Tag Archives: stress management

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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6 questions to ask in searching for a therapist.

6 questions everyone should ask while searching for a therapist. (Greatest) You need to find someone who works for you. Related Posts:Looking for a therapist? Key questions.The benefits of premarital counseling.4 questions to foster your authentic self.Introductory questions therapists commonly ask.What actually happens during a therapy session.Answer these 5 questions before couples counseling.
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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. Related Posts:Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Social…
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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. Related Posts:Small things can help women succeed at the office.CBT skills help unemployed with job search.Life skills everyone should master by age 40.6…
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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? Related Posts:Experiencing a…
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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.   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 that helped me discover my…
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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.   Related Posts:Fights over power,…
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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.   Related Posts:Finding your life purpose: Reinventing yourself.Things nobody tells you about life after college.OCD – Finding the right help.Kristen Bell‬…
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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.   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 are burned out at work.Signs…
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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.   Related Posts:Law students suffer depression and…
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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.   Related Posts:Working during depression offers 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. Related Posts:25 things 1st-year…
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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.   Related Posts:The film that is taking on campus rape.29 tips they…
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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. Related Posts:25 things 1st-year college students should never do.The film that is taking on campus rape.Tips for dealing with a mid-life crisis.College life since…
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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. 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 anxiety in the social media…
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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. 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 teen is going to college.…
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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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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. 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 mind.Depression: A change of mind.
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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. Related Posts:7 signs your boss is toxic.Signs on your way to…
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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 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. 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 dealing with a mid-life crisis.Why…
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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? Related Posts:If you quit dieting, will your worst fear come true?Universities contributing to attrition of graduate…
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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. Related Posts:Eating disorder recovery during Ramadan.This one word can…
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Reasons for attending college affect success.

Reasons for attending college affect students’ academic success. (Science Daily) Students not performing well academically? Look no further—the answer may be in their motivation for attending college in the first place. Related Posts:Why college students today are so burned out.Social media, college students and mental health.College bound: New beginning for students and families.College students on…
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Workaholic breakdown: Loss of humor, play.

The workaholic breakdown: Loss of humor and ability to play. (Psychology Today) Instead, they useblack humor such as sarcasm, ridicule, or caustic put-downs that serve to defend themselves from an intimate emotional investment in their relationships. Related Posts:Fighting the push for wedding weight loss.The 5 stages of grief and loss.Emotions surrounding pregnancy loss.No more weight loss…
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