Melissa Nickerson

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Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

Immune System

26 of the best (ever) DIY tips!

DIY home improvement is fantastic because anybody, with any skill set, can have a go and there will be one or two projects that work wonderfully …

DIY

Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom, Says Science

Science says kids get their smarts from mom as women everywhere nod vigorously<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, studies show that children inherit their …

Parenting

Marriage Therapists Say These 6 Things Can Slowly Kill A Marriage

<i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>Forget about infidelity or lying to your spouse about your finances: there are other, less-talked behaviors that are just as destructive to a marriage ― and you and your partner are probably …

Relationships

How One Simple Phrase Can Defuse A Relationship Crisis

My husband came home from work the other day, completely stressed out. After a five-minute rant about how nuts his day was, he paused and I said the simple phrase, “How can I help?” Almost instantly, he visibly relaxed, said he just wanted to talk, apologized for getting worked up, and grabbed a …

5 Bad Habits That You Need to Ditch Right Now

These poor habits can limit your success--and make you less likeable. Kick them to the curb and see what happens!<p>The longer I work with entrepreneurs, the more certain I am that the ability to succeed isn't strictly dictated by skill, creativity, and intellect. Things like integrity and personal …

Self-improvement

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

Mindfulness

Do you feel tired, stressed and depressed? Expert reveals the 9 easy ways to feel calm and content using mindfulness

• <b>Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and spiritual leader</b>• <b><br>He claims mindfulness can help us relax and improve our wellbeing</b>• <b><br>This teaches us to</b> …

Mindfulness

10 Signs You Are Married to Someone with a Personality Disorder | The Exhausted Woman

It is hard to remember a time when the marriage was tranquil. Rather, each year brings more drama, intensity, frustration, distance, and hostility. …

This Is Why Moms Need A Break, Dammit

Constance Hall explains why moms can always use a break<p>It’s so easy for moms to forget that they’re people too and as such, deserving of the …

Motherhood

House Passes Most Significant Mental Health Reform Bill in Decades

Last week, the House of Representatives almost unanimously passed one of the most significant bills targeting mental health reform since 1963, but mental health advocates say this notable victory is only the tip of the iceberg.<p>The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act that passed in the …

Mental Health

How having kids can ruin your romantic relationship

Lots of women look forward to motherhood -- getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond …

Parenting

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

Workouts

The 5-Minute Morning Routine to Feel Better All Day

You might not be able to do anything about the 10 hours per day you spend hunched over a laptop. But spending just five minutes every morning with …

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?

Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep cannot only ruin a child's day, but his/her Mom's, Dad's and teacher's day as well. The effects of poor sleep are especially heightened in children who …

Living with social anxiety disorder (and how it differs from shyness) - Health - ABC News

In her darkest days, when her social anxiety was at its worst, Liz Trillia was a prisoner in her own home.<p>She had become so afraid of meeting people, …

Depression

Why You Can't 'Self-Help' Your Way To Happiness

Thirty years ago, I went to see a very old and highly revered Chinese doctor. One of the first things he said to me was, "I don't deal with disease; I deal with health."<p>In Western culture, self-help is often talked about as though it offers cures to what is inherently wrong with you. But if we take …

Happiness

13 Tell signs of a Narcissist that you should be aware of

Most people think a narcissist is simply someone egotistical and arrogant. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a narcissist, you know how painful it …

Self-help

10 Daily Habits Holding You Back From Success

There’s no such thing as an overnight success. All the successful people you admire achieved their success by making daily choices. Some of those …

Self-improvement

10 Motivational Books You Must Read To Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills aren’t learnt in a day; it takes time and experience to understand and develop those skills and project them in your professional …

I have to learn to care for my suicidal teen with limits but without fear

I am a good enough mother. I know that because my son’s psychiatrist told me so last week, as she explained bell curves and Skinner’s theories, and said that suicidal thoughts are normal. Forty percent of teenagers have them, she said, and it’s only verbalizing these thoughts that pushes my son out …

Parenting

Study: Long-Term Couples Share What Keeps Their Relationship Strong

When you think about the times when you're most happy in your relationship, you might picture sharing an inside joke or doing something together that you both love. At least those were the most popular answers among the 5,000 people surveyed by Dr. Meg John Barker and Professor Jacqui Gabb, authors …

14 Dollar Store Buys That Can Organize Your Entire Home

What Married Men and Women Want You to Know

When it comes to marriage advice and the inside scoop, it's best to ask people in-the-know. So we turned to married couples to ask them what they think you need to know — and what you should expect — when you commit your life to someone else.<p>"When you go into marriage, the first thing you need to …

How To Finally Stop Procrastinating (For Real This Time)

Your brain has a neocortex and a limbic system, and sometimes they fight. Here’s how to get them to play nice.<p>Think about all the stuff you’ve been putting off—really, go ahead. Chances are you’ve been putting off thinking about the stuff you’ve been putting off, right? It’s not that you don’t …

Outsourcing

How to Profile a Narcissist With One Simple Question

Have you ever wondered whether someone you know, perhaps a friend, a colleague, or even a close family member, is a narcissist? How would you find …

Psychology

7 Counter-Intuitive Insights On How To Get Things Done

In business, the only thing that counts is results, not how hard people work or how many hours they put in. Have you noticed in your startup or around your office that some people are always at work and busy, but others seems to consistently get more done? Studies of software teams, for example, …

Time Management

Do You Avoid Arguing With Your Partner? Why Keeping Quiet May Harm Your Relationship

A lot of couples might keep it to themselves when they're mad at each other because they're scared of starting potentially relationship-threatening arguments. But a new study has found that avoiding these conversations is actually <i>more</i> likely to do a relationship in.<p>The survey, conducted by <i>Crucial</i> …