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What Is Your Response Style to Change?

How do you respond to change? I assumed people’s response to the significant change we’re all facing now would be pretty uniform, but I have...

Parenting

Children, Teens, and Anxiety

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Eight Steps for Sanity and Success

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Teenage in the Time of Coronavirus

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Giving Your Child A Better Childhood Than You Had

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Should Parents Pretend Everything’s Hunky-Dory, If It’s Not?

When the world is turned upside down and it feels like the sky is falling, many parents may resort to Pollyannaism or try to...

Business

Hours are down but tips are up: What it’s like to be a food delivery driver during Covid-19 pandemic

Though Vanessa Herron is still working as a news editor at iHeartMedia and has side hustle as a screenwriter, her part-time job as an "essential...

Gilead Sciences exporting remdesivir, CEO says

Daniel O'Day, CEO of Gillead Sciences Inc. The head of the maker of remdesivir, an anti-viral shown to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients, said...

Amazon soars during the pandemic

After Amazon notified members of its affiliate program that it would be cutting their rates earlier this month, the founders of Income School posted...

Motivatioonal

Careers for the SuperSmart

Some highly intelligent people choose to use their smarts to just slide by. They talk their way into jobs they can do easily, find...

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Wellness

Gardening’s Subtler Benefits

  Previously, I summarized gardening’s well-known benefits: seeing the miracle of growth, it being good exercise, plus some gardening how-tos. Here, I focus on gardening's more...

Finding Hope in Challenging Times

This week, wild roses are blooming in my back yard. Unlike hybrid tea roses, these roses bloom only once a year. And this year,...

For COVID News, Always Read Beyond the Scary Headline

To inform yourself about the coronavirus, you have probably sought out your favorite news sources. In doing so, you may have been overwhelmed (and perhaps...

10 Tips to Manage Working from Home During Quarantine

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Relationship

Healthy Love vs. Addiction: 10 Signs of Addictive Love

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Why We Seek Closure

Suppose you go through a painful breakup. There are different ways to frame what’s happened. You can view the entire relationship as a failure...

Dating in the Pandemic

Various experts are already speculating as to what life might be like and how our behaviour might need to change post-pandemic.  For example, will...

Health

2 Behaviors that Promote Mental Health Stigma at Work

  Can't you just stop? Americans are more likely to have a mental health challenge than they are to skip breakfast. Census data indicates a third...

Facing Fears of Compassion in Anxiety and Depression

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou By Grant H. Brenner Research on depression and anxiety...

If You Mess Up, Fess Up

  The reward for the work of becoming a person of integrity is that we begin to live a life of harmony. There has been...

Envy, the Spoiling Emotion

  Most of us are familiar with the emotion of envy whether it makes itself felt regarding another’s power, position or personal attributes. Envy is commonly...

The Nurses Nag: Burnout Shoutout

    Identify signs of burnout; when nurses are not protected, we all pay the price. Posted May 14, 2020 "Real heroes are all around us and uncelebrated" Nursing,...

Interview

When Jennifer Pharr Davis graduated from college, she felt lost. Searching for time and space to reflect on her future, the North Carolina native...

Case Study

Deaths of Despair and the Role of Religion

Deaths of Despair Anne Case and Angus Deaton coined the term “deaths of despair” for deaths related to suicide, drug use, and alcohol poisoning in...

Love Activates Similar Brain Structures for Humans and Dogs

  Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a research technique which measures blood flow or activation in different areas of the brain. The caudate nucleus...

Infidelity with a Light Touch? Novelist Makes It Work

  Learn from this writer who balances light and dark in tale of love and woe. Posted May 06, 2020 Many more-or-less-happily-married couples have let themselves, if...

Using Authenticity to Ease the Pain of Social Rejection

Authenticity is idolized, especially in cultures which prize individuality. In times of upheaval, when there is a sudden change in direction, we reflect upon who...

Looking Back

The Remarkable Power of Touch

Mythical King Midas, who wished that everything he touched turned to gold, regretted his foolishness when his beloved daughter turned golden. This image by...

Crisis-Management, A Ancient-Style

The belief that we can control our feelings by controlling our thoughts is both the most simple and also the most radical premise on...

Diary of Samuel Pepys shows how life under the bubonic plague mirrored today’s pandemic

In early April, writer Jen Miller urged New York Times readers to start a coronavirus diary. "Who knows," she wrote, "maybe one day...

Wellness

Gardening’s Subtler Benefits

  Previously, I summarized gardening’s well-known benefits: seeing the miracle of growth, it being good exercise, plus some gardening how-tos. Here, I focus on gardening's more...

Finding Hope in Challenging Times

This week, wild roses are blooming in my back yard. Unlike hybrid tea roses, these roses bloom only once a year. And this year,...

For COVID News, Always Read Beyond the Scary Headline

To inform yourself about the coronavirus, you have probably sought out your favorite news sources. In doing so, you may have been overwhelmed (and perhaps...

10 Tips to Manage Working from Home During Quarantine

Has working from home during the Quarantine been a struggle? Many people are feeling isolated, unmotivated, unfocused and utterly exhausted; they also find it...

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