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Deadly fallacy eating disorders are teenage illness.

It’s a deadly fallacy that eating disorders are a teenage illness (The Guardian) The majority of patients with an eating disorder are adults. Many are fearful of seeking help, and when they do decide to see their GP they are often turned away. (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Eating disorders are not a teenage phase.The…
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The 10 lessons of childhood emotional neglect.

The 10 lessons of childhood emotional neglect. (Psych Central) When, as a child, no one notices enough what you are feeling or what you need, you receive covert messages that are never stated outright, but which will nevertheless guide your life going forward. (Visited 107 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:An obstacle to grief: Childhood emotional…
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How gender bias corrupts performance reviews.

How gender bias corrupts performance reviews, and what to do about it. (Harvard Business Review) That’s because annual evaluations are often subjective, which opens the door to gender bias (“Tom is more comfortable and independent than Carolyn in handling the client’s concerns”) and confirmation bias (“I knew she’d struggle with that project”), among other things.…
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Emotional agility helps teens manage their feelings.

Emotional agility as a tool to help teens manage their feelings. (Mind/Shift) “Emotional agility is the ability to not be scared of emotions, but rather to be able to learn from them and use emotions for all the things you want to do and be in the world.” In order to respond with agility to challenging…
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Master your brain to overcome impostor syndrome.

How to master your brain to overcome impostor syndrome. (Fast Company) “Was I really good enough? What if I just managed to trick people into thinking I’m the right person for the job?” Stasi says of those first creeping feelings. “I thought I could only manage to keep my ‘mask’ if I worked a hundred…
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Mom’s viral post urges moms to put on swimsuits.

Mom’s viral post urges moms to put on their swimsuits and get in the picture. (Huffington Post) Ultimately, Bosly hopes her post inspires people to let go of their hang-ups and live more fully. “I have battled depression and anxiety for most of my adult life, and there were times I thought I would never be…
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3 little-known risk periods for eating disorders.

3 little-known risk periods for eating disorders. (Seattle Times) In spite of those statistics, eating disorders are often considered to be a young woman’s disease, largely because the body changes of puberty can trigger the disorders in susceptible adolescent and teen girls. However, there are other times in a woman’s life when the risk of…
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Mental health concerns and students.

Mental health concerns and students. (Psych Central) It is neither an exaggeration nor is it alarmist to claim that there is a mental health crisis today facing America’s college students. Evidence suggests that this group has greater levels of stress and psychopathology than any time in the nation’s history. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mental health struggles…
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Succeed as a leader? Talent, skills alone will not do.

Want to succeed as a leader? Talent and skills alone won’t do it (but this will). (Inc) This will make you rethink about whom you’re hiring or promoting to lead your company. (Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Small things can help women succeed at the office.CBT skills help unemployed with job search.Life skills everyone…
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Getting dumber because we work too much.

America is getting dumber, and it’s because we work so daman much. (Thrillist) The 50-hour (or longer) workweek is something Americans wear like a badge of honor. We one-up each other with long hours at the office, overtime, and packed schedules.   (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Signs of overtraining: Symptoms and recovery tips.Long work…
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3 questions that helped me discover my true purpose.

3 questions that helped me discover my true purpose. (Entrepreneur) You must embrace a purpose-driven life and serve mankind in some way. (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Finding your life purpose: Reinventing yourself.Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose.5 keys to being a more mindful entrepreneur.Graduating and looking for your passion?4…
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Are you addicted to social media? 6 questions.

Are you addicted to social media? Six questions. (ScienceDaily) Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted? And even if you are, what’s the big deal? (Visited 3 times,…
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The benefits of repeat entrepreneurship.

The benefits of repeat entrepreneurship. (Entrepreneur) If at first, or second, you don’t succeed, don’t beat yourself up about it.   (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 keys to being a more mindful entrepreneur.The benefits of premarital counseling.Health benefits of going screen-free.Working during depression offers health benefits.OCD: Exposure therapy benefits when drugs fail.3 questions…
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Brilliant cartoon video for teaching children about consent.

