Jill Aalderks

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The 5 most common relationship problems, according to therapists

Show me a couple that never squabbles over unwashed dishes, lets frustration fester, or goes to bed angry, and I’ll show you a couple of liars. Not …

16 Secrets To Staying In That Honeymoon Phase Your Whole Life

In November this year my wife Jessie and I will celebrate five years of marriage.<p>I'm lucky to be able to say it really has been the most amazing five …

I Used a Happiness Planner for 100 Days and This Is What Happened

There’s only one person on earth who could give me a happiness planner without insulting me, and that’s my best friend. She knows I’ve always …

Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation

New technology and an increased focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have led to a greater understanding of the complexity of the brain. Instead of focusing on single chemical neurotransmitters affecting cognition and behavior, mental health research has …

18 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Depression

Depression is something a lot of us take lightly. Mental health isn’t given as much importance in India as it should, and that needs to change. …

How Having Life Purpose Might Help Your Brain

Finding your purpose in life may give you more than just a sense of fulfillment — it may also give you better brain health.Friday, March 20, 2015 - …

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The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

The War on Psychiatric Diagnosis

One of the first psychotic patients I treated during my residency was a middle-aged man who was burrowing through the wall of his room. Yes, I mean …

Mental Health

8 Amazing Traits All Introverts Have that They Probably Never Realized

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

9 Signs You're In An Introvert-Extrovert Relationship

In spite of their differences, introverts and extroverts make great romantic partners. Perhaps it's a case of opposites attracting -- what one partner lacks, the other more than makes up for. They balance each other out.<p>"Extroverts report that introverts give them permission to explore their …

Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning

An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge.<p>The …

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Psychology

Robert Durst is not a “true psychopath,” but childhood trauma could provide answers

We talk to an expert witness about the bizarre case of the millionaire murder suspect at the center of “The Jinx”<p>Making sense of the senseless is James Garbarino’s job. His 20 years of experience as an expert witness in murder trials requires that he interview people responsible for often horrific …

36 Simple Ways To Quiet Your Anxiety

These ideas might help you find some peace the next time your mind and heart start racing.<p>Also see what commenters had to say on these two Facebook posts: here and here.<p>For more information about anxiety and depression, including how to find help, visit the websites for the American Psychological …

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The Physiology and Psychology of Pain

Pick up any newspaper and pore over it. Not only are nations at war but communities in the same country are fighting amongst themselves. People are …