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15 Mistakes Smart People Make in Retirement

Neglecting to plan for long-term care can be a big threat to your nest egg.<p>Americans make plenty of mistakes when it comes to planning for …

Retirement

10 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Verbal And Emotional Abuse

Abuse encompasses far more than physical and sexual. Who’s to say that one form of abuse is worse than the other. physical and sexual are horrendous. …

Self-help

Identifying and Understanding Emotional Abuse

<i>On this page, we have framed the information about emotional abuse into a scenario involving a romantic relationship, hence the use of the word</i> …

Mental Health

“You are not their punchbag, whether with fists or words.” - Standard Issue

Emotional abuse isn’t always easy to spot – even when it’s happening to you. Therapy helped one writer come to terms with what actually happened in …

Jessica Jones: A Devastatingly Accurate Depiction of Emotional Abuse

In my house, superhero shows are a win-win, and usually a safe bet for a weeknight in. My boyfriend likes the ass kicking scenes, while I am engrossed in the universal human stories they tell -- full of relatable fears, epic true love and inevitable ironies that inspire thought and …

Domestic Violence

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

The Loving Art of Letting Go.

<b>Here’s what happened this morning:</b><p>Meditation completed, I padded out to the kitchen to enjoy a morning tea with Devi.<p>Sunlight filters through the …

9 Reasons Communication Can Go Wrong in Your Relationship

Communication problems are often at the heart of the issues that lead people to my therapy office. Whether it's a parent struggling to "get through" …

Self-help

Anger, Forgiveness, and Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Mahatma Gandhi said, "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." (He also said, "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.")<p>Anger. Revenge. Forgiveness. Hmm. Brings together thoughts about my ex-wife, my ex-business partner, my father, my insurance …

Leadership

Why Drinking a Little Booze Each Day May Be Killing You | Men's Health

But still, I can recall the precise moment I realized I had a drinking problem. It was April 2005. I remember this clearly because our 3-month-old son was in the hospital to undergo a biopsy. Late in the afternoon, facing a second straight sleep-deprived night in a room where tiny IVs hung off my …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Psychology

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Brain

He was found frozen in a snowbank, with no pulse — and he survived | Toronto Star

Don Smith saw the boots first, just the toes, peeking out from a drift of snow along the side of the empty road.<p>He brought his car to a stop, …

Medicine

The Difference Between Dating a Boy and Dating a Real Man

<i>Photo by Rafael Pavarott</i><p>Friends will often come to me for advice. "How do I know if he's <i>the one</i> for me?" "How do I know if he's the guy to settle down with?"<p>For them and for myself, the thought of committing our whole life to one person can be rather unnerving. Because we are at this point in our …

Relationships

What's Wrong With My Relationship? Ask These 7 Questions To Know.

“What’s wrong with my relationship?”<p>I can still remember asking this question over and over again when I was having a really big argument with my …

Space: Where the body ages far more rapidly - yet we don't really know why

As part of NASA's Twins Study, astronaut Scott Kelly has been sent to the International Space Station for a year, while his twin brother Mark has …

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The Surprising Benefit Of Going Through Hard Times

<i>This excerpt is from the new book Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and HuffPost Senior Writer Carolyn Gregoire.</i><p>One of Frida Kahlo’s most famous self-portraits depicts her in a hospital bed naked and bleeding, connected by a web of …

Creativity

Look Ahead: Four Steps to Better Relationships in the New Year

How to meet people, share a hobby, have more sex with your partner and answers to other reader questions<p>It’s the traditional time to think about making our lives healthier and happier. Relationships shouldn’t be neglected on our list of New Year’s resolutions.<p>Readers regularly ask me how to improve …

Online Dating

How Psychology Is Adapting To The World Of Tech

With the increased use of online therapy and wellness-based mobile applications, the field of mental health is following in the path of physical health initiatives in the design of more accessible and convenient platforms.<p>Online programs, such as MassMen.org, allow users to remain anonymous — a …

Mental Health

How the day of the month you are born defines your personality: Numbers that add up to your destiny

• <b>Numerology is a way to predict what's to come in your life using numbers</b>• <b><br>Expert discusses how the day you were born on reflects your character</b>• <b><br>Key also</b> …

Serena Williams

Here's Why It's So Easy To Procrastinate

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