Would you really be happier if you were better looking?

As shallow as it may be, most of us probably have the sneaking suspicion that we would be happier if we had more attractive facial features and a lither, more athletic body. We fork out cash on cosmetics, gym memberships and plastic surgery thanks ...

Feb 20

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem, Self-Love

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Best to sleep on it: brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate ...

Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important ...

Feb 20

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Ian Thorpe reveals he struggled with depression since teenage years

Swimming great Ian Thorpe has revealed he has battled mental health issues since his teenage years as he opened up about his struggle with depression.

Feb 19

Categories: Depression

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Study identifies novel mechanism that causes abnormal brain ...

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of highly inheritable behavioural disorders that pose major personal and public health concerns. Patients with ASDs have mild to severe communication difficulties, repetitive behaviour and social ...

Feb 18

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders

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How Highly Sensitive People Can Shield Themselves From Negativity

When a person full of negative energy enters a room occupied by an empath (highly sensitive person), the empath picks up on those feelings right away. The empath loses their grip on how they previously felt, giving it all up to understand and maybe ...

Feb 17

Categories: Positive Psychology

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8 Changes When You Cut Negativity From Your Life

We all know people who complain about everything, never see the good in anything, and think that sharing any sort of happiness will “jinx” whatever it is they secretly want. We also know that misery loves company. Therefore if you’re looking ...

Feb 17

Categories: Positive Psychology

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How To Be A Better Listener

Always check your assumptions, be curious, suspend judgment and know when you’ve had enough.

Feb 16

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Why Do Some People Always Agree And Conform With Others?

Do you know someone who always agrees, no matter what they really think?

Feb 16

Categories: Health Psychology

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Unfolding The Brain

Feb 15

Categories: Health Psychology

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The Most Reassuring Thing You Can Say To Someone Experiencing Fear ...

Phobias and anxieties are best dealt with by facing them. It is not easy, but if done step-by-step most people can learn to deal with anxieties and fears, possibly even overcome them.

Feb 15

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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12 Tips to Prevent A Broken Heart Syndrome

Valentine’s Day is not always a candy coated day of love and romance. For many who've lost a loved one, suffered a break up or are on the brink of separation or divorce, this day is anything but sweet.

Feb 13

Categories: Other

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Couch Potatoes May Have Smaller Brains Later in Life

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the February 10, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Feb 12

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Dress for Success: How Clothes Influence Our Performance

The old advice to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, may have roots in more than simply how others perceive you - many studies show that the clothes you wear can affect your mental and physical performance. Although such findings ...

Feb 12

Categories: Self-Confidence

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People who prioritise time over money are happier

A lot of has been written about how focusing too much on materialistic ambitions, at the expense of relationships and experiences, can leave us miserable and unfulfilled. In a new paper published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, a ...

Feb 11

Categories: Happiness

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Risk of lasting mental health problems for severely victimized LGBT ...

Since 2010, more than 613,000 people have pledged to combat bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens as part of the "It Gets Better" campaign. And a new Northwestern Medicine study has found that most adolescents would agree ...

Feb 10

Categories: Child Development, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) ...

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