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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

Yes, you can recover from depression. I know because I did

For about 10 years following my initial diagnosis of depression, I was mired in a cycle of sadness and the unbridled, reckless actions that helped me …

Mental Health

9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness” — that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, …

Happiness

Is Your Brain Being "Hijacked" by Stress and Anxiety? Here's How to Know For Sure

<i>Your brain should not be your own worst enemy, but stress and anxiety can often make this the case. If you're constantly stressing about even the least worrisome things, Cheryl Gerson at YourTango lists ways to calm your mind and ease the vicious mental cycle of rumination.</i><p><b>You don't have to be a</b> …

Mindfulness

Don't Waste Your Time Worrying About What's Unlikely To Come True

Think about how much time you spend fretting about what might happen. Those deer-in-the-headlights moments are not only agonizing but they are profoundly unproductive. With each minute you spend in a state of worry, you’re robbing yourself of the opportunity to contribute to your own success and …

The No. 1 Mistake People Make When Handling Tough Conversations

No one enjoys difficult discussions, but if you want them to actually be helpful to your team, you're gonna need to lose the teleprompter.<p>I hardly have to tell you that the role of a leader is an important one. You're responsible for guiding and motivating your team to achieve its goals, and when …

Why 'sorry' can be a toxic word — and what to say instead

• <b>You may say "sorry" too much.</b>• <b><br>Apologising is a powerful thing when it's appropriate, but many people fall into the bad habit of apologising for simply</b> …

Self-help

The App That Could Save Your Life: anxietyhelper for Mental Health

The developer of anxietyhelper, Amanda Southworth, was one of the recipients of Apple’s WWDC scholarship program this year. Her main focus is on helping people, and both of the apps she’s created so far have already done this. anxietyhelper is a mental health toolkit that provides easy-to-access …

This is how to deal with passive aggressive people

We’ve all dealt with it. The subtle manipulations. Always angling to get what they want, but still looking like a little angel. Making you feel like …

Self-help

7 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Financial Successful

How allowance and other methods can teach the importance of being financially savvy.<p>If you're a parent, you know the challenges that come with raising children. It's a fulltime job trying to teach your kids to be honest, responsible, to value hard work and, at the same time, encouraging them to be …

Taming the Anxiety Beast: 6 Tried and True Books

Anxiety is ubiquitous in our modern world. Here are some resources to lean on.<p>Anxiety has been cited as the number one mental health issue in North America. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that anxiety disorders impact 18.1 percent of adults in the United States, while an …

How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life

“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.” — Will Durant<p>“Mother, what is water?” — asked the baby fish<p>“Water is what you swim …

Self-help

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

10 Ways To De-Escalate An Argument, If You’re A Sensitive Person

Honestly, getting into an argument isn't fun for anyone. But if you're sensitive, even a tiny fight with a friend can feel like the end of the world. …

Scientists discover a new type of depression, paving the way for new treatments

Rising depression rates are at the forefront of mental-health-related discussions right now, particularly in light of Kate Spade and Anthony …

Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town at 40: How the iconic album cover was made

There’s a tortured simplicity to the cover of Bruce Springsteen’s <i>Darkness on the Edge of Town</i>. Standing there is not Bruce Springsteen, the joyful …

Short on Time? Grab a Pair of Dumbbells For This Fat-Blasting Full-Body Workout

If you're on your way home from work and you just don't feel like doing an hour-long group fitness class, we've got the answer. Either set up in your …

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Using Photos to Shine a Light on PTSD

My name is Connar L’Ecuyer, and one of my main ongoing projects is photographing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, in military vets and first …

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Motivation

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

What Not To Say to Someone with Panic Disorder

It can be difficult to understand what it is like to live with panic disorder. You may find it hard to relate to anxiety and panic attacks if you …

Dotdash

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Health

How to worry less, ease anxiety and tame toxic thoughts

The average person spends almost 80 percent of the time focused on regret about the past or anxiety about the future. How to get a handle on your worries.<p>Life would be so much different without a wall of worry in the way.<p>May is Mental Health Awareness Month, bringing attention to the one in five …

How to Stay Positive When Everyone Around You Is Negative

It's so easy to end up in a bad mood when someone close to you is feeling down. Being there for our friends, family, and partners when they're going …

Panic Attacks Are Universal Because All Humans Evolved to Feel Fear

Panic attacks are part of the human experience, but what triggers them is personal.<p>They can begin suddenly and peak quickly, with their signature …

How To Handle Uncertainty

Handling anxiety, stress and uncertainty is incredibly difficult for most people, and often can really deflate morale and productivity. It’s frustrating, to feel like you’re lost and to not know where to begin to get your life back under control. Here are a few steps you can take to help calm your …

Self-help

6 Ways to Manage Intense Emotions in PTSD

Managing intense emotions in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important part of treatment. When people have PTSD, they are likely going to …

12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

Happiness