What’s Your Attachment Style and Why Does It Matter?

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What’s Your Attachment Style &
Why Does It Matter?

10 Ways to Beat Insomnia & Get Better SleepIf you’re in an unhappy relationship, feel stuck in a pattern of failed relationships, or can’t seem to find Mr. (or Ms.) Right, your attachment style may be the reason.

A Surprising, Hidden Cause of Depression
Growing up in a household where feelings are not addressed enough can take a remarkable toll on a child.

4 Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist
Do you feel unimportant, like an accessory, and alone in your relationship?

How to Stop Your Days from Feeling Monotonous
Every day can feel the same. Same old. Same old. But there is always change in the air.

Busted! 3 Reasons Not to Sext, Ever
It’s one thing to have lost your phone boundaries, it’s another to possibly be unsafe.

News & Views

Instagram a Haven for Those with Depression
One-Night Stand Regrets May Differ for Men & WomenA new study shows that one way people suffering from depression find solace is in sharing their feelings and experiences on social media sites, especially Instagram.

Ethics Often Drives Millennial Job Hopping
Fewer people of this generation are just looking for a paycheck.

Done Right, Online Health Tools
Can Promote Healthy Behaviors

Researchers are learning online health tools that communicate well can promote healthier lifestyles.

Sleepy Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults
Teens with sleepiness and a greater frequency of antisocial behavior were more likely to commit crimes as adults.

Not All Psychopaths Are ‘Bad’
The term “psychopath” is typically not flattering, but a new study continues to reshape this image.

Neighborhoods with Nature
Tied to Better Mental Health

Living in a neighborhood with more birds, shrubs, and trees may help to reduce the risk of depression, anxiety, and stress.

World of Psychology

Top 10 Spices for a Healthy Brain
7 Tips for Supporting Your Partner After a LossConsider adding these 10 spices to your current diet, or cook with them to improve overall brain health, and help prevent – or at the very least stave off – future cognitive decline.

What Prompts You to Quarrel?
What really prompts you to want to quarrel? Is it organic, something external or internal?

Guy Therapy: Why It’s So Important!
Most people who seek out psychotherapy are women.

Why Parents Shouldn’t Ignore These 6 Behavior Problems
Little often turns to big, so keep a look out for these small misbehaviors, and take action ASAP.

Researchers Created a Song to Help Combat Anxiety
Researchers have created a song that has reduced anxiety by 67% in everyone who listened to it.

5 Undeniable Ways to Stop Feeling Extremely Lonely
There will be times in your life when people won’t understand your journey and this will leave you with fewer friends.

Best of our Blogs

Most People Would Rather Not Know the Future
What Are Your Goals Failing?(All Psych) – Ignorance gets a bad rap, but a new study has found that most of us are firmly in the “ignorance is bliss” camp when it comes to wanting to know what the future holds.

Make Friends With Your Core Beliefs
(The Whole Self) – Core beliefs are those things that are deep inside you that you just know to be true.

Are You Rejection Sensitive? How to Tell, What to Do
(Knotted) – Rejection sensitivity is, alas, quite different from the response to rejection a securely attached person has.

Infidelity: Why Do Men Cheat?
(Sex and Intimacy in the Digital Age) -For most men, there is no single factor driving the decision to cheat.

8 Ways To Cope With Someone Who Has Delusions
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – Do you know someone who struggles with delusions or odd patterns of thoughts?

Other Ways to Heal Ourselves
(Weightless) – How can we compassionately care for ourselves if we don’t know what calms, cures and refreshes us?

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Thinking Negative, Wants to Be Alone and Aloof
We have been married now for 21 years and have a son aged 20. My wife is very, very possessive of me and my son. She lost her mother when…

Unresponsive, Unsupportive Parents
I’m writing to ask for your help in understanding what I’m dealing with in terms of my parents (especially my mom). I hope you can help, as…

Trouble with Toxic Coworker
My coworker gets mad when I "work" at work. We have shared office space, which houses 5 adjunct instructors, at our university. One of the people in my office gets…

Therapists Talk to Each Other
I am going to couples therapy and individual therapy. There are things that I am talking about in individual therapy in which I am not comfortable talking about in couples therapy. My…

I Can’t Figure out What’s Wrong with Me
Hello, I am writing this because I know something’s not quite right with me (please excuse any English errors, I’m not a native speaker). I…

What Are Some Things to Say to My Bipolar Boyfriend?
My boyfriend is in complete denial about his disorder. I’ve tried telling him he needs to talk to a professional but he always says he’s fine and doesn’t need help….

