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August 18, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Jealousy In Friendships Be A Good Thing?

August 18, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looked at whether friendship jealously can be a tool for maintaining friendships in the face of third party threats. “Friendships are massively important for health and happiness, and they can be threatened when our friends form new friendships or other relationships,” study author Jaimie Arona Krems told us. [More]

January 7, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Five Tips To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 7, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The tradition of making new year's resolutions goes all the way back to the Babylonians in 1894 BC. At the start of the new year, the Babylonians would make promises to their gods, return borrowed items and pay off debts. New year's resolutions continue to be popular thousands of years later. According to a recent survey completed in December, one in three people in the U.S. said they would be making resolutions for 2020. The survey also listed the most popular. Here's how to make sure you keep your resolutions all year long. [More]

November 4, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Did You Get A Hug Today? New Study Says Hugging May Be An Effective Way To Combat Stress From Relationship Conflicts

November 4, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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While conflicts can leave us feeling uneasy, they’re a part of life and necessary at times when our boundaries are being violated. So how can we go about engaging in conflicts in a way that doesn't compromise our mental and physical health? A new study recently published in the Public Library of Science seems to have found the answer. [More]

March 29, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Industry Experts Discuss Taking Time off Work for Mental Health

March 29, 2018 17:03 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Have you ever taken time off from work because of a cold, flu or other physical ailment that needed attention? If so, you may have felt comfortable chatting about it when you returned to work—healthy and ready to get back at it. But the situation is often daunting for employees who need to take time off work for mental health illnesses—and then transition back into the workplace. How can you comfortably navigate information sharing about your mental health challenges at work? [More]

November 25, 2017
by Tracey Block

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The Dark Side of Black Friday

November 25, 2017 01:05 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Are we paying the price for Black Friday sales? Rather than a day to relax after the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday has, for many, become a day of stress and anxiety. Some see it as a challenge to find the best bargain. Others see it challenging their mental health and well being. How about you? [More]

November 16, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Working from home. Is it really less stress for success?

November 16, 2017 00:48 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Call it virtual commuting, teleworking or working-from-home. Whatever the label, the number of home-based offices in the U.S. and Canada continues to grow. Thanks to leaps in technology, it is easy to stay connected and remain productive without the commute. What a stress-less way to work, right? Not always. Researchers find the stigma around working at home is still alive and well, and the difficulty of balancing work and home can keep you up at night. [More]