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Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

The Best Affordable Wine for Every Occasion

What to pick when drinking with Mom.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

6 Calming Affirmations to Say to Yourself the Next Time You Can't Sleep

To get a better night's rest, try using the mantras in Jennifer Williamson's new book, Sleep Affirmations: 200 Phrases for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Hard Words to Hear When You Live with Chronic Pain | The Mighty

A woman with reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS), a rare, painful condition affecting the nervous system, shares 13 statements that are hard to hear as someone with chronic pain.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to Shut Off Your Brain When You Can’t Sleep - Health

Racing thoughts at night could be a sign of anxiety or insomnia. Use these tricks to shut your brain off, stop the racing thoughts, and go to sleep

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

The '8 Hours of Sleep' Rule Is a Myth. Here's What You Should Do Instead

In today's world obsessed with hustling, cutting sleep is met with a badge of honor--and that needs to stop. Here's why sleep scientist Daniel Gartenberg says 8.5 hours is the new eight hours.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

What It’s Really Like to Fall Asleep When You Live With Anxiety

A woman with anxiety shares what it's like to fall asleep when she's experiencing intense anxiety at night.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Simple Ways We Can Cope In Our Nutty World

With all of the awfulness, we forget straightforward ways to feel better.

Psychology | Personality

The 2 Lessons About Happiness That Completely Changed My Mindset

Don't avoid the negative thoughts you may be having. Instead, draw from these ideas to help change your mindset.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Eliminating Pain Is Key to Improving Sleep - Sleep Review

A board-certified internist and expert in pain and sleep explains 4 health domains for pain alleviation, as well as 7 common causes of pain (and how to get rid of each).

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

17 Amazing American Beach Towns You Can Actually Afford to Live In

Look to the American South -- in particular, the Gulf of Mexico -- for beach communities with absurdly low housing prices and costs of li...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Good Timing: How timing can impact success

Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get further resources.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

How Much Smartphone Use Is Too Much?

Researchers have a term for the fear of being without your phone: nomophobia ("no mobile phone phobia").

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Often Should You Wash Towels?

Towels can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Here's how often they should be washed.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become "truth" -- even when it isn't. Any coach will tell you that practice doesn't necessarily make perfect but it certainl

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parenting Style Quiz

Parenting works best when parents are compatible in their parenting style. Discover what your parenting style is with this quick scientific quiz.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Weekend Sleep-Ins May Help You Live Longer

There was a 65% higher death rate for people who regularly slept less than 5 hours on all nights, compared with people who regularly slept 6 to 7 hours per night.

Travel | Travel

There's an art to travel. Here's how to master it.

It all comes down to understanding the purpose of travel, knowing the right people and processes and having a productive attitude, experts say.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

The field of circadian biology — the study of the human body clock — is radically changing the way we understand how the body and the mind function. Here's how it can help you.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Gratitude helps keep our hearts healthy

Research shows that feeling grateful doesn’t just make you feel good. It also helps literally helps the heart. A positive mental attitude is good for your heart.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Painfully Obvious Productivity Advice I Guess I Needed to Hear

The best advice from Amber Rae’s Wonder Over Worry, a new self-help book that will be published in May 2018.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How Can Nostalgia Help Loneliness?

Research suggests that nostalgia can help loneliness, mental health, performance science, depression, positivity and emotion. Feeling nostalgia is good!

Psychology | Personality

The 7 Thought-Habits of Highly Self-Confident People

Do you wish you had more self-esteem? These 7 thinking habits will help you become more confident and mentally strong.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Sleeping in on the weekend might be good for you, but it's not going to fix all your problems

A new study found that time spent sleeping on the weekends could impact the likelihood of dying young. But don’t start partying ‘til 2 a.m. on weeknights just yet.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Travel snacks, as picked by nutritionists - CNN

Don't let flights and car trips mess with your good eating habits. Just bring these healthy on-the-go foods with you.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Simple Mistakes Everyone Makes at the Grocery Store - Thrillist

Most grocery stores aren't going to try actively screwing you... but they all set up situations where you can easily screw yourself.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

A New Approach to Understanding Social Anxiety

There’s more to social anxiety disorder than just its symptoms says new research

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Rewiring Your Avoidant, Anxious, or Fearful Attachment Style

Sometimes it's less about figuring things out and more about practicing behaviors that will help rewire your emotional system and give you the freedom to change.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Caregivers: How to Carve Out More Time for Yourself—and for Sleep

Overseeing a loved one’s health is a rewarding but often exhausting experience. Learn how to make the job easier with these 3 sleep-better strategies.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Rattled.

