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The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

7 Toxic Phrases Parents Need to Stop Saying to Their Sons

"Boys will be boys"<p>Parents say a lot of words to their kids. That’s the job, after all — to tell them things, to teach them lessons, to prepare them, …

Sexual Harassment

Introverts’ and Extroverts’ Brains Really Are Different, According to Science

You’re not imagining it. That extrovert who seems so different from you? It’s because his <i>brain</i> is different.<p>Introverts Are Sensitive to Dopamine<p>Why …

Why Introverts and Extroverts Are Different: The Science

I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying …

How to make the perfect afternoon tea scones

What is an afternoon tea without scones? Adorned with cream and jam they really are an integral part of a proper British cream tea.<p>The big question, …

8 Reasons Why a Gentle Approach to Discipline Works Best with a Highly Sensitive Child

“<b>O</b>pen your mouth so I can clean your teeth properly,” I say to my son.<p>“I AM!” my four year old shouts back at me.<p>It’s the tail end of a discussion we …

Constantly Getting Defensive? Here's Your 4-Step Solution

If anyone has ever suggested you might be a defensive person and you listened to this criticism out of curiosity and then began to observe your …

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

Fairy Tale Turned Nightmare: The Narcissist in Prince Clothing

One of my favorite movies as a young girl was <i>Cinderella</i>. Before I possessed the ability to think with too much reason or logic, I could imagine no …

My top three strategies for dyslexic children

Find Out What Pineapples Can Do To Your Breasts...You Might Me Surprised

Many women feel insecure about their breasts sagging as they age despite knowing it’s a common phenomenon of the aging process. Some ways people slow …

7 Ways to Help an Angry Child

It's tough to know how to help an angry child. But some children—despite their small size—seem to have an endless supply of anger buried inside …

Too many people die from strokes because treatment is delayed

By Kevin Sheth<p>Recently, I cared for an 82-year-old grandfather who was having some trouble opening a jar of jelly. Twenty minutes later, the fork he was using fell out of his hand. Feeling tired, he lay down, and on waking four hours later, he and his wife discovered that his arm was flaccid. …

Medicine

10 Little-Known Uses for Vicks VapoRub

While many medical treatments from the early 1900s have been vehemently debunked, a handful have managed to stand the test of time. At the top of …

How Couples Misunderstand Each Other

A heart-breaking experience of counseling couples is seeing good people suffer due to the entirely avoidable <i>illusion of sameness.</i><p>In the illusion of …

Psychology

What to Know About Taking Melatonin Supplements to Improve Your Sleep

There are few things more frustrating than being wide awake when all you want to do is sleep — especially when it’s a regular occurrence. But what can you do about it? If you’ve ever Googled it, you likely encountered a never-ending supply of solutions that people swear by, including behavioral …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Language

Why You Should Add Baking Soda to Latex Paint

If you love the soft, vintage, matte look of chalk paint but don't love the price — $40/pint! — consider making your own. With just latex paint …

16 Quotes Highly Sensitive People Will Instantly Relate To

Highly sensitive people (HSPs) are hyper-aware of subtleties in their environment. Their sensitivity gives them an incredible advantage, but it also …

Teacher Tip: My “Go To” Calming Technique for Overstimulated Kids

There are many techniques out there to help kids calm down. But my “go to” calming technique—especially for kids who are overstimulated or …

Disability

Stealth Dyslexia: How Some Dyslexic Students Escape Detection

Recently, <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine published an interview with Fumiko Hoeft, one of the world’s top dyslexia researchers. Hoeft (pronounced <i>HAYfft</i>) is a …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

How to stop catastrophising – an expert’s guide

A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positively<p>Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and …

Psychology

I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

Relationships

How to deal with your emotions and take control of your life

Mark Manson, the author of 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," explains how to better handle our emotions. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Mark Manson</b><b>:</b> My name is Mark Manson. I am the New York Times best-selling author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck."<p>How do I control my …

A private letter from Darwin detailing his doubts about God just sold at auction for $125,000 — here's what he wrote

When Darwin published "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" in 1859, many people saw the book as an attack on religion. How could the world have been created in seven days if the evolution of living creatures on Earth took place over hundreds of thousands of years, as Darwin …

Nobel Prize

13 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Entire Life in 2018

This curated post is authored by Elle Kaplan, Founder & CEO,The post 13 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Entire Life in 2018 appeared first …

Self-improvement

Are Toward and Towards Different?

Is that car hurtling toward you or towards you? Are you looking toward or towards a fulfilling retirement? While the meaning of “toward” and …

If You Believe The Data, Having Kids Is A Terrible Idea

From the 1950s to present day, studies have shown that having a baby is worse for your happiness than divorce or unemployment, that children weaken …

Portrait of an INFJ

As an INFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via intuition. Your secondary mode is external, …