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10 Reasons Why Introverts Are Incredibly Attractive People

Introverts are often thought of as shy, aloof, disinterested and “stuck up” because they keep a low profile. But that assumption couldn’t be further …

5 Tips For Prioritizing Your Ever-Growing To-Do List

Check one item off: Organize your day an hour before you get to work. Your boss will thank you for it.<p>It’s standard productivity advice: Do your most important task during your most productive time. But even if you know when you work best, it’s not always easy to figure out what deserves your …

Time Management

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

10 Bedroom Trends in 2014 by Micle Mihai-Cristian

Floral Wall Art from Juliana Lahoz<p>The bedroom; one of the most sacred rooms of the house and one of the rooms where we spend the most time (even if …

Feelings Of Guilt During Childhood Linked To Mental Illness

Excessive guilt is a known symptom of adult depression, but a new study finds that such feelings in childhood can predict future mental illness, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.<p>The link seems to center around the anterior insula -- a brain region …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

How to Cure Anxiety Disorders and Depression

Curing Anxiety Disorders and Depression ... A New Answer<p>Everyone has anxiety and we all get anxious many times in our life. But why do some people …

Coping After Captivity

The mental-health effects of being held hostage<p>Michel Catalano was expecting a delivery last Friday morning at his printing plant in Dammartin-en-Goële, a town to the northeast of Paris, when he heard the bell ring. What the printing company’s chief executive did not expect, he later told <i>The</i> …

45 Things Only Anxious People Understand

Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the United States—even more common than depression. Here are the problems you didn’t know people …

Living with a Brain Disorder: Sophie, 11-15, Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Depression

Interviewee: <b>Sophie</b>, age 11-15, from illinois was diagnosed with “Last year in April, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and clinical …

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

We met at 18. We wed at 24. At 27, I checked my wife into a psych ward—for the first time. How mental illness re-shapes a marriage.<p>The first time I …

Mental Health

Study: Social Anxiety is Associated with Being an Empath

Those of you who are familiar with social anxiety will understand how hard social interactions may be for people suffering from this disorder. Simple …

Creative People, Mental Health, Misdiagnosis

A full list of talented and creative people who suffer anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges, would, of course, be limitless; being …

How bad dreams can lead to high anxiety

How bad dreams can lead to high anxiety<p>By<p>One in 20 people suffers with frequent or chronic nightmares, writes Roger Dobson.<p>In one of the biggest …

Trapped in fear: The rise of phobias, from spiders to beards to zombies

He is bright, talented and almost paralyzed by a fear of people.<p>Years ago, the middle-aged man lost his job in B.C.’s financial services sector and …

Mental Health

Anxiety versus Depression, Nature Versus Nurture, and Monkey F*cking Emails

Emails are fun. Take this one for example, which started out with: "Why the fuck do you talk about monkeys all the time?"<p>It's a valid question, and …

Infestation Anxiety: The Enemy Within

As Ebola fears wane, don’t be fooled. The next great threat is always upon us.<p>There is a little-known psychological disorder called “Ekbom syndrome” …

Mental-health impact of Lac-Mégantic crash shows heavy toll of depression

About one-third of the people most severely harmed by the Lac-Mégantic train crash have sought help for mental illness in the past year, according to a public health study that examined the ongoing impact of the disaster.<p>The survey, conducted by public health officials for Quebec's Eastern …

How to bounce back when life knocks us down

<b>Amber Larson</b>, <b>Wisdom Quarterly</b>; Linda Graham (<b>lindagraham-mft.net</b>), Lisa Garr (<b>TheAwareShow.com</b><b>/</b><b>KPFK.org</b>, Jan. 21, 2015); <b>SpritRock.org</b><p>Linda Graham, …

Science-Based Mindfulness

Science has made radical discoveries that have changed our actions throughout history, especially in human health. Bloodletting, for example, was …

Uncovering Happiness: A Mindfulness Expert's Guide to Breaking Bad Moods

Six years ago, a fellow blogger, Elisha Goldstein, PhD of PsychCentral's Mindfulness & Psychotherapy blog, introduced me to the concept of …

The Power of a Simple Hug as a Natural Anti-Depressant

There’s really nothing like the power of a big supportive hug. The body reads a sense of caring in the human touch. When we’re hugged we sense that …

Mindfulness

10 advices each for motivation, stress and time-management

Let’s once again remind you a much repeated phrase: ‘Time is money’. Yes, time is limited and we all have to make the most of it. But people usually …

Time Management

How to be productive, happy & reduce stress at work #HealthandFitnessWeek

So many people I’ve spoken to over the past few weeks are busy or stressed. That’s their default, busy and/or stressed. Instead of talking about …

5 Things to Remember When Worry Takes Over

<b>“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” ~Benjamin Franklin</b><p>Have you every worried yourself to the …

Self-help

13 Tips For Seriously Better Sex

Never in the mood? These surprising secrets will have you craving more sex by tonight.<p><i>Photo by Creative Crop/Getty Images</i><p>Was it last week, last month? Last...year? We get it: Sometimes it’s easier to give into your excuses—I’m too tired, let’s just do it this weekend, it doesn’t even feel that …

How Not To Have A Meltdown in 2015

A panel on mindfulness, meditation, self-care and mental health.<p>This is a transcript of TheLi.st panel, “How Not To Have A Meltdown in 2015" at Knoll …

Plan for success: How to establish yourself as an independent consultant

The project-based nature of development work and the frequent need for specific, short-term technical expertise make this sector ripe for a thriving …

Employment