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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

6 Things Not to Do in Front of Your Wedding Guests

Yes, the bride and groom are the VIPs, the guests of honor, and the stars of the show on their wedding day. But even so, there's still a modicum of decorum that should be observed, especially when interacting with your wedding guests. Being "king and queen for a day" doesn't absolve you from using …

What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of ELLE.</b><p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as …

Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression

By Sara Solovitch<p>It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health …

Depression

Workplace loneliness is a real problem. For 45 hours a week I feel isolated | Anonymous

I have a good job which I enjoy, but in a bustling office I feel entirely alone. Employers need to tackle this, both for work performance and for people like me<p>It was an average morning. I was up at seven, helped get the kids their breakfast and hustled them into being ready for school. They left, …

This Question Can Predict Whether You Will Be Alive and Happy at Age 80

<i>“Is there someone in your life whom you would feel comfortable phoning at four in the morning to tell your troubles to?”</i><p>Via Flourish: A Visionary New …

12 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

One of the most important skills for being successful in life at work and at home, is not just being intelligent (meaning having a high IQ) but also …

Stop Trying to Stop Enabling Bipolar Behavior!

Sandra lives with bipolar disorder. I am her psychiatrist or p-doc or shrink (as in Dr. Fink, the shrink). Sandra (not her real name), and I have …

I tried a startup that claims to make 86% of users happier — here's the science behind it

My initial happiness level.Happify.comHappify, a startup "experience" that claims to help people improve their emotional well-being through research-backed activities and games, has created a lot of buzz since its launch two years ago.<p>In 2014, the New York Times called it "perhaps the most …

Happiness

View the latest from the world of psychology: from behavioral research to practical guidance on relationships, mental health and addiction. Find help from our directory of therapists, psychologists and counselors.

By Mica B. Estrada, Ph.D. on July 19, 2018 in Lead with Kindness<p>Four ways to be kind with ourselves when reflecting on our past life decisions and …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life

Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done.<p>I can still remember sleeping in …

Time Management