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The Most Damaging Myth About Love Is One You Probably Believe. Here's The Truth

The most damaging myth about love is the belief that love can touch us one time and lasts for a lifetime. While society pushes this belief, medical …

How Empathy Helps You Deal with Mean People

Empathy is a solid strategy when it comes to handling toxic people, but it isn’t always easy to dig up when faced with one of them. Here’s how you …

When It’s All About Them: Being Involved With a Narcissist

Last month, we ran a piece about the legacy of narcissistic parents from Dr. Robin Berman, a practicing psychiatrist, Associate Professor of …

Your brain needs a break — these apps are here to help

The human brain wasn’t built to go at full steam for hours on end. Studies have shown that performance suffers when you spend prolonged periods …

Apps

10 Things To Know When You’re Dating Someone With Depression

You’re dating a person, not their illness<p>Relationships are hard, and they’re even harder when you or your partner’s mood isn’t in check. Though mental illness, especially depression, is scarily common in America, there is still a stigma attached to it. Society’s at a point where we can talk openly …

Depression

I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness training.<p>Search Insider Yourself (SIY) is a two-day program that teaches participants skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. It was originally developed at Google, by the company's 107th employee, Chade-Meng Tan (a.k.a. the …

This Is What It's Like To Live With Anxiety

I had my first real panic attack when I was 19 and a sophomore in college. I thought I was having a heart attack. I couldn't catch my breath, I was dizzy, my fingers tingled, and I felt hot and clammy—all out of nowhere. I made it to a university bathroom and splashed cold water on my face, then …

Blood Tests

Why Vulnerability Is So Important

You know how important it is to break out of your comfort zone, say yes more often, and allow yourself to be vulnerable. But what if that …

How Meditation Changes Everything

Meditation leads you into a much calmer world. Your mind calms down into its soothing texture. Meditation helps to relax your mind and soul. It can …

7 Simple Time-Management Tips that Could Change Your Life

In a world where we have so many devices at our fingertips to save us time, it seems ironic that people seem busier than ever. We always have stuff …

Time Management

How to Use Your Smartphone to Chill Out

Our mobile devices are always by our side and often get blamed for adding stress to our everyday living, but with the right apps in tow, our phones …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

My stress is caused by lack of intimacy, and that in turn leads to him further losing interest. What can I do to break the cycle?<p><b>Over the past few months, the frequency with which my partner and I have sex has decreased dramatically. After talking, it eventually came out that my stress levels have</b> …

Relationships

A 10-Minute Treadmill Workout That Actually Works

<i>Looking for a quick, efficient treadmill workout that burns fat? Self Magazine has you covered, and then some.</i><p>There are few pieces of gym equipment more versatile and effective than a treadmill. Only problem? Most of us don't exactly love hopping onto one. That's where David Siik, celebrity trainer …

Treadmills

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This one is a chocolate lover's dream come true because the sensation is chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! You could go into a chocolate coma after …

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

25 little-known iPhone features

THINK your intimate relationship with your iPhone means you know everything? Think again. You didn’t know about these nifty tricks.

Winter Dinner Recipes

When the winter chill has crept up your spine, only a warm and inviting dinner can thaw you out. These recipes, from stews to roasts, are the perfect …

10 Ways You Can Increase Dopamine Levels In The Brain Without Medication

I'm in!<p>“Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and …

How to Spot and Stop Manipulators

<i>“There are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do</i> …