Brilliant new cartoon video is the best starting point for teaching children about consent. (SheKnows) In an ideal world, we’d be able to protect our children from sexual assault, but the truth is, we can’t. But we can do the next best thing — and that’s to teach them about consent from a young age.…
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A guy with social anxiety is invited to a party.

What a guy with social anxiety wants you to know about inviting him to a party. (UpWorthy) Here’s what helps (and what doesn’t) when going out. First of all, let me explain what it feels like to be me, a guy with social anxiety. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Back-to-school social anxiety in the…
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4 questions to foster your authentic self.

4 questions to foster your authentic self. (Mindful) When we fear that we can’t think and act as we truly are, we put parts of ourselves on hold. Here’s how we can begin to let go of expectations and pressures and tend to our wants and needs with kindness.   (Visited 16 times, 1 visits…
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How racism contributes to the achievement gap.

How racism contributes to the achievement gap. (The Atlantic) For 15-year-old Zion Agostini, the start of each school day is a new occasion to navigate a minefield of racial profiling. (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How well-meaning therapists commit racism.The mental health costs of racism.Changes in DSM-5: Racism can cause PTSD.Black minds matter: Activists…
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Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose.

Likes less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose. (ScienceDaily) How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits…
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Assessment: Is your power corrupting you?

Assessment: Is your power corrupting you? (Harvard Business Review) People usually gain power through traits and actions that advance the interests of others, such as empathy, collaboration, openness, fairness, and sharing. When they start to feel powerful or to enjoy a position of privilege, however, those qualities begin to fade.   (Visited 15 times, 1…
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Graduating and looking for your passion?

Graduating and looking for your passion? Just be patient. (NY Times) A psychologist who studies world-class achievers says finding your passion takes time. Seek purpose, work hard and make the most of every opportunity.   (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Finding your life purpose: Reinventing yourself.Things nobody tells you about life after college.OCD –…
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When law school gives you an eating disorder.

The struggle: When law school gives you An eating disorder. (Above the Law) By the end of her first semester in law school, she was wearing clothing from the children’s section.   (Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:My daughter’s struggle taught me about eating disorders.Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.Wearing your weight as armor.Back-to-school…
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Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you.

Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you into inaction and keeps you from pursuing your dreams. (Package Your Genius Academy) And then, almost suddenly, doors begin to fly open and opportunities to reach the next level are coming at you faster than you ever could have imagined.  But, instead of reacting with enthusiasm and being…
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7 signs your boss is toxic.

7 signs your boss is toxic. (Real Simple) Here, the “seven deadly sins” of managers—actions that lead workers to think of their work as meaningless—identified by researchers.   (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7 signs you are in a toxic friendship.‘Toxic’ relationship traits that are actually healthy.Signs you are the enabler in a toxic relationship.7 signs you…
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Signs of teen depression.

Signs of teen depression. (Real Simple) “But it’s also common for depression to be exhibited in an irritable mood,” Dowd says. “Kids are really on edge, they’re grumpy, and it doesn’t take much for them to be set off.”   (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Signs your teen has an eating disorder.8 hidden signs…
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5 everyday ways to teach kids about consent.

5 everyday ways to teach your kids about consent. (Unworthy) Sexual consent can be tough to explain to young kids. But this psychotherapist has some advice.   (Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Brilliant cartoon video for teaching children about consent.How to talk to your mixed-race kids about race.Managing empty-nester stress.Half of U.S. kids exposed…
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9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.

9 signs your perfectionism is out of control. (Huffington Post) Most people lean hard into their perfectionism—they extol it as a virtue to the point that it becomes a vice. Doing so is troubling because separate studies from the University of British Columbia and the University of Tehran show that perfectionism is linked to depression, anxiety, and a slew…
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CBT skills help unemployed with job search.

CBT skills can help unemployed with job search. (Psych Central) New research discovers skills commonly taught as part of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression can help unemployed people find a job. (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Life skills everyone should master by age 40.Introductory questions therapists commonly ask.Signs you are verbally abused: Part I.Succeed as…
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The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.

