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March 15, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Will Deleting Facebook Make You Happy? Experts Weigh In.

March 15, 2019 10:00 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Facebook plays a role as a source of real - and fake - information and some feel it improves their social connections. But there are downsides. A recent Standard study found that not using it for a month improved well-being for participants. Will deleting Facebook make you happy? I asked professionals for their insight on the benefits of quitting Facebook. [More]

March 14, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Turning a Blind Eye

March 14, 2019 21:38 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Robert Kraft bought himself a “happy ending”at the Orchids of Asia Spa on the morning of the 2019 Super Bowl. The woman who gratified his need was one of a number of individuals who had been lured to said spa by the unscrupulous owners. The Patriots won, Bob Kraft appeared to be very happy, that should have been the end of the story. For Mr. Kraft it was a very good day. A new story was, however, unfolding. [More]

March 12, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Happy Parents, Happy Kids? Depends On How Much Support Parents Get

March 12, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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If happy parents make happy kids, as the science tells us it does, then how do we ensure parents are happy? “Economic anxiety is a big piece of the puzzle,” parenting expert and author, Ann Douglas told us. “Given the high cost of housing, childcare, post-secondary education, and all the other assorted expenses that go along with raising a child, she says it’s hardly surprising that parents are spending a lot of time worrying about how they’re going to pay the bills.” [More]

March 5, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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LGBQ Teens At Increased Risk Of Depression According To New Study

March 5, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to a new study published in the Lancet, adolescents who identified as sexual minorities (LGBQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning) at 16 years of age were at an increased risk of depression compared to heterosexuals from very early on in adolescence, even as young as ten years of age. The results of the study point to potential mental-health problems before a teen’s conscious identification of their sexual orientation. [More]

February 26, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Do Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts? Postpartum Expert’s New Book Weighs In On Little-Known Maternal Mental Illness Symptom

February 26, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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“Despite recent attention to postpartum depression and anxiety, women continue to be silenced by the taboo against expressing negative feelings and thoughts about being a mother,” Karen Kleiman told us. Kleiman is a postpartum expert and author of the new book, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Moms. “We have discovered, however, that when women find a safe place/person to disclose their unwanted and often intrusive thoughts, this decreases their anxiety, thus, helping them feel better.” [More]