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Month: May 2021

Benefits of Humility: 8 Ways Being Humble Improves Your Life

Benefits of Humility: 8 Ways Being Humble Improves Your Life

The benefits of humility include coping with anxiety, higher self-control and better relationships. The poet Tennyson once said that humility is, “the highest virtue, the mother of them all.” Yet society celebrates over-confidence, entitlement and a perpetual focus on the self. People are increasingly competitive, attention-seeking, narcissistic, obsessed with their appearance and entitled. A new study, though, underlines eight ways in which the benefits of humility can help us improve our lives (Kesebir, 2014). The author of the study, psychologist…

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10 Science-Backed Ways To Avoid Depression

10 Science-Backed Ways To Avoid Depression

Depression is an extremely common experience, which can be hard to escape from once an episode has begun. Psychological research has found all sorts of ways that the chances of developing depression can be reduced. From social connection, through building resilience to taking up a hobby, there are many science-backed methods for lowering depression risk. 1. Social connection Social connection is the strongest protective factor against depression. People who feel able to tell others about their problems and who visit…

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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination—Is This Keeping You up Late at Night?

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination—Is This Keeping You up Late at Night?

If you delay sleep in favor of bingeing TV or browsing social media, you may be a bedtime procrastinator. Here’s what that means—and how to make yourself go to bed. When you put off going to sleep Raise your hand if you regularly find yourself scrolling through your favorite social media sites while lying in bed or catching up on the news long after you were supposed to go to sleep. You’re not alone. Plenty of adults deal with what…

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2 Portions Of Mushrooms Halve Risk Of Memory Loss

2 Portions Of Mushrooms Halve Risk Of Memory Loss

Any variety of mushrooms may well have the beneficial effect as they all contain an antioxidant called ergothioneine. Two portions of mushrooms a week halve the risk of memory loss, research finds. Mild cognitive impairment, as it is known, is frequently a precursor to dementia. It involves forgetfulness, along with problems with language and attention. However, the problems are normally subtle — certainly more so than dementia. Older people eating around half a plate of mushrooms per week, though, were…

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