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9 Annoying Habits to Banish From Your Life Now

People will want to spend more time with you when you do.<p>Whether it's a friend or family member, the people in your life are not perfect. And frankly, neither are you. Here are several abundantly common behaviors which don't do anyone any good. If any of these habits are yours, the time to stop is …

Self-help

I Want Your Fear: How Andrew Wakefield Changed the Vaccination Conversation through Greed and Deception

The anti-vaccine movement has now hit fever pitch and is encroaching on daily life in American culture. A whooping cough epidemic that swept through …

Public Health

Too Many Parents Don’t Medicate Their Children Because of Stigma

When my son Reid was a toddler, I’d refer to him as my three-foot drunk. Accident prone, he’d bump into walls, trip over his own feet, crash headlong …

Parenting

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The Real Truth About ADHD and The Lies That Come With It

Ugh, i<i>s what he is saying right now fact or fiction? She has used that excuse before, I'm not buying it today! Yeah right , I'll believe that one</i> …

psychmind

Why the $250 Essential Phone is the best Android phone you can buy today

There are Android smartphones on the market today at every price point. With Prime Day though, Essential is making a massive cut on its PH-1, and it makes it the best Android phone you can buy <i>today</i>.<p>The Essential Phone has a bit of a mixed history. It was massively hyped ahead of its launch, but …

Mobile Technology

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

IQs Are Falling All Over The World — Could This Be Why?

With all of the improvements in education and technology, we must be getting smarter as a society, right? As it turns out, we might actually be …

Wellness

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

It’s truly fascinating how smart, successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and …

Self-improvement

Do Other People Seem Really Stupid Right Now? Harvard Scientists Have an Amazing Explanation

The really good news is that it's not you. It's probably them.<p>Do your co-workers seem dumber lately? Is your boss a little slow on the uptake? Are your employees having a hard time doing things they'd normally accomplish?<p>There could be a simple reason, according to Harvard scientists: It's so hot …

airconditioned

Untreated ADHD Is a Factor in College Stimulant Misuse

It’s no secret that some college students without ADHD diagnoses turn to Adderall as a study aid. So what’s the solution? Make it harder for patients …

Drug Addiction

How to Earn Money as a Writer

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

Writing

How Social Media Is Used as a Manipulation Tool for the Anti-Vax Movement

We live in a very black and white world where there is a self-proclaimed overly opinionated expert for just about every topic imaginable. One aspect …

Social Media

7 Ways to Live Your Best Life with ADHD

Life with ADHD is not without challenges, but setting guidelines for yourself can minimize your upsets and maximize your efficiency.Start with these …

ADHD

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Critical Thinking

36 Tips for Writing Just About Anything

Basic tips for writing just about anything.There’s a lot more to writing than typing words.Writing well takes years of study, practice, and …

Creative Writing

How To Tell If You're In a Toxic Relationship—And What To Do About It

<i>This article originally appeared on Time. For more stories like this, visit time.com.</i><p>It’s a common refrain: relationships are hard work. Fights are …

Mental Health

Do people change? You asked Google – here's the answer | Eleanor Morgan

Give a person the right resources and, within an hour or so, they could dramatically change their physical appearance. They might dye their hair or shave it all off. Change the colour of their eyes. Wear a prosthetic nose. Fake teeth. Seven-inch heels. The list of potential superficial …

Psychology

These 5 Books Will Make You a Better (and More Productive) Writer

Great writers have valuable lessons to tell: Learn from them.<p>Before I sat down to write this, I cut a soft green guava and a ripe mango for my daughter and me, peeled off half a slice of cold Emmental cheese (she had mozzarella), munched on some sour cream and onion potato chips (sinful but …

Writing

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Wellness

Sometimes parents honestly don’t know best

With things like the anti vax movement, mommy groups and other things based in pseudo scientific beliefs and other dangerous beliefs regarding the …

Health Care Industry

How to Write a Book When You Don’t Have Ideas

Every author dreads that inevitable torture of not knowing what to write next. It happens to all of us, some more often than others, but it happens …

Creative Writing

The Truth Behind Your Supplements

Last week, the New York State Attorney General's office unveiled what could potentially amount to fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office targeted four major retailers of supplements, Target, GNC, Walgreens, and Walmart, and accused them of selling bogus supplements. The office backed …

New York State

Young-Blood Transfusions Are on the Menu at Society Gala

“There’s no evidence in my mind that it’s going to work”

Becoming a Better You

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to understand the role self-talk has on our thoughts and behaviour. I'll be discussing how we …

Time I

Tricks of the mind

Psychologists are starting to figure out why we get false memories, and it turns out that they might even be useful…<p>Rob Nash had been excited to meet …

University of London

5 Ways People Misunderstand Mental Illness

Mental Disorders