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The Best Board Games for Young Kids

Games to break out for your 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds.<p>Whether you’re trying to pass a rainy weekend or find a quiet activity during your child’s …

Kids

15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Self-improvement

Good Negative Qualities to Say During an Interview

Getting asked what your weaknesses are is never easy, but with a little research and practice, you'll be prepared.<p>This story originally appeared on Glassdoor<p>You’ve got an interview at an awesome company, and you’re eagerly waiting to tell them why you’re so excited about working with them. During …

Employment

Anxiety in Adults With ADHD

Many adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also struggle with impairing anxiety. Sometimes this anxiety develops as a result of …

ADHD

7 Brilliant Mental Tips To Prevent You From Overreacting In Any Situation

When something happens that gets your blood boiling, it's hard not to give in to your first instinct and react emotionally — but nothing feels worse …

Self-help

What Helps When You’re Suicidal - From Those Who Have Been There

Real-world advice if you're experiencing suicidal thoughts - or supporting someone who is.<p>New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the OECD. This week, VICE spoke to three young women who survived suicidal ideation about their experiences, what being suicidal was like, how they managed to …

Mental Health

This Common Mineral Has Been Used to Treat Acne Since the '40s

Zinc is a power player in the mineral world. It boosts your immune system, aids in brain development and memory retention, and prevents cellular …

Skin Care

Why Chasing Happiness Might Be Making You Miserable

TIME Guide to Happiness<p>Search<p>Happiness Guide<p>Get Happy in Life<p>Get Happy at Work<p>Get Happy at Home<p>Happiness Guide<p>Get Happy in Life<p>Get Happy at Work<p>Get …

Happiness

How the story you tell about yourself affects your life

<b>We’ve all created our own personal histories, marked by highs and lows, that we share with the world — and we can shape them to live with more</b> …

Teachers 'need more training on childhood trauma’

A children’s charity has called for teachers to receive more training in how to support children who have experienced trauma.<p>A survey by Barnardo’s …

5 Habits That Make You Stand Out at Work

As a successful professional who always meets her deadlines and never misses the opportunity to celebrate a coworker’s birthday (because cookies), …

Babysitting

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

Pedagogy

Experts Reveal 7 Simple Life Changes To Boost Self-Esteem

Self-esteem: confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.<p>~ Oxford English Dictionaries<p><b>What is Self-Esteem? Why is it Important?</b><p>In short, …

Study: Men Remain Single Because Their Social Skills Have Not Evolved To Meet Today’s Standards

In the past, men did not have to acquire social skills to find a partner, but today they do, University of Nicosia study shows.<p>Men remain single …

Flirting

This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is How Much Exercise You Need To Feel A Bit Less Depressed

A large new study — more than 1.2 million people — suggests that exercise can indeed boost your mood, and that some types may be better than …

Mental Health

Our Spatial Needs

As a child, I marveled at how migrating birds would descend on power lines, each seemingly equidistant from each other, as if they each knew …

Psychology

Your Brain On Drama: What Social Media Means For Your Personal Growth

The field of neuroscience has a decent grasp on many of the ways our brain develops, processes stimuli and reacts to the world around us. But with each passing day, that world becomes noisier, more cluttered and chaotic. The fast paced, 24-hour news cycles, never-ending streams of competing ideas, …

Social Media

How to Use Anxiety to Your Advantage

We think of anxiety as something terrible and awful and wrong. We think it makes us weak and worthless, deficient and defective. And we keep our …

Depression

Merry Go Round Craft with Paper plate- Easy Craft for kids

Make a miniature <b>merry go round craft</b> with paper plates and recycled tissue paper roll. This is a very easy to make craft for younger kids, especially …

Crafting

20+ Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Read People Like Open Books

You have probably wondered how things would be if you could read other people’s minds. Some people use their intuition for this, but if you are not …

15 Body Language Blunders Successful People Never Make

Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to …

Body Language

The 'alarming' reason people are flocking to see doctors with complaints they are 'bursting into tears at the drop of a hat and conflicting with colleagues'

Doctors are having to prescribe sleep to people who are under the impression that they're suffering from severe medical conditions.<p>An alarming amount …

Sydney

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

George Michael

5 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking

We’ve all fallen victim to the negative voices in our heads before. Sometimes, it’s self-doubt about our abilities at work that come creeping in, …

The neuroscience of pessimism: Why some people always focus on the negative

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Some people seem to inherently focus on the negative when faced with a …

Neuroscience

8 Alternative Mental Health Therapies, Explained

How to find relief with art therapy, music therapy, and more alternative treatments<p>Scoot over, Dr. Freud. A variety of alternative therapies are …

Art therapy may be the most effective treatment for dementia

DEDHAM — Carla shook a tambourine, while Dorothy played the xylophone and Leni tapped her palms gently on an African drum. Vivian declined an …