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15 Productive Things to Do When Bored (So Time Is Not Wasted)

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

12 Habits of Calm and Happy People

Remember that life is a journey, not a destination. Once you think you have it all figured out, you cut off your capacity to make mistakes, discover new horizons and become an even better version of your already awesome self. Be the student. Be the beginner. And reap the rewards of a calm and happy …

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The 7 Secret Habits of Navy SEALs

Here are rules to live by to be your most effective.<p>I learned my best habits--and made some of my most dangerous mistakes--as a Navy SEAL. Once, when our platoon was preparing for a mission at one of our shooting ranges in Iraq, I had failed to reload one of my pistol mags after the previous …

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Make a Habit of Happiness and Resiliency

One of the secrets to wiring our brain toward happiness is in the simple understanding that what we practice and repeat starts to become more …

7 Habits Of Grateful People

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously."<p>Turns out Emerson -- who explored the meaning of a good life in much of his work -- wasn't far off when it …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Four Ways to Become More Resilient

Research shows that happiness is a choice, but did you know that resilience<i>—</i>the ability to bounce back, even from trauma<i>—</i>is something that can be …

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Brené Brown: Why Goofing Off Is Really Good For You

By Brené Brown<p>A few years ago, I noticed in my research that wholehearted people -- my term for men and women with the courage to be vulnerable and live their lives "all in" -- shared something else, too: They goofed off. They spent time doing things that to me seemed frivolous, like gardening and …

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Rotherham has proved it again: social work just doesn't work

This profession resistant to empirical evaluation may harm as much as it helps<p>In 1980, June Lait and I published <i>Can Social Work Survive?</i>, the first critique of British social work aimed at the general public. She was a lecturer in social policy and a former social worker; I was a psychiatrist who …

Social workers join the ER team

Daveon Williams remembers all of it.<p>The seven shots. His friend hiding in a nearby alley. The shooter crouching behind a car, still coming for him. The paramedics who arrived and cut off his shirt and jacket in the grassy field. He remembers that he felt scared, but thought it was a good sign he …

Social workers have plenty of reasons to be cheerful

As Ian Dury and the Blockheads sang, there are still reasons to be cheerful – in this case about social work.<p>Social work has never been an easy job; we do it for the love of it. This devotion to the cause does not mean, however, that we should expect or tolerate inadequate working conditions.<p>In a …

Ritalin Kid

I think I thought I’d wake up one day and this would be fixed - a non-issue. I’d be cured; no longer in constant pursuit of getting my fix, but …

Mental Health

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

<i>“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,”</i> Henry James wrote in his diary, <i>“I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.”</i> More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages …

5 Mindful Treatments for Rumination

Rumination is a mental habit which leads to fixation on flaws and problems, thus extending a negative mood.<p>With continued attention to our problems, …

The Psychological Purgatory of Depression

I've heard depression described as walking towards a sunset. You can see the light ahead of you, but even when you're basking in the warmth of the light, you're always aware that the darkness isn't more than a heartbeat away.<p>That sounds pretty accurate, but what makes depression so hard for those …

7 body language tricks to make anyone instantly like you

There’s no question that body language is important.<p>And, according to Leil Lowndes in her book “How To Talk To Anyone,” you can capture — and hold — …

25 Psychological Life Hacks that Will Help You Gain the Advantage in Social Situations

Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social …

40,000 suicides annually, yet America simply shrugs

The suicide crisis<p>'Get them before they're up on the bridge'<p>Standing high above the San Francisco Bay, perched on an I-beam outside the Golden Gate Bridge railing, the man dressed neatly in khakis and a button-down shirt hesitated.<p>Kevin Briggs stood a few feet away, imploring him not to jump. In …

Why private companies are taking on social workers

The demand for social workers has never been greater. In fact, the US Bureau of Labour Statistics projects a 19% faster-than-average growth in social work jobs until 2022.<p>But the need for social workers in business and non-profit administrative settings is just being recognised. Companies around …

Good Teens Turned Drug Addicts

<i>The ugly side of prescription painkillers—and how you could get hooked.</i><p><b>By Elizabeth Foy Larsen</b><p>The afternoon of her grandmother’s funeral, Brittany, 19, sat on the bed in what used to be her grandmother’s room, relieved to have finally snuck off after spending all day with her grieving family. In …