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4 Breathing Exercises to Reduce Your Stress Right Now

Pinterest Board CommanderWe tend to forget that one of the best stress relievers is always available to us: our breath. For instance, according to the American Institute of Stress, “Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes [Read More ...]The Creator...
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The Demisexual Phenomenon

Pinterest Board CommanderIt seems like every week we’re hearing new terms for people that are on a fluid sexual scale. The latest to make headlines is the term “Demisexual.” Demisexuals define themselves as people who become sexually attracted to someone the deeper and longer they know them. [Read More ...]The Creator...
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16 Ways to Make Your Workday More Productive

Pinterest Board CommanderIt can be easy to get comfortable at your job and start slacking off. But in order to succeed at work and move forward in your career, you need to push past that and continue to be productive. Here are some tips to lead you [Read More ...]The Creator...
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The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband

Pinterest Board CommanderSixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband -- and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. In this must-watch talk, Miliband gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn empathy and altruism into action. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED[Read More ...]The Creator...
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Free Webinar: How Mothering Helps Us Value our Flaws

Pinterest Board CommanderWe all have aspects of ourselves we would rather not know about. As kids, we may have been taught that it wasn’t okay for us to be bossy, selfish, angry, or boastful. By the time we are adults, we have tucked those traits away, and [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Best of Our Blogs: June 20, 2017

Pinterest Board CommanderThere are traits in this country that we equate with weakness and shame, but are actually signs of courage and strength. Asking for help, showing your vulnerability and saying, “No” for example are all indications of self-worth, self-care and emotional health. People who try to [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Reinventing College Parties with Daybreaker Campus

Pinterest Board CommanderThis is an environment in which students can have fun and relax without risking the anxiety, depression, and relationship problems that often result from alcohol-related incidents. The “morning movement” Daybreaker has hosted sober sunrise parties for years, and now they’re bringing them to young people [Read More ...]The Creator...
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In depressed people, the medial prefrontal cortex exerts more control over other parts of the brain

Pinterest Board CommanderNew neuroimaging research has found that depression is associated with abnormal function in an area of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, investigated how the medial prefrontal cortex interacted with other areas of the brain in depression. “I was keen to explore the connection [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Study finds LSD produces dreamlike states in awake humans by stimulating serotonin receptors

Pinterest Board CommanderResearchers from the University of Zurich have uncovered more about how the psychedelic drug LSD produces a dreamlike state of consciousness in healthy humans when awake. LSD produces vivid hallucinatory imagery along with alterations in thought processes related to space, time, causality, and selfhood. The new study suggests that LSD induces these dreamlike states of [Read More ...]The Creator...
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How to Turn Wishes into Plans

Pinterest Board Commander“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt It is natural to want things and to engage in the dreamy exercise of wishing for them. Yet, wishes seldom would wind up turning into results. To achieve wishes or [Read More ...]The Creator...
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What Is Intention Deficit Disorder?

Pinterest Board CommanderMost readers of this article are familiar with the term ADHD which is defined as “a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.” What is less familiar is the term, “intention deficit disorder,” a different [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Help Your Partner Understand You During an Argument

Pinterest Board CommanderIt starts with changing your behavior. There’s no way around it: being misunderstood sucks. It can make you feel frustrated, upset, and hopeless. It can feel even worse in times of conflict. Conflict isn’t easy. There’s hurt. There’s misunderstanding. And, at the same time, there [Read More ...]The Creator...
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5 Ways to Alleviate Anxiety

Pinterest Board CommanderWhen you’re anxious, all you can see is your anxiety. It feels urgent, serious and overwhelming. You wonder if you’ll always feel this way. You wonder, Why me? Why now? Why won’t it stop? You feel frustrated and hopeless—like there’s nothing you can do. Thankfully, [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Do You Need an “Interesting” Man?

Pinterest Board CommanderMany marriage minded women complain that men they meet aren’t “interesting.” Such comments jolt me. Interesting can be fine, but not if you expect all stimulation to come from outside yourself. Women who are already enjoying life, rather than waiting around for someone to light [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Developing Interdependence in Children

Pinterest Board CommanderIf you’ve noticed parenting as well as teaching techniques over the years, you’ve probably noticed that there are many different styles of parenting and consequently many different outcomes of child behavior that is shaped by these styles. Children are born with a certain amount of [Read More ...]The Creator...
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The Art of Persuasion

Pinterest Board Commander“You can’t think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t.” Michelle Carter, found guilty of manslaughter, encouraged her boyfriend over text messages to commit suicide.   She texted him dozens [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Psychology Around the Net: June 17, 2017

Pinterest Board CommanderHappy Saturday, sweet readers! My intention for this week’s Psychology Around the Net wasn’t to get straight to the point; rather, I had a story I wanted to share. However, given the topic of several of this week’s stories (you’ll see), I’ve decided to keep [Read More ...]The Creator...
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