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Are Your Emotions Making You Sick? Science Says Yes

Exploring the cognitive neuroscience of emotion is a widely debated topic among naturopaths and neurologists alike. It’s undeniable that our emotions …

Wellness

13 Things People With Anxiety Want You to Know

For starters, we can’t just stop worrying.<p>We don’t like worrying.<p>It’s a common view that people with an anxiety disorder want to worry. Not so, says …

How to Date When You're Young and Broke

Hint: You'll be doing lots of stuff outdoors.<p>Dating when you're young and broke is inconvenient at best and impossible at worst. Even planning an hour of free fun can be stressful, so extended outings are out of the question. But with a little creativity, it can be done. "Look for fun events you …

Relationships

When a Relationship Makes You Sick

Source: Twinsterphoto/Shutterstock<p>Isolated. Degraded. Manipulated. Threatened. Stalked. And sometimes subject to physical or sexual violence. It’s no …

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

Meditation

How You Treat Servers Reveals Your Personality

“How others treat the CEO says nothing, they say. But how others treat the waiter is like a magical window into the soul.” – Del Jones, USA Today<p>“The …

Psychology

How Having A Big, Inexpensive Wedding Gives You A Happy Marriage

Weddings are big business these days and tend to come with a massive pricetag to boot. It seems that to have your dream wedding you need to break the …

Weddings

How Your Social Media Habits Affect Your Romantic Relationships

Presenting the fear of finding out<p>Dating in the social media age is a blessing and a curse. While there are “plenty of fish in the sea,” available at the tap of your fingers, should you experience a romantic letdown, there’s also more incentive than ever to keep one foot in the social media door, …

6 Vital Pieces Of Relationship Advice If You're The Jealous Type

Jealousy is not a good look.<p>Jealousy can unhinge even the most rational-minded partner.<p>Luckily, with some work and close monitoring of your emotional triggers, you can get a handle on any jealous urges, said Andrea Wachter, a marriage and family therapist in Northern California.<p>"While it's …

My Best Relationship Advice: Safety Enables Adventure

<i>We are designed to take care of one another.</i> Simon Sinek<p>When I started dating my husband, one of the things he asked me on a long beach walk was what I wanted most in life. It was that early stage of getting to know each other when you might make something up to sound intriguing, but I took a risk. …

Teenage boys who show empathy attract 1.8 more female friends than boys who don't

Boys high in cognitive empathy attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than low empathy counterparts, as revealed by a landmark study, …

Empathy

11 Surefire Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

Is There A Happily-Ever-After After The Affair?

<b>Co-Authors</b><p><i>Rajani Venkatraman Levis, MFT is an immigrant therapist of Color who speaks five languages and artfully navigates the intersections of trauma with race, class, ethnicity and other facets of diversity in her writing, teaching and psychotherapy practice. She is a California Licensed</i> …

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Can We Change In Our Relationships?

"Can a person really change?" This is a question I hear a lot when people are talking about struggles in their relationships. They wonder if their partner will ever start being more romantic or stop getting in such bad moods. It's easy to dwell on that which we cannot control, but the truth is …

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Relationships

5 Things to Try Before You Give Up on Your Relationship

It's a pretty common consensus that love takes work. Yet, 80 percent of Americans under 30 believe in a soulmate, the idea that there is one perfect person out there just waiting to be found. Even the expression "falling in love" makes it sound like love is out of our hands -- that it just happens …

Disarm

Why Women Really Leave The Men They Love

<i>By Justice Schanfarber</i><p>As a marriage counselor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there's one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: <i>Women leave men they love</i>.<p>They feel terrible about it. It tears …