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Living in a Social Media World

“Wait don’t eat yet, I need to take a picture for Instagram.” How many times have you or your friends uttered this phrase out loud? The impact of social media on shaping our thinking and behaviors can’t be discounted. As applications such as Instagram and Facebook provide individuals the ability to post or live stream about their day to day …

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The problem with being normal: Misconceptions about Mental Health and the Stigma of Labels

As people go through life they tend to experience a cascade of positive and negative emotions such as happiness, excitement, joy, stress, anxiety, agitation, anger, and sadness. All of these emotional states of being are a natural and normal part of life and the human condition. For some it might be interesting, and even shocking, to think that it’s normal, …

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It’s Never Too Late To Start a Brilliant Career

If you find yourself already established in your career but feel as if you would be better suited in a different profession, do not despair. Rich Karlgaard discusses how our talents, abilities, and interests continue to grow and develop as we mature. Karlgaard discusses how the pressure to achieve and decide one’s career trajectory at a very young age is …

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The Four Things Couples Should Avoid in a Fight

After years of research studying thousands of couples, Dr. John Gottman found a pattern in the way couples fight. Gottman discovered four behaviors that were the most destructive when couples were in conflict. In fact, Gottman found that the married couples who enacted these four particular behaviors were the most likely to become separated or divorced. As a result, Gottman …

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How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which celebrates everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, otherwise known as the Stonewall Uprising, which saw members of the LGBTQ community fight back against harassment from the police in Greenwich Village in June 1969. While more and more people in the U.S. voice support for …

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Tips on How to Create a Self-Care Routine

Self care. A popular phrase utilized to rationalize that trip to the nail salon or night out with friends to relax. An act done when one is feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and finally decides to indulge in that “me” time to release the tension. While these activities may assist to reinvigorate your mental and emotional health short term, a self …

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Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)

Procrastination has gotten all of us in trouble at some point or another, right? We eventually complete the task and inevitably feel the shame of our procrastination. However, that shame might not be because of our perceived laziness…it’s likely due to something else. Charlotte Lieberman explains what is going on…here.

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How Even A Little Exercise Can Help Your Mental Health

Ever heard “look good, feel good” at the gym? Likely, yes. You’ve probably also seen this more than enough on Instagram. While that phrase might not go away, it’s time to demonstrate what that the phrase really should be, “heart-rate high? Sad times goodbye.” Okay well maybe not that exact phrase. Exercise has always been a key component of analyzing …

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

The number of individuals experiencing symptoms of depression has increased over 50 percent in teens and young adults over the last decade. The amount of social media use has also significantly increased. Could the constant use of social media and devices in general be linked to worse mental health? To learn more, read this!

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Trouble Sleeping? Tips on How to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

Sleep is often one of the most overlooked aspects of our lives. Sure, we all know that not getting enough of those precious Zzzz can make us grumpy but a lack of sleep can significantly affect us in more ways than we may realize. Studies show that a lack of sleep affects daily functioning, mood, physical health, concentration and memory, …

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