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There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no one talks about

One night during the third year of my PhD program, I sat on my bed with a packet of tranquilizers and a bottle of vodka. I popped a few pills in my mouth and swigged out of the bottle, feeling them burn down my throat. Moments later, I realized I was making a terrible mistake. I stopped, trembling …

Mental Health

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

Employment

Scientists say people who worry a lot have an important advantage

You may have a leg up on everyone else.<p>Specifically, you may be in a better position to deal with both good and bad news when it finally arrives.<p>That's according to new research led by Kate Sweeny, Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside, and cited in The New York Times. Sweeny and her …

How to Become a Stalker of Your Own Mind

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Parents are flooding Instagram with photographs of their kids disconnected from technology

Working with ten other mothers — and one dad! — she created the blog Childhood Unplugged, where parents share photographs of their children playing and exploring without computer screens or video games.<p>Calderin's "personal mission to get my family to take time away from electronics," and "get more …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

The Easy Way to Cure Chronic Procrastination You Should Try Now

Some people may wonder why procrastination advice seems to never work for them and if there is a deeper issue at hand. Well, for 20% of the …

Understanding the link between bullying and suicide

Bullying, most of us probably know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. Stories about teens like Phoebe Prince or Amanda …

Mental Health

A social psychologist explains why people misunderstand each other

When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was communicating to his team that he valued each member's input.<p>So at team meetings, as each member spoke up about whatever project they were working on, Tim made sure he put on his "active-listening face" to signal that he cared …

Chinese factory activity slumps to lowest for a year as demand slows

China’s manufacturing activity recorded its worst contraction in a year in April, a survey showed on Monday, as subdued domestic demand weighed on growth in the world’s second-largest economy.<p>An index of factory activity compiled by HSBC came in at 48.9, the weakest since 48.1 in the same month …

Economy