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How Masturbation Helps Decrease Anxiety

As if you needed another reason to masturbate, try this one on for size: Masturbation can actually help you manage your anxiety. Much like meditation and exercise, masturbation connects you with your body and taps into the pleasure centers of the brain, helping to release much-needed …

Weddings

Bio of Psychologist Robert Sternberg

Robert Jeffrey Sternberg is an American psychologist known for his theories on love, intelligence and creativity. He was born in New Jersey on …

Being Stressed Out Wrecks Your Ability to Plan Ahead

It's called stress-induced ego depletion.<p>It’s the end of the week, and you are both mentally and physically exhausted. Your boss has “asked” you to work overtime on the weekend and your colleagues are shirking on their duties, only for you to come home to a nagging partner who is resentful of your …

5 Ways to Forgive People (Even Those Who Don’t Apologize)

Studies show people who forgive have less depression, use less medicine, have more energy, and are more satisfied with life. All that sounds …

My mother told me it would take 5 years to ‘get over’ her death. Here’s where I’m at a decade later.

The cruel irony of losing your mother is that right after her death is when you will need her the most. My mother died a decade ago, when she was 57 …

Decoding dreams: 6 answers to what goes on inside the sleeping mind

By Rowan Hooper<p>Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal adventures, sometimes at tedious length. But if you understand what goes on inside the brain as dreams take their course, they start to make a lot more sense. And …

Sleep

How to Make Peace with Persistent, Negative Thoughts.

Sometimes I wake up early in the morning, before the sun comes up, and lie in bed lost in thought.<p>At first, my thoughts are hazy. After all, I did …

What causes high testosterone in women?

Although testosterone is considered a male sex hormone, women produce small amounts of testosterone in their ovaries and adrenal glands.<p>Together with …

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

What the death of a parent can teach us, if we're willing to learn

The death of a parent can send shock waves through your self-perception and reposition the mental space you occupy on the planet. The grief can be life changing. Think you're noticing a higher than usual number of people posting on Facebook about a parent passing recently? You're right. Studies …

Suspended – Medium

The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.<p>– The Dalai Lama<p>You’ve probably seen or read something like it …

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice -- and everyone said the same thing

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

Science suggests there's no such thing as an 'addictive personality' — here's why

Addiction — whether it's to alcohol, a substance, or even sex — is a negative term. We refer to addiction as a disorder, and those who are diagnosed as being hooked on something are told by society that they have a problem.<p>The reasons someone becomes an addict are complicated. Some think it's down …

The 5 Breast Cancer Stages, Explained

Breast cancer stages tell patients and their doctors important information that can help determine the best course of treatment for the disease.

Cancer

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Long-form Journalism

Sleep Deprivation Can Cure Depression, Study Shows

Depression is one the biggest health concerns of our time. According to a ClinicalDepression.com report, depression is now the No.1 psychological …

Taking Full Responsibility Of Your Life.

Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment.<p>Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment. This internal fear is the primary challenge, yet compounded by …

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

Manipulative people hook their victims with a tactic called 'love bombing' — here are the signs you've been a target

You think you've met the love of your life?<p>Stop. Take a step back. Why do you think that?<p>If you've just met somebody who is saying you're "soul mates" and declaring their undying love for you after a few weeks, you might have just become the victim of something called "love bombing."<p>According to …

Relationships

Study Suggests Link Between Perfectionism and Suicide

“Perfectionists are their own worst critics—good enough is never enough."<p>Perfectionism can be easy to dismiss as harmless—from the outside it can look like talent, ambition, and high standards. But psychologists have long suggested another perspective: that excessive drive and self-criticism can …

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

15 Subtle Signs That You Might Need To Eat More Protein Every Day

If you've been feeling tired, rundown, and kind of shaky, it might be a sign that you need to eat more protein. Of course, there are a million other …

9 Signs You're a Highly Sensitive Person

Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research shows there are advantages to being born this way. Find out if you or someone you know is highly sensitive.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15 to 20 percent of people who qualify as "highly sensitive." …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our</i> <i>Hit Refresh</i> <i>series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even though …

Psychology

Achieving Financial Success Without Extreme Frugality or a Huge Income

It’s not too hard to find stories in the media about seemingly ordinary people finding great financial success. You hear about what seems like an …

How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

Most of the CEOs I’ve met and worked with had years to prepare for their jobs. As they entered middle management, most of them learned that being a good leader is more important than being a good do-er. Many have stories to tell about stumbling along the way, about micromanaging people, about …