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Activity in brain's thinking and problem-solving center linked to avoiding anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study by Duke …

50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

15 proven practices that will lead to better relationships

You’ve probably heard the adage that an organization’s greatest assets are its people. I’d like to take that one step further and share that, in my …

Borderline personality disorder: 'One GP told me I wasn't ill, just a bad person'

This highly stigmatised condition is misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed<p>“I’ve been suicidal every day for two months,” says Ali Strick. “It affects my whole life, every moment of every day, the way I interact with everyone.”<p>Strick, who runs grassroots mental health organisation Arts …

Mental Health

Step By Step Advice for People Who Struggle With Their Emotions

What's some good advice for people who struggle to handle their emotions? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:<p>Emotions are a topic we …

Mindfulness

How to Manage the Psychological Effects of Rejection | Inc.com

In life, you win some and you lose some. The same goes for work. As much as you will have successes, you will experience failures. The important thing is that you don't let these little events define you in your career. Failures are just that, events, and rejection is an amazing catalyst for …

Self-help

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Author and Brand Storyteller<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a …

Success

There's a name for the tactic manipulative people use in relationships to make you feel like you're going crazy

This happens a lot, largely because the human memory is imperfect. We all remember things a bit differently to each other.<p>However, in more severe circumstances, people toy with someone else's memories to make them feel like they are going crazy. It's called gaslighting.<p>Gaslighting is not when …

Personality

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Happiness

Mental Health Resources for Teens

Taking the first step in seeking support for any issues you’re dealing with deserves major props: It’s brave, it’s smart, and it’s an act of self-love. For adults, it can be tricky to navigate what those next steps are, and it can be even tougher for teens.<p>What if you’re afraid to talk to your …

3 Signs Your Impostor Syndrome Is Out of Control (and How to Fix It) | Inc.com

When it comes to confidence, I am the quintessential example of someone who feels wholly unqualified to do his job.<p>Some people close to me have said that it’s a good way to keep myself humble. But trust me, there are times when the feeling of being an impostor has completely derailed me at …

Employment

Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our professional achievements

Contemporary society has some very wrong-headed ideas about what constitutes success. Popular thinking holds that a person who went to Harvard is smarter and better than someone who attended Ohio State; that a father who stays at home with his kids is contributing less to society than a man who …

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Mental illness and poverty: you can't tackle one without the other

A recent report recommends dealing with mental illness before poverty, but this overlooks the fact that the two are fundamentally linked<p>A recent report by Lord Richard Layard suggests that “Happiness depends on health and friends, not money”. The conclusions presented argue that the UK government …

Mental Health

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that …

Mindfulness

Military charities 'accused of exaggerating problem of post-traumatic stress disorder'

Military charities have been accused of exaggerating the problem of post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans in an effort to raise money.<p>Ed Parker, chief executive of Walking with the Wounded, said the strategy had shifted from showing physical injuries because the withdrawal from Iraq and …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse The Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are seven strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Terrible Habits That Destroy Your Productivity (and Happiness)

If you want to excel at your work, stop doing these things immediately.<p>In today's interconnected and increasingly mobile world, people need no longer be confined to their offices. You can work anytime you like wherever you happen to be. But that very freedom has also resulted in some very bad …

Productivity

Emotional and Psychological Trauma

Healing from Trauma and Moving On<p>If you’ve experienced an extremely stressful or disturbing event that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally …

Mental Health

Trauma & Addiction: Crash Course Psychology #31

An Emergency Psychologist Explains What She's Doing for Italy's Earthquake Victims

Emergency psychologists are at the scene of the devastating earthquake to help victims with their first steps towards processing trauma.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Italy</i><p>Early Wednesday morning, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy, destroying municipalities on the border …

Mental Health

Psychological Trauma and Abuse

Definitions<p>Psychological Abuse<p>Psychological abuse is "interactions in which one person behaves in a violent, demeaning or invasive manner towards …

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been …

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

Down Syndrome
Faith

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the '80s and '90s, America's suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.<p>"It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround," says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for …

FDA

6 Mind and Body Problems You Can Fix Yourself

Life is a beautiful thing. If you know how to enjoy yourself and relax, you will take full advantage of the opportunities given to you. You only have …

More on Mindfulness and Difficult People

Mindfulness is purposely paying attention to a particular experience without judgment. It is a science that has a wide range of benefits for many people in all walks of life. It has been proven to help people with physical, mental, and emotional stress. People of any age can certainly benefit from …

Mindfulness

The Addictive Personality Isn't What You Think It Is

<i>In her new book Maia Szalavitz recalls her behavior as a child in school and at home. Anxious, bright and slightly obsessive, she didn't seem to fit</i> …

Psychology