When someone shakes your cage, it can be hard to shake it off. A lingering psychic residue is often the by-product of an aggressive, insensitive or otherwise unexpected email, phone call or confron…

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Advice From Therapists on What to Do When You Feel Lonely

A new study highlights how widespread the loneliness epidemic really is. Here’s how to make yourself feel better when you feel alone or isolated.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

12 Ways to Reduce Stress in Under 5 Minutes

Breathe in, breathe out. If that doesn't help, try these other options.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Laptop, Both Inside and Out | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

These 25 Public Colleges Give Students the Biggest Return on Investment | Money

PayScale's annual College Return on Investment report shows graduates of schools with heavy STEM emphasis earn the most.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

3 Presentation Tips I Learned From Preparing CEOs for IPOs

The IPO road show is a performance. Here's how entrepreneurs prepare for their big payday.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now — Quartz

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. All eight schools place in the top fifteen

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Feeling Anxious? Few Minutes of Meditation Might Help

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How to Stay Zen During Times of Transition

You can’t totally prevent yourself from feeling overwhelmed about big life changes, but you can take steps to ease the emotional burden.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Is It Safe To Give Two Weeks Notice When I Quit?

Years ago we wouldn't think twice about giving two weeks notice when we were ready to leave a job. It was expected. Nowadays it's not always a good idea to give two weeks notice -- here's why!

Health & Fitness | Health

Five breathing techniques that will help you to fight stress.

In order to meaningfully reduce stress, we need to tap into a state of true relaxation. We can do that with some breathing techniques

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Never, Ever Give A Recruiter Your Salary Details -- Do This Instead

What should Miah say when recruiters ask her for her salary details? Here's a script she can follow!

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to end your day in a happy note

It is important to finish our day in a good way, we need to prepare ourselves for another happy day. Here are my suggestions on how to end a day in a happy way

Business & Finance | Startups

These are the top 4 reasons why start-ups fail - Business Insider

Start-ups with dysfunctional teams, inadequate market research, and a lack of ambition are likely to fold.

Psychology | Personality

Stop Giving Toxic People Your Time

Do you ever get upset about the nasty behavior of your co-workers, friends, or even family? Well, if you let others upset you, it’s not their fault. Toxic people have only one goal: To cause mayhem. My advice? Avoid all toxic people!

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

True Happiness comes from within, but why?

Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

10 Strategies For Responding Effectively To Criticism | Cultivating Contentment & Happiness

It's generally not fun to be at the receiving end of criticism. Also, there's no doubt that some criticism is mean-spirited, hostile, and not really meant to be helpful. However, often we can learn a lot from constructive criticism. The challenge is to re

Advice & Self-Help | Creativity

15 Netflix Documentaries to Inspire You to Be More Creative

Here are 15 documentaries on Netflix that might inspire you with their visions of compelling artistry, incredible design and bursting creativity.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Arianna Huffington became successful after she started sleeping well

Arianna Huffington says believing this bad habit makes you successful is a "complete delusion."

Psychology | Personality

How to Stop Walking on Eggshells

It’s hard to fully be yourself in any meaningful relationship when you have to be too careful – when there is even the slightest sensation of eggshells underfoot. Filtering oneself, whatever …

Advice & Self-Help | Useful Stuff

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Do this instead.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The Mistake Everyone Makes When Hanging Art (And What to Do Instead)

Trying to create the perfect gallery wall in your living room? Put away the stepladder. You’re not going to need it.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exists in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the

Travel | Travel

11 Things Not to Do When Visiting Hawaii

Our tips for things to avoid when you visiting Hawaii to ensure that you have a safe and better vacation.

Travel | Travel

How to Take Epic Weekend Trips on the Cheap!

These insider tips will help you master the elusive, YOLO-y art of weekend travel.

Recipes | Cooking Tips

10 Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Clean | The Pioneer Woman

I’m going to start out this post with a full disclosure: I am not an expert at kitchen cleaning, nor is my kitchen perfectly sparkling clean at every moment. I cook 3 meals a day, work part-t…

Business & Finance | Career Advice

1 Simple Way To Get Found More Easily on LinkedIn | Inc.com

This specific section of your LinkedIn profile unlocks the keywords needed to make sure potential employers and prospective clients can find you on the platform.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Learn how to start a career as a copywriter for less than $25

Have you ever wondered if your writing hobby could actually become a career? Learn what it takes to be a copywriter, land clients, and build your portfolio.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Living in the White Space – Audrey Jacobs – Medium

“Mommy, please can you paint the walls white?” his sweet eyes pleading with pain.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time

Without offending anyone.