The untreated epidemic of medical student depression. (Health Affairs) External stressors alone may not be the culprit. Physicians are more likely to be obsessive and perfectionists, which may make them more emotionally reactive to failure. (Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Social epidemic that increases heart disease by 30%.Eating disorders secret epidemic facing gay men.Breaking…
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Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.

The struggle: Law students suffer from high rates of depression and binge drinking. (Above the Law) Depression coupled with severe anxiety can lead to alcohol and drug abuse, and 22 percent of law student survey respondents reported that they were binge drinkers. Once law students graduate, these problems do not improve, but seem to only get…
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Resilience in medical education: Help for burnout.

Resilience in medical education: Defining burnout and how role models can help. (in-Training) Harvard psychiatrist Raymond Laurie has previously described the concept of “role strain” with respect to negotiating relationships with their families, friends, partners, peers, attending physicians and patients. Additionally, with regard to students’ concept of themselves, individuals who have high achievement may be…
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Danger of high-functioning depression in college.

The danger of high-functioning depression as told by a college student. (Upworthy). Depression can look different on everyone.   (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.Might your college student have an eating disorder?Long hours and overwork increases depression.High-potency…
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Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.

Research on mental health struggles of health professions students is clear, but stigma persists. (Inside Higher Ed) It’s widely known that doctors and health professions students suffer from high rates of depression, but their busy schedules and the stigma surrounding mental health still prevent many from seeking help.   (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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Turning toward our children: Bids for connection.

Turning toward our children: Answering bids for connection. (Gottman Institute) Conventional parenting wisdom says to respond negatively so as not to reinforce the poor behavior or tantrum, but children are often doing the best they can in that moment to get their needs met… (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Brilliant cartoon video for teaching…
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Signs your teen has an eating disorder.

5 signs that your teen might have an eating disorder. (Huffington Post) As a parent it can be challenging to discern whether you teenager is suffering from an eating disorder, especially because these disorders often thrive on secrecy and silence. The following are some common warning signs that may signify that your teenager is struggling…
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Intangibles employees want from employers.

The intangible things employees want from employers. (Harvard Business Review) There are some companies we look at, admire, and say, “Wow, I really want to work for them.” These companies understand that employees are as important as the paying customers who consume the products and services they sell.   (Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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5 lies ruining your mental health.

5 lies ruining your mental health. (Huffington Post) Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:   (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Breaking stigma of mental health…
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The film that is taking on campus rape.

The film that’s taking on campus rape—and winning. (Ms Magazine) The Hunting Ground, a documentary directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering—the team behind The Invisible War—has received critical acclaim for bringing new light to the campus rape crisis facing schools across the country, and breaking the silence on sexual assault reports suppressed by college officials. (Visited 14 times, 1…
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7 emotional stages of divorce in your 20s.

The 7 emotional stages of divorce in your 20s. (Huffington Post) When a 20-something woman’s marriage is officially declared dead, she must journey through six levels of reality before reaching the after-life, also known as the “Celebration” phase. The steps of this difficult journey may vary, but the road traveled unites each woman. (Visited 32…
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25 things 1st-year college students should never do.

25 things first-year college students should never do. (Huffington Post) Physically your body is on campus, but emotionally you’re connected to friends, family, long distance partners, and strangers off campus. Use technology to meet new people on campus, not to hide from them.   (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:The film that is taking…
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29 tips they did not teach at college orientation.

29 life-saving tips they didn’t teach you at college orientation. (BuzzFeed) Campus life can be a big stressful shitshow sometimes. Here’s how to look after your mental health the right way. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:25 things 1st-year college students should never do.The film that is taking on campus rape.Tips for dealing with…
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21 photos that perfectly sum up grad school.

21 photos that perfectly sum up grad school. (BuzzFeed) In a complicated relationship with: your thesis. (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to fake ‘before and after’ fitness photos.Grad school’s mental health problem.When law school gives you an eating disorder.Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.Signs you are the enabler in a toxic relationship.Back-to-school social…
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5 ways to use Facebook as a highly sensitive person.

