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7 Ways You Can Unlock Your Hidden Emotional Intelligence

It's seldomly discussed, but emotional intelligence is a key component of effective leadership. Here are some ways to make the most of it.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions and those of the people around you.<p>People with a high degree of emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Things Only People With Anxiety Understand

1. Constantly feeling on the brink of death.<p>The truth is that we are not literally on the brink of death; in reality, we are quite safe. Nonetheless, …

Stable or in flux? How anxiety can botch decisions - Futurity

When things get unpredictable, people prone to high anxiety may have a harder time making decisions.

19 Signs You're Literally Addicted to Your Partner

The symptoms are surprisingly common.<p>Although it can be unhealthy to fixate on another human being — particularly when the feeling isn't mutual — the human brain is wired to develop this kind of dependency.<p>"When you [first] fall in love, you can feel ecstatic like with initial drug or alcohol use," …

Relationships

Signs You Should Take a Break From Social Media

In a tech-obsessed society where 500 million tweets are sent per day and 1.28 billion people use Facebook on a regular basis, how can you tell when …

Social Media

The Psychology of Social Media Habits

One of my favorite American authors, Edith Wharton, said “habit is necessary, it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that …

Does Social Media Make You Happier?

About two-thirds of social media users admit they “airbrush reality” when they post info or share photos online, according to a new survey …

How Stress Changes Your Genes

Perhaps you constantly worry about your finances. Or maybe the boss that you've been working under for several years is verbally abusive. Or it could …

Feelings Of Guilt During Childhood Linked To Mental Illness

Excessive guilt is a known symptom of adult depression, but a new study finds that such feelings in childhood can predict future mental illness, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.<p>The link seems to center around the anterior insula -- a brain region …

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its …

9 Things We Learned About Sleep In 2014

Despite the fact that sleep is essential to our survival, researchers know surprisingly little for sure about our shut-eye. Questions about why we sleep, how much sleep we need and what dreams are really for remain, but this year saw plenty of discoveries that have brought us closer to …

The 20 Best Lessons from Social Psychology

e.g. why are there 20 lessons and not 19?<p>Last spring, I took a class on social psychology. It was one of the most useful classes I’ve ever taken, so …

Psychology: Why boredom is bad... and good for you

Being bored could hinder our lives in ways we don’t realise – but it may also have helped shape one of our most productive characteristics, says David Robson.<p>I’ve met lots of people with a talent to bore in my time, but Sandi Mann is one of the few to have honed it as a craft. Eager volunteers …

Creativity

Overhaul Your Beauty Routine with Small Changes For 7 Weeks

In just 7 weeks, your beauty look will be entirely refreshed<p>There's no denying the desire to hit the refresh button during this time of year—especially if you live in a part of the country where the weather is bleak. "Winter can make us feel like even our best assets are dull," says Vivian Diller, …

Here's Why You Lose Your Keys - And How To Never Do It Again

Can't find your keys? Not to worry - your misplaced object isn't necessarily a sign you're losing your mind.<p>Temporary lapses in memory are common , …

The Brain

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? What You Need to Know About the Science of This Personality Type

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Lynn Stuart Parramore <br>AlterNet<p>Psychologist Elaine Aron has pioneered the study of a category of human personality that is …

How to Not Lose it When People Are Driving You Insane

This holiday, make it a priority to not rip your hair out.<p>To help you survive the season, we asked psychologist Pauline Wallin, author of <i>Taming Your</i> …

Psychologists Say One Habit Can Make Or Break A Relationship

More importantly, do you remember how you reacted to that small act of kindness?<p>Couples who take a moment to express gratitude when their partners do something nice — whether it's taking out the trash, mowing the lawn or picking up their favorite coffee drink on the way home — not only get a …

Happiness

New fathers experience brain change to bond with their child

Men become better fathers in the early months of child rearing as their brains change — becoming more motherly.<p>Researchers from Yale University …

For Success at School, Personality May Beat Brains

When it comes to success in school, being smart isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Personality may have a lot more to do with academic success than …

How Virtual Time Travel Affects Our Feelings about the Past and Future

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grandfather_Clock_Face_Waters_building_EXPLORE_4-8-08_2828.jpg<p>“Too late” might be the two most tragic words in …

23 Incredible Benefits Of Getting More Sleep

If you have a few days off over the holidays, one of the best things you can possibly do with your time is work on fixing your sleep habits.<p>Our sleep problems are so bad that the CDC refers to them as "a public health epidemic."<p>While a tiny percentage of the population does just fine on little …

Oil Spills

Sex & Relationships Archives

The following are just some of the mistakes all men will need to avoid this Valentine’s Day.<p>Join the conversation about men’s fear of …

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

The 14 Most Extreme Plastic Surgeries of 2014

Body mods were big this year.<p><b>1. Jordan Parke's transformation into Kim Kardashian.</b><p>Jordan Parke, a 23-year-old British makeup artist, says Kim Kardashian is "the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her." He's spent a lot of money (including eyebrow tattoos and …

Extreme Sports

10 Things NOT to Forget the Week Before Your Wedding

The last few days leading up to your wedding can be a complete whirlwind. You’re going to be distracted by the arrival of friends and family and last-minute questions from your vendors. But before you settle into celebration mode completely, there are few final details you’re going to need to cross …

13 Things You Should Never Ever Have to Do for Love

Because you're a grown lady and sometimes you need to put your foot down.<p>Meat Loaf may have been on to something when he sang: "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that." Now, we understand that a mature relationship requires a healthy dose of sacrifice and compromise, but too much of that …