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5 Secrets To A Stress-Free Home

5 Secrets To A Stress-Free Home

In this age of McMansions, great rooms, and big-screen TVs, our homes are dressed to impress—not to help us unwind. Creating a live-in sanctuary requires that you shift this visual approach to one that balances your senses. Cut the kitchen chaos The kitchen is a common spot for sensory overload. It’s a room full of […]

How To Choose A Partner

How To Choose A Partner

To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this: And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are on average happier than single people and much happier than divorced people.1 But a closer analysis reveals that if you split up “married people” into two groups based on marriage quality, “people in […]

Types of Narcissism—and Why You Need to Know the Differences

Types of Narcissism—and Why You Need to Know the Differences

Narcissism has become a catchword to describe pretty much anyone who’s vain, self-obsessed, and craves the spotlight. (You can probably think of a few examples off the top of your head.) But there’s a lot more about this personality trait to unpack—including that there’s more than one type of narcissism. Surprised? Here’s what to know […]

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

I’m officially in the fourth week of social distancing in a tiny Manhattan apartment with my boyfriend of almost two years, and it feels like the world’s longest sleepover in the twilight zone. Coronavirus has taken its toll across the United States, hitting our state of New York the hardest, and it’s safe to say […]

Anxiety Symptoms That Might Point to a Disorder

Anxiety Symptoms That Might Point to a Disorder

The symptoms of anxiety can be hard to detect. Here are the ones you need to pay attention to, and how to know if you may have an anxiety disorder. What does it mean to have an anxiety disorder? Everyone can expect to have the occasional bout of anxiety—maybe you get nervous before an interview […]

Why Do People Ghost?

Why Do People Ghost?

A friend called me in confusion, verging on alarm. She was in the early stages of a new relationship. They met at a bar; they had gone on a few dates and spent a late night or two texting. Then the woman whom my friend initially really liked stopped responding to texts. Emails went unanswered, […]

How to Tell if You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

How to Tell if You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

When something traumatic happens—you suddenly lose a loved one, get into a car crash, or witness a terrorist attack—it’s natural to be extremely upset and even feel physically ill. Your “fight or flight” response kicks in, flooding your body with stress hormones that leave you jittery and on edge. You might have nightmares about the […]

How to Tell If You’re an Empath

How to Tell If You’re an Empath

If you’ve ever felt happy for a newly promoted BFF or sad for a loved one who suffered a loss, you’ve been empathetic. But some people, called empaths, really feel those emotions. “Being empathetic is when your heart goes out to somebody when they feel joy or sadness,” explains Judith Orloff, MD, psychiatrist and author of The Empath’s […]

What Is Sexual Grooming?

What Is Sexual Grooming?

What is grooming, exactly? Grooming is a series of manipulative behaviours that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Victims are often children, but vulnerable adults can also […]

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

PTSD is an extreme anxiety disorder caused by experiencing a life-threatening event or situation. It’s characterized by intrusive memories, avoidance of things that could remind a person of the trauma, moodiness, and hyperarousal, Aaron Tendler, MD, chief medical officer of Brainsway, a mental health tech company, tells Health. “These four clusters of symptoms persist over […]

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