Are You Hooked on Social Media?

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How People Become Hooked on Social Media and What to Do About It Social media originated as a way for people to connect with family and friends, even if they …

Is Marriage Really Bad for Women’s Happiness?

Is Marriage Really Bad for Women’s Happiness?

Paul Dolan claims that women might be happier if they stay single. What does the research say? “If you’re a man, you should probably get married,” says behavioral scientist Paul …

Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new draft recommendations saying that physicians should screen pregnant women and new moms to identify those who are at risk of becoming …

Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?

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Nutritional psychiatrists counsel patients on how better eating may be another tool in helping to ease depression and anxiety and may lead to better mental health. The patient, a 48-year-old …

How to Work From Home With Children

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If you work from home with your kids around, you know it can be a challenge when you need to focus on one or the other. These tips can help. …

Do We Need An Antidote to Perfectionism?

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It’s a recipe for being a miserable high achiever, or worse: some studies suggest it’s actually an obstacle to high achievement According to a spate of recent reports, perfectionism is …

Hoboken Postpartum Support Group

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Are you feeling that life with your newborn is not necessarily the blissful life you imagined? Have you been feeling like you have started to lose a sense of yourself? …

The Halo Effect

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The halo effect is a type of cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person influences how we feel and think about his or her character. Essentially, your …

How to Get More Comfortable Being Wrong

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Ever get an email with “minor” feedback from your boss–then feel instantly humiliated when you open it and see that they basically re-worded the entire assignment? Throughout my life, I’ve …

How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts

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Some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change. For many of us, the shorter, chillier days of autumn can dampen our enthusiasm …

What Is Nature vs. Nurture?

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The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest philosophical issues within psychology. So what exactly is it all about? Nature refers to all of the genes and hereditary …

Don’t Think Positive

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How embracing life’s ugly side can help you find meaning and fulfillment In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale published The Power of Positive Thinking. In contrast to psychoanalysis, with its obsession …

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

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One of the most common anxiety disorders, this condition can cause people to avoid many social situations. Social anxiety disorder — formerly known as social phobia — is an anxiety …

Brains At Play: What Do We Know?

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Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play duck, duck, goose? We love it all. And we’re not the only …

How to Gain Freedom from Your Thoughts

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Dan Siegel explains how meditation can help us transcend limiting beliefs and discover more presence and possibility in life. If you practice meditation, you probably spend a lot of time …

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Explained

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What Is It? Why Do I Have It? How Do I Cope? Have you ever worried about your health? Money? The well-being of your family? Who hasn’t, right? These are …

The Unreality of Luck

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Optimists believe in good luck, pessimists in bad. But if it’s all a matter of perspective, does luck even exist? Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a technical draughtsman for oil tankers when …

What Makes A Leader?

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Leaders can have many different styles — just compare President Donald Trump to Malala Yousafzai to your boss or the coach of your kid’s soccer team. But a study published …

Ever Wanted to Get Revenge? Try This Instead

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You know that “letting go” is probably the healthiest move, but wanting revenge is often much more appealing. But why? So you’ve been wronged. A friend casually dismissed a goal …

I Admit I Co-Sleep With My Kids

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Have you gotten used to sleeping alone?” After my divorce in 2014, my married friends had a lot of questions. That one surprised me at first, but then it made …

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

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Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because …

What Is Your Location Capacity?

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When it comes to habitat, human beings are creatures of habit. It has been known for a long time that, whether his habitat is a village, a city or, for …

What is Major Depression?

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Major Depressive Disorder Can Often be Treated for Better Quality of Life Major depression, also known as unipolar or major depressive disorder, is characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness …

How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

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When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world. Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great sense of humor, he’s shy about …

Egocentric vs. Narcissistic: What’s the Difference?

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The term egocentric is a concept that originated within Piaget’s theory of childhood development. Egocentrism refers to someone’s inability to understand that another person’s view or opinion may be different …

Self Esteem Has Its Roots In Childhood

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Studies of identical and non-identical twins indicate that our self-esteem is influenced by the genes we inherited from our parents, but also, and perhaps slightly more so, by environmental factors. …

10 Things You Don’t Know about Yourself

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You probably do not understand yourself as well as you think you do 1. Your perspective on yourself is distorted. Your “self” lies before you like an open book. Just …

Navigating Single Parenting

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When you become a parent, your entire life changes. Parenthood poses challenges for anyone, but if a parent is managing the family without another partner, it can prove particularly difficult. …

The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

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Becoming a mother is often portrayed as a magical and glorious life event. But many women don’t feel joyful after giving birth. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, …

Self-Compassion for Parents

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When was the last time you beat yourself up for a parenting failure? Perhaps your daughter got a D+ on the math test—and you regret some harsh words. Maybe you’re …

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

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Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood. At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from …

Finding Purpose on the Job

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One person’s day job is another’s calling — Research suggests disposition and personality do play a huge role in how we experience our work. Here are 8 tips for building …

An Expression of Gratitude

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What better way to start my “blogging days” then with an expression of gratitude for all that continue to inspire me…..these sources of inspiration are: the individuals courageous enough to …

Surviving the Dating App Circus

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Hoboken, NJ is such an amazing place to live and work. It is surrounded by the breathtaking views of NYC, offers the option to reside in a charming brownstone or …

Just Relax? – Easy for you to say

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Have you ever had a panic attack? “Just relax” – “Don’t Panic”! These are some common statements one hears from others as they are experiencing the terrifying feelings associated with …