I Am Losing Grasp on Reality
First I should let it be known that I was admitted to a hospital for over two months last year, and in that time it was suggested I go through…

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Introducing Dose of Bipolar
Rizvan Ullah was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 17 years ago. Since then, he’s had to hear and struggle with the typical stereotypes associated with having a mental illness. He promised himself that he wasn’t going to let being diagnosed with bipolar slow him down. Follow along with his tips and experiences on PsychCentral in our newest blog, Dose of Bipolar.

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Our personalities determine how we interact with the world around us, from co-workers to loved ones. The more you know about your own personality, the better able you are to understand and benefit from those interactions. Our 16-Type Jungian Personality Test will give you your four-letter personality type (like the Myers-Briggs). It takes just a few minutes to complete, and you’ll get an instant, free result.
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What Failed to Happen for You as a Child?

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What Failed to Happen for You as a Child?
10 Ways to Beat Insomnia & Get Better SleepWe have long known that what happens to us in childhood has a tremendous effect upon who we become as adults. But the opposite is also true: What doesn’t happen for us in childhood has an equal or greater effect.

Are You Normalizing Abusive Behavior?
5 Signs that You Are

If the following behaviors are typical of your way of dealing with or deflecting abusive behavior, it’s time to become aware.

8 Expert Tips to Get Over Your Ex
Grieving the end of a relationship takes time, but you can proactively help yourself through the grieving process.

How to Know If It’s Time for a Career Change
Here are 8 signs that signal it’s time to explore other options.

The Dangers of Trying to Control Other People
Worry too much about trying to control other people and you might just end up giving yourself high blood pressure.

News & Views

New Approach to Smoking Cessation Taps into Nostalgia
One-Night Stand Regrets May Differ for Men & WomenA refreshing new approach to help people stop smoking uses messages that resonate with a smoker’s memories, rather than inducing fear and guilt.

New App Seeks to Detect Early Dementia
Wearable devices may help detect cognitive decline through how people live their daily lives.

Mindfulness Shows Mixed Results for Older Adults’ Well-Being
Mindfulness practices are on the rise. But studies so far have shown mixed results in seniors.

What Motivates Teens to Exercise?
Teens are far too unique in their mindsets and motivations to use a one-size-fits-all intervention for inactivity.

Social Exclusion Can Lead to Belief in Conspiracy Theories
New research shows why so many white, working-class people are willing to believe exaggerated and misleading news reports.

New Study Shows How Dads Bond with Their Kids
The study is the first to look at the influence of particular hormones on brain function in fathers.

World of Psychology

6 Ways to Recover Your Mental Health
7 Tips for Supporting Your Partner After a LossIf you are emerging from a period of mental distress, the most important thing to remember is that you are the key person on the treatment team. By regularly following these steps, you can regain stability and get on with life.

5 Relationship Red Flags: What You
Should Know

Watch out for these red flags that can signal big problems in your relationship that aren’t likely to go away anytime soon.

Experiences Beyond the Classic 5 Stages
of Grief

Human beings are complex, each with a unique experience of grief to be honored.

How to Design a Self-Care Prescription for Depression
As a clinical psychologist, Mary Pipher, PhD, designed “healing packages” for her patients: activities, resources, and comforts to help them recover from trauma.

5 Tips on Getting Along with Others to
Get Ahead

For those who have a tough time putting their game face on, here are some tips on how to get along with others to get ahead.

Clearing Emotional Clutter from Your Relationship
Bring forth the heavy residue and clear it out in a simple, efficient, and durable way.

Best of our Blogs

30 Preemptive Signs of Abuse Turning Deadly
What Are Your Goals Failing?(The Exhausted Woman) – Once an abuser has utilized an abusive method for a long time, the victim develops a tolerance to the abuse so it no longer has the same effect. This aggravates the abuser who then escalates, becoming more dangerous.

