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Bipolar Disorder Could Be Caused By These 7 Things, According To New Research

Mental health issues are complex, and severe illnesses like bipolar disorder have long been been critically misunderstood. Though bipolar disorder …

Mental Health

A surprising number of people can't recognize faces — sometimes even their own

I've seen a lot of faces that I can't forget.<p>No, I'm not talking about being in love, as The Beatles lyrics might imply. Instead, I may be a super-recognizer, meaning that other peoples' faces get strangely seared into my brain — even those of complete strangers. It's not that I necessarily want to …

The Brain

Intense Fear Of Guilt May Be At The Heart Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

People high in "guilt sensitivity" are more vulnerable to developing OCD.<p>Nobody likes to feel guilt. But when a fear of doing harm to others and feeling guilty as a result gets too severe, it can become pathological.<p>Excessive fear of guilt can lead a person down the road to developing …

A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

Productivity

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

Self-help

The big journalism void: 'The real crisis is not technological, it’s geographic'

American media has long been distinctly local – but essential newspapers are facing a particular struggle as readers’ attention shifts to the national media<p>Twenty-four years ago, in the summer after my third year of college, I took a barely paid internship at the local newspaper in Missoula, …

'1984' Sales Have Skyrocketed. Here’s What To Read Next.

Ten Orwellian books about censorship and the power of words.<p>Last week, after Kellyanne Conway gave an interview describing falsehoods as “alternative facts,” sales of George Orwell’s decades-old classic <i>1984</i> spiked. The book, a part of so many high-school syllabi, appears to be helping people …