George Howson

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4 Coping Strategies You Can Use When You're Feeling Overwhelmed At Work

I’ve reached a point in my career where I have a number of different business interests, all of which demand my time and attention.<p>At any given point right now, I find myself engaged in running my company, BodeTree, fulfilling my duties as a Partner at our venture investment business, BT Ventures, …

Self-help

How to be happier in just one minute

When you're feeling stressed, frustrated, dissatisfied, ask yourself this: am I thinking about what's wrong? Or what's right? The answer to this question is very important. And your happiness depends on it...<p>So much of our lives are spent finding fault - with ourselves, our lives, with others. …

Happiness

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Leadership

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

Stop Calling Dopamine the 'Pleasure Chemical'

Dopamine is one of the most hyped brain chemicals, supposedly linked to everything from sex to gambling. It's common to read, as Business Insider …

Neuroscience

What is ASMR? That Good Tingly Feeling No One Can Explain

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a tingling feeling on your scalp and brain that slowly moves down your neck and spine. Many find these triggers pleasurable and relaxing, but, what does ASMR mean, and why do people like it so much?<p>If you're like me, you have no idea what's going on …

Neurology

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Coffee

People with depression use language differently - here are the signs someone might need support

Scientists have long tried to pin down a link between depression and language, technology is helping us get a full picture<p>From the way you move and …

9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

The Best Sex Positions For Valentine's Day 2018

Valentine's Day is supposed to be all about the romance, but that doesn't mean it can't be sexy AF too. The great thing is that even if you don't …

This 5-Minute Mistake Can Literally Cut 7 Years From Your Life, According to Science

Two studies, impressive results. And yet people do it literally every day.<p>You may have seen tobacco giant Philip Morris's claim that it wants to top selling cigarettes.<p>If so, they'll be leaving a business that leads a full 15 percent of Americans to engage in a simple, self-destructive habit that …

University of London

What to Know About Ayahuasca, the Hallucinogen That Blows Your Mind and Makes You Puke Your Guts Out

People all over the world are traveling to the heart of the Amazon to take ayahuasca— and they claim it can totally change your life<p>The first thing you should know about drinking ayahuasca is that it’s going to make you puke your brains out. That's usually the first thing that anyone who has ever …

Trials confirm the use of psilocybin for depression without the "dulling" effects of traditional antidepressants

The prohibition on psychedelics was memorably described as "the worst case of scientific censorship since the Catholic Church banned the works of …

Magic Mushrooms

Scientists think they've found the first noticeable symptom of Alzheimer's

This early sign could help doctors detect the disease sooner<p>A recent study has revealed that anxiety in older adults could be an early sign of …

Personality disorder patients 'let down' by system

<b>It is a medical disorder that cuts life expectancy by almost 20 years, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP), afflicts more people than cancer and costs the country around £11bn a year.</b><p>But most of us know next to nothing about it. Some question whether the illness even …

How to stop catastrophising – an expert’s guide

A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positively<p>Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and …

Psychology

Seven men open up about what it’s like to have depression

Men are struggling with mental illness in silence, dealing with mental disorders in self-destructive ways. That needs to change.<p>They’re nearly three …

Mindfulness can lead to selfishness, warns psychiatry expert

Mindfulness has grown in popularity as people search for meaning in life.<p>But doing it alone could actually make you more selfish, an expert at the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.<p>Dr Alison Gray, chair of the spirituality special interest group at the College, which advises psychiatrists …

On a bad day, someone with Borderline Personality Disorder could experience symptoms similar to schizophrenia

<b>I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in my early 20s.</b><p>BPD is a complex mental illness with many different symptoms that differ …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships

Why '2-minute mornings' might be more effective than New Year's resolutions

Neil Pasricha would like to see the end of New Year’s resolutions.<p>The motivational speaker and bestselling author of “The Book of Awesome” and “The …

Schadenfreude

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Books

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

How to Seize the Day

Are you tired of waking up and starting your day in a low mood at best? Are you allowing negative thoughts and emotions to dictate the tone of the …

Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety by 65 Percent (Listen)

<b>(TMU)</b> Anxiety — that feeling of dread, fear, worry and panic — is certainly nothing new. Hippocrates wrote about it in the fourth century BCE. As did …

Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

From fires and hurricanes, to confrontational politics — with all that's been going on, it's no wonder the American Psychological Association found an increase in Americans' stress levels over the last year.<p>Our constant checking of smartphones — with the bombardment of news and social media — can …

Mindfulness

Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

When I mentioned to a friend that my baseline neurosis has evolved from daily stress into anxiety, her response was – "Go for a float!"<p>A float?<p>Yes — spend an hour in a dark, soundproof room floating in a body-temperature warm pool. "The heavy salt concentration does the work for you," my friend …

University of Oklahoma