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FAQ: How do I know for sure that I am highly sensitive or that my child is highly sensitive? – The Highly Sensitive Person

No paper and pencil test should be treated as the final word on an innate temperament trait (this one), a personality trait, or a disorder. We …

The Secret to Making Yourself Happier? Give Your Money Away

According to the World Bank’s most recent estimate, more than one billion people live on less than $1.25 per day. UNICEF estimates that an average of 18,000 children die every twenty-four hours from easily preventable causes. That’s equivalent to losing a young life every five seconds.<p>Faced with …

Udemy - How to Sell Ice to a Penguin: 24 Proven Psychology Tactics

If you think about it, most jobs involve selling, whether it's getting visitors to buy your products or pitching an idea to your team.<p>Most …

A 7-Step Approach for Dealing With Friends Who Drag You Down

Making the decision to improve upon yourself, and actually following through, can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime. We can all …

Self-help

Is True Friendship Still Possible?

For more than two millennia, friendship has been lauded as a key to personal fulfillment.<p>Many of the most memorable works of western literature …

A Common Habit That Costs Us Friends

Just in time for my final year of college, a number of independently-moving disasters all converged to create an almost perfect rock-bottom scenario. …

The NYT’s 1 percent problem: Media bias goes much deeper than Fox News vs MSNBC

There’s a reason the NYT’s Upshot ran more stories on reclining airplane seats than on payday lending<p>The media is biased, but not in the way most commentators think. By focusing on whether the media is harder on Republicans or Democrats, we’ve missed a more important bias: toward things that matter …

7 most crucial exchanges from Megyn Kelly’s Fox News interview with the Duggar sisters

<b>Megyn Kelly interviews Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard of the TLC program "19 Kids and Counting," in Springdale, Ark. (AP)</b><p>Kelly’s interview with the sisters had a much different tone than Wednesday’s with the Duggar parents. Here’s how<p>Salon Staff<p>June 6, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Two of the Duggar sisters …

The Duggars and Caitlyn Jenner are the “real news”: The reality that the Hillary Clinton media spectacle wishes desperately that you’d ignore

<b>(AP/Jim Cole/Vanity Fair/Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Salon)</b><p>Why is America so fascinated by Caitlyn Jenner and the Duggars? Because (unlike politics) they might mean something<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>June 6, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>It often feels as if cultural politics are our only form of politics these days, not least …

Bernie Sanders isn’t a “crackpot” — and the progressive agenda isn’t “left-wing”

The Vermont senator’s ideas and policies have far more public support than our oligarchs want you to believe<p>Congressman John K. Delaney, what the hell are you talking about?<p>In a recent <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed piece, headlined, “The last thing America needs? A left-wing version of the Tea Party,” the …

Malcolm Gladwell is right: Facebook, social media and the real story of political change

Social media still gets too much credit for the Arab Spring and social change. Change needs people, not just tech<p>Kentaro Toyama<p>June 6, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “GEEK HERESY: Rescuing Social Change From the Cult of Technology”<p>In what is now a well-worn story, Wael Ghonim, a thirty-year-old …

“We look like our livestock now”: The author of “The Dorito Effect” on the chemically-enhanced junk food we can’t put down

Salon talks to author Mark Schatzker about why the worse our food tastes, the more we eat<p>When Doritos first hit store shelves in 1964, they weren’t Cool Ranch Doritos or Jumpin’ Jack Monterey Cheese Doritos or Jacked Ranch Dipped Hot Wings Doritos. (That last one — believe it or not — is for real.) …

10 Definitive Signs You’re In A Codependent Relationship

If you’re an obsessive worrier with control issues, then yep, you might be a codependent. If you’re a master at gauging how other people feel, yet …

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

About the Book<p>Authors<p><b>Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD</b>, is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in individual psychotherapy with adult …