Melissa McKnight, LCSW, LICSW

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Following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer's

Mike and Carol Daly have been married for 53 years. Like more than five million American families, they're dealing with dementia. Carol has been …

Alzheimer's Disease

Baked Pasta Dishes

These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz's perfect mac and cheese, easy ravioli lasagna and cheesy baked rigatoni.

Gina Miller to write 'rallying cry' memoir, Rise

Brexit legal challenger to write book about struggles in her work and personal life, as well as ‘offering guidance and confidence to women in particular’<p>Inspired by Maya Angelou’s “tone of defiance in the face of increasing hostility, hate and defamation” in the classic poem Still I Rise, …

Hiking in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah

It could take months to explore everything that Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument has to offer. 1.9 million acres is a lot to cover and a …

The Dangerous Rise Of Unproductive Entrepreneurship

For many years now, we've talked about Andy Kessler's concept of political entrepreneurs vs. market entrepreneurs. In Kessler's telling, market …

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

Entrepreneurship

What science can reveal about the psychological profiles of terrorists

But when we learn that they were seemingly normal individuals with families and jobs, it's hard not to wonder about how their minds really work.<p>The search for a terrorist "personality" or "mindset" dominated psychological research in the 1970s and 1980s and remains a significant area for research …

A psychologist explains why changing your life isn’t as hard as you think

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly two years ago, she was devastated. In her new book <i>Option B,</i> coauthored with organizational psychologist Adam Grant, Sandberg recounts her process of discovering resilience in the face of loss and upheaval.<p>The story of Sandberg—Facebook’s chief …

Psychology

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

Depression

These Illustrations Show What It's Like To Live With Schizophrenia

Talk about powerful insight.<p>It’s hard to walk in the shoes of someone with a serious mental health condition, but art can play a major role in bridging the divide.<p>Kate Fenner, an 18-year-old artist, tapped into this exact creative process in order to better explain how her schizophrenia diagnosis …

Advancing Wellbeing Seminar Series: Jeffrey Girard

The Frontiers Where Psychology Meets Affective Computing<p>Researchers from different fields often have very different goals, methods, and expectations …

How do traumatic childhood experiences affect adults? - Scope

During my two years off from medical school, I've been volunteering as a court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. And …

'I Was Diagnosed With Autism As An Adult—Here's What It's Like'

"I knew I had this beautiful way of experiencing the world, but I also knew that I was a little bit alone in experiencing it that way."<p>I started to realize that I was different from other people in middle school. That’s a tough time for a lot of kids, but I felt a clear shift — like I couldn’t …

Diagnosing Depression

Speaking to patients about depression is difficult because the word depression is used in different ways. One commonly speaks of being depressed when …

Depression

Living with mania is one of the toughest parts of having bipolar disorder

<b>For me, mania is the worst part of living with bipolar disorder.</b><p>For anyone who isn’t aware of what bipolar disorder is, it’s a condition that affects …

Does Your Boss Have Emotional Intelligence? Here Are 4 Ways to Truly Know

If your boss is faking these behaviors, he's the greatest actor since Tom Hanks.<p>Ever wonder whether your boss has a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ)? To really find out, you'd need to measure your boss's current emotional competencies against the set standard of those prolific bosses that …

Emotional Intelligence

Depression may be biggest cause of lost productivity with sinus problems

(Reuters Health) - - Pain and other symptoms of chronic sinus problems might cause sufferers to miss work or school but depression is their biggest source of lost productivity, a small study suggests.<p>A woman holds the antidepressant drug Prozac, also known as fluoxetine, in Leicester, central …

Sinusitis

The dark psychology of dehumanization, explained

As anti-Muslim rhetoric increases under Trump, more Americans are seeing Muslims as less than human.<p>You can think of human psychology as a series of overlapping mental programs. One program identifies faces as individuals we recognize. Another is working memory, which allows us to make quick …

Religion

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Meditation

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this …

Business Strategy

This Is the Easiest Way to Diffuse an Argument, According to Psychologists

It's when we're in the middle of an argument that we're least likely to turn to problem-solving strategies—seeking compromise, taking the other …

13 Healthy New Year's Resolution Ideas to Try in 2018

Ah, New Year’s resolutions. Those things you embark upon with such gusto on January 1, determined that this. Will. Be. The. Year. Then, as always, …

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that …

Mindfulness

Can men and women be "just friends"? A study looks into platonic relationships

A recent study in the journal <i>Evolutionary Psychological Science</i> reveals that heterosexual men and women may view opposite-sex friends differently …

Sexuality

19 Gifts For People Who Can't Stop Crafting

Can't stop, won't stop.

Brazil's 12-Year-Old MC Soffia Fights Racism with Rap

<i>Tween rapper MC Soffia, breakout star of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, may sing about dolls and dreadlocks, but her message to young black girls in Brazil is serious: “When a black person suffers, we all suffer.”</i><p>Sporting shocking-pink dreadlocks, a black sparkly catsuit and a giant bow, …

Fly to Paris on American Next Summer for Only ~$450

Related Articles<p>This is a great sale for summer European flights. You can fly to Paris from New York for only ~$450 on American Airlines.<p>Valid for …

Mental health center’s new house for youth is the “cool” version of a mental health clinic

At the community mental health center east of downtown, people scheduled for therapy appointments stamp out cigarette butts on the sidewalk after a …

'Work Martyrs'? 4 Things You Need to Know and How to Retrain Them.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The romanticized image of workaholics is hurting company culture. These "work martyrs" -- employees who don’t use their paid time off (PTO) and exhibit work habits that may be detrimental to their health -- are unfortunately …

The Workplace