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September 28, 2020
by Kimberly Lucey

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Walking Near Water Can Help Mental Health

September 28, 2020 14:20 by Kimberly Lucey  [About the Author]

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to the outdoors for an escape. Some choose it for a change of scenery, fresh air, or exercise, while others are searching for a safe space to see friends and loved ones from a distance. Now, a study is showing the location where people choose to spend that outdoor time may play a big part in their mental well-being. [More]

September 18, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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A New Sense of Normal Helps Us Bounce Back From a Crisis

September 18, 2020 07:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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We’re capable of bouncing back from a crisis a lot faster than we might think. A new study being published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that psychological recovery can happen even when people are still in the midst of a stressful experience. Those high in neuroticism may recover at an even faster rate because they’re better equipped to navigate stress. [More]

September 11, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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"Zoom Fatigue" is a Thing

September 11, 2020 09:49 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Virtual interactions are tiring for the brain, causing “zoom fatigue”, which has only gotten worse as more companies work remotely due to COVID-19. Studies show it’s tougher to communicate for people who are reliant on non-verbal cues. As a result, group chats (whether Zoom, Meet, Teams) become less collaborative and more of a siloed conversation between two people while others observe. What is it about video calls that are so draining? [More]

August 31, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Pandemic Taking Its Toll On Those With Eating Disorders

August 31, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Nine out of ten people with experience of eating disorders are dealing with profoundly negative impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study from Northumbria University in the UK found that as well as affecting the general population around the world, the pandemic is causing additional and unique challenges for those experiencing eating disorders. [More]

July 10, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Faith has grown during the pandemic, but will it last?

July 10, 2020 08:06 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Some Americans have a stronger faith as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Experts offer several reasons for this resurgence, including a need for stability, having more time to think about deeper matters, and as a response to an unknown crisis. Once the pandemic is behind us, there are mixed opinions about whether this increase in faith will last. [More]

June 23, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How are Fathers Coping During COVID-19?

June 23, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A pair of new studies conducted on behalf of the not-for-profit Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) looked at how COVID-19 is affecting fathers in Canada. “The impact of stress resulting from an unexpected change on the health and well-being of men and fathers was under reported in the research and media landscape,” Joanne Watson of the CMHF told us. “We wanted to understand more than just anecdotal information, such that men, and fathers in particular, were being impacted by the public health measures, including the economic, social and cultural restrictions." [More]