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Why Is Therapy So Expensive?

After a bout of breakup-induced anxiety and depression, 31-year-old New York City resident Emily Taylor decided to look for a therapist. But finding a mental health professional to accept her Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plan proved to be nearly impossible.<p>“I spent days looking for …

Health Care

Now Is the Moment to Tackle Mental Illness Across the Globe

What comes to mind when you think of the big challenges to global health?<p>Catastrophic infectious outbreaks like Ebola in West Africa during 2014 and …

Mental Health

Gucci posted a load of weird memes and the Internet is cringing hard

Gucci: We've got a brilliant idea<p>Internet: Have you though?<p>If you don't check your Instagram every morning and tag your friends in at least one lol-worthy meme are you even a millennial?<p>Gucci know that in order to be young, hip and relevant you gotta give the kids what they want and the kids want …

Education

This study suggests there's a better alternative to being your ~true self~ in a relationship

Relationships are tricky. <i>That</i>, friends, is obvious. But what this new study is suggesting is making an extremely complicated subject even <i>more</i> …

7 Habits of Authentically Happy People (That Have Nothing to do With Positive Thinking)

Why are some people more happy than others? It looks like they’ve found what they love to do and have a consistent sense of peace and happiness. They …

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Psychology

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

Social Security

The Left has a post-truth problem too. It’s called comedy.

In the waning days of 2016, liberal late-night hosts took to meeting with their counterparts in the conservative entertainment complex. “The Daily Show’s”<p>Trevor Noahargued with The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren about the nature of race in America; “Full Frontal’s” Samantha Bee interviewed right-wing radio …

Never mind resolutions: a diary is the only thing you need to keep this year

When I was at primary school there was a fad for worry dolls. These tiny knitted figures in Guatemalan costumes lived in a bag under the pillow. You confided your worries – one to each doll – pulled the drawstring tight and slept soundly knowing the dolls were doing the worrying for you.<p>I admired …

Canadian Literature

10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016

While 2016 saw its share of chaos, it also produced some outstanding brain science and psych research. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (and it’s not in any particular order), but is rather a curation of great studies covered here at <i>Neuropsyched</i>. It’s also a preview of things to come in the …

The Brain

Do You Hit Below the Belt When You Fight?

When intimate couples argue, they often challenge one another in punch and counter-punch attacks. As tempers rise and defenses emerge, both partners rapidly stop listening to each other and instead invalidate the other's point of view while simultaneously trying to establish their own. After the …

Positive Thinking

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice — and everyone said the same thing

I think most newlyweds do this — ask for advice, I mean, not s--- the same bed — especially after a few cocktails from the open bar they just paid way too much money for.<p>But, of course, not being satisfied with just a few wise words, I had to take it a step further.<p>See, I have access to hundreds of …

Relationships