5 ways to use Facebook as a highly sensitive person. (Huffington Post) Social media can be a wonderful tool for connecting with our friends, family and colleagues. It can also yank us out of the present moment, bombard us with messages that aren’t helpful, and leave us feeling overwhelmed and unwell. How do we find…
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5 ways fear of rejection holds you back.

5 ways the fear of rejection holds you back. (Huffington Post) The fear of rejection often serves as the single greatest obstacle that stands between a capable individual and enormous success. Its powerful grip can prevent you from reaching your greatest potential. Here are five ways the fear of rejection can hold you back. (Visited…
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The 2 types of perfectionism.

The 2 types of perfectionism: One helps while the other sabotages you. (PsyBlog) A certain type of perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. (Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Ways heavy social media use leads to depression.9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.What kind of therapist – and which type of…
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College students on pressure to seem happy.

College students on the pressure to seem happy. (The Cut) Their Instagram posts were often attempts to mask their anxiety and depression. (Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Social media, college students and mental health.College bound: New beginning for students and families.Why college students today are so burned out.Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.Your…
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Social media, college students and mental health.

Social media is changing how college students deal with mental health, for better or worse. (Huffington Post) College students today are more detached from their peers than ever before. Research shows they’re less likely to have tangible relationships; enter college having spent less time socializing as teens; are more likely to be heavily medicated; and feel a greater…
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Simple things every person deserves in a relationship.

25 simple things every person deserves in a relationship. (Thought Catalog) A solid foundation, so that when things inevitably get rocky at different points in your relationship, you two have something to fall back on. (Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:10 things your relationship needs to thrive.Things no one tells women about relationships in…
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What pulling an all-nighter does to your mind.

What pulling an all-nighter does to your mind. (Mindful) Six ways all-nighters do more harm than good, according to the science. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Why can I not stop pulling my hair?Managing trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling.Scientific ways to crush procrastination.Withdrawal or expecting partner to mind-read hurts.Depression treatment heals way more than the…
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7 drawbacks of online dating.

7 drawbacks of online dating, according to science. (Huffington Post) The upside of online dating is obvious: It’s an easy way to meet a bunch of potential dates whenever you want. But does all of that quantity and convenience equal quality? Not always.As 38 percent   (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 ways to…
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7 signs you are burned out at work.

7 signs you’re burned out at work. (Money) Mental burnout, coined in the 1970s to describe the psychological effects of relentless work stress, happens so subtly that you can easily confuse the symptoms for other negative forces, like a bad cold or a bad boss. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7 signs your boss is…
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Little good may come of ‘helicopter’ parenting.

Little good may come of ‘helicopter’ parenting. (Psych Central) Results showed that the lack of warmth intensifies both the decrease in self-worth and increase in risk behaviors in the young-adult children of helicopter parents. (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Brilliant cartoon video for teaching children about consent.Parents, choose your New Years resolutions with care.Rx…
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People who make things happen.

15 characteristics of people who make things happen. (Huffington Post) People who make things happen seem to share certain admirable characteristics people in the other two groups lack. They are go-getters and know that if anything is to be, it’s really up to them. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Surprising little things make a…
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Dorm room date ideas.

10 dorm room date ideas that require minimal planning. (Huffington Post) Making time for dating while in college is difficult. You barely have enough time to worry about yourself, let alone another person. And what’s more, there’s the added pressure to plan romantic evenings that are constantly cutting into the time you have to relax.…
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5 ways to overcome dating anxiety.

5 ways to overcome dating anxiety. (Huffington Post) Dating is typically a situation where people feel scrutinized, have to meet new people, and may fear they’ll do something embarrassing. In this way, dating only adds fuel to the anxiety fire. Rife with opportunities for awkward conversations and infinite unknown factors (Visited 35 times, 1 visits…
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Why highly successful people seek therapy.

Why highly successful people seek therapy. (Huffington Post) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There are five common problems that are unique to high achievement. (Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:10 rules for a successful second marriage.11 intriguing reasons to give talk therapy a try.5 ways to use Facebook as a highly sensitive person.How do I persuade…
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5 study tips for final exams.

