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These 5 Habits Can Relieve Loneliness

One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider. Of course, being alone and being lonely aren’t the same. Loneliness feels draining, distracting, and upsetting; desired solitude feels peaceful, creative,
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How to Deal with Psychosis the Moment It Occurs

Psychosis is defined as being overwhelmed to the point of losing grip on reality. Sometimes this manifests itself as paranoia that people are going to kill you and sometimes it manifests itself as delusions that people are sending you secret messages through their body language or their words. Essentially psychosis
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Using Books to Fight the Winter Blues

With winter here, many people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or just feel a little melancholy and low in a colder, darker time. For many readers, books are a go-to all-natural antidepressant. Stories are powerful mood uplifters—through a book you can be transported far away: to a warmer climate, to
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Just what is “self care”?

Scrolling through Tumblr recently, amidst the seemingly endless stream of Doctor Who fan art and cat memes, I saw a friend equate looking at corgi puppy photos with self care. This term, “self care,” seems to be a catch-all term for comforting activities, like whipping up a batch of cookie
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How to Make Friends

It seems to be a common problem of growing older that it becomes increasingly more difficult to make friends. In high school and college sheer proximity helped to forge some of the strongest friendships we’ll ever have. As we get older though and get into our thirties and forties making friends seems to...
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Celebrities

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead of Apparent Suicide

In the Pro-BMX world, Dave Mirra was a living legend. The extreme sports athlete took home a medal at each of the X Games from 1995 to 2009. Incredibly, he was the record-holder for most X Games medals until Bob Burnquist pushed him aside in 2013. Unfortunately, his remarkable career and life came...
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Managerial Munchausen: When It Enters the Workplace

Many reading this article have heard of the psychological condition known as Munchausen Snydrome,. It is referred to as a factitious disorder in which a person exaggerates or induces symptoms of medical or mental health problems for the purpose of seeking attention. It was named for Baron Munchausen, a fictional 18th century officer and soldier scripted by the German writer...
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Which Therapy is Right for You?

There are many kinds of therapy and often it is difficult for consumers to figure out which is right for them. Here is a brief overview. Individual Psychotherapy. Individual, one-to-one therapy is the staple of mental health. Some kinds are better for certain disorders. Psychodynamic Therapy (psychoanalysis) encourages clients to talk about...
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