Elise Edson

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3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Self-help

The Self-Help Syndrome: Navigating the Overload

Are you one of the many people who is regularly alternating between the piles of self-help books on your nightstand and the ones that are downloaded on your e-reader? Do you thrive on attending inspirational lectures in an attempt to facilitate your need to learn and grow, but come out feeling …

When We Run Away From Our Strength

When Kate was 14, her classmate died by suicide on a Friday. On Sunday, Kate attended the funeral. The principal, however, announced that "Madeleine had left school."<p>Her friends couldn't openly mourn their loss; the issue of depression and suicide wasn't addressed. The atmosphere was a heavy grey …

Mental Health

The Ways I Live Happily With Anxiety

I've had anxiety for as long as I can remember but it wasn't until last year that I decided to accept it. Rationally, I always knew there had to be a reason I went through fits of immense fear but I was afraid to admit it because I thought being anxious meant that I wasn't normal. That wrongful …

Prenatal Development

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

What ancient Egypt tells us about a world without religious conflict

Neil MacGregor’s final triumph at the British Museum is a show that tells the story of the shared lives and deities of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Egypt’s diverse past – proof that we don’t have to be divided in the present<p>High above the atrium of the British Museum, in the Hotung Gallery that …

British Museum

Photographer Uses Body Paint And Creativity To Tell The World About His Baby To Come

Simon Schaffrath, a photographer from Germany, and his wife decided they wanted to do some pictures for the announcement of their first baby!<p>They …

The Importance of Emotional Energy

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>We work hard every day. We pour our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy into our home life, our work life, and our community. Not surprisingly, we often feel stretched, strained, and drained. Our lives may be full but our energy gas tanks seem to be running on fumes. …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You

When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most common factors?<p><b>Variables That Influence Falling</b> …

10 Forgotten Truths About Happiness

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Do the Painful Things First

Before I became an entrepreneur, I went to business school. While studying for my MBA, there was one lesson that I learned which has proved to be useful over and over again in my life.<p>I was sitting in a marketing class and we were discussing ways to design a wonderful customer experience. The goal …

Stop Relying On Others: 3 Ways You Can Create Your Own Happiness

Any time I hear the word "issues," I automatically think of the Kid Cudi line, "I've got these issues that nobody can see, and all these emotions are …