Are You Afraid of Being Bored?

What are you doing right now? There’s a high chance you’re reading this blog on a mobile device with 4 other apps open (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email), or on a computer while you’re supposed to be working. You also might be listening to music on Spotify or watching something on Netflix. Are you also texting your friends? We might have a good guess as to what your biggest fear...

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“But I Don’t Want To!”: How Behavioral Activation Can Get You Moving

Warmer weather is here, which makes it the perfect time to go outside and get moving, exploring and enjoying the world around us. However, if you are dealing with depression or anxiety, it can be hard to get out and do things for reasons that have nothing to do with the weather. Behavior activation is a powerful tool for many adults seeking motivation to go out and do things. The Basics of...

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Color Your World: The Psychology of Colors

The colors around you every day—from the Metro station to the fast food restaurant—are all designed to elicit a certain response from you based on the psychology of colors. While the ultimate perception of colors is dependent on personal experiences, color plays a remarkable role in everything from branding to grocery store design. The Most Common Myths Around Psychology of Color Color...

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Under Pressure: Graduates Looking to the Future

Graduation is an exciting time. Planning your graduation party, starting to dorm shop and preparing for a summer full of catching up on your Netflix queue are all things to look forward to. However, what comes next? Will you like your roommate? Will you be able to handle a college course load? And beyond those—what are you going to do with your life? Whenever someone crosses one of life’s...

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Does a Clean House = Clear Mind?

The trend of spring cleaning and decluttering is hotter than ever thanks to the Kon Mari Method and a renewed cultural interest in minimalism. While regular decluttering can be perfectly healthy, an obsession with shedding possessions can quickly spiral out of control. How can you tell if your spring cