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How your childhood affects your success

A young Bill Gates.ScrapeTV<p>From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of …

Psychology

We tested whether mental health workers were prejudiced against personality disorders – here's what we found

It has long been known that labels, such as mental health diagnoses, can lead people to jump to damaging and erroneous conclusions. The recent …

4 Ways to Beat Stress, Lose Your Guilt, and Be Happier

Frustrated because you can’t get what you want? Has someone turned you down for a date, a work request, or just a favor? It can be annoying to be …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

9 things mentally strong people do every day

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," psychotherapist Amy Morin writes that your genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.<p>Since we know what mentally strong people <i>don't</i> do, we asked Morin about the key habits they do follow.<p>Here are nine …

How Stress Can Sabotage Self Control

<b>A challenging morning meeting or an interaction with an upset client at work may affect whether we go for that extra chocolate bar at lunch. In a</b> …

Neuroscience

Fun and Festive DIY Gifts

If you live life on a budget but you enjoy the experience of gifting friends and loved ones with meaningful treats, today’s post is for you! These <b>DIY</b> …

DTI Logo

The client’s wish was for a hotel room vibe without colour for this two room apartment in the centre of Helsinki so Finnish interior designer Laura …

Are you a head person or a heart person? Your life depends on the answer

Take head-case classic, Albert Einstein:<p>"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes …

Here's the Science on Whether Video Games Rot Your Brain

Good news if you're a gamer. Contrary to what your parents might have told you, video games will not rot your brain. Quite the opposite, in fact, as …

#BeautySchool: The Best Eyeliner Technique for Your Eye Shape

Makeup artist Romy Soleimani on how to draw the most flattering lines.<p><b>Question: Are all eyeliner looks created equal or are certain styles better suited to specific eye shapes?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> While we're of the camp that encourages experimentation and believes there are no rules when it comes to beauty …

Makeup

5 Things Mentally Strong People Never Say

Sometimes deep down, we’re aware that the choice we’re about to make isn’t the best one. Rather than change course, however, we offer excuses to …

Vote for the Best Living/Dining Space in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards 2015: Professional Category

Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 12 Considered Design Awards categories, on …

Living Rooms

13 things mentally strong people don't do

It's usually seen in what you <i>don't</i> do.<p>In her book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," author Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach."<p>It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.<p>Here are 13 things mentally strong people do not do, …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

6 sample questions employers ask to assess your personality

These tests are used to gauge traits such as competence, work ethic, and emotional intelligence.<p>We reached out to Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D., CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems and a professor of business psychology at University College London, to find out more about these personality …

Things to Remember if You Love a Person with Mental Illness

How often do we hear someone say “I’m so depressed!” Or “I’m so ADD!” Usually, people are using these terms in a casual fashion to refer to a …

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed a test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further<p>A 15-year-old British boy has developed a potential test for Alzheimer’s disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Mental Health

6 Of The Best Ways To Prevent Memory Loss

Keeping the brain active on a daily basis is crucial to maintaining brain health and preventing memory loss. Photo by PinkPersimon<p>Regardless of age, …

How to channel your anger to be more effective at work

Getting too angry too often can negatively affect your relationships with colleagues, as well as your health and well-being.<p>But we all get heated at some point, and it's important to channel your anger in a positive way.<p>If channeled effectively, anger can improve productivity, communication, and …

How to Avoid 4 Mental Blockers That Can Sabotage Your Career

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your Instagram?<p>Or how about the time you were told to come up with 10 new …

The one parenting tactic to avoid at all cost

"Shaming children, even in subtle forms, totally undermines our goal of raising them resilient."<p>Shame, it seems, has become the parenting strategy of …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Shares 1K<p>“<i>Many of life’s sorrows are inevitable, but feeling sorry for yourself is a choice. Mentally strong people don’t waste their energy thinking</i> …

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …

Addiction is not a disease: A neuroscientist argues that it’s time to change our minds on the roots of substance abuse

A psychologist and former addict insists that the illness model for addiction is wrong, and dangerously so<p>The mystery of addiction — what it is, what causes it and how to end it — threads through most of our lives. Experts estimate that one in 10 Americans is dependent on alcohol and other drugs, …