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37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

Is Grief a Disease?

A new theory is challenging the way psychologists understand mourning.<p>After Stephanie Muldberg’s 13-year-old son Eric died of Ewing’s sarcoma in 2004, she was lost in a sea of grief. Her days were long, unstructured, monotonous. She barely left her New Jersey home. When she did leave, she planned …

An illustrator's brutally honest and witty take on living with mental illness

Ruby Elliot was 14-years-old when she was diagnosed with anorexia. Then came the depression, bulimia and bi-polar.<p>She loved drawing as a young child …

Mental Health

Blue Cross Launches Cat Meditation Class With Soothing Rescue Kitties To Ease Your Stress

We're feline good after this 🐱<p>If nothing makes you smile like a cute cat video, we have a treat for you.<p>Pet charity Blue Cross has created the …

Mindfulness

An English-Speaking Teenager Has Woken Up From a Coma Speaking Fluent Spanish

The brain is capable of incredible things.<p>A 16-year-old in Atlanta has made headlines this week after waking up from a coma speaking fluent …

Language Learning

Researchers Found Where Depression Lives in the Brain

New study identifies the area of the brain affected by depression and could open the door to far more effective treatments.<p>Last year, an estimated 16 million US adults experienced a major depressive disorder that lasted at least two weeks and included at least four other symptoms such as problems …

Neuroscience

Talented Artist Inks Haunting Illustrations of Mental Illnesses Every Day Throughout October

Shawn Coss, a very talented artist and author of the crowdfunded book <i>Kindergarten</i>, has illustrated hauntingly beautiful ink sketches of his own …

Mental Health

A New Leaf: Artist Jenny Kiker’s Botanical Paintings

We’re obsessed with botanical artist Jenny Kiker’s beautifully detailed paintings of leaves and plants (which she sells individually as she paints …

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

ArtsSchool Online: Watercolors: Watercolor Painting, My Way!

<b>Watercolor Painting, My Way! - Online Lesson Index</b><p>Intro to Washes: A great one-page lesson for beginners - how to do simple flat and graduated washes!<p>…

Watercolor Painting

Free Do It Yourself Intermediate Watercolor Painting Lessons

Learn How to Paint and Draw Do you want to paint and draw? Here's a great way for you to get started. Enjoy learning from the comfort of your home …

Art

11 Apple Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Fall

Soups, salads, and sweets: autumn apples can be added to just about anything. From Apple Rum Raisin Pudding to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, these recipes are perfect for celebrating the return of cozy fall flavors.<p><b>1. Apple Rum Raisin Pudding</b><p>Fall is the perfect time to cozy up to a warm …

50 Cool DIY Projects That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

Small DIY projects are a great way to pass the time and also do something useful or nice for your home. Even you’re not really into this sort of …

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

Hilarious Finalists of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

<b>The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016</b> are in full swing – with hundreds of the most funny and offbeat animal photographs being sent in from around …

Why Young Children Are Dying by Suicide

Suicide in children, though rare, is the 10th leading cause of death for elementary school-aged kids in the U.S. According to a study in a …

Mental Health

Marathoner Ashley Liew first Singaporean to receive international fair play accolade

SINGAPORE: Local marathoner Ashley Liew is the first Singaporean to be awarded the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy in the "Act of Fair …

What You Should (And Shouldn't) Say To Someone Having A Panic Attack

<i>By Liza Walter</i><p>As someone who suffers all too frequently with panic disorder, I can tell you that sometimes, there's just nothing to do but get through it. Friends, and family may try to help but truthfully, they can make it worse.<p>If you haven't actually had the experience of a panic attack …

10 Proven Ways To Help Prevent Depression

8 Ways to Be More Productive Without Feeling Like a Robot

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Time Management

Brez’n – Bavarian Restaurant In Singapore? Bring Out The Pork Knuckle, Sausages and Pretzel Sandwiches

Bavarian food? Brez’n at Valley Point serves up Bavarian classics, which is considered uncommon in Singapore’s context.Are Pork Knuckles, jumbo …

How Lack of Sleep Can Tremendously Affect Our Emotions

Insomnia is a common but highly irritating problem. A new study finds that a person's emotions can be negatively impacted by lack of sleep.

Researchers Reveal 5 Ways To Gain Emotional Intelligence

<b>Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be strengthened, and it is an important one for building strong relationships with those around us, both</b> …

A Wedding in Color

(Image credit: James Tang Photography)<p>Artist Taylor Ann Linko wanted a colorful wedding, and that’s what she had. Check out her gorgeous dress! She …

Weddings

What's the best work schedule for your age?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The moment you may have been dreading is here. Lazy summer days have come to an end, and more structured back-to-work or back-to-school schedules have commenced.<p>But will your new daily schedule be the healthiest for your brain and body?<p>Scientists have long known that you have an internal …

Teens

Is Your Mom Smart? Intelligence Comes Directly From Her, Here's Why

A person's IQ is directly linked to their moms, so hopefully she's a brainiac.<p>Know someone super smart? Maybe it’s you? Thank your mother.<p>According …

Bravo TV

Fall in love with a job you don't even like, in three steps

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than half of Americans find their job unsatisfactory, according to an annual survey released last month by the Conference Board research group. The nation has been hovering around the halfway mark of job dissatisfaction since at least 2000.<p>Think of the people you work with every day. …

Happiness

Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” …

Scientists Reveal “Happy” Breakfast to Prevent and Fight Depression! Check it out!

This article was republished with permission from yourhealthtube.com<p>Breakfast to prevent and fight depression is probably an ideal way to improve your mental health condition. Well, we all know that there is a great link between how we feel and what we eat – which is where the popular expression</b> …