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Psychology

10 Things People With Anxiety Need to Do Every Day


You have anxiety and have probably been living with it your entire life. I completely understand. That’s because I’ve struggled with this condition ever since I can remember.

Here are 10 small things you can do each day to help stay calm. You may think a few of these are silly. That’s OK. Try them anyway. What do you have to lose?



Celebrities

What Do Dreams About Celebrities Mean?

Dreams about stars
Have you ever dreamed about a celebrity? During your nighttime slumber, did images of stars like Jennifer Aniston or Brad Pitt float into your subconscious? Did the dream contain intimacy where you and the Hollywood actor shared a special moment?

If the answer is yes, you wouldn’t be alone. One of the most common types of dreams people have relate to famous people. We're talking about movie stars, vocalists, television personalities, and even politicians.



Grief

Is It Ever OK To Skip a Parent’s Funeral?


Recently, a friend of mine (let’s call her Kate) shared with me that her father had passed away. While I don’t know all the details, it sounded like his death was unexpected.

Wanting to be supportive, I expressed my condolences and asked that she let me know about funeral arrangements. That’s when she made a comment to me that was – well – kind of shocking.



Personal Goals

5 Reasons Why Smart College Students Sign Up For LinkedIn


Are you a college student trying to get a job? Are you nearing degree completion and hoping to make connections with movers and shakers in your specialty? Hoping that your education will help launch your career?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, I’ve got a tip for you. Sign up for LinkedIn! This social media service is one of the best-kept secrets for job seekers on the planet. The problem is many college students don’t use it because they think it’s just for established professionals.



Psychology

Why Saying “Just Be Yourself” May Not Always Be Helpful

Plenty of people who mean well will tell you to "just be yourself." They will issue such guidance before you go on a date, attend a job interview, or are about to embark on some activity that is important to you.

The idea that you are amazing now and need not change a darn thing is comforting and even supportive. But does it really help you to become the best version of yourself?

So, why do people offer...


Professional Goals

10 Active Listening Hacks for Supervisors That Increase Employee Morale


If you manage people, there is a good chance employees come to you with a variety of problems. In the technical sense, you become the receiver of their message.

The question is: can you really hear them?

Given the frantic pace of most workdays, it’s easy to only partially tune into what the person is saying. But if you want to increase employee morale and help your organization reach its goals, it may be helpful to engage in the art of active listening.



Psychology

Are You a Type T Personality?


Has anyone ever suggested you are addicted to thrill-seeking? Do people think of you as an adrenaline junkie? If the answer is yes, you may be a Type T personality.

At its core, this personality dimension refers to an individual who gains stimulation from excitement seeking, thrill seeking, arousal seeking, and to a lesser or greater degree, risk-taking (Sharkey & Gaskill, 2013).

If these traits don’t describe you, perhaps they characterize someone you know?