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7 Things People Who Have Social Anxiety Commonly Do

Social anxiety disorder goes beyond being shy or introverted. It involves an extreme fear of social interaction and it interferes with an …

Self-help

Why Our Partners Drive Us Mad: Philosopher Alain de Botton to the Central Foible of the Human Heart and How to Heal It

“We believe we are seeking happiness in love, but what we are really after is familiarity.”<p><i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,”</i> wrote the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh in his treatise on mastering the art of loving. But not knowing how to be loved equally wounds us, …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Can You Buy Zen? Products (Even a Modern Mood Ring!) To Help You Stress Less

We all know that money can't buy us happiness (or can it??), but what about zen? From simple aromatherapy scent pods, to high-tech stress-tracking …

Zen

23 Signs You Grew Up With Depression

Growing up, most of us aren’t taught to look out for signs of depression. So if you’re experiencing it, especially as a teenager, it’s easy to think …

6 Tips For Tackling Holiday Parties When You Have Social Anxiety

You've got this.<p>Social anxiety is more than just being shy. Someone can be so uncomfortable in a situation he or she becomes panicked or frozen.<p>For the 15 million American men and women who do experience the condition, the holidays may feel especially fraught. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New …

Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression. One reason: medical school.

Over the course of Elisabeth Poorman’s first year of medical residency, she went from crying occasionally to tearing up every single day.<p>"I couldn’t sleep even when I had time off," she said of the rapid decline in her mental health in 2013. "I didn’t really have any motivation to do anything when …