5 study tips for final exams. (Huffington Post) To do your best, you’ll need study strategies that help you master your class content and minimize your stress. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.Getting dumber because we work too much.Anger and heart problems, stonewalling and back pain.Tips for…
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“Glass half empty” people face lonelier old age.

“Glass half empty” people could face a lonelier old age. (Medical News Today) People who see old age as a time of loneliness or expect to be lonely in old age are two to three times more likely to feel alone in later life. (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to face your fears…
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Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.

Depression could double stroke risk in people over 50. (Huffington Post) People who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age women.Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.Depression linked to early death among seniors with…
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Romance in residency: Is dating even possible?

Romance in residency: Is dating even possible? (Medscape) For those fortunate enough to enter medical school or residency with a long-term romantic partner, the feeling of having someone in your corner can be a source of comfort when the going gets tough. The rest of us face a choice: Step out into the dating world…
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5 unexpected signs that you are depressed.

5 unexpected signs that you’re depressed. (Oprah) You’re not sad or overwhelmed, but maybe stuff has nonetheless gotten to you. Here are overlooked signals that you might need a little support to get back to feeling better, happier and more yourself. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:8 hidden signs you might be depressed.5 unexpected…
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14 signs you are emotionally intelligent.

14 signs you’re an emotionally intelligent person. (Thought Catalog) Emotional intelligence is one of the essential soft skills in life that’s incredibly important to personal and professional success but often goes overlooked and undiscussed. (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Signs on your way to living your best life.How blacks emotionally protect themselves in age of…
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Saying yes to what is next.

Saying ‘yes’ to what’s next: 4 signs you are a master at handling change. (Huffington Post) At the end of the day, it all comes down to how we handle it. Our ability (or inability) to live in reality and deal with change can say a lot about us and our outlook on life. And…
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13 things I wish I knew in my early 20s.

13 things I wish I knew in my early 20s. (Huffington Post) Early 20s. Mid 20s. Late 20s. It’s crazy how much a person can change in a span of 10 years and not even by force. It happens so fast. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7 things I wish I knew when I…
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When to quit your job.

When to quit your job: Questions to ask yourself. (Huffington Post)   So: You’ve been rehearsing your “You can’t fire me — I quit!” speech in the mirror. But are you sure you want to take it out of the bathroom? (Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:If you quit dieting, will your worst fear come true?Universities…
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Staying healthy during a divorce.

How to stay healthy during a divorce. (US News) Going through a divorce? Here are some tips on how to stay sane, healthy and hopeful during the painful process. Cope with the pain through diet, exercise and friendship. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:After divorce: Reinventing yourself.Happy couples automatic mental trick to stay faithful.The…
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Some things hugs cannot fix.

Some things hugs can’t fix: Parental warmth does not remove anxiety that follows punishment. (Science Daily) A loving mom can’t overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm demeanor may make it worse, according to recent research. (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What people do not tell you about…
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‘Fitspiration’ exercise obsession.

The problem with ‘fitspiration’ and our over obsession with exercise. (Thought Catalog) “Fitspiration,” or fitness inspiration, constantly clogs up social media. Although the “fitspiration” is a good way to promote healthy living, it is hurting more than it is helping young women’s self esteem. (Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Diet obsession: How to break…
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Finding your life purpose: Reinventing yourself.

Finding your life purpose: Nilofer Merchant’s 3-step plan for reinventing yourself. (Huffington Post) Starting something new is always filled with uncertainty, but Nilofer Merchant, who’s got more than a few reinventions under her belt, is here to help you take your next step with clarity and purpose. (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:3 questions that…
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Life skills everyone should master by age 40.

Life skills: Ivanka Trump, Thich Nhat Hanh and others on the things everyone should master by age 40. (Huffington Post) Some people seem to have it all together, and there’s no reason it can’t be you. Experts from a variety of fields — from a master sommelier to a Buddhist monk — reveal the life…
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Exercise benefits undermined if unable to cope.

Exercise benefits when young could be undermined in people unable to cope with stress. (Science Daily) Young people who exercise may be less likely to benefit from it in terms of avoiding heart disease later in life if they are prone to have a poor ability to cope with stress, reveals research. (Visited 36 times,…
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Older people and eating disorders.

