psychology

The Importance Of Self-Awareness, And How To Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that’s true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of of a self-help guru’s empty promises, but they are the starting point that leads to every improvement.


Be Deliberate During Relationship Milestones To Make It Last

When you’re in a relationship, it’s easy to slide through big decisions like moving in together or getting married without any real deliberation. The Atlantic suggests that when you take the time to really deliberate on big decisions, it pays off in the long run.


Relabel Your Negative Emotions To Better Handle Pressure

Pressure often leads to negative emotions. Relabel those negative feelings to switch your mindset and feel more confident in tackling your situation head-on.


Identify What You Are Shy About To Build Your Personal Brand

Shyness might be a habit you can get over, and you need to do that to build your personal brand. But first you need to understand what you are shy about and then stick to areas of comfort.


Acknowledge The 'Reverse Gap' To Be Happier With Your Life

We all have goals for the future. Most of us tend to think of them in terms like “Once I am financially secure, I’ll be happy.” A better alternative may be to look backwards, instead.


The Difference Between Knowledge And Understanding Is Empathy

RogertEbert.com’s Matt Zoller Seitz has penned an excellent piece on what white privilege really means, in response to all the horribleness that has been happening in Ferguson. He reminds us that there’s a very big difference between knowing something and truly understanding it.


If Facebook is Making You Unhappy, You're Doing It Wrong

You may remember the “Facebook is making us unhappy” headlines that were popping up just about everywhere last year, and like most people, you probably wondered if the news wasn’t just a little overhyped.


The Science Of Depression Explained In A Simple Video

Depression is something that affects all of us at some point and understanding what’s going on in the body is useful to explain depression as a whole. The folks at AsapSCIENCE break it down.


The Complex Links Between Happiness And Motivation

Everyone is fuelled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give us a hint at what drives people to do their best work. Does happiness drive motivation?


Overcome Social Anxiety With The 3-Second Rule

Some of us find it hard to just walk up to strangers and start talking — we get anxious and overthink the situation. Avoid the stress by making the decision to go up to the person within 3 seconds.