Desperately Keeping Someone: Addictive Relationships
(Healing Together) – Recovery begins with the end of denial and the recognition of the addiction.

Speaking Up When It’s Hard
(Bonding Time) – Time passes, no one’s read your mind, and it’s getting worse, or it’s beginning to fester…

7 Struggles of Parents with Toddlers & Expert Tips Sheet
(Mommy Matters) – Don’t worry – so many of us moms experience similar challenges during these early years of parenting.

Get it Together! 4 Steps to Getting Out of Your Own Way
(Sext, Text & What’s Next) – Many young adults come to me saying, "I can’t get started."

Can Feng Shui Help Us Get Sober?
(One Sober Life) – For those of us working to stay sober, there’s an emotional and spiritual feng shui we can practice.

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Mum Controlling My Life
Please help me, I need advice. My mother has been so controlling since grade school, from my daily conversations with friends to what I wear and where I should go…

I’m Very Depressed, and Not Optimistic as I Used to Be
I’m studying in the second year at the university. When I was in the first year, I was very optimistic and happy. Then after entering the second year, there are…

Attracted to Young Boys
I’m a young adult, now 17 years old, will be 18 next year, which is why I’ve decided to seek help! Now basically here is a quick…

Mother Holding Grudge
I was abused as a child along with my 2 brothers and mother. Our relationships with each other as adults tend to be rocky. My brothers are explosive towards anyone…

I Think I’m Ruining My Life
I think I’m ruining my life. I can’t figure out what my problem is, and I can’t help but feel like I’m exaggerating the depth of it. I’m currently in…

I Have No Control Over My Anger and Short Temper?
I’ve never reached out to anyone for help regarding this matter, however my wonderful girlfriend knows what my problem is, but only because I’ve been inflicting her pain…

Difficulties with Food Depending on My Mood
I think I have BPD and major depression. When I’m in a good mood I tend to eat a lot, and when this happens I don’t feel bad a…

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Introducing Success in the Workplace
Kristi Tackett-Newburg is the CEO/President of Counseling Connections & Associates located in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to her role as a practice owner, Kristi works as a licensed mental health practitioner. She focuses on helping clients take steps towards making positive, long-lasting changes in their life. Her new blog, Success in the Workplace, is about better understanding your way in the workplace with emotional intelligence and other skills.

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The Forgotten 5-Minute Mindful Mood Booster

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The Forgotten 5-Minute Mindful Mood Booster
10 Ways to Beat Insomnia & Get Better SleepResearch shows that the first five minutes of light exercise in nature delivers the biggest mood booster of time spent outside – making this a realistic mindfulness practice for even the busiest person.

Want to Be Happier? 3 Surprising Things You Haven’t Tried
Tired of searching for happiness? Here are three things that involve no searching.

13 Ways to Jumpstart a Bad Kisser
Learning to kiss is an ongoing project, and it all begins with intent and inspiration.

Top 10 Misguided Perceptions of Therapy
The expectations a person brings to the therapeutic process can limit the ability of the therapist to do their best work.

The Physical Effects of Narcissistic Abuse
This article just scratches the surface of the physical symptoms of narcissistic abuse.

News & Views

Believers in American Dream Less Likely to Spend Impulsively
One-Night Stand Regrets May Differ for Men & WomenWhen consumers believe in the American dream — that it’s possible to improve their economic status through hard work — they are less likely to spend impulsively, according to a new study.

Is Swearing a Useful Language Tool?
There may be more to swearing than a lack of refinement.

Simple Blood Test for Parkinson’s
A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test for early identification of the disease.

Couples, Friends Really Do Have Similar Personalities
Studies had long suggested that personality isn’t a typical commonality between friends and partners.

Kids Born to Older Moms Tend to Perform Better on Cognitive Tests
Forty years ago, research showed that children born to older moms were at a disadvantage.

World of Psychology

The 3 Most Dangerous Things to Say in a Romantic Relationship
7 Tips for Supporting Your Partner After a LossLanguage is a powerful force, and what you say to your partner on impulse could be doing a great deal of damage. Here are the top three most dangerous phrases to let slip from your lips.

Current Political Climate Making You Nervous? Tips to Weather the Storm
The heated temperature of our current political climate may leave some of us feeling rather unsettled.

10 Steps to Becoming More Self-Aware
Self-awareness is the foundation to building many other healthy habits.

‘7 Mistakes I Keep Making in Romance and 5 Things I Do Right’
In writing The Happiness Project, Gretchen thought a lot about what she can do to make her romantic life better.

What Do You Really Crave When You’re Lonely?
Most of us who struggle with loneliness are not lacking access to other people; there’s something else we’re missing.

Best of our Blogs

Does Improving Your Relationship Really Mean Changing Your Partner?
What Are Your Goals Failing?(Healing Together for Couples) – If you ask people what would improve their relationship, they often have a clear formulation of what their partner could/should do to make things better. But if the change is more important to you, it is more likely to happen if you take ownership of it.

3 Important Benefits of Sleep for Parents & Other Eye-Opening Information
(Mommy Matters) – Over time sleep deprivation catches up to us. You can’t escape it.

10 Research-Proven Ways to Reduce Anxiety
(Character Strengths) – You already have the tools, and now it is time to learn how to use them to manage stress.

5 Writing Rituals that Boost Productivity
(Hollywood Therapy) – Creative people develop rituals that create a direction, a prompt, a reminder, a motive, and a mental framework that encourages productivity.

Love Older People & Advocate For Them
(Therapy Soup) – There’s been an extremely sharp rise in the use of multiple psychotropic drugs in older Americans, even those without mental health issues.

Identifying What’s Negotiable in Our Lives and What Really Isn’t
(Weightless) – Take the weekend and the next few weeks to figure out what is non-negotiable for you.

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Am I Delusional?
I don’t know if I’m delusional or a genius. I go through these stages where I have these weird thoughts. Like a few days…

Depression for 5 Months
I’m so tired of my depression. I tried to help myself a lot but I failed. It’s just getting worse, and the worst thing is that I don’t know the…

Identity Crisis and Severe Distress
For the quick rundown on everything, I have a history of self-harm, I have been told that I am delusional when it comes to remembering events and conversations that…

Forgetfulness of Home Address
Hello. I sometimes totally forget the closest route to my home where I have been living for a decade. Is it something normal or…

Am I a Victim of Child Abuse?
Ever since I was around 6 to 12 years old, my mother used to hit me with a white plastic/metal rod or with her hand. She would do this every…

Image Streaming Possible?
I planned to do a technique called Image Streaming to increase my IQ, and this technique will increase the intensity of inner voice of me and I am afraid if this…

My Love of My Wife and Parents Are Hurting Me
My wife is a brilliant lady and she loves me very much. I married her 4 years back without the knowledge of my parents as…

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Introducing Big Picture Parenting
Raising our children will likely be our life’s great adventure, regardless of what else we may do or achieve. Being a parent will disabuse us of our beliefs about what we can control. It will force us to come to terms with the dark, unswept corners of our soul, and demand that we take a stand for what really matters to us. In Big Picture Parenting, Lisa Marchiano addresses the challenges and personal growth involved in parenthood.

What’s Your Personality Type?

Our personalities determine how we interact with the world around us, from co-workers to loved ones. The more you know about your own personality, the better able you are to understand and benefit from those interactions. Our 16-Type Jungian Personality Test will give you your four-letter personality type (like the Myers-Briggs). It takes just a few minutes to complete, and you’ll get an instant, free result.
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Can a President Have a Mental Illness?

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Can a President Have a Mental Illness?
10 Ways to Beat Insomnia & Get Better SleepDoes being President of the United States require a person to have no active mental illness or history of illness? Or is that just another form of discrimination against people with mental illness?

How to Help Your Children When
Their Other Parent Is a Narcissist

It is so sad to watch your children being emotionally manipulated by their narcissistic parent. But what can you do?

Assumptions that Hurt Relationships
Sticking to facts can save you unnecessary suffering, but sometimes you have assumptions that you don’t even realize you have.

5 Small Acts of Self-Care to Try Today
Self-care can be anything that nourishes you and helps you reconnect to yourself.

How to Break Out of a Slump and Improve Your Performance
We don’t always have the luxury to take a contemplative mental vacation. Here are seven tips to break your slump.

News & Views

Prescription Drug Misuse Among Youth a Global Concern
One-Night Stand Regrets May Differ for Men & WomenPrescribing drugs to those in need while simultaneously curbing non-medical use of these same drugs may be one of the world’s most difficult challenges.

Parenting Style Impacts Kids’ Attitudes on Marriage, Family
A supportive upbringing is linked to higher marriage rates and a greater desire for more children.

For Those Irked by Specific Noises, A Brain In Overdrive
People who find the sounds of chewing or breathing unbearable have changes in their brain activity.

Is Strict Control Over Kids’ Screen Time Really Necessary?
The link between heavy screen time and teen depression is actually quite minimal.

Emoticons Can Help Kids Talk About Their Feelings in the Classroom
The How I Feel About My School questionnaire uses emoticon-style faces with options of happy, OK, or sad.

Pre-Schoolers May Come to Share Personality Traits
The finding that personality traits are ‘contagious’ among children flies in the face of common assumptions that personality is ingrained.

World of Psychology

Did the House Just Allow People with Mental Illness to Buy Guns?
7 Tips for Supporting Your Partner After a LossThere’s a lot of misinformation floating around with the recent gun vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to overturn a rule made late in the last administration’s tenure.

8 Ways to Avoid the Monday Morning Blues
It’s time to start truly enjoying our Sundays without that dreaded feeling of the impending work week.

Common Brain Drains and Natural Brain Boosters
Resolve your mental funk by identifying your stress triggers and replacing them with brain boosters.

Is Social Media Damaging Your Romantic Relationship?
People don’t tend to post about the negative aspects of their relationships…

How a "Dysfunctional" Family Could Make You a Great Entrepreneur
What gives some smart, ambitious trail-blazers the edge above others?

Best of our Blogs

The Short-Term Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
What Are Your Goals Failing?(AllPsych) – It’s easy to think of eating healthy as a long game that will pay off years down the road. But a new study is suggesting that if you eat your broccoli and have an apple a day, you could see psychological benefits in less than two weeks.

Raising Compassionate Children: 12 Tips
(Relationship Corner) – Being compassionate is a lifelong process that should be discussed with your child as well as encouraged.

Alternative Reality: Insights into How Narcissists Think
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – Narcissists live in an alternative version of reality, but they aren’t insane. So what gives?

5 Quick Tips To Manage All the Chaos and Anger Out There Right Now
(Psychology of Women) – This is a weird and emotional time in our country. People are really upset.

How Can You Tell Which Happy Couples Will End Up Divorced?
(Single at Heart) – What distinguishes the initially happy couples who divorce from those who stay married?

10 More Questions to Ask Yourself Every Night
(Weightless) – Taking just a few minutes to reflect on the day helps us choose our next steps.

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Mom Has Disowned Me Because of Boyfriend
I have been dating my boyfriend for almost 2 years now. My parents have met him on several different occasions and it seemed like they got along…

How Do I Get My Friend to See She Needs Professional Help?
For a while now, my friend and neighbor has asked for advice and said she wanted to help herself and better her life. She has struggled her whole life. Her…

My Husband Is Acting Bizarre After Stroke
My husband recently had a stroke but he is acting bizarre. Not only does he not communicate but he is acting very strange and has very strange behaviors…

Anger Management and Communication
This is difficult to describe, since I am only aware of aspects of it after the fact. This may sound like a simple communication issue, however we’ve…

Will I Ever Be Happy Again?
I don’t talk about myself or my problems, the only way I can is anonymously online. I’ve been depressed for over 7 years, I…

Family Breaking Down
When I was 15 years old (I am 30 today) I sat on the edge of the 16th floor window seriously considering to jump because I couldn’t handle what my…

My Thoughts Are Not My Own
Background: I have been diagnosed with Schizoaffective and Severe Bipolar Disorder w/ Psychotic Symptoms by 2 psychiatrists. My main psychiatrist believes I have the latter with proper medication and it…

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Book of the Month: Changing to Thrive
In Changing to Thrive: Using the Stages of Change to Overcome the Top Threats to Your Health and Happiness, James O. Prochaska and Janice M. Prochaska acknowledge that changing behaviors is easier said than done. Many have stated intentions to change but don’t achieve lasting success. Changing to Thrive teaches the reader why past efforts have failed by walking through the different stages of change and what it takes to increase the likelihood of maintaining that change.

