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Overwhelmed at work? You might be making things hard for yourself

These 4 self-sabotaging behaviors are probably hindering you from doing your best work.<p>You know that work is supposed to be challenging–but there’s no way it’s supposed to be <i>this</i> challenging.<p>Even the simplest of tasks take you twice as long as anybody else in your office, and you’re beginning to …

Time Management

8 Warning Signs That You Are Emotionally And Mentally Exhausted

Sometimes life starts to spin out of control and it’s tough for us to keep up. Things that once seemed insignificant are suddenly annoying and we …

Depression

Does Walking Improve Your Mental Health? A HUGE New Study Says It Can Give You A Serious Boost

It’s a common, if not always super welcome, piece of advice: that exercise is pretty good for your mental health. Studies consistently confirm the …

Mental Health

School principals at higher risk of burnout, depression due to workplace stress, survey finds

One in five school principals is overwhelmed by workplace stress, a survey has found, with an expert saying the results point to a "looming …

How to Spot Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Kids and Teens

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and two other anxiety disorders—separation anxiety and social anxiety—are among the most commonly experienced …

TED-Ed

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4 Ways to Find Out How Much Sleep You Really Need

Should you shoot for eight hours—or can you get by on less?<p>When he was in medical school and his residency, sleep medicine specialist Chris Winter, M.D., realized he could function well on less shut-eye than some other doctors. “I could get an hour’s sleep on a couch, then I could take somebody’s …

How To Design Your Ideal Workday Based On Your Sleep Habits

According to sleep expert Michael Breus, you can pack the most into your working hours by knowing your sleep type.<p>Chances are you don’t start work in the morning without first having a cup (or several) of coffee.<p>But as board-certified sleep specialist and <i>The Power of When</i> author Michael Breus sees …

Can We Have a (Sex-Positive) Talk?

So many caregivers and teens dread “the talk” about sex. Teens may feel that caregivers are out of touch with their lived experience, or they may …

Teens

Why Do People Drink?

Motivation is generally described as the force that drives us to pursue a goal. Where does this feeling of resolve come from? The answer is the …

Psychology

3 Tips to Give Your Brain the Sleep It Needs

While sleep researchers are constantly learning more about why we need sleep, one thing has been clear since the beginning of time: If we don’t get …

Sleep

Inside the Mind of a Narcissist

We often hear the term “narcissist,” but in reality, what does that mean? Does it merely describe someone who likes to be the center of attention, or …

Narcissism

3 Bad Excuses People Use to Justify Their Lack of Sleep

Let's face it, it's all in your hands.<p>I'm the queen of blaming everyone but myself for not sleeping enough: My mom called and kept me up late chatting, that extra coffee trip with a co-worker at 4 PM made falling asleep impossible, that one episode turned into five because the plot just kept …

4 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Career

I chose to reinvent the wheel rather than approach anyone that could have gotten me to where I wanted to be that much faster.<p>Everyone would like to have the crystal ball with the ability to know the outcome before they make certain decisions, and that is especially true when it comes to a career. …

Business Strategy

9 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

It’s no secret that we all want happiness. After all, the “pursuit of happiness” is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness …

How Trauma In One's Teens Can Affect Mental Health In Mid-Life

The links between childhood stressors and adult behaviors, moods and anxiety are becoming clearer and clearer with each passing study. The things we go through as kids often stay with us over the years—especially if we don’t get treated along the way. A new study in <i>Journal of Clinical Psychiatry</i> …

Mental Health

7 Ways to Be a Great Aunt or Uncle

Real aunts and uncles (and moms and dads!) share their best tips on how to really earn that "World's Best Uncle/Aunt" mug you've been eyeing.<p>There's nothing stranger—or rather, more surprising—than the moment your sibling becomes a mom or dad. You've seen them through their awkward pre-teen stage …

This Common Workplace Habit Can Ruin Your Life

Venting may feel good at the time but ultimately it kicks you into a downward spiral.<p>How many times have you heard (or said) something like: "It felt good to get that off my chest"?<p>Well, there's no question that venting help you feel better... at first. However, according to a recent study cited in …

How Secrets Can Destroy a Relationship

In the 11th year of her increasingly unfulfilling marriage to Mark*, Nicole began an affair with a coworker. Though she thought Will was funny and …

Psychology

Is There Ever an End to Nagging?

I learned everything I know about nagging from my mother, a champion of the verbal sport. For the past 30-something years, my life has been narrated …

Self-help

The Three Basics of Friendship

Friendship may sometimes feel complicated, but it turns out that recognizing your true friends can be surprisingly simple. There are some fundamental …

Monkeys

Episode 43: Eating Disorders and Running

A frank discussion on the problems many runners have when dealing with weight and food.<p>Do you eat to run, or run to eat? This week we have roundtable discussion on a very important topic: disordered eating and eating disorders in running. <i>(:35)</i><p><i>The Runner’s World Show is brought to you by Harry’s.</i> …

Marathons

What Are the Real Dangers of Running While Taking Antibiotics?

A runner worries after hearing that certain drugs can cause damage to tendons.<p><i>A forum user writes: I’ve suffered from urinary tract infections (UTIs) before, and I woke up this morning with one. I am taking ciprofloxacin and have just Googled whether or not I should run through it or rest, only to</i> …

The Biomechanics of a 2-Hour Marathon

Scientists run the numbers on unconventional approaches like “cooperative drafting.”<p>Three groups, one from Nike, one from Adidas, and one independent project, are currently pursuing the seemingly far-fetched goal of a sub-two-hour marathon. What would it take to get there? A new paper published …

Running Helped My Depression, but After an Injury, Everything Fell Apart

“The broken ankle was nothing compared to the storm that came my way.”<p>I love the feeling you get when you are running, or have just completed a run—the runner’s high. It’s a rush of endorphins that pulses through your body rewarding the effort. It is such a great sensation that you keep coming back …

Mental Health

6 Ways to Maintain Motivation During the Holidays

Here’s how to avoid falling off the workout wagon in November, December, and January.<p><i>Olivia asks: I love running through the fall, but when the holidays hit, my motivation to log miles drops. What can I do to inspire myself to run throughout the holidays?</i><p>The holidays are a busy time between work, …

Secrets of the Tarahumara

How the feature appeared in the December 2004 issue.<p>He’s supposed to be as tall as Sasquatch and speak a raucous, gibber-gabber tongue that’s neither Spanish, nor English, nor Tarahumara. The Tarahumara call him <i>Caballo Blanco—</i>the White Horse—because every once in a while, the villagers say, he will …

Can We Identify Psychopathy in a Young Child?

It’s always comforting to think that people can change if they’re given the right conditions. If, as the philosopher John Locke suggested, we are all …

Psychology