Kate Davies

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The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

Despite the immense canon of research on creativity — including its four stages, the cognitive science of the ideal creative routine, the role of memory, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness — very little has focused on one of life’s few givens that equally few of us can …

The Psychology of How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

Freud asserted that daydreaming is essential to creative writing — something a number of famous creators and theorists intuited in asserting that unconscious processing is essential to how creativity works, from T. S. Eliot’s notion of “idea incubation” to Alexander Graham Bell’s “unconscious …

Nietzsche on the Journey of Becoming and What It Means to Be a Free Spirit

“…become master over yourself, master of your own good qualities… acquire power over your aye and no and learn to hold and withhold them in accordance with your higher aims…”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> <b>Friedrich Nietzsche</b> (October 15, …

The Science of Internal Time, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired

“Six hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool,” Napoleon famously prescribed. (He would have scoffed at Einstein, then, who was known to require ten hours of sleep for optimal performance.) This perceived superiority of those who can get by on less sleep isn’t just something …

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

Your holiday reading list: 58 books recommended by TED speakers

From tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels, here are the books you need to read.<p>What’s the one book you’re always thrilled to …

Books

How To Make A Killer First Impression Before You Even Open Your Mouth

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”<p>We’re all familiar with that adage, and the reason it withstands the test of time is because, for better or worse, it’s accurate.<p>While you may look like a rock star on paper or on the internet, those first face-to-face moments can make or …

Public Speaking

15 Post-Harry Potter Revelations from Pottermore

Since J.K. Rowling launched Pottermore in 2012, the <i>Harry Potter</i> author has been steadily revealing secrets of the wizarding world, delving into the …

A Graphic Account Of Life With An Eating Disorder Like You’ve Never Heard

I remember exactly when it started. It was long before “thinspiration” and the thigh gap. It was before most of us had gym memberships or did …

Lend a Hand to Change the Future

<b>“There cannot be too many glorious women.” — Marianne Williamson</b><p>I was eating by myself in an LPQ on the upper west side of Manhattan after a long day …

Pioneering online treatment for people with bipolar disorder

The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the …

(Anxiety Hack) You Don’t Have To Figure Out Your Whole Life Problem Right This Second

I am a person who has anxiety. I was reminded of this today when I was reading a legal document and by the end I felt nauseous. I realized this is …

The 10 Best Wikipedia Black Holes For Curious People (Who Have No Impulse Control)

There’s a Mindy Kaling quote that goes, “The Internet also makes it extraordinarily difficult for me to focus. One small break to look up exactly how …

100+ Activities For Long Distance Couples

Not your typical list of long distance activities…<p>People in long distance relationships can have a hard time staying connected, because couples are …

Apps

7 Ways to Add Some Spice into a Long Distance Relationship!

"Distance makes the heart grow fonder". Wrong! Your <b>long distance relationship</b> needs work. There isn’t going to be any ‘fonder’ if you just let …

6 Key Lessons About Long Distance Relationships

Relationships

15 Surprising yet Totally Wonderful Upsides to Long Distance Relationships

When you finally do get to share the bed, it's pure joy.<p><b>1. You never get sick of each other.</b> Because you only see each other one or two weekends a month — less time than you probably spend, collectively, like, doing laundry.<p><b>2. Each weekend spent together is like a mini vacation.</b> Long distance …

7 Ways to Eliminate Long Distance Relationship Drama

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance relationship …

Dating

The 7 How-To's of Love Relationships

Relationships were meant to be the joyful journey of two loving people striving towards fulfillment and enlightenment. If only it were that simple. At times, relationships have this curious way of leaving us more confused, frustrated and dissatisfied than does being single. We love our partner but …

Act Like a Couple, Think Like a Person: 5 Fight-Less, Love-More Strategies to Superglue Your Relationship

<i>by guest blogger Laurie Puhn, lawyer, couples mediator, and author</i><p>Sometimes, the best advice given to people in a relationship is common sense, uncommonly used--as in, do unto your mate as you'd like done to you. As a lawyer, a couples mediator, and the author of the bestseller <i>Fight Less, Love</i> …

Why Love Needs Space: Applying the Benjamin Franklin Effect to Romantic Relationships

You may recall the Benjamin Franklin Effect — that odd phenomenon of reverse psychology wherein doing someone a favor makes us like the person more. In this short “science experiment,” complete with a mandatory lab coat, the folks at SoulPancake set out to apply the Founding Father’s insight to the …

Could 'Love Nuggets' Save Your Relationship?

Everyone loves being treated to an indulgent gift by his or her partner: a lusted after handbag, piece of jewellery or even a favourite dessert. …

Relationships

Could It Be That Long-Distance Relationships Are Actually Healthy?

Long-distance relationships, it turns out, may not only be a last resort for the hopelessly lonesome and socially weird. A Queen’s University study …

The Dilemma of the Depressed Mother-to-Be

For pregnant women taking antidepressants, balancing mental health and fetal health can lead to difficult choices.<p>Eight years ago when I started taking antidepressants, having a baby was the furthest thing from my mind. I was 25, and desperately unhappy for reasons I had trouble explaining.<p>It …

How to Get Started With Social Media Marketing

Shares 7K<p>Do you need a beginner’s guide to social media marketing?<p>Looking for something to help you get started with social media?<p>Social media is a …

A Girl Needs Her Beauty Sleep: How Sleep Really Affects You