Children as young as four believe in karma – good things happen to ...

From early childhood on, children already believe that events in their lives are not purely coincidental, but that they happen for an intended reason, such as rewarding people for their good behavior. This bias of believing in karmic justice is not ...

Sep 15

Categories: Child Development

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Why Phones Are So Addictive

The happy chemicals in your brain are a reason why you are addicted to your phone.

Sep 13

Categories: Addictions

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A Strong Method to Get Past Regret

Most of us will have done things we regret in life. Some of these can be big regrets, like staying in a toxic relationship. It may be hard to move on from these regrets. Laura Reagan, LCSW-C suggests a journaling exercise.

Sep 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Criticism

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Parents Do These Things Raise Happier Children

Parents who show more warmth and affection and are less controlling have children who are happier in adulthood, a new study has found.

Sep 11

Categories: Parenting

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Using Technology to Help Your Sobriety

The rise in social media and smartphone apps has provided more resources for people on the road to becoming sober. In recent years, technology has played a big role for people who are trying to be sober. Here are a few ways technology can help.

Sep 11

Categories: Addictions

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Ways Your Childhood Shaped Your Core Beliefs Today

There are three core beliefs formed in our childhood that affects us in later life. In therapy, these beliefs may surface during consultations for issues like marital problems.

Sep 8

Categories: Child Development

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How You Can Help Someone Who is Suicidal

It’s a terrifying thought that someone we know or love may be contemplating suicide. We may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States created a campaign with five simple steps to help you ...

Sep 7

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Learning to Dance Keeps Your Brain Young

Compared with other forms of exercise, dancing has been found to be better at reducing age-related declines.

Sep 6

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Ways to Manage Anger

If you find yourself unable to control your anger in many situations, try these six methods to keeping your cool.

Sep 6

Categories: Anger Management

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Following TV programmes together can benefit your relationship

My wife and I were ridiculously excited about watching the recent season finale of Game of Thrones together – we’d watched all the previous 66 episodes together too, and the characters almost feel a part of our lives. Spending our time this way ...

Sep 5

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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How to be More Supportive to the People Closest to You

During a difficult period, the people whom you are close to will need your support. Social support is well-known to be an important and one of the most effective ways to deal with stress. A new research conducted with parents of children with autism ...

Aug 30

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress

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Workaholism and Your Relationships

Workaholism may not seem that bad. However, it can prevent you from having a good relationship with others and isolate you from even yourself. Sometimes the negative impact workaholism has on relationships are not seen until the ties with others ...

Aug 26

Categories: Addictions

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Why Stories of Change Inspire

Inspirational stories are told and heard often in places like self-help groups. Their purpose is to inspire change for others who are in the same situation. The reasons why these stories are inspiring are explored in a recent paper.

Aug 24

Categories: Other

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Peer Influence Increases the Risk of Teen Smoking by Twofold

A recent meta-analysis suggests that peer influence increases the risk of smoking in teenagers by twofold. Differences in the power of influence were also found between collectivist and individualistic cultures.

Aug 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Smoking Cessation, Teenage Issues

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Young Cyberbullying Victims are Twice at Risk of Self-Harm

A new study has found that cyberbullying victims under the age of 25 have more than twice the likelihood to self-harm and attempt suicide, compared to non-victims.

Aug 22

Categories: Bullying

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