Older people and eating disorders: Not ‘just a teenager’s problem’. (Medical News Today) While eating disorders are often considered to be a “teenager’s problem,” older people can also be affected by these diseases. Not only are they susceptible to eating disorders, but there are a number of unique problems that are experienced by this social group.…
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Binge drinking and eating problems.

Binge drinking is strongly associated with eating problems among Russian girls. (Medical News Today) A study of the relationship between binge drinking and eating problems among Russian adolescents has found that problematic eating behaviors and attitudes are commonplace, and that binge drinking is associated with more eating problems in girls than boys. (Visited 33 times,…
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Doctors and nurses should meditate.

Why doctors and nurses should meditate. (Mindful)  According to recent research, mindfulness could cut down on the spread of hospital-acquired infections. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Talking about meditation… without being annoying.5 keys to being a more mindful entrepreneur.What it’s really like…
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Facebook causes envy, depression follows.

If Facebook use causes envy, depression could follow. (Science Daily) “…if Facebook is used to see how well an acquaintance is doing financially or how happy an old friend is in his relationship–things that cause envy among users–use of the site can lead to feelings of depression.” (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Facebook, wine,…
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The scientific approach to changing your life.

The scientific approach to changing your life. (Huffington Post) For one thing, you have to know exactly where you’re at in relation to your goals. Dr. Norcross says there are five possible stages you may be in in regard to making changes: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:7…
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10 lies we need to stop telling ourselves.

10 lies we need to stop telling ourselves. (Huffington Post) These self-limiting beliefs are affecting us one way or another. They’re paralyzing us and keeping too many of us from even thinking about taking action on our dream lifestyle. (Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:5 lies ruining your mental health.Lies about eating disorders that…
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How to recover from a breakup.

How to recover from a breakup. (Medical News Today) Your friends may counsel you to put the whole thing out of your mind. But new research suggests that repeatedly reflecting on a break-up – even through participation in a research study – actually speeds emotional recovery. (Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Eating disorder recovery…
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Bereavement at Christmas.

Everything you should know about bereavement at Christmas. (Huffington Post) If you, or someone you know, has lost someone that you love, there are some really important things that you should know about loss at Christmas time. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Reasons to turn off your cell phone.Unexpected death of a loved one…
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Mindfulness boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures.

Mindfulness intervention boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures. (Science Daily) How can people who are dependent on prescription opioids reduce their cravings? Learn to enjoy other aspects of their lives. (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:What is behavioural activation for depression?Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anxiety.Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy.The brain on anorexia.What…
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Response to threat silenced when reminded of being loved.

Brain’s response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being loved and cared for. (Science Daily) Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, new research has found. (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:How to help a loved one with anorexia.Unexpected death of a loved…
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Teens whose parents exert psychological control have trouble.

Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence. (Science Daily) Teens whose parents exerted psychological control over them at age 13 had problems establishing healthy friendships and romantic relationships both in adolescence and into adulthood, a new longitudinal study has found. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Privileged teens more self-centered–and…
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Seeing self as overweight a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Seeing selves as overweight may be self-fulfilling prophecy for some teens. (Science Daily) Teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults, according to research findings. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Being overweight and having an eating disorder.When you are both overweight and anorexic.Fat talk makes women…
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Grad school’s mental health problem.

Grad school’s mental health problem. (Pacific Standard) There’s Imposter Syndrome, relative poverty, the endless solitude of reading and research, disdain within one’s extended family, not to mention the mixed-up rewards system that you must engineer in order to tell yourself that reading qualifies as work and therefore you deserve three square meals and occasional sleep. (Visited…
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Fighting parents hurt ability to regulate emotion.

Fighting parents hurt children’s ability to recognize and regulate emotions. (Science Daily) Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study. Exposure to conflict and violence in the home can shape children’s neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral responses. (Visited 42 times, 1…
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7 people you need in life after a separation.

