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The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

A psychologist shares tips on how to find and maintain the mental health support you need. Mental health struggles can affect anyone. Even high-profile celebrities put on a brave public face to hide their struggles, and no one (not even Anthony Bourdain or Kate Spade, who both died by suicide in June 2018) is immune. But the reality is many people living with mental health issues and other invisible conditions still sweep internal despair under the rug instead of opening…

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12 Ways to Wake Up Happier Tomorrow Morning (and Every Morning)

12 Ways to Wake Up Happier Tomorrow Morning (and Every Morning)

We’d be happier if only things were different, right? If we had more money or a better job or weighed 20 pounds less? With these positivity-boosting strategies, you can be happier right now—no life changes needed. Set your mind on being happy Being happy is not about what you have or what happens to you, but how you react to it. In fact, research shows that the way to be happier is by actually trying to be happier. “Happiness is…

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Australian Researchers Develop 10-minute Cancer Test

Australian Researchers Develop 10-minute Cancer Test

Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study. The test was developed after researchers from the University of Queensland found that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water. The test works by identifying the presence of that structure, a discovery that could help detect cancer in humans far earlier than current methods, according to the paper published in…

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

If you’re tossing and turning every night, there’s some bad news. Your brain could be in big trouble! And you thought getting your recommended seven to nine hours of zzz’s was the only thing you needed to worry about. Oddly enough, there are some pretty scary side effects to sleep loss, all around. (By the way, getting too much sleep could be bad for your health, too.) A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, investigated how the brain responds…

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How to Let Go of a Failed Relationship

How to Let Go of a Failed Relationship

How to Let Go of a Failed Relationship It takes great effort to let go of failed relationships and learn to heal yourself instead of letting those complicated feelings linger. To learn how to adjust your mindset, cut ties with your ex, and start enjoying your life again, follow these steps and let the healing begin. Part 1 Letting Go Give yourself time. It’s okay to mourn the end of the relationship. Whether you were together for a few months…

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5 Quick Ways to Ground Yourself When Anxiety Hits

5 Quick Ways to Ground Yourself When Anxiety Hits

We all know how terrible anxiety can feel. From the nauseous feeling before you give a presentation, to the panicky sensation when you have to try something new, to the overwhelming anxiety that incapacitates you. Grounding is a simple but effective therapeutic technique that can help you when strong anxiety hits. You can use grounding when you feel like the anxiety is taking over, when you feel numb, like you are in a dream, lost in past events, or having…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Girls who have more ‘guy friends’ than ‘girl friends’ go through less depression and anxiety. Napping actually improves stamina, boosts your creativity, boosts your sex life and reduces stress. Blowing out candles on birthday cakes results in roughly 3000 bacteria capable of forming colonies on the cake. Blood donors in Sweden are sent a text message every time their blood is used to save a life. The most used drug worldwide is caffeine. If two people are having a dispute,…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Studies show that the walking through a doorway causes memory lapses, which is why we walk into another room, only to forget why we did. A man named Walter Summerford was struck by lightning 3 times in his life.  After his death, his gravestone was also struck.  Long distance relationships are as satisfying as normal relationships in terms of communication, intimacy, and commitment, studies show.  Emotional pain lasts for 10 to 20 minutes, anything longer is actually self inflicted by…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Lonely is not a feeling when you are alone. Lonely is a feeling when no one cares… Singing helps to reduce depression and anxiety, increases the oxygen flow to your lungs and helps you have better posture. Women speak about 7,000 words a day – Men average just over 2,000.  It’s a myth that you only use 10% of your brain. Most of your brain is active almost all of the time. 82% teens don’t ring the doorbell. They text…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Winnie-The-Pooh characters all represent some type of mental disorder (Eeyore – Depression, Pooh – Addiction, Tigger – ADHD, Owl – OCD)   You can “rewire” your brain to be happy by simply recalling 3 things you’re grateful for every day for 21 days   The key to confidence is walking into a room and assuming everyone likes you Broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts all contain a little bit of cyanide Eating them primes your liver to deal better with other…

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