Anxiety Essential Reads

The Best Kept Secret to Energy Management—Backed by Science

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 Feeling It
Work hard, play hard? Think again, data shows. Why living life in the fast lane can slow you down, and what to do instead.

Why Is Neuroticism So Toxic?

Neuroticism is widely considered the most toxic of the "Big Five" personality traits. Read this blog post for some easy tips on how-to become less neurotic.

Seriously—Do You Have Someone Else’s Conscience?

The question posed in this post’s title may sound almost nonsensical. How could you possibly be a victim of another’s conscience? Still, ask yourself: Is your super-ego tyrannical?

Incorporating Your Hobby Into Your Worklife

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 How To Do Life
Making your worklife more fun, less stressful, and more effective.

These U.S. Presidents Suffered from Mental Illness

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 The Squeaky Wheel
How many presidents would you guess had mental illness?

Why Do I Feel So Awkward?

The hit show 'Hamilton' reminds us that “awkward” can be an opportunity.

Don't Fall For These Six Myths Of Success—Do This Instead

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 Feeling It
We have the misconception that, in order to be successful, we have to postpone our happiness and well-being. Here are the six myths of success that we tend to fall for.

FoMO Parenting: Nothing New

Parenting is stressful enough without FoMO Parenting. FoMO (Fear of Missing Out) isn't new. It’s just easier to see.

The Best Way to Beat Worry? Just Don't.

Tired of worrying? The oldest and wisest Americans share three "trade secrets" for how to cut down.

The Simple Science of Snowstorms and Serenity

Does a winter storm like Jonas make you feel anxious or relaxed? A new report identifies the science behind snow's ability to create a sense of serenity.

Why Stress Is Both Good and Bad

What are the pros and cons of stress and how can we cope with feeling stressed out?

3 Definitive Ways to Beat Winter Blues

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on January 20, 2016 Feeling It
Winter can be a downer. Here are three ways to make the best of it.

Psychiatric Medicines Are Not All Good Or All Bad

By Allen J Frances M.D. on January 15, 2016 Saving Normal
Psychiatric meds that are very helpful for clear cut psychiatric disorders usually do more harm than good when used for the everyday difficulties that life throws at us.

Cheating Queens and Faux Snakes

Is that a rattlesnake on the path up ahead, or just a stick? If you said snake, you may be suffering from the same cognitive disorder as Shakespeare’s troubled Hamlet.

Recent News About Music Effects on Memory

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on January 01, 2016 Memory Medic
If you listen to music while studying, how do you know if that is a good idea?

Ditching Family Drama This Holiday Season

Stressed about the holidays? Read on for advice adapted from "The Four Agreements" to take a step back and rejoice in what the season is truly about.

4 Science-Backed Secrets to Holidays that Really ARE Happy

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on December 21, 2015 Feeling It
Some great research-backed ways for you to make the absolute best of the holidays. Here are 4 ways to ensure they truly ARE happy!

Want to Avoid Blow-Ups With Your Partner? Here's How

It’s hard to think of anything more crucial to your relationships—including the all-important one with yourself—than the awareness of what words and deeds set you and others off.

5 Things We Need to Stop Saying to the People We Care About

By Peg Streep on December 16, 2015 Tech Support
It's time to consider whether some of your favorite sayings shouldn't be said at all. Keep your lemonade to yourself, would you? They're my lemons.....

5 Ways Meditation Is Giving CEOs an Extra Edge

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on December 14, 2015 Feeling It
More CEOs are meditating. Here's why, and the science behind it.

A Million Women Proved Us Right: You Can Thrive

The Million Women study confirms the common flaws in work on happiness and health. Should you worry?

Mental Health and College Students: A Conversation

College mental health is a huge issue. This blog explains what is happening and why.

6 Ways Self-control Can Make You Worse Off

Compulsive people are apt to get just as little long-range pleasure as impulsive ones.

How We Cope

How you cope with stressful situations can head them off or prolong them. What's your style? Find out!

'I'll Put Your Eye Out With This Fork': Family Memories

You’d look up and there would be a woman in a faded floral print house dress, hair in curlers, under a scarf and she’d be frustrated by something and you would cross her path.

The Real Reason to Know the Motivation for San Bernardino

Our deep motivations to understand the killers' motivations are not the obvious ones

PTSD and the DSM-5, Part 1

More than thirty-five years after the 1980 recognition of PTSD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the data are unequivocal: Today there can be no doubt about the validity of PTSD as a diagnostic entity.

How Minds Work: As Little As Possible

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 30, 2015 Ambigamy
Once we're familiar with the windy contours of a path it becomes to us a straightaway. We love straightaways. They free our attention and fill us with confidence that we can cruise forever more.

Causes of Students’ Emotional Fragility: Five Perspectives

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on November 25, 2015 Freedom to Learn
The high rates of emotional disorders and problems among college students have generated concern. Here I present views about the sources of students’ emotional difficulties.

Why Some Math Anxiety Might Actually Be a Good Thing

We typically think of math anxiety as universally bad for math learning, but a team of scholars have now discovered that the relationship between math anxiety and learning is much more complex.