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Book Recommendations From A Therapist

I love self-help and self-improvement books.<p>The kids are out of school. I’m preparing for my summer vacation. That means it’s time to compile a …

17 Clear Signs You Were Raised Right

It's about more than just saying please and thank you.<p>As we barrel through the 21st century, it's hard not to be nostalgic for simpler days, when everyone wasn't so consumed with smartphones, iPads and laptops, and the focus was on a more wholesome kind of lifestyle, unhindered by technology. …

26 Pictures Literally Every Parent Will Relate To

Stop trying to make “sleep” happen. It’s not going to happen.<p>Note: Not all images were submitted by Community members.

31 Of The Funniest Tumblr Posts About Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the people who can't stop making jokes about him.

Bullied children are being wrongly 'medicalised', expert warns

Bullied children are being wrongly "medicalised" while schools are failing to deal with the bullies, the Government mental health tsar has warned.<p>“We need to ask ourselves what is causing mental health problems in the first place.”Natasha Devon, schools advisor<p>Natasha Devon, who is preparing a …

The 11 Most Important Phrases In A Marriage

Don't underestimate the power of these phrases.💬<p>Happy couples regularly say "I love you," but those three little words alone aren't enough to keep the spark alive through the ups and downs of a long marriage.<p>To that end, we asked relationship experts to tell us the most important phrases husbands …

Marriage Counseling

6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

Relationships

The biggest mistake parents make when arguing with kids

How do you deal with out-of-control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Weight: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>In this piece, Dr. Sara Gottfried, hormone expert and Harvard-trained MD, explains how hormonal imbalances can hold you back from weight loss. If</i> …

Wellness

Science Explains How a Sense of Purpose Adds Years to Your Life

You need a good reason to get out of bed every day.<p>As a therapist, I work with people who are battling depression and anxiety. For some individuals, their debilitating symptoms make it impossible to maintain their jobs. Unfortunately, unemployment only worsens their mental health.<p>The lost income …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

University of Exeter

15 Things Your Husband Wishes You Would Do More Often

Such as: enjoy a few margaritas with the girls.<p>Break out into a spontaneous dance party...<p>...Or whatever your silly side has the urge to do. Men feel …

Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases

It is very common when I first encounter a client struggling with mental health issues that they report their problem is that they feel anxious or …

Relationships

12 Cool Psychology Tricks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Here are some useful psychology tricks which can help you improve your communication skills and make your life easier in some way.<p><b>To find out if a</b> …

16 YA Books You'll Want To Read This Spring

Time to start book budgetin'.

Depressed? Your doctor might soon prescribe ketamine

It may take some time to get the general public used to the idea of treating mental illness with drugs many associate with hard partying, but the medical community is jumping aboard the psychedelics train<p>New Jersey psychiatrist Steven Levine first thought of using ketamine in his practice when a …

Depression

Good Relationships Take Hard Work

The other day, I saw a couple in my office. They've been having a hard time and came to couples' therapy to try to help their marriage survive. Two kids, two jobs, five years of marriage -- and they both feel they're not getting what they want out of the relationship. He needs his alone time, she …

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work

Jyssica Scott<p>Writer Read full profile<p>Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia …

Productivity Apps

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

Parenting

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

How To Be Happy: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We all wanna be happier, right?Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

Happiness

Psychologist's book aims to demystify the process of parenting teenage girls | The Star

When Dr. Lisa Damour explains that she researches and counsels teenage girls for a living, she often gets a response that amounts to, “Better you …

The 23 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into …

European Travel

10 Troubling Habits of Unhappy People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to …

How skinny people stay skinny

The eating routines of slender people seem counterintuitive to those who have struggled with their weight: adults who maintain a healthy weight reported that they don't diet.<p>Well, mostly they don't.<p>Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab took a look at the eating and workout habits …

10 Proven Ways You Can Increase Intimacy

What rates highest in a long-term relationship? Passion is important, certainly, but <i>intimacy</i> rates highest. That’s what psychologist Robert J. …

Relationships

2 Questions That Could Save Your Relationship

Many of us believe that shoring up a declining relationship requires substantial effort. While this is often true — especially if a betrayal of trust …

17 Tumblr Posts About "Harry Potter" That Will Make You Weep

Every single one of these hurts.

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …