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This Is The Healthiest Way To Browse Instagram
Social media is a massive part of modern life. For instance, the average user spends a combined 50 minutes on Facebook , Instagram and Facebook Messenger in a typical day, according to company data from 2016. That s significantly more than the 17 minutes the average American adult spends exercising daily, per 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And as many of us have been warned , there s a high chance this isn t good for our psy ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
11 Brilliant Ways Therapists Control Their Holiday Stress
Sometimes even the experts need a little help staying holly and jolly. Research shows holiday season stress can feel insurmountable. No one is immune. Mental health professionals, who are usually helping others manage emotions, put their own advice into practice as the year winds down. Wonder what their secrets are Below are some ways the experts handle holiday stress 1. Set aside a few minutes to meditate. I manage holiday stress by engaging in the same s ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
These Photos Nail Precisely How It Feels To Have A Mental Illness
When you have a mental health condition, sometimes it takes everything in you to keep it together. Artist Eisen Bernardo conveys this message perfectly in a series of paper clip images, which he designed to depict different mental illnesses. The office tool, Bernardo says, is the perfect symbol for how a person feels when they re experiencing mental health issues. A paper clip is a very simple innovation . It is just a twisted metal but it can keep things ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
Could these psychological traits help us live longer?
Optimism, stubbornness, a good work ethic, and a strong family bond could these be the ingredients to a long, happy life A new study suggests that they might be.
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
Aviophobia: 3 tips to fly without fear
Today, flying is both the fastest and easiest mode of transport between countries. But many of us are terrorized by the mere thought of boarding a plane. Why is that, and how do we deal with this anxiety
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
Ask "What If?" to Boost Your Creativity
This post is part of my blog series called The Writer s Laboratory. See my introductory post for more information.
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
Stop Giving People More Stuff This Holiday—Do This Instead
The holiday season is filled with gifts and empty of what people really want. We re seeing a loneliness crisis in our society with 42.6 million adults in the U.S. suffering from it and that s including people under 45 representing a literal public health epidemic that leads to earlier death but we keep insisting on buying things, exchanging material goods as if that can somehow make up for what we truly long for connecting, kindness, love , meaningful non- ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
Why There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
While Christmas playlists often include cheesy favorites like Rockin Around the Christmas Tree and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, there are also a handful of wistful tracks that hit us a little bit deeper. Listen closely to I ll be Home for Christmas or White Christmas, and you ll hear a deep yearning for home and a sorrow at having to spend the holidays somewhere else. Strip away the cursory Christmas rituals the TV specials, the lights, the gifts, the ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
A Body Image Holiday Wish List
Tis the season for gift-giving and celebration, for twinkling lights and familiar songs. But for those struggling with body image , the holiday season can also be a time of body-related worries and distraction. You may wonder whether you deserve certain holiday treats or fear that those ever-present cookies and candies could trigger an episode of binge eating . Or maybe you know you ll be spending time with people who often shame you over various aspects o ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
Enhance Memory with the "Production" Effect
When you encounter new information and want to remember it, the formation of a memory is enormously affected by what happens immediately afterwards. The most common problem is that you think of something else, and that something else erases what you just learned from your working memory scratchpad before it has time to set up in long-term memory. The way to avoid this problem is to do something with the new learning right away. Memory scientists often call ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
New Study Underscores Why Fewer Toys Is the Better Option
The holidays are a time for making memories , but in many households, the holidays mean rushing to snag the must-have fad item, toy or tech gizmo on their child s wish list. Good news for parents who dread long lines and cranky crowds at the mall A new study from the University of Toledo in Ohio suggests an abundance of toys present reduced quality of toddlers play. Having fewer toys can lead a young child to focus and engage in more creative, imaginative ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
Forty years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave of...
Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks, according to a new study led by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. UCLA researchers located the 14 Ebola survivors of the 1976 outbreak who, in January 2016, were still living in the same small, remote villages in the forests of the 201 quat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
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