Lisa Kirkwood

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The 5 Stages of Grieving the End of a Relationship

A breakup is a kind of dying — here's how we grieve.<p>Letting go of a bad relationship can be complicated. That’s because the end of a relationship is …

Grieving

Gaming's favorite villain is mental illness, and this needs to stop

One of the most destructive aspects of mental illness is that it is invisible. There is no obvious physical indication that someone is struggling with a mental health concern.<p>They don’t swell up or wear a cast or waste away, evoking the sympathy and understanding of those around them. They sit at …

Neuroscience: Become Immune to Stress | Inc.com

Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences stress at work.<p>According to a recent article in the <i>New York Times</i>, exercising causes …

Neuroscience

If I Did Premarital Counseling, My Marriage May Have Survived

I was never a typical bride: never cared for a big wedding affair, an outrageously expensive dress or a gigantic ring. In fact, the joke between my then-husband and I was that I would have preferred a new computer to an engagement ring!<p>On the other hand, our relationship was typical in many ways: …

Counseling

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …