Jennifer Coulliette Woodfin

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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising mentally strong kids equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices …

7 Affordable Destinations for Nature Lovers

Love the outdoors but can't afford a big hit to your wallet this summer? Check out these seven destinations that won't break your budget.<p>If you love …

10 Magical J.K. Rowling Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Her advice goes far beyond wizards and witches.<p>While she's most recognized as the writer behind the world's beloved fantasy fiction series Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling's achievements go far beyond wizards, snitches and muggles.<p>Before becoming a successful writer, Rowling was struggling to get …

Exceptional Parents Never Say These 10 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Psychologists know for a fact that childhood plays an important role in shaping one's personality in adolescence and even adulthood. Most parents attest to the difficulty of raising children, and do their best to instill noble values into their children.<p>I'm not a parent. I'll be the first to admit …

Parenting

'Power posing' might not work and 9 other psychology 'facts' that may be wrong

Every now and again a psychology finding is published that immediately grabs the world's attention and refuses to let go - often it's a result with immediate implications for how we can live more happily and peacefully, or it says something profound about human nature. Said finding then enters the …

Anxiety: What You Need to Know About Its Harmful Effects

Currently, more than 40 million adults in the U.S. are affected by <b>anxiety</b>. Despite this high number, only about one third of anxiety-ridden individuals seek treatment for their issues. Those who are untreated are left to deal with harsher, more long-lasting effects and consequences.<p>The mental …

We Finally Know the Differences Between Cat People and Dog People

If you've ever struck up a conversation with a pet-lover, you're well aware that a preference for dogs or an inclination for kitties can make or break a budding relationship—friendly or otherwise. The two camps typically stand apart, but thanks to careful analysis from the all-seeing, all-knowing …

Cat People

Moving Beyond Positive Thinking

Norman Vincent Peale made a career out of it, and we’ve heard for decades how <b>important</b> it is to be a <b>positive thinker</b>. <b>Visualize</b> and <b>expect</b> what it is …

17 cats that couldn’t care less about public opinion

Leave it to us humans to feel conscious about the picture we present to our neighbors. Cats have none of these worries. Nature made them perfect, and …

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier Over Time

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

3 Clues to Help Figure Out if It's the Real Thing

I was recently interviewed by a reporter from <i>Verily Magazine</i> interested in a researcher's take on how long couples should date before getting married.<p>…

19-Week Marathon Walk Training Schedule

When you are training to walk a marathon, you need to build up your long-distance mileage slowly but consistently. Start by building up your base …

Marathons

A happiness researcher has found that there are four keys to a fulfilling job

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees, in order to boost performance?</i> <i>Answer by Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin.</i><p>One way to answer this question is to first get an understanding of …

Can meditation and psychedelics have the same benefits for your mind?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever find yourself worrying about an upcoming situation, even though similar past experiences have worked out fine? Or do you worry about your relationship or finances in a way that is out of proportion with your actual circumstances? These are classic symptoms of anxiety.<p>Anxiety …

Meditation

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Employment

Top 64 Mindfulness And Inspiring Confucius Quotes

Confucius ( born on September 28, 551 BC in Qufu, died in 479 BC, in Qufu, Lu ) was a Chinese politician, teacher, editor, philosopher.<p>In Confucius …

How Can I Combat Tight Shoulders?

<i>A:</i><p>We posed your question to Dr. Kevin Laudner, a kinesiologist at Illinois State University who specializes in shoulders. “There are 20 to 30 muscles around the shoulder,” Laudner says. “I’m guessing there are quite a few that are causing the tightness, and there’s no one stretch that’s gonna get …

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss: 22 Tips and Tricks to Drop Pounds Now

Along with spring's nice weather comes the inevitability of wearing lighter and fewer clothes. This brings about frantic attempts to lose weight.<p>There is only one way of dropping extra pounds - burning more calories than you consume - but how you go about achieving this goal is not exactly rocket …

Weight Loss

10 ways to make it through the day after a terrible night's sleep

Wait a minute—we're supposed to get a good night’s sleep to feel great all day? File that under, "Things we know we're supposed to do that are impossible." The problem isn't <i>wanting</i> to get a good night's sleep, it's actually making it happen. And between work, kids, and, let's face it, the new …

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

11 Amazing National Parks For Thrillseekers

Remote locations, extreme adventures, and jaw-dropping scenery are all things that to be found in the 58 national parks preserved by the National …

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

Meditation