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Master This One Key Mental Concept You Need For Better Relationships, Work and Life.

A friend of mine shares a terrible habit with me: shopping addiction. When either of us are upset or stressed or just generally too overwhelmed to do anything, we turn to our favorite stores. Buying something new is an instant way to feel better. The satisfaction is this feeling of “yay, new stuff!” and it seems to temporarily replace all the bad stuff going on in our lives. But it’s short-lived gratification. After all, none of us are so wealthy that we don’t experience buyer’s remorse now and then. The…

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10 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Struggle Through Mental Illnesses

The social stigma around mental illness prevails despite one in five Americans suffering from some form of cognitive disorder. Perhaps there’s no better way to change people’s perception of mental health than examples of wildly successful people who worked through similar situations. The people on this list are exceptional leaders and successful entrepreneurs in their respective fields. They’re all well known for their success as entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and innovators. Yet they’ve all had to overcome insurmountable odds and various mental illnesses to get there. 1. Steve Jobs If you’ve…

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The Dark Side of Technological Advance – Mental Fatigue and How It Eats Us Slowly

Do you feel like no matter how much sleep or rest you get, you’re always tired? Do you catch a cold easily, and it takes you a while to recover, before falling ill again? Does your body and your back ache, and do you get regular headaches or migraines? Does all this occur, even though you have a good diet, exercise regularly and seem to sleep through the night? We immediately look for physical signs of fatigue and then try to rectify the problem with material solutions, like taking a…

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Psychologists Explain How Boring Buildings Are Harmful To Our Mental Health

If you live in a concrete jungle, chances are, you are depressed. The high standards required to live a metropolitan life can put a load of burden on you and then, coupled with a highly demanding job and you’ve got yourself a one-way ticket to stressville. Studies conducted by psychologists have given fascinating results showing that humans are very much affected by the environment we engage with every day, so much so that it affects our mental health. Here are some explanations by psychologists to show us that boring buildings…

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What Is Your Defining Mental Picture?

What Do You See In Your Mind When You Think About Yourself?   A mirror is nothing more than a tool to reflect your outward appearance, but how we truly see ourselves is a product of our self-conscious mind, and that mind, for most of us, is a brute. An irrational pessimist. I know this because so many of us seek self improvement. We want to learn more, gain perspective or enlightenment, and become a better version of ourselves. But why and to what end? The only person who can…

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7 Foods That Reduce Mental Health Symptoms

Once again, we dedicate an article to the importance of our mental health! The fact is that there are many people unaware that our mental health is something that requires patience and time. As a result of this, 14.8 million American adults, ages 18 and older, are treated for major depression each year.[1] 40 million American adults, 18 and older, are treated for an anxiety disorder yearly.[2] The number of mental health mental health cases is growing with each day. Having these facts in mind, we look at eight food suggestions that…

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Spontaneous Doodling Improves Your Focus And Mental Health

Bored? Chances are you just grabbed your phone and checked out social media before clicking this article. Before the days of social media and 10-second cat videos, though, procrastination often came in the form of a pencil and doodling in a notebook. For all the glorious distraction[1] that technology brings to our lives, it may be time to put away the electronic devices and reach for our sketchbooks next time we’re bored. This is because recent research has shown that doodling can actually be good for our attention. Participants in…

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Often Have Digestive Problems? It Might Indicate Poor Mental Health

Sometimes with a filled memo of meetings and deadlines, meals get gulped down as you watch the clock ticking, mind set on the next mission of the day. In addition, at your meeting, you sit down and feel bloated like a blow fish. You have an urge to burp but you have to hold back or all eyes will be on you. According to Mark Davis, a nutritional psychologist, when we eat and are going through stress at the same time, our digestive system shuts down. It is crucial to enjoy meals in a…

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How to Prevent Diet-Induced Mental Fog

We’ve all been there. We decide to start eating healthy and it all goes well for a while. Then, one stressful day we realize that we have nothing to eat for dinner. We’re hungry, we’re tired, and we just can’t seem to think of anything healthy to eat. The fridge appears empty and it’s actually hard to remember why we wanted to eat healthy in the first place. This is what I like to call diet-induced “mental fog“ or “brain fog.” This is the feeling we get when we’re hungry, can’t think of…

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Father’s Childbearing Age Can Hugely Affect Children’s Mental Health And Academic Performance, Science Says

During the past for 40 years, it has been noticed that the average age for childbearing has increased steadily. In the US alone, for example, this has risen from 21.5 to 25.4 for women since 1970, while the average age for men is three years older. Driven by changing social trends and the advances made in medical science, we can also expect the average childbearing age to increase incrementally for both men and women in the years ahead. What is the impact of a rising childbirth age? While the rising…

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