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Becoming estranged from one's family can significantly change the way someone interacts with and relates to everyone else in their life—often in maladaptive ways like these
Why human judgment is sorely needed in an increasingly algorithmically driven world, by @DocGrawitch
Here are just some of the reasons why the human-pet connection is so profound, by @eLizMarcus
When you think about your closest friendships, what qualities stand out the most to you? Chances are, you'll recognize some of these major factors, writes @swhitbo
Grocery shopping is an incredibly important activity for brain health. Here's how to do it right, by @austinperlmd
A good friendship can provide benefits to our health and happiness, but it’s not always easy to maintain. These tips from @andrewsproctor can help.
"Time is a limited resource. So, it makes sense to choose quality over quantity, especially when it comes to your intimate relationships." Here's how to do that.
It turns out that there is a complex relationship between water consumption, psychosis, and health outcomes. Here's what we know—and don't know—about it.
Healthy relationships learn to strike a balance between being able to depend on your partner and meeting your own needs and goals. Here's how.
How well do you know yourself, really? Put your relationship with yourself to the test. Here's how.
No one really knows why SSRIs sometimes work—and sometimes don't. But part of the mystery might lie in the gut.
3 specific brain regions get activated when someone sees the face of a person they hate. Here's why that matters.
People who grew up in chaotic or dysfunctional households often don't have a model for what a healthy relationship looks like. Here are some qualities to aspire to.
4 techniques to use when your self-talk turns negative and obsessive that can help you break free
There's a difference between someone being a little shy and being unable to form healthy relationships with others. Here are some indications it may be time to reach out for help.
When faced with a perceived threat, many people act out of anger when what they really feel deep down is anxiety. Here's why—and what to do about it.
People who struggle with perfectionism tend to think that nothing has value unless it’s perfect. Here's why that belief is so harmful—and how to break free of it, by @GroverSean
While everyone's healing process will be a little different, people who experienced childhood trauma tend to go through these steps on their way to healing
Ending a relationship with someone we love is painful enough, but we often make it worse with self-critical, hopeless thoughts. Here's a more compassionate way to recover.
"Depressed people with high levels of self-criticism often respond differently to treatment than do other patients." Here are some approaches that can help provide relief.
Anyone who's had a relationship with a narcissist knows they can sometimes lash out. But their tendency toward aggression often goes much deeper, new research finds.
Look how romcoms have changed over time. I would not have predicted that. Can you explain it? Research by @MooreMelissaM and @ophiryotam…
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Research finds, unsurprisingly, that sex boosts happiness in a relationship, but the effect doesn't last very long. Truly sustainable long-term connection depends much more on this.
As many as 90% of cancers depend on our environmental factors and choices, not solely on our genetics. Here's what you need to know.
Holidays can activate poignant reminders of loss. Here's how—and why it's not always a bad thing.
"Becoming bitter is the likely consequence of feeling invalidated and unappreciated in one too many situations and relationships." But it doesn't have to be permanent. Here's how to change, by @DrSethMeyers
How gratitude evolved from thinking positively about someone to a verbal expression of thanks, by @FridlandValerie
Are you living a fully authentic life? Here's how to tell.
Many people believe that they would never cheat on a partner. But new research finds that certain circumstances, like exposure to others who are cheating, can weaken their resolve.
You can't always read your partner's mind, so when you need to ask #questions, new #psychology research provides two simple guidelines. #relationships #communication…
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Is your child having trouble reading? The surprising ways reading to a dog may improve their skills, by @StanleyCoren
Hypnosis, placebo, psychedelics, and VR: How escaping reality may be a key to healing, writes @srinipillay
Ending a relationship with a cruel, psychopathic partner is hard enough, but many find that they continue feeling stuck or even traumatized after their break. New research explains why.
How can you tell when someone's behavior is just a bit peculiar and when it might be linked to deeper trauma? Watch for these signs.
After a conversation with someone, we usually continue thinking about them without realizing that they're thinking about us just as much. Here's why that matters.
It's increasingly clear that what happens in our heads is actually a reflection of what happens in our bodies—specifically in our guts
How do you feel about your life? Good or not so good? Incorporating these values can help.
How to recognize the early warning signs of anxiety and depression—and do something about them before they overpower you
Some risk factors for dementia—such as age—can't be changed. Others can be reduced through lifestyle choices, like these.
When you feel you're able to grow with a partner, you probably feel secure in your relationship. But the benefits can go much deeper, including warding off depression. Here's why.
Celebrating a partner's wins—both big and small—not only improves the quality of your relationship today but also bolsters your connection for future struggles. Here's how.
Neuroplasticity, inflammation, the gut-brain axis—these non-serotonin factors could help explain depression
Verbal abuse isn't just about yelling or cursing. It can also involve maintaining control over someone else, especially during a conflict, with tactics like these.
5 ways to tell if it’s time for you to address the effects that trauma is having on your life in therapy—and what to expect when you do, by @DrRubinKhoddam
People with attachment anxiety are more likely to remember things wrong and misjudge others’ emotions. Here’s why.
Gratitude is foundational for healthy relationships. Here are some ways to make the people in your life feel appreciated all year long.
Seeking good mental health is not an indication of poor mental health. Quite the opposite. What are you doing for your own mental health today? A little dose of "healthy selfishness" is good. I'm having lunch with an old friend today and I'm excited!…
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There are 3 ways to stand—and each one conveys important information about you. This one makes the best first impression, according to @DrNickMorgan
Why we should stop thinking of music as a special talent given to only a few and start treating it as an essential part of the human experience
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