Moments later, I realized I was making a terrible mistake. I stopped, trembling …

Mental Health

Black churches and the role of empowerment - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: The Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries, Jr. is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. He is featured in CNN's "Black in America: Churched," which premieres October 14. This is the first of a weekly series of "The Black Pulpit" pieces that</i> …

Racism Harmful to Mental and Physical Health

Racism is harmful to the mental and physical health of those who are the targets, yet little research has explored the impact of racism on those who …

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Why do men have sex with multiple People?

Why do men have sex with multiple People?<p>{There are a few reasons I have found, in my life, in myself, in the Golden Girls… all of which lead to an …

The Sexualization of Women and Girls

If you read the blog I posted yesterday about <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit editions, and you're not particularly psychologically minded, you may be …

Teens

Faced With Rising STD Rates, Louisiana Lawmaker Says Lack Of Sex Ed Is ‘Really A Form Of Child Abuse’

Louisiana Rep. Patricia Smith (D) is pushing for mandatory sexual education instruction in her state’s public schools, pointing out that children …

Why you often believe people who see the world differently are wrong

In psychology they call thinking that you see the world as it truly is, free from bias or the limitations of your senses, naive realism.<p>According to …

Why sleep could be the key to tackling mental illness

Russell Foster, <i>University of Oxford</i><p>We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness – a vague term including …

Why Developing Emotional Intelligence Is Harder Than You Think

Increasing EQ enhances your efforts to be successful. But this keeps getting in the way.<p>Simply put, emotional intelligence (EQ) is a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and that of others), and use that information to guide decision making.<p>EQ includes …

Dealbreakers Study: Men Want Woman With High Sex Drive, Women Want Good Sex

A new study published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> looked at dating dealbreakers—those irritating or offensive or otherwise unacceptable things that kill our desire for a relationship with someone—and how they vary between men and women.<p>Researchers combined data from six …

Why We Can’t Ignore the Rise of Mental Health Problems Among Students

The number of students taking their own lives in England and Wales rose by 50 percent between 2007 and 2011. It's clear that something needs to change.<p>When I arrived at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia last August, it felt like a paradise. I'd never visited the States, so it …

BLACK MOMS TELL WHITE MOMS ABOUT THE RACE TALK, Parents Talk Back

Ten black mothers sat on the stage in an auditorium and looked into a diverse crowd of women in the audience. They were about to share something …

It's Time to Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence

When we discuss domestic violence, it is often assumed that the victims are women. And the statistics are truly traumatic. The less-told story is that a striking number of men are victims, too, suffering physical, mental and sexual abuse in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. According to …

Domestic Violence

12 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

One of the most important skills for being successful in life at work and at home, is not just being intelligent (meaning having a high IQ) but also …

Emotional Intelligence

Unflinching film Fat is a dark take on food addiction, depression

Based on a personal essay about food addiction and depression, the writer-comedian Mark Phinney scripted and directed the unflinching feature Fat, which opens in Toronto on Oct. 30, with a video-on-demand date scheduled for Dec. 15. We got the skinny on <i>Fat</i> from the director, by phone from his home …

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this:<p>Recovery hurts. It is not all <i>Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay.</i> My, Oh my, What a Wonderful Day!<p>Nope.<p>Whether we're recovering from drugs, alcohol, overworking, gambling, perfectionism or codependency (which is the …

Mental Health

You Won't Believe What the Food Industry Is Doing to Keep Americans Hooked on Junk

With the exposure of troubling obesity rates, outrage over undisclosed genetically engineered wheat (and other) crops, the successful worldwide March …

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