How Much Math, Science Homework is Too Much?

  From: American Psychological Association When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn’t necessarily better — an hour a day is optimal — but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American … [Read more...]

15 Signs of Emotional Masochism

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From: Psych Central By: Mike Bundrant How can one possibly find pleasure in pain? You’ve probably seen documentaries or movies that feature radically religious devotees who self-flagellate. The devout one bull whips himself to shreds, basking in the spiritual high that comes from the physical … [Read more...]

Low Back Pain and Obesity, Smoking, Drinking and Depression

From: Web MD By: Steven Reinberg   People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests. "If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem but is more of a … [Read more...]

Five Things That Grow Your Mental Toughness

From: Psych Central By: Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT It’s a coveted trait. It’s what coaching gurus promise, athletes embody, and secretly we all want. It’s what separates though who can take a hit and those who will quit. It’s often what divides those who will fight until success is theirs … [Read more...]

How To Quiet Your Mind When You Feel Intense Anxiety

From: Mind Body Green By: Kaia Roman How To Quiet Your Mind When You Feel Intense Anxiety Nothing squashes our ability to "go with the flow" like worry and anxiety. For me, when anxiety creeps in, it takes up residence inside my head and makes itself totally comfy there. It tells me that I am … [Read more...]

25 Productive Things to Do When You Have Just 5 Minutes

From: Psych Central By: Margarita Tartakovsky, MS I’m slow to do most things. Getting out of bed. Taking a shower. Getting dressed. Writing articles. Reading. Washing the dishes. Cleaning the house. So when I think of being productive, I think I need long stretches of time. But in reality we … [Read more...]

4 Ways Your Darkest Moment Can Positively Change Your Life

From: Pick the Brain By: Mark Bowness I will never forget the moment that I woke up in a hospital bed the morning after I tried to take my own life. At the age of 26 years old my marriage had ended and along with it the non profit organization that I had worked so passionately for was pulled from … [Read more...]

10 Simple Habits To Grow a Positive Attitude

From: Fulfillment Daily Our life is a reflection of our attitude. Without even noticing it, it can be easy to become negative and cynical towards the world as we are continuously exposed to  tragedy and injustice in the media and as we experience our own heartache and distress. Not only is a … [Read more...]

How Good Are Your People Skills?

From: Minds Tools In almost all jobs, your people skills – also known as "soft skills" – have as much of an impact on your success as your technical skills. That's especially true when you're in a management or leadership role. The importance of having solid people skills transcends industry … [Read more...]