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Grey Winds Over The White Chapel

When You're Bored, Do These 15 Productive Things

There are a lot of productive things to do when bored. On Quora, user Visakan Veerasamy proposes the use of elimination. I took that theory one step …

12 Habits of Calm and Happy People

Do you ever notice how some people always seem to have it together? They're calm and happy with both feet firmly planted on the ground, even amidst turmoil. Like a mountain that stands tall and strong, they weather the many storms that come their way. They seek out blessings and uncover them like …

Happiness

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 …

Navy SEALs

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 …

10 Things Grateful People Do Differently

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

Four Ways to Become More Resilient<p>Research shows that happiness is a choice, but did you know that resilience<i>—</i>the ability to bounce back, even from …

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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 Work

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 Work

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 …

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, …

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 — …

Body Language

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 …

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 …