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3 Reasons Why Millions Still Support Trump

It's incomprehensible to many of us that people could support a president who, in Bernie Sanders' words, "is compulsively dishonest, who is a bully, …

Middle-class

The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement are black women you've never heard of

On that historic August day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. told us his dream. We didn't get to hear what the women of the civil rights movement dreamed of, because none spoke at length during the official program of the March on Washington.<p>Daisy Bates, a leader in the movement to end segregation …

Black History

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Mindfulness

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

John Kelly overhauls White House security clearances

It might have big implications for Jared Kushner.<p>White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is overhauling the Trump administration’s security clearance process for staff. The decision comes in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal and amid reports that dozens of White House officials, including Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Scientists Discover 15 Locations On Human DNA Linked To Depression Among People Of European Ancestry

Scientists have identified 15 locations on the human DNA linked to depression among people of European ancestry.<p>The researchers used crowdsourced …

One in five police officers are at risk of PTSD – here's how we need to respond

Policing is undoubtedly a stressful occupation, with officers often facing potentially traumatic situations. They may be exposed to disaster, hostage …

Mental Health
Australian Universities

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a …

Medicine

11 Ways Your Partner Is Subtly Saying ‘I Love You’, If Their Love Language Is ‘Receiving Gifts’

According to the best-selling book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts there are five different ways in which people like to give and …

I Left My Husband For An 18-Year-Old

<i>By Kendra Mallory</i><p>Mark and I had started dating when I was very young. When we met, I was a 20-year-old girl with a desperate desire to be loved. Mark was a 30-year-old bartender with a penchant for writing me poems and professing his love to me via late night text messages. Apparently, when you …

7 Key Things Happy Couples Avoid Doing

My wife Ashley and I have spent years learning from some of the healthiest and happiest married couples on the planet. We’ve interviewed people, read …

Happiness

Does Your Partner Know the Real You?

Hiding your flaws early on can jeopardize your chance of long-term success.<p>Source: Uber Images/Shutterstock<p>Throughout the courting process, we have …

Relationships

A Letter To Myself The Day I Decided To Get A Divorce

<i>By Jaclyn Schiff</i><p>Dear Pre-Divorce Self,<p>I so vividly remember where you're at -- the months leading up to a massive decision. You haven't taken it lightly and you'll agonize about what to do (keep working on the marriage or end it) until you actually do it: get divorced.<p>Making a decision after a long …

Divorce
Retirement

16 powerful habits of productive, successful people

<i>Andreas von der Heydt published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Today's (business) world is more complex, ambiguous, and demanding than ever before.<p>At the same time our working days have only so many hours. Fortunately! In addition, I strongly argue that it's not the smartest thing to add hours in …

Productivity

The Secret to Creating a Calm Mind and a Cool Temper

Learn how focusing on your breath for only minutes a day can grow mental strength and resilience.<p>Can you remember a time when you were lying in bed, wrestling with a problem and the entangled emotions surrounding it? Have there been nights when intrusive thoughts and difficult memories keep you …

Mindfulness

These Are The Companies With The Best Work-Life Balance

Indeed combed millions of anonymous employee ratings on Fortune 500 companies to generate this list of top employers.<p>Finding a good balance between work and the rest of your life is a constant challenge for the connected employee–even when they’re in a dream job and have an empathetic …

The Workplace

Opinion: These 10 ‘laws of wealth’ can help you hold on to investment gains

Warren Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham famously said, “The investor’s chief problem — and even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.”<p>Graham …

Investing

9 Toxic Mental Habits That the Most Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid

To avoid being caught in the grips of negative and unproductive thinking, emotional intelligence is your antidote.<p>Whether you're running a business, leading a team, reconciling a friendship or trying to be the best spouse you can be, we are all prone to irrational thinking that can hurt our …

Self-help

Here's How Much You'll Need to Save Annually to Become a Millionaire

The earlier you start saving, the less you'll have to sock away.<p>The vast majority of Americans share one common goal: To retire at a time of their …

Retirement

New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK and US are running studies to see if ketamine could help prevent alcoholics from relapsing.<p>People looking to quit problematic drinking in the UK could one day have access to a new, quick-acting treatment to help them cope with the difficult first few weeks of sobriety: …

Columbia University

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive.<p>"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough and tough enough to people with addiction, that they …

Addiction

How The Effects Of Trauma Can Be Passed Down From One Generation To The Next

Experiencing trauma early in childhood can lead to mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood, but mild to moderate trauma could also have an unexpected upside for some survivors, making them better able to cope with stressful situations later in life.<p>Previous research has shown that the …

Does your partner have PTSD? Couples therapy could help

It makes sense that a person with post-traumatic stress disorder might have relationship problems, too. And researchers have now found that couples therapy that’s designed around PTSD helps both problems.<p>The partner with PTSD reported reduced symptoms, and the couple reported increased relationship …

New Software Tool Can Predict Individual Risk for PTSD

Investigators have created a software model that can accurately identify 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress …

Risk patterns identified that make people more vulnerable to PTSD

Researchers have built a new computational tool that identifies 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder …

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Early treatment for post-traumatic stress accelerates recovery but does not sustain it

The majority of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover after early treatment — but a substantial number still suffer for years …

PTSD: It's Not Just for Veterans

When Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is in the news, it is mostly because of the number of veterans suffering as a result of combat-related trauma. Victims of other kinds of trauma can also suffer from PTSD, though, and often do without realizing it. PTSD mirrors other mental illnesses such as …

Mental Health