Heather Shatzer

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7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying

We all worry, but it can get hamper productivity and your mood if it goes on for too long. Here are seven ways to force yourself to stop worrying.<p>Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and …

Self-help

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Google Docs

5 Reasons You Keep Waking Up at Night

<i>By Kate Bayless, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>It's 2 am and you're wide awake. Again. What's the deal?<p>First of all, understand that waking up in the middle of the night is completely normal and part of our human DNA, says Jose Colon, MD, founder of Paradise Sleep and author of <i>The Sleep …

Dimensions of Personality Types and Ideal Careers For Each

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Employment

The best way to figure out how many hours of sleep you need

Most people need eight hours of sleep, but a small fraction can do with less than six.<p>Ying-Hui Fu, a sleep researcher at the University of California at San Francisco, discovered a gene—called DEC2—associated with people who can get away with less than six hours of sleep without any adverse health …

Sleep

Sleep May Be One of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

The precise role of sleep in animals, including humans, remains unknown. As children, our parents shout at us to get more sleep. As parents, we often find ourselves complaining we don't get enough sleep. And yet, the precise function of sleep remains undetermined, and much of our perception of the …

My Number One Tip For Weight Loss.

The first morning walk of the day from your bedroom to the bathroom can feel like a death march. Not because you need to navigate the shoes scattered across your floor or avoid ramming your shin on the corner of your coffee table in a dark sleepy haze, but at the end of the hazardous path, your …

7 Subtle and Slightly Bizarre Signs You Need More Sleep

Turns out we could all use a little more shut-eye: Four in 10 Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. As a result, we’re …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

3 ways to hack your brain & crush your goals

Do you ever set an audacious goal you’re really excited about but find yourself over it in just a few days?<p>Don’t worry, we are all guilty of this to some degree. The problem is that many of us rely on sheer willpower to get us through the hard times, we think if we just try harder we can succeed. …

The Number One Relationship Problem, According to Therapists

<b>What couples fight about behind closed doors -- and how to address it.</b><p><i>By Casey Lewis</i>, SELF<p><i>(Illustration: Donald Robertson)</i><p>Studies have shown that sex and money are two of the leading causes for divorce, but statistics don't always tell the whole story. We reached out to a handful of top …

Getting More Sleep, and Sticking With It

Life's better with a little more sleep. We know this from research, popular press, and our own experience (if we're paying attention). It seems every day we're hearing the role sleep plays in disease, aging, cognitive functioning... yet, knowing we need more sleep isn't the same as actually getting …

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present?<p>Technically, yes, but for so many of us, we are only 10 percent here.<p>We are really living in our minds. We exist from day-to-day in a dream-like state where we're not really connected to the world …

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe

Can we all just stop?<p>Mental illness stigma can lead to a multitude of false beliefs -- and it's about time to set the record straight. Negative stereotypes create a lot of misconceptions, which further alienate people in a community that already feels isolated.<p>The many fallacies that surround …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Emotional Intelligence

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>It’s hot out there.<p>30 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Skincare<p>It's time to look past the gender binary labels, bro.<p>By Adam Hurly9 hours agoView …

9 things mentally strong people do to manage stress

That's why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.<p>We spoke with psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," to find out the best way to approach stress management.<p>Here are nine things mentally strong people do to keep stress from taking …

Suicide-risk behaviour patterns identified - study

<b>Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study has found.</b><p>Research by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) concluded that the behaviour patterns "precede many suicide attempts".<p>The study said …

10 Great Hacks To Make You Sleep Better

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Johan Larson/Shutterstock<p>4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety<p>By | Posted Aug 27th, 2015 @ 8:41pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Feelings of panic, …

Mindfulness

Couples in lasting relationships share one important trait

But now we know something else: sharing giggles with a romantic partner keeps the lovey-dovey feelings going, according to a study published in the journal Personal Relationships.<p>Laura Kurtz, a social psychologist from the University of North Carolina, has long been fascinated by the idea of shared …

Peach Pie

Combine 2 1/2 pounds peach wedges with 3/4 cup light brown sugar, the juice of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla …

This Is Why Extroverted Introverts Make Great Partners

Being an extroverted introvert is becoming an increasing phenomenon. They are fun, pumped up and could be interesting people to be with. Celebrities …

Is Mindfulness Meditation Safe?

There has been some growing concern recently about the safety of mindfulness meditation. Some claim that the practice can have severe side effects, …

Only Sensitive People Can Understand These 10 Things

Sensitive people are loving, caring individuals; almost to a fault. Treat them kindly and you'll have a compassionate friend for life.