Sophia Howard

53 Flips | 14 Magazines | 24 Likes | @soso16 |

This Metabolism-Boosting Natural Supplement Is the Anti-Diet Pill

If you were born before, say, 1999, you probably remember the incessant weight-loss commercials featuring Anna Nicole Smith prancing around …

12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

A marriage therapist breaks down 'the most horrific piece of advice I can imagine' for relationships

As it turns out, more than just annoying clichés, these metaphors are actually terrible descriptions of a healthy relationship.<p>At least, that's according to Hal Runkel, a marriage and family therapist who is the author of multiple books on parenting and relationships, including, most recently, …

Relationships

New documentary busts myths about anxiety

"It's 'Just' Anxiety" shows how the mental health issue manifests itself in different people — and how they treated it successfully.<p>In recent years, …

Mental Health

Science shows the way schools punish poor kids just makes their bad situations worse

Such strong punishments are likely based on the assumption that when kids act out, reprimanding them has the potential to remedy the psychological impulse that caused the bad behavior in the first place. But recent research suggests this assumption might often be wrong. According to a panel of …

Psychology

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough)

By following these five accessible habits, it is possible to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.<p>"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another …

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Mental Health

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The difference between successful people and everyone else …

Success

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are.<p>What you get up to doesn't really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures, that's great! You probably need that time to wind down.<p>When it …

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

8 Quotes To Post On Your Bedroom Wall

By Michelle Deco,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1uxwwYZ<p>1. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” — Ian Maclaren<p>Don’t assume …

15 Intimate Things Happy Couples Do That Have Nothing To Do With Sex

By Kim Quindlen,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Hl9KcZ<p>Sex is an important part of any relationship. But the moments when you really feel close to …

What It’s Really Like To Fall In Love

You see them; maybe at a party, in line for coffee, or at the table on a holiday.<p>And, while, it’s never “love” at first sight, there certainly is a …

Get to Know Yourself: 5 Ways to Discover Your Joyful True Nature

<b>“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~Aristotle</b> <br>Four years ago I left a corporate career, belongings, a nice home, and family and …

Positive Thinking

3 Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Finding time to work out between social events, family engagements, and late nights at the office is a full-time job in and of itself. That being …

3 Daily Habits of Extremely Healthy People

As an outsider whose recipe for happiness consists of Netflix and some form of cheese, the daily routine of a flawlessly healthy person is nothing …

Happy Couples Have These 6 Things in Common—Do You?

I've always been staunchly against the idea that you should change yourself to please someone else, but I'll admit that this year my perspective …

8 Healthy Habits That Are Cheaper Than a Morning Latte

<i>We could spend all day on The Chalkboard, as you probably could, too. With so many desirable products, inventive workouts and delicious recipes, they</i> …

Wellness

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

Relationships

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

Why you should plan life goals for 2018 not 2017, according to psychology expert

For a lot of people, a new year means a time to reassess their life, consider goals and make plans for the year ahead.<p>But according to one …

Solve Your Dry Skin Problem With These 5 Easy Hacks

A humidifier can be a godsend for dry skin and can work its magic while you snooze. Celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau told Byrdie that with a …

How Exercise Can Make You Happy (in Just 20 Minutes!)

<b>Woman A is having a bad day.</b> First, her boss comes by and barks at her for missing a deadline. Then her mom calls and guilt-trips her for forgetting …

How to write a novel this year: 'I'm surprised at how much time I find'

It is liberating and terrifying to write whatever comes into my head. The following morning, I read over it: it’s full of cliches<p>• From being happier to quitting sugar – how to achieve your goal<p>Ambition, people say, is an itch, begging to be realised. I’ve been intending to write a book for a …

Writing

Learning How To Have Productive Fights Made Me A Better Wife

Growing up, the only thing I knew about being married came from the movies. This included a lot of romantic letter-writing and …

Siblings

Contact Support

What happens when narcissists become parents

By Jody Allard<p>Narcissistic personality traits seem to have risen as quickly as obesity in recent years. Entitlement has become a defining characteristic of millennials, and everything from selfies to the everyone-gets-a-trophy mentality has been implicated in increased narcissism. Yet in and among …

Parenting

The Wrong Way to Speak to Children

Parents often use phrases like ‘Good job!’ and ‘Say thank you’ when they talk to their children. But what do those phrases really mean?<p>Parentspeak—it’s a language that no one sets out to learn but that most of us can’t help speaking. If you have children or work with them—or if you’ve ever talked …

Parenting

A dating expert reveals the best ways to find a lasting relationship

Dating expert Andrea Syrtash, author of "He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing): How to Find Love Where You Least Expect It," explains how to recover from your breakup. It might be a good thing.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p>Follow dating expert Andrea Syrtash on Twitter (@AndreaSyrtash) …

Dating

3 books to read for a more productive life

On our annual drive across the country to visit family for the holidays, my husband and I listened to hours of podcasts. On our way home, we ended up …