What’s Your Personality Type?

Our personalities determine how we interact with the world around us, from co-workers to loved ones. The more you know about your own personality, the better able you are to understand and benefit from those interactions. Our 16-Type Jungian Personality Test will give you your four-letter personality type (like the Myers-Briggs). It takes just a few minutes to complete, and you’ll get an instant, free result.
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5 Little Known Hallmarks of A Psychologically Healthy Person

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5 Little Known Hallmarks of a
Psychologically Healthy Person

10 Ways to Beat Insomnia & Get Better SleepWe all have a general idea of what we think a psychologically healthy person looks like. But what are the specific factors that make a person psychologically healthy? Here are some very important ones that hardly anyone thinks about.

How the Immigration Ban Affects Families
Many families now live in limbo as uncertainty mounts.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Night
When we sit with ourselves, in silence, even for just a few minutes, we learn so much.

Transform Negative Thoughts into Empowering Ones
Stop and think about something good three times a day for 6 weeks.

A Wise Approach to Taking in the News
Be mindful of the sparks you are throwing out there because intended or not, you could start or contribute to a contagious fire.

News & Views

How We Figure Out Which Tweets Are Credible
One-Night Stand Regrets May Differ for Men & WomenResearchers have developed a new language model showing which words and phrases positively or negatively influence the credibility of world events reported on Twitter.

Why We Feel Disdain for Hypocrites
Hypocrites send a false message, misleading us into thinking they’re virtuous when they’re not.

Delaying Pot Smoking Better for Teens’ Brains
The more teenagers delay smoking marijuana until they’re older, the better it is for their brains.

Mindful People More Receptive to Health Messages
Mindfulness helps people feel less defensive when exposed to important health messages.

Shape of Brain Tied to Personality Traits
Differences in the anatomy of the outer layer of the brain may relate to five major personality traits.

World of Psychology

Can A Simple Psychological Trick Help You Fall Out of Love?
7 Tips for Supporting Your Partner After a LossFounder of Relationship Psychology, John Alex Clark, shared some techniques in order to help the broken-hearted fall out of love with that someone, using a psychology concept called classical conditioning.

6 Ways to Tune Up Your Listening
We all want to be heard and understood, but how skilled are we at extending listening to others?

The Benefits of Laughter
What compels mankind to turn, again and again, to comedy?

How to Avoid the Cardboard Life
Apparently, there is an unwritten rule that you and your job are married ’til death do you part. Sounds like a loveless marriage to me.

Why Are People Mean?
Because people act out their anger instead of first experiencing it internally.

Best of our Blogs

The Pros and Cons of Online Friendships
What Are Your Goals Failing?(AllPsych) It’s reasonable to suspect that online friendships would share some benefits of face-to-face friendships but not others, and several studies have put that idea to the test.

How to Maintain Your Sense of Self in Relationships
(Happily Imperfect) – Dependency is healthy; codependency is not.

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(Happily Imperfect) – These quotes can inspire you when things get rough – when you’re arguing, heart broken, or confused.

How to Live Sober Despite a DUI
(One Sober Life) – The fact remains you got a DUI, and now you have to deal with it. How do you get past it and live sober?

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10 Ways to Beat Insomnia & Get Better SleepI asked anyone I knew who had ever suffered from sleep problems for tips on catching some quality ZZZs, and spent lots of time researching ways to get some shut-eye without taking drugs.

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At the close of 2016, 12-year-old Katelyn Nicole Davis decided that she had had enough of her life in a small, rural town in Georgia.

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We all have told a lie at some point in our lives, whether directly or by omission.

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One-Night Stand Regrets May Differ for Men & WomenOne-night stands are pretty common — half the population will experience at least one. And while both men and women tend to experience regrets over one-night stands, but their reasons for this are quite different.

Psychological ‘Vaccine’ Could Help Immunize Against Fake News
When presented consecutively, the false material completely cancelled out the accurate statement in people’s minds.

Belief in Free Will Linked to Greater Happiness
Belief in free may be linked to increased feelings of happiness in both individualistic and group-oriented cultures.

In Therapy, Women Want to Talk and Men Want a Quick Fix
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