Archive | Mental health

Lady Gaga speaks candidly on recent battle with mental health in new interview [Watch]

In a recent interview with CBS News, Lady Gaga opened up about her ongoing struggle with mental health, specifically within the years leading up to her sixth consecutive chart-topping album, Chromatica. “I’m not amazing, I’m over,” Gaga told CBS‘ Lee Cowan, explaining that the plight of superstardom had driven her to the brink of her […]

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How to Replicate the Benefits of ‘Vacation Anticipation’

Remember back in March and early April when we were all panic-buying supplies to prepare for spending a few weeks hunkered down in our homes? Our new lockdown lifestyle seemed like something we’d live through for a period of time, and then life—including the summer—would resume, mostly as usual. At this stage, summer…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Avoid Toxic Positivity (And Handle It When It Comes Your Way)

Even though you know they’re probably coming from a place, scrolling through your social media feed only to find an onslaught of memes and quote cards instructing us to “Choose Happiness,” or emit “Good Vibes Only” can be maddening. (Or maybe that’s just me and everyone else loves them?) And again, I understand that…Read more… […]

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Do You Need a Financial Therapist?

There’s a growing push for more financial literacy in schools, but one of the barriers to financial stability or growing wealth may have nothing to do with knowledge. In fact, some money problems may stem from past trauma or beliefs from childhood. These beliefs—which financial psychology pioneers Drs. Ted and Brad…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Is It an Anxiety Disorder, or Just Life in 2020?

Although anxiety and fear are two different things, constantly dealing with fear of uncertainty is something many people with anxiety experience regularly. And for the past six months—amid a global pandemic—almost nothing has been certain. It makes sense that we’re anxious about whether we, or our loved ones, will…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season During a Pandemic

COVID-19 didn’t wind up disappearing over the summer like we’d hoped—far from it. But even though the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be seasonal, plenty of other communicable diseases are. Colds and influenza make the rounds every winter, and this winter they’re going to be circulating alongside COVID. So how can we…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Can Happiness Courses Really Make You Happier?

When Krysta signed up for the UC Berkeley course The Science of Happiness, she didn’t know what to expect. The closest thing she’d done before was a personal development boot camp that had a bit of positive psychology thrown in. But after grappling with a fundamental disagreement in her marriage, she says the course…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Reach Emotional Sobriety & Why It Matters

When we think of sobriety, it’s usually in terms of no longer using alcohol or recreational drugs, but it’s more complicated than that. According to the definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), sobriety means “not being intoxicated,” then goes on to explain that sobriety is more…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Bob Belcher’s Relationship With Food Is the Best Part of Bob’s Burgers

Bob Belcher, the meat-slinging patriarch at the heart of Bob’s Burgers, is a beleaguered small business owner who consistently only manages to keep his head above water by leaning on his family for emotional support. When Bob’s family proves ill-suited to give Bob what he needs, he usually turns to food, which makes…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Bob Belcher’s Relationship With Food Is the Best Part of Bob’s Burgers

Bob Belcher, the meat-slinging patriarch at the heart of Bob’s Burgers, is a beleaguered small business owner who consistently only manages to keep his head above water by leaning on his family for emotional support. When Bob’s family proves ill-suited to give Bob what he needs, he usually turns to food, which makes…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Learn the Difference Between ‘Loneliness’ and ‘Being Alone’

For the past few years, we’ve been told that loneliness is a public health crisis, as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes each day. The messaging is that we’re people—people who need people—and spending too much time by ourselves is a major problem. Oh, but at the same time, apparently we’re all introverts now, and …Read […]

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Learn the Difference Between ‘Loneliness’ and ‘Being Alone’

For the past few years, we’ve been told that loneliness is a public health crisis, as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes each day. The messaging is that we’re people—people who need people—and spending too much time by ourselves is a major problem. Oh, but at the same time, apparently we’re all introverts now, and …Read […]

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How to Laugh at Depression, With Humorist John Moe

This week, we’re finding the humor in our woes with help from John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. John helps us understand what is funny—and sometimes even good—about depression, how we can recognize depression within ourselves and others and what to do about it when we find ourselves…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Make It Through Father’s Day If It’s Difficult for You

Like Mother’s Day—or most holidays, really—Father’s Day can be polarizing. For some, it’s a fun excuse to get the family together (well, maybe not this year) to have a barbecue and shower Dad with gifts. But for others, it triggers upsetting memories. If you fall into that second category, getting through the third…Read more… Continue […]

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The Katamari games helped me roll with my clinical anxiety

My relationship with games is heavily marked by two starkly different experiences. The first took place in the modest college apartment that my then-fiancé and I shared just after graduation. I was saddled with a dead-end degree, a mildly abusive office job, and virtually no options to improve my circumstances.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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