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Google’s Former Happiness Guru Developed a Three-Second Brain Exercise for Finding Joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other techno...

How To Relieve Anxiety and Panic Attacks In 10 Minutes Or Less

We have all experienced some form of anxiety in our lives, whether we're anxious about a job interview or going on a first date. Yet, for people with an anxiety disorder, this feeling leads to distress and meddles with their ability t...

How Living with an Open Heart Creates Hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than...

101 Self-Help Tips for When It All Feels Like Too Much

Perhaps you’ve had this feeling when everything seems like it’s too much. Sometimes there are days, weeks, months and even years when getting through the day, doing your job or getting out of bed feels unbearable for no particular rea...

How to Unplug and Recharge Your Body and Mind Without Electronics

Recharging. It's something anybody with a mobile electronic device is familiar. We all know the routine, plug it in before you go to bed and wake up with a full charge. For the user, it's not always quite as simple.

While techno...

When You Are Depressed, Create!

Depression doesn’t discriminate. Everyone is a potential target for it, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, geographical location, or income. We are all subject to its grasp, and remember, it’s not the same thing as sadness.

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A Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Identified Three Simple Steps to Mastering any Subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.

The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the

Study shows mind-body approaches better than pain relievers for sore backs

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be effective in treating chronic back pain, but it requires regular visits with a psychotherapist and can be expensive.

A team from the University of Washington designed a study to...

This Technique Should Be The Front Line Defense Against Insomnia

People with chronic insomnia should try cognitive behavioral therapy before medications, suggests a prominent group of U.S. doctors.

While the American College of Physicians (ACP) can’t say cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) out...

Mindfulness-based stress reduction versus cognitive behavior therapy for chronic back pain

The most interesting things to be learned from a recent clinical trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction to cognitive behavior therapy for chronic back pain are not what the authors intend.

Noticing that some key information...

Reconciling Nondualism, Cognitive Therapy &amp; Gurdjieff

It would seem that among the readers of Collective Evolution there is a very clear sense that “something is off” that germinated at an early age. This prompted a search amid dissatisfaction with conventional belief systems.

My ...

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy May Reduce Recurrent Depression Risk

Two co-authors of a new landmark paper discuss their findings that MBCT may be comparable to antidepressants in treating recurrent depression.

The largest meta-analysis to date of randomized controlled trials of mindfulness-base...

How to Change Your Life by Changing The Way You Think

After a lifetime of mistakes, mishaps, and missed deadlines, is it any wonder that adults with ADHD suffer dangerously low self-esteem and perpetually negative thoughts? Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented form...

Why Food Variety Is Important to Eating Disorder Recovery

In my work with clients with eating disorders, a primary goal for any diagnosis (whether anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or other specified eating disorder, OSFED) is to increase the range of foods eaten. Res...

Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early 20s

There's a reason the image of the floundering, scared, shaky post-teen struggling to enter adulthood is a cliché. Between moving out of your parent's home, going to college and getting a job, lack of sleep, drugs, and unrestricted acc...

A Natural Fix for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17. The rates of both diagnosis and treatme...

Scientists Discover a Simple Lifestyle Change is a Natural Fix for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17. The rates of both diagnosis and treatment have...

Changing Your Life Is Easier Than You Think — Psychologist's Advice

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly two years ago, she was devastated. In her new book , coauthored with organizational psychologist Adam Grant, Sandberg recounts her process of discovering resilience in the face of loss ...

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who expres...

Why CBT is Falling Out of Favour

Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering – with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. So it was unsettling to learn, from ...

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

BLACKPOOL, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week.

“Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear.

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Intelligent People Tend to Curse More, be Messier and be Night Owls

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your parents told you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a reason for your behaviour. Studies suggest, that it can be linked to an increase of your IQ....

Rates of Depression are Soaring. What are We Doing Wrong?

On most counts, young people's lives are improving. Drinking, smoking and drug-taking are down in the UK; teen pregnancies are at their lowest level for nearly half a century. Yet there is growing evidence that teens are in the grip o...

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