The 7 people you need in your life after a separation. (Huffington Post) Here are the seven types of people without whom I could not have survived, and whom I believe can bring great comfort to those similarly going through a divorce. (Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:People who make things happen.People are happiest…
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Hypergymnasia: The eating disorder that is not.

Hypergymnasia: The eating disorder that isn’t. (Eating Disorder Hope) Not that I would have admitted it then, even while down on the cold floor of the gym surrounded by strangers who looked both concerned and horrified after I had collapsed yet again during an intense workout, but I was a living textbook example of hypergymnasia,…
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Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.

High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk. (Science Daily)  Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to new research. (Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.Depression…
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Divorcés help those going through divorce.

8 ways divorcés can help those going through divorce now. (Huffington Post) Just getting through an acrimonious divorce makes one an expert. You learned the ins and outs and discovered what worked. Making it through this difficult life transition enables you to illuminate the path for others. Just be careful of how you do this.…
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Did you know male athletes can have anorexia?

Did you know male athletes can have anorexia? (Eating Disorder Hope) Studies show that males account for 5-10% of cases of anorexia2. Interestingly, 45% of males with anorexia are involved in “an occupation or athletic team in which control of weight is important for good performance”… (Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mental abuse of…
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Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.

Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes. (Medical News Today) People with diabetes have about double the risk of premature death as people of the same age without diabetes. Studies also have shown that they have about twice the odds of suffering from depression, which further increases their mortality risk. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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Reasons to break free from too busy.

4 reasons why you should break free from being ‘too busy’. (Mindful) Our culture wears busyness like a badge of honor. Here’s why you should do less—and feel good about it. (Visited 49 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Marijuana: Reasons you should take a break.Diet obsession: How to break free.Why you should get rid of your…
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Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.

Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more. (Science Daily) Medical school students learn more and are mentally healthier when pressure in medical school is reduced and they are taught stress management skills, a new study shows. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:When law school gives you an eating disorder.College students on pressure…
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Paying graduate school’s mental toll.

Paying graduate school’s mental toll. (AAAS) Graduate students are more likely to have spouses and children who share the impact of their successes and failures. Graduate students are expected to practically live in the lab for several years. They’re embarking on a challenging, high-risk career path. Yet, many of the universities that do offer mental-health support…
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Life lessons on being selfish and needy.

5 life lessons on being selfish and needy. (Sustainable Self Love) One of the most common internal conflicts for the women I work with is knowing that always putting others before themselves is not working but that if they don’t put others first then that means they are selfish. And since these women are deeply…
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Mastering the art of falling apart.

How to master the art of falling apart. (Huffington Post) You see, there’s this point at the deepest depths of our hurt and sadness that’s truly magical. It’s the point at which we see things clearer than we ever thought possible. It’s where miracles happen — after all, “a miracle is simply a shift in…
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Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy.

Mindfulness, music appreciation and empathy. (Huffington Post) Sometimes people will ask me whether or not listening to music counts as mindfulness practice. I’d say sure (Visited 77 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Mindfulness puts spark back in relationships.Mindfulness promising for treating depression.Mindfulness not a waste — treats depression.5 ways mindfulness will launch your career.Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy…
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Developing psychological flexibility with ACT.

Developing psychological flexibility with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. (World of Psychology) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines various strategies that focus on mindfulness and acceptance, enabling people to overcome negative behaviors and commit to the goal of making a change for the better. (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)Related…
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What is missing in teen health programs.

Researchers find what’s missing in teen health programs. (Science Daily) Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new study suggests. (Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Signs of teen depression.Guidelines for childhood obesity prevention programs.What…
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Managing empty-nester stress.

Managing empty-nester stress. (Huffington Post) Young adult kids leaving the nest: What is usually a great adventure for the young person is often a source of stress and grief for a parent. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:Exercise benefits undermined if unable to cope.Midlife eating disorder triggers III: Empty nest.Mental abuse of young athletes.5…
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How retirement can hurt your marriage.

How retirement can hurt your marriage (and what you can do about it). (Huffington Post) Some couples are not prepared for the realities of being around their spouse more often, according to marriage experts. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts:8 things experts say must do before tying the knot.Cheating on your spouse without realizing it.How…
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