Monika Hopkins

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Dying cancer patients left to 'face the abyss alone' amid nurse shortages

Women with incurable breast cancer are being abandoned to "face the abyss" alone because almost half of hospitals don't have specialist nurses, a new report warns.<p>The first ever study of provision of specialist nursing for incurable breast cancer found the vast majority of NHS trusts and health …

Work-Life Balance: 9 Reasons It Can Be Hard to Come By

I have a tendency to drown myself in work, but the problem is not the job I'm in. It's me.<p><i>Why is it tough to get work-life balance? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dushka Zapata,</b> …

Work-life Balance

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

Android News

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

How to Break Your Procrastination Habit and Get Real Work Done

Do you ever wake up in the morning and say, “Today, I am going to spend the day in reactive mode — running around putting out fires, constantly …

Want to Be More Likable? 11 Ways Polite and Courteous People Build Great Relationships

Good manners aren't just good business; they also make an outstanding first -- and lasting -- impression.<p>We all like to be around people who are extremely charismatic. (And while you might not think so, charisma can definitely be developed.) We all like to be around people who are extremely …

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

10 Money Quotes That Can Help You Get Rich

Image source: Pixabay.<p>There are many different ways to learn important things, such as learning things the hard way -- by trying and doing and sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing. Another way is to learn from others. After all, lots of smart people have pursued the same goals as you, such as …

Forget Your Ps; Mind the Four Ms of Marketing

Fifty-six years ago, E. Jerome McCarthy conceived the 4Ps of marketing: Product, price, place and promotion.<p>Today, product is still the starting …

An Expert Explains Why You Feel So Lonely All the Time

Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.<p>We're living in what you might call an epidemic of loneliness. Recent research has shown that many of the people we feel close to probably don't reciprocate the feeling. Millions …

Am I the Reason My Partner Can't Get an Erection?

He says it's not my fault, but it's happened with three other people.<p><b>Tonight, I was hooking up with a guy, and, after he left the room to get a condom, he wasn't able to get hard after he came back. He said it was because it was hot in the room, or he was nervous or something else vague, but that</b> …

24 Things People DON'T Do In A Successful Relationship. #15 is crucial

Successful relationships are developed over a period of time. They are nurtured with trust, respect, love and sincerity. To make a relationship …

Parents Are Relating So Much To This Mom Who Lost It In A Grocery Store

Note to everyone: Stop judging parents.<p>She'd taken the boys on an early morning grocery run for milk, but Bentley and Levi were definitely not in the mood.<p>"We got to the store and they really just didn’t want to be there," said Brothers.<p>Levi didn't want to sit in the cart and started throwing …

The 21 questions that will reveal whether you're in a healthy relationship that will last for life

All relationships are different but turns out the really, really good ones have one hell of a lot in common.<p>Based on advice from couples counsellors, …

The 5 Love Languages Is Popular Because It Helps You Read Your Partner’s Mind

The ‘90s are back in one very specific and somewhat unlikely way: the popularity of a book called <i>The 5 Love Languages</i>. The little book with the corny …

University of Chicago

Being a Mom Is Hard. Being a Mom With ADHD Feels Impossible.

I know I'm a good mom, but when it comes to the never-ending checklist of parental responsibilities, I'm constantly falling short.<p>As I type this, I'm sitting in my living room surrounded by what feels like every toy my 4-year-old owns. We were running so late that I opted to put him to bed over …

How 10 Couples Stay Madly In Love After Many Years

For BRIDES, by Jillian Kramer.<p>You’re madly in love now, with your wedding on the horizon and your whole life together in front of you. But, after years of marriage, it can be tough to remember those head-over-heels feelings you once had. With these secrets from couples who’ve been married for more …

Brides

30 Questions That Help You Know This REALLY Is 'The One' To Marry

In today's dating world, we find ourselves sifting through a variety of people and experiencing all sorts of relationships with the goal of finding the person we can't live without.<p>But when searching for a life partner, it's important to ask <i>yourself</i> the following questions FIRST. Then, as you …

How To Release Negative Emotions Before They Affect Your Health

Joseph Summers<p>Read full profile<p>It’s a proven fact that negative emotions have a direct impact on short-term and long-term physical health. There is a …

Muscle

5 Things I Learned About Marriage After My Divorce

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

How to Use Your Brain to Control Your Mind

Use the understanding of the right and left brain hemispheres to help you tackle sticky interpersonal conversations at work.<p>As the saying goes, there are are two sides to every story. The story originator, the human brain, is no exception. The human brain is anatomically and functionally divided …

Why You Should Have Sex Even When You're Not Feeling It

Finally, some help to get you in the mood. Yes, you read that right. Sometimes you should compromise when it comes to sex.<p>I know this isn't what your mother told you when you were young. Back then, her advice was wise: Don't compromise your values, dignity (or safety), and have sex just to keep …

11 funniest parenting posts on Facebook this week

Parents are funny — especially on Facebook! And we love them for it.<p>Because when the pages of Facebook overflow with pictures of Instagram-worthy lobster bakes, shopping carts brimming with back-to-school supplies, and proud parents packing their hopeful youth off to the Ivy Leagues, it’s easy to …

Parenting

10 ways to improve yourself for $100 or less

While it may be true that opportunity doesn't knock on your door that often, it's true that you'll only make the most of the good times when you're truly prepared.<p>Fortunately, there are many ways to reinvent yourself for under one Benjamin!<p>Ranging from career growth to personal finance to personal …

12 signals our body sends to tell us we are too stressed

Our body is an incredibly complex machine that reacts not only to external changes but to internal ones too. Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist who …

Self-help

Employee Turnover Is A Leadership Problem

Dear Liz,<p>I could use your help with a situation I’m facing at work. I manage a Tech Support department of 22 technicians who help our customers using text, phone and email and they do a great job. However, I am constantly hiring and training because our turnover is extremely high. The reason for …

How Do Our Brains Process Another Person's Gaze?

<i>How do we know when someone is looking at us? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, on Quora.</b><p>There are several things going on when you see someone …

Quora

7 Telltale Signs That You Have a Leader's Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great performers don’t always make great leaders. Need proof? Just look to the sports world. Wayne Gretzky, Isaiah Thomas and Kevin McHale -- all legendary athletes whose on-the-field success didn’t translate to storied coaching …

Employment

Don't believe these 10 common psychology myths

This intuition fuels a "folk psychology" that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not.<p>Some erroneous psychological intuitions are particularly widely believed among the public and are stubbornly persistent. This post is about 10 of these myths or …

Psychology