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Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, a study has found.<p>In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as likely - 44 per cent - to suffer with depression, compared to those who were …

Depression

The Good Leader

Here is a TED Talk by Simon Sinek, the third most-watched, on what makes a great leader a great leader. The bottom line is "why" comes first because …

Leadership

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Give up the bad habits that rob kids of mental strength.<p>Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental …

Self-help

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Wellness

The Minister Helping Soldiers Deal with Trauma

"If they've had to kill someone, they later often start doubting that their actions did anything to protect innocent people. I can't take that feeling away, but I can help them cope with it."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i>Peter Schmidt, 54, is a counsellor, preacher and shoulder …

Stress-Relieving Benefits of Watching Cute Animal Videos

There are many types of posts people make on social media, and virtually everyone has seen the most popular categories of posts. There are the …

Schools fear impact of budget cuts amid girls' mental health crisis

Problems include self-harm, eating disorders, depression, panic attacks, school refusal and attempted suicide<p>In a girls’ school on the fringes of London, the headteacher and her deputy are contemplating the challenges their pupils face, and the toll it takes on them every day. They describe …

'Our daughters must not be scared to talk about their mental-health issues'

Young women and their parents describe what triggered their depression and panic attacks, and their strategies to cope<p>Related: Stress and social media fuel mental health crisis among girls<p>We have strategies to cope but we cannot tell her what to do.<p>If a post does not get more than 100 likes, it's …

Mental Health

What Expecting Moms Need to Know About Anxiety and Depression

Women are twice as likely as men to have anxiety and depression, and while these conditions can be difficult to treat, there’s therapy and a lot of different medicines available to help patients cope. But during a pregnancy, medication for depression and anxiety might not be an option, making it …

Jay-Z Pays Tribute To Chester Bennington And Opens Up About Mental Health Awareness

“Especially for a performer like that, you just start numbing yourself.”<p>Jay-Z paid a powerful tribute to his late friend Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on Friday during a performance and interview for <i>BBC</i> Live Lounge. Sitting down with BBC Radio 1's Clara Amfo, the rapper opened up about the …

Start up owners stressed, anxious, depressed, and not seeking help

Co-founder of tech start up Weirdly Dale Clareburt says the key to overcoming stress is to have a strong network of people around you who are in the …

Virtual reality technology could be a powerful tool in diagnosing social anxiety disorder

A team of German researchers is hoping to use virtual reality technology to diagnose social anxiety disorder. Their initial results have been …

Virtual Reality

Looking after our mental health on a daily basis – why is it important, and how can we do it?

From the age we learn to walk and talk, we are told about the importance of looking after our bodies – why not our minds?<p>Whether it is parents …

Mental Health

More than Half of New Managers Fail. Here's How to Avoid Their Common Mistakes

Authenticity, communication and informed confidence will set you on a path to success.<p>I recently sat down with a new manager who was overseeing a team for the first time. When I asked how she was doing, she explained that she was loving every minute -- but that every minute also felt packed. "I …

Leadership

Emotional intelligence -- your best asset in business

When was the last time you did inventory? No, not on whatever product you might be selling. Inventory of your emotional intelligence.<p>People with high levels of emotional intelligence do better in life and in business, and since it’s something you can train for and improve on, you’ll want to give …

Emotional Intelligence

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Kids

How to help your doom and gloom teenager reframe their dark thoughts

<i>; Credit: Jake Guild / Flickr</i>Mary Alvord | NPR"Why didn't she text me back yet? She doesn't like me anymore!""There's no way I'm trying out for the …

Self-help

9 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently Than Employees

Entrepreneurship is a state of mind as much as a set of actions.<p>When you see a glass of water, do you think of it as half full or half empty? The way you answer could be a key factor in your future success.<p>A report from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) says 27 million working-age Americans are …

The Best Gift You Can Give Underperforming Employees

For some employees, firing them might be the best gift you could give them.<p>Anytime someone gets fired, everyone loses. Of course, the person getting fired feels the worst of all. But let's not overlook that good leaders hate to let people go. I have had to terminate multiple people over my career …

Employment

7 Ways Leaders Excel – And 7 Ways They Get In Their Own Way

<i>The following is a guest piece by Lolly Daskal.</i>Leadership is much more than what you know or even what you do. Your personality in great part …

Leadership

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Running Is My Antidepressant

On Christmas morning, before I could start prepping the holiday meal, I needed to go for a run. My legs were getting restless and I knew I wouldn't …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Can These Apps Help Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

For someone dealing with depression or anxiety, regular visits with a mental health professional can often be the best solution. But in-person help …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

White House report declares broadband internet a necessity

Broadband internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity: That’s the message of a new report, commissioned by the White House.<p>The Broadband Opportunity Council, chaired jointly by the Agriculture and Commerce Departments and tasked by President Obama with presenting solutions to the lack of …

Telecoms

27 Sales Acceleration Principles And Best Practices

Here are the principles behind the key concepts of the high velocity sales model we at InsideSales.com call S<i>ales Acceleration</i>.<p>1. <b>Sell Remotely</b>. Start with realizing that professional sales is now most often done remotely. This is where you begin.<p>The phone and the web combine to make the traditional …