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I Had No Idea Going Off My SSRIs Would Make Me So Angry

I was 17 when a psychiatrist first prescribed me Prozac for anxiety. I'd been struggling with an eating disorder for two years and wasn't making much progress. After seven more months without any improvement, I ended up at a residential center for eating disorder treatment, where another …

Mind

Why some people are always running late

It’s not always rudeness or scatter-brained behaviour – it can be something much deeper, writes Laura Clarke.<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Confession: I am a late person. At least, one in …

Self-help

How to Achieve Your Goals by Creating an Enemy

DJ Khaled, the one-man internet meme, is known for warning his tens of millions of social media followers about a group of villains he calls</i> …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

14 Struggles That All Girls With ADHD Have

Your brain is always on overdrive.<p><b>1. This is basically your brain all the time.</b> How is it possible to have so many ideas at once?<p><b>2. You're incapable of doing one thing at a time.</b> Why only write that paper when you can write that paper <i>and</i> text your bestie about her breakup <i>and</i> start researching your …

5 Ways To Increase Sales Using The Psychology Of Pricing

Understanding <i>how</i> and <i>why</i> people buy something matters. Many business owners focus exclusively on how they can make the biggest margins on a product, while still remaining competitive. What they fail to consider, however, are the very real factors that influence consumers during their purchase …

eCommerce

5 Important Ways Your Relationship With Your Mother Affects Your Success

The root of your psychology and how you orient yourself towards success is more connected to your mother than you may realize.<p>As we approach Mother's Day, it is natural to reflect on all the wonderful things that your mother has given you. At the very least she gave you life, and that is a pretty …

Self-improvement

When Medication Just Isn't Enough

How a tattoo helped me deal with my mental illness.<p><i>I just want to be happy.</i> That was the only thing going through my head as I sat crying in my car at 11:30 one winter night. I had just stormed out of my house after feeling trapped and suffocated in my own head and had nowhere to go, so I just sat …

How to Release Painful Memories & Emotions Stored in Your Body

<b>“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” ~Rumi</b><p>Your body keeps a physical memory of all of your experiences.<p>You have lots of memories stored in your …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, autism, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive …

Microbiology

In 5 years of studying millionaires, the vast majority said a simple change in outlook was critical to their success

The study noted that cynicism makes you wary of trusting others. It went on to argue that when you see people in a cynical light — untrustworthy, self-interested and deceitful — you are less likely and less willing to rely on others.<p>This prevents you from securing help from others, partnering with …

Self-improvement

If you're successful, it might be good for you to feel a little like an impostor — here's why

Despite strong track records, these women felt that they didn't deserve their success.<p>They attributed their achievements to luck and felt sure that they would be "found out" and kicked out of school.<p>"I saw these people who had gone to the best schools, often private schools, had highly educated …

Feminism

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I'd had, every long-term boyfriend and even the …

Relationships

How To Tell If You're in a Relationship with a Narcissist

My own definition of a narcissist is -- a person who seems to constantly talk about themselves and how great they are. Then, when they are done talking, they take a breath and say this to you:<p><i>"Well...enough about me. What do you think of me?"</i><p>The psychiatrists at the famed Mayo Clinic give this …

Psychology

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Source: alarich/Shutterstock<p>Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as …

Self-help

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...

Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that …

Mental Health

4 personality types that make successful entrepreneurs

If you think entrepreneurs are a different breed, you're half right.<p>Myers-Briggs research reveals that ENTPs, ESTJs, ENTJs, INTJs, and ISTJs are more likely to have higher incomes and either be self-employed or manage more people than other personality types. Of course, these are far from the only …

Entrepreneurship

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match | Women's Health

1. You're Both Positive<p>Sure, this one might not come as a surprise, but studies show that a positive outlook and a few genuinely exchanged smiles a day can go a long way in keeping a relationship stable. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that when just one partner possesses a high …

Want Smart, Happy Kids? Science Says You Should Do the Opposite of What You're Doing | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You want your kids to have a better life than you.<p>Of course you do.<p>You need them to be more intelligent than you, especially as you've made some dubious personal and financial decisions and you …

London School of Economics

Better safe than sorry: Babies make quick judgments about adults' anger

Babies form generalizations about adults' anger and try to appease those they think might be anger-prone, new research indicates. It suggests that …

University of Washington

5 Things Loving Parents Would Never Say

Source: Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock<p>Being a parent is a difficult job, and it’s no wonder that not all of us succeed at it. We all bring a fair …

Psychology

Knowing Yourself Is The Key To Beating Depression

I like to analyze things. My desire to dissect what I'm thinking and feeling stems from growing up in a confusing environment fueled by alcoholism, …

How Sleep Apnea Causes Biochemical Havoc in Your Brain

A new study reveals a bit of the mystery about how the creative brain functions.<p>A new study helps explain why we're susceptible to catching others' …

Sleep

Quit Your Job

A midlife career shift can be good for cognition, well-being, and even longevity.<p>Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones. Perhaps you have reached your 40s, 50s, or 60s blissfully happy in your job. You are engaged, fulfilled, and challenged. Your work draws on your natural talents and passions. If …

Middle Age

5 Choices You'll Regret Forever | Inc.com

Our days are filled with decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life.<p>A recent study from Columbia University found that we're bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make leads to a phenomenon …

Self-improvement

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal <i>Current Biology</i> on March 3. …