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Stressed or Distressed: Either Way It Matters to Depression

Stressed? Avoid developing depression with these self-care tips.

Sexual Intimacy May be One of the Keys to a Longer Life

It’s well known that a satisfying sex life can enhance individual and couple happiness. New research shows that sex, apart from satisfaction, may help you age more slowly.
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The Stress of Competition: Alleviating Athletes' Anxiety

By Jay Winner M.D. on July 22, 2017 in Stress Remedy
Competition-related stress is universal. How can you minimize distress and maximized performance?
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Law Enforcement's Most Challenging Assignment

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on July 14, 2017 in Cop Doc
There are a number of reasons why investigating Internet crimes against children is deeply emotionally trying. Here's what psychologists can and should do to help.

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Coping With Your Partner’s Annoying Behaviors

By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 22, 2017 in Talking Apes
If we’re mindful about the true source of the minor irritations in our life, we can more fully appreciate the good things our partner does for us each day.

Moving Up the Ladder

If you want to improve your work situation, there is no time like the present. Maybe you want more hours; maybe you want fewer. Perhaps money is an issue, or you want a promotion.
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Eight Reasons to Check the Mirror Before Important Meetings

By Tara Well Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in The Clarity
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Here are eight surprising ways to leverage your mirror to check for success.

How to Hold a Stress-Free Money Conversation

By Michael F. Kay on July 20, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
The question is: How can you hold a productive and respectable money conversation that feels like a step in the right direction?

The Truth About How to Develop Robust Resilience

It is one thing to be individually resilient. But if you want to sustain successful business relationships in the heat of change, you need to see resilience as social.

Overqualified and Burned Out? You Are Not Alone!

Can being overqualified in your job cause burnout and kill team morale? New research on a trending topic

Give a Successful Speech Every Time

By Peter Bregman on July 17, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the best way to organize your speech, how to grab (and keep) your audience’s attention, and what to say in your conclusion to really ensure follow-through.
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Speak Up!

Consider these six keys to confident presenting as you work to lower your anxiety around public speaking. Try and put the focus on your audience.

John Sarno, M.D., An American Hero

The medical model has failed millions of people with chronic pain. John Sarno understood how the brain creates pain through stress and emotions. By David Hanscom, M.D.

How a Sense of Purpose in Life Improves Your Health

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on July 14, 2017 in Minding the Body
Why bother getting out of bed in the morning? Having a good answer to that question may help you stay healthier and even live longer.
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How Much Booze Is Best?

How much alcohol is safe?

Depression Is Too Common to Ignore

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on July 13, 2017 in Memory Medic
Recent research emphasizes the importance of memory as therapy for depression.

New Study Links PTSD with More Gray Matter in Right Amygdala

Last year, scientists found that specific regions within the amygdala process positive or negative emotions. Now, a new study finds that PTSD is linked to a larger right amygdala.

The Power of Total Isolation: Why We Hate Being Alone

By Kevin Bennett on July 12, 2017 in Modern Minds
The pain of extreme isolation results from a conflict between evolved social mechanisms and impersonal modern environments containing built structures that cut us off from others.
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Hey Doc, I'm Not Crazy! - Part I

Ever wonder why your primary care physician referred you to a psychologist? This may provide some insight.

Picking Paint Colors

Use science to select colors that are "just right" for your rooms.

Five Instant Mood Boosters to Try Today

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on July 10, 2017 in In Practice
Quick solutions to turn your mood around when you're feeling flat.

Anxiety Is Now Public Enemy No. 1

Anxiety has become a nationwide epidemic that is creating a public health crisis. The good news is that there are drug-free ways to lower your anxiety by engaging your vagus nerve.

Trauma Nation

By Stanton Peele on July 07, 2017 in Addiction in Society
The cultural movement of recovering trauma is actually a psychological disaster of its own making. The answers—forward planning and community building—are nowhere apparent.
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Too Hot to Handle

What happens to us when it's too hot?

When Mindset Isn’t Enough

By Deborah Grayson Riegel MSW on July 06, 2017 in Speak Easy
Do you sweat, shake, or have stomach pain before a big presentation? Here are five practical strategies to mask the symptoms when having a positive mindset just isn't enough.

Four Common Qualities of Really Bad Bosses

By Victor Lipman on July 05, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
Here are four all too common types of management dysfunction. If your boss shows these behaviors, it's probably time to vote with your feet.

No Time for Mindfulness? Think Again.

Love your morning cup of coffee or tea? Add a bit of mindfulness to start your day off with a taste of calm, focus, and pleasure.

Botanical Treatment Options for Traumatic Stress

Hanai ‘awa a ikaika ka makani. Feed with kava so that the spirit may gain strength. —Hawaiian Proverb

How Can We Use Our Voices to Show Up More Powerfully?

By Peter Bregman on July 03, 2017 in How We Work
Discover Tracy’s easy exercise for finding your most confident voice, why speaking loudly does not equal speaking with power, and how you can make a vocal change stick.

Fidget Spinners — Toy or Therapy?

Are Fidget Spinners the new Therapy for ADHD and Stress?
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What is PTSD Exactly?

Back to the basics for understanding PTSD.

One Weird Trick to a Stress-Free Independence Day

Want to avoid stress over the holidays? This one weird trick goes a long way!

Stress: The Happiness Killer at Work

By Annie McKee Ph.D. on June 30, 2017 in Happy at Work
Stress at work is at an all-time high, yet our coping mechanisms can make it worse. We need to break old habits and seek happiness at work through purpose, hope and friendships.
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8 Powerful Steps to Self-Love

Shaming and criticizing yourself lead to inner rebellion and giving up, while self-compassion gives you hope and trust in the process of change. Learn the "how" of self-compassion.