How to Cope with Negativity When Disasters Happen

This world can be a scary place. Just turn on the news and you can hear about hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, mass shootings, acts of terror, and more happening in our world every day. The horrible things happening in the world and the sheer number of people dying because of disasters can be overwhelming. Anything Bad Happens, You Instantly Know We live in a world where we hear about these devastations on a minute by minute basis. No delay in the information and sad stories reaching us because the internet has…

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How to Worry Less: 90% of What You Fear Won’t Happen

What if? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I’m wasting my time? Everyone will know I failed, and then everyone will hate me. Do any of these debilitating questions sound familiar to you? You’re not alone. Anxiety disorders [1] are on the rise, and unfortunately it’s our own fault. The way that we process information and expectations has taken a negative toll on our mentalities, filling up our heads with disastrous scenarios that will never play out. Worrying is normal, but not if it’s keeping you up at night.…

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Defense Mechanism: How Does Your Body React To Things That Do Not Happen As You Wish

According to Sigmund Freud in the psychoanalytic theory, a defense mechanism is a tactic developed by the ego against anxiety.[1] Security mechanisms are thought to guard the mind against feelings and thoughts that are too difficult for the conscious mind to cope with. Also, Wikipedia defines a defense mechanism as an unconscious emotional mechanism that reduces stress as a result of unacceptable or potentially damaging stimuli.[2] Sigmund Freud was one of the first proponents of this construct. However, defense mechanisms may bring about healthy or unhealthy consequences with regards to…

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When You Stop Looking At Your Phone, Amazing Things Would Happen

The techno gadget world has virtually shackled us in life chains, locking out human interaction. We are all guilty of being glued to social media. Gary Turk, writer, filmmaker and spoken word artist, reflects on the social media weapon of human disintegration in his  Youtube video, ‘Look up,’ which has taken the foreground  in urging audiences to LOOK UP. “I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely.”  In his video, a man decides to ask for directions instead of scrolling Google maps. The video skips ahead to the future showing a true love…

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When You Learn A Second Language, These 7 Amazing Things Will Happen To You

Learning a second language is not a walk in the park. But if you decide to do it, the most amazing things will happen to you. Language teachers have heard just about every possible excuse from students explaining why they’re not able to learn a language right now. Out of the dozens of reasons claimed by these students, none of them are legitimate reasons. Not one. “I don’t have enough time…” “I learned a language already but I forgot it…” “It’s just not the right time for me right now…” It’s likely…

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4 Cool Things That Happen When You Start Journaling Your Workouts

Writing out your workouts is a decidedly low-tech thing to do. I accept that. Perhaps you have tried writing out your workouts but got bored with it, or found that it was too much work. But if you stick with it, and focus on the things that matter most to you and your training, you can wield some serious benefit from this basic motivational tool. Here are just some of the cool things that happen when you start writing out your workouts when you hit the gym: 1. You start…

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This Is What Will Happen When You Miss Two Hours Of Sleep In A Week

You’ve probably had more than a few weeks when you just couldn’t get enough sleep. Maybe it was a big project, a late night at work, or you tossed and turned all night. Turns out, missing even 2 hours of sleep a week can have a detrimental impact on your skin. When you don’t get enough sleep, it causes a stress reaction in your body. Stress results in the production of excess cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol blocks the production of collagen, which your body needs. Without it, your skin loses…

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Put A Bar Of Soap Under Bed Before You Sleep, And This Amazing Thing Will Happen

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is very common today, affecting almost 10% of the population. It can be incredible uncomfortable, and cause you to lose a lot of sleep. Basically, RLS is an uncomfortable prickling, itching, or crawling sensation in the legs, resulting in an irresistible urge to move them around to relieve the sensation. If you have it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Unfortunately, there is no known definite cure for RLS. However, you’re in luck! Simply putting a bar of soap under your bed is a super…

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11 Things That Happen After You Turn 30

When you were 20, there were probably a lot of things you wanted to do by the time you turn 30, and you likely thought that people over this age were actually quite old. However, the truth is that you don’t feel like you are 30 years old when that birthday hits you, but some things do change. 1. Hangovers become a real thing. When you were twenty-something years old, you bragged about not having hangovers. You could even continue to drink the next day. Say goodbye to those days, because…

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4 Things That Happen When You’re Capable Of Self-Compassion (Supported By Science)

Self love is a concept that makes people uneasy. It evokes images of narcissism and selfishness. Recently there has been a shift away from encouraging the enhancement of self esteem, especially in children. It is seen as indulgent and as having a counter productive impact by inflating the ego and making children too focused on their own needs and less interested in the needs and well being of others. Instead of pandering to the trivial needs of individuals, psychologists are now looking at ways that people can face life’s challenges…

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