Julianna Christo

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Spending time alone isn’t weird or sad — it’s actually healthy

Nadia Ali’s first solo vacation was an accident. She had planned to go with a friend, but after some unexpected events, ended up in Las Vegas almost …

Loneliness

Ancient Humans Knew Incest Was Gross and Built a Safety Net

They put Game of Thrones characters to shame.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Relationships, Romance & Sex<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

Anthropology

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Positive Thinking

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

10 of the best blogs for depression

Depression can make it tough to enjoy life, especially when feelings of despair and hopelessness always persist. Blogs can put you in touch with …

Mental Health

'Side Effects May Include': The Search for an Antidepressant That Works

It's hard to find the right medication for depression when doctors still don't understand the science behind it.<p>TV commercials for prescription drugs follow a familiar pattern. After extolling the lifesaving virtues of the particular drug, the commercial rattles off a laundry list of potential side …

Depression

Inside The 'Hidden Disorder' New Moms Are Afraid To Talk About

Postpartum anxiety is common, crippling and under-recognized.<p>In the weeks leading up to the birth of her first baby three years ago, Kate* was excited and upbeat. She and her husband had been trying to have a child for eight years, and she hoped some of the pain of infertility would ease when she …

Carrick's newsletter: Bitcoin is smoking hot – should you invest?

Bitcoin is a digital currency that has been around since 2009. Transactions involving Bitcoin are made with no bank middleman, and you don't have to use your name. But the really intriguing thing about Bitcoin is the investingaspect. Prices were in the $2,750 (U.S.) range in late June, compared to …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Nonprofits

The 7 books that will transform your sex life

I grew up in the age of unsupervised bedroom internet and Sky TV. But, despite the myriad of information that was available to me, I still learned the majority of what I knew about sex and relationships from books.<p>From Jilly Cooper's upper crust romps to the BDSM of <i>Fifty Shades</i>, sex has long had a …

Books

Physicists Outline 10 Different Dimensions and How You’d Experience Them

Does string theory excite you? Mathematically, it holds up. Aspects about it suggest not one but several different dimensions, ones we’re not …

What Will Happen to Earth in the Next Billion Years?

Even in the best case scenario, humans won't be around for all of it.<p>There isn't one definite answer to what will happen to Earth in the next billion years but rather a grab bag of facts about what may become of our planet, humanity, and our solar system in that unfathomable time. Obviously there …

Universe

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

Happiness

5 things I learned from being in a sexless relationship

When I ended a long term relationship seven years ago, everyone from my parents to the postman wanted to know why. 'We grew apart' was the easy answer, and more palatable than the truth, which was that I'd been trapped for five years in a sexless, house-mate-like living arrangement.<p>A situation that …

Relationships

These Are the Most Crucial Stages of a Relationship, Say Dating Experts

Relationships shift and develop over time—any relationship. The way we relate to our parents, friends, and, yes, our romantic partners, move through …

Magic happens when you combine soy sauce and butter

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>These last few weeks I’ve …

Disease

I Hate Dive Bars (And You Should Too)

<i>Editor's Note: The strong opinions expressed in this story do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Thrillist. It is merely the author's stance,</i> …

What Causes Burnout and How to Overcome It

It’s common to feel tired after a long day at work or to need a holiday after a month-long sprint to finish a new feature. But sadly it’s also common …

Marissa Mayer

5 Communication Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making in Your Relationship

You don’t have to be a relationship expert to know that communication is an important component of a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for …

Best Job In The World? A Company Is Offering Two People The Chance To Travel Europe For 6 Months, All Expenses Paid

Courtesy: Busabout<p>If you love to travel, but especially love to travel for free, the opportunity offered by Busabout may be just for you! The company …

Your Life Begins Again Only When You Learn To Truly Let Go

Every single one of us has been through that one moment in our life. That defining moment that changes who we are, when you think life couldn’t …

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

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People are making themselves miserable by trying too hard to be happy

In the wake of global events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, it’s hard for a lot of people to feel happy right now. And according to psychology, we shouldn’t try to fight it.<p>A growing body of research suggests that striving for happiness as an end in itself can be self-defeating. In fact, …

Happiness

8 Habits of Considerate People

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said, "Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax." It's true. Being kind and considerate softens people and makes them malleable to your way of thinking.<p>But I see another meaning there, too. I think he's also saying that being considerate of others is …

Self-improvement

How To Stop Being Lazy And Increase Your Productivity

3Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>If you are a student with a homework assignment, a parent with a home project, or a CEO with an important meeting to prepare …

Procrastination