Keeping Secrets is Bad for You - Here’s Why

A recent study suggests that people are stressed when keeping a secret because they keep thinking about the secret, not because of the act of secret-keeping.

Aug 4

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Happiness, Other

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How Music Helps Your Mental Health

Many people deal with mental health issues. Music, for many of us, creates a strong emotional reaction, and has a positive effect on mental health. Here are some reasons why music is has this effect.

Aug 4

Categories: Stress Management

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Use Your Anxiety to Help You

People often have a negative view of anxiety. After all, anxiety is associated with sweaty palms and sleepless nights. Recent research, however, has found that anxiety may help with your performance if you know how to respond appropriately.

Aug 2

Categories: Anxiety

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Feeling Stressed? A 1-hour Yoga Session May Help

Practicing yoga for the long-term is known to improve mental health and reduce stress. A recent study has found that having just a one-hour session of yoga is sufficient to reduce physiological stress effects and improve psychological health as ...

Aug 2

Categories: Stress Management

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5 Stages to Changing Behaviour

Most of us have a behaviour we would like to change. This could be exercise and diet-related or simply wanting to be more organised. Some of us may be able to change our behaviour in the short term, but fail to maintain the new behaviour for the ...

Aug 1

Categories: Other, Smoking Cessation

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Would Life Really Be Much Better if You Won the Lottery?

We’ve all, perhaps, at one point or another in our life dreamt about hitting the jackpot. Getting a large sum of money means no more stressing about money and an improvement in our life. Right? Maybe not.

Jul 31

Categories: Happiness

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An Unstable Childhood Could Lead to Adult Obesity

A person with a stressful and unstructured childhood could gain habits that may lead to adult obesity.

Jul 31

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Why Suicide May Be the Worst Option of All

Suicide usually stems from feelings of despair and the belief that change is not possible. Nothing about how you are and what you are going through feels good. With these feelings and beliefs, it can lead to the thought that suicide is an option. ...

Jul 29

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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6 Pieces of Bad Advice We Give Kids

Do this instead, and they'll be happier and more successful.

Jul 28

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Parenting

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How Does The Brain Turn Unconscious Information Into Conscious ...

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what happens during it? New research investigates.

Jul 28

Categories: Other

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Perfectionism As A Risk Factor For Suicide

Perfectionism: the tendency some people have to hold themselves to consistently impossible standards and/or feeling the need to meet or surpass the lofty expectations of others.

Jul 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

We’ve all heard this phrase, and science has provided evidence, that laughter is indeed a great way to handle stress. Here are six findings that explain why laughter is the best medicine.

Jul 27

Categories: Happiness

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Most People Will Have a Mental Health Condition in their Lifetime

Research suggests that around 80% of people will experience a mental health issue. This suggests that mental health problems could be more prevalent compared to physical health problems.

Jul 27

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Anthony Hopkins and Asperger's Condition

The main purpose of this article is to illustrate the suffering of unrecognized Asperger’s condition by sharing the life of Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has achieved worldwide acclaim and fame for his lifelong acting career. However, not many are ...

Jul 26

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome

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Asking Questions Increases Likability

New research from a team of Harvard psychological scientists suggests that asking more questions—and in particular, asking more follow-up questions—increases people’s positive impressions.

Jul 25

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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