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Why Narcissism Is A Profoundly Misunderstood Psychological Disorder

The word ‘narcissist’ is used so much these days that you might think we’re in the midst of an epidemic. But pathological narcissism is not just about having an inflated ego — it’s a very serious psychological disorder. Here’s why certain people are obsessed with themselves, and the gnawing fear that drives them.


Cope With A Job Loss Or Layoff By Volunteering

Getting fired or laid off can be a frustrating, emotional experience. You’re not sure what to do with your time, and worse, sometimes you start to question your value. Volunteering gives you a productive outlet for coping with the situation.


10 Ways To Beat The Monday Blues [Infographic]

Even if you genuinely love your job, Mondays can be extraordinarily painful. This goes doubly for the danker months as we move past autumn and into winter. (Who likes getting out of bed when it’s still dark outside?) Here are 10 tips that can help remove the anxiety, stress and sadness from the start of each work week.


The Psychological Factors That Cause Food Cravings

We all get cravings for specific foods every now and then, and those cravings can be so strong, they almost feel involuntary, like your body is missing some nutrient it can get from a muffin. This isn’t typically how cravings work, though.


10 Books That Will Change The Way You Understand The Mind

A new wave of science fiction, from the show Person of Interest to the movie Her, features artificial intelligences whose minds are truly alien. These AIs have plural selves, or many identities running in parallel; they are basically hive minds within one consciousness. But this idea of a hive mind has a long history in sci-fi literature. Here are ten tales to explode your brain with minds made up of selves, rather than a single self.


Maintain Multiple Coping Strategies To Deal With Sudden Emotional Needs

Everyone has a time when they’re overwhelmed or unable to cope with a situation. When you need to deal with a heavy emotional burden, make sure you have more than one plan.


The Nine Types Of Intelligence Every Person Has

When you think about it, intelligence is a fairly broad term. Most of us are completely sharp in some areas but dull in others. Psychologist Howard Gardner asserted that we actually have “multiple intelligences,” and this infographic sums them up.


Boost Your Happiness With This Exercise You Can Do While Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth only takes a couple minutes, and so does increasing your happiness. Here’s a super easy way to train yourself to look on the bright side.


Exploring The Myth Of The Scientific Vs. Artistic Mind

It’s a stereotype, but many of us have made the assumption that scientists are a bit rigid and less artistic than others. Artists, on the other hand, are often seen as being less rational than the rest of us. Sometimes described as the left side of the brain versus the right side — or simply logical thinking versus artistic creativity — the two are often seen as polar opposites.


The Benefits Of Scaring Yourself For Fun

Whether it’s a roller coaster, haunted house, or horror movie, people love to scare themselves for entertainment. It might seem odd, but it turns out making yourself feel fear actually comes with some decent perks.


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