Psychology | Psychology

7 Simple Ways to Break a Sugar Addiction

Is sugar your vice? Are you ready to start kicking this habit for good? If sugar is ruling your diet, then these tips will help you gain control over your food

Business & Finance | Business

Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right | Inc.com

Houzz polled its members and asked people who work from home for their best advice. Here's their collective wisdom.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

How I Stopped Hustling and Started Succeeding

If you think hustling all the time is required for success, you are mistaken.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018 | Inc.com

This new year, kiss your inefficient and time-wasting habits goodbye.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Advice for Shy People at Holiday Parties

A survival guide for shy people at their holiday work parties. Why you should visit the venue beforehand, act like a journalist and make sure to dress up.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Ways Anyone Can Create a Profitable Podcast | Inc.com

Looking to get into podcasting? Here's how to gain -- and grow -- a following.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

These are the 3 foods you should eat for a better sleep, according to a nutritionist

Milk, brazil nuts, and — surprisingly — carbs are the key to a good night's sleep, according to Dr Lisa Gatenby.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Want to feel relaxed over the holidays? Maybe choose red wine over shots.

Drinkers associate beer, liquor, and red and white wine with different emotional responses, says a new study.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Facts won’t always convince people you're right — a former flight director at NASA shares how he learned to argue better in the wake of a disaster

Former NASA flight director Paul Hill recalls his investigation of the 2003 Columbia disaster — and how it nearly tore the organization apart.

Business & Finance | Blogging

How To Stay Motivated to Blog And Why You Shouldn't Give Up Blogging - Hippie in Heels

It can be difficult to stay motivated to blog, so this is how I've kept things going for four years even at times when it was hard to stay focused.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Get More Real Instagram Followers: The Definitive Guide

Struggling to get any followers on Instagram? We hear you! This definitive guide will show you how to grow your Instagram following faster...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Stress Makes It Harder to Recognize Danger

Sometimes stress heightens our awareness, but more often, it dulls our ability to respond to new threats. Recognizing the risk and reducing sources of stress can help.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

6 Ways to Manage Employees' Bad Habits

From showing up 10 minutes late, to wasting 10 minutes on Facebook, these responses will help keep your team in line.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions

Pretending unwelcome feelings don't exist isn't helping. Here's what to do instead.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

This Is the Most Effective Treatment for Insomnia That No One Is Talking About - Vogue

A cure for insomnia exists, and it has nothing to do with cooling eye masks, body creams, or sleeping pills.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How To Be Resilient

How do we increase grit and persistence? Let's look at how survivors get through the most dangerous situations and learn lessons on how to be resilient.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Treating Insomnia Could Help With Anxiety and Depression

In a study of 3,700 people, cognitive behavioral therapy helped lift insomnia—and other mental health conditions.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than Happiness

New research shows that allowing yourself to feel a wide range of feelings from across the emotional spectrum may be good for your health.

Advice & Self-Help | Useful Stuff

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

8 Simple Tips for Getting Better Sleep (and Making Every Day Better)

Learning about how to master the art of sleep has changed my life for the better -- here's how it can change yours.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

30 Practices to Boost Well Being

There is a strong element of choice in our level of happiness. Indeed we do decide to be happy, but that’s only for starters. Then we are challenged to cultivate happiness.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious | Ladders

Here are a few things you can do this weekend to get ahead before Monday comes around.

Advice & Self-Help | Education

How to save money on college: 3 clever ways Gen Z is managing high tuition and other costs

Monstrous student debt? No way. Teens are disrupting the old way of thinking about education.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

5 Tips for Becoming A Morning Person

Even the most dedicated night owls can train themselves to become early risers.

Business & Finance | Business

10 Essential Business Skills to Learn Before You StartUp

Your successful startup needs to have the following skills alongside those technical ones that you already possess

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Best Way to Manage Your Social Anxiety Is to Accept It

Some studies are suggesting that a better way to deal with it is by exposing yourself to anxiety-inducing situations.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science : NPR Ed : NPR

A developmental framework for building 21st century skills — no technology or money required.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

8 Ways to Schedule Job Interviews While Working Full-Time | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

6 Things to Never Say in a Job Interview | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

12 More Questions to Instantly Upgrade Your Small-Talk Skills | Inc.com

For some folks, small talk comes naturally. Others, like me, find it excruciating in all but the smallest doses. For the chitchat challenged, one way to make small talk more bearable is to arm yourself ahead of time with less boring conversation openers.

Advice & Self-Help | Parenting

How to Get Kids to Listen | PragerU

Why is it so hard for so many parents and teachers to get kids to do as they are told? Because too many adults have followed some very bad advice. Family psychologist John Rosemond offers some useful tips on how to get the little barbarians to listen.

Health & Fitness | Health

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

Exercise, a good diet, blood pressure control and brain-stimulating activity may help.

Science & Technology | Technology

This is maybe the best online resume tool yet

The tedious work of assembling tailored resumés can be one of the most time-consuming parts of the job hunt.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Best and Worst Self-Help Tips

The best from my 8 books and 3,000-plus articles. Plus: Some baddies.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go our way.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

How to Smoke a Cigar Like You Actually Know What You’re Doing

Wondering how to smoke a cigar without looking like a greenhorn? In this guide, we'll teach you how to puff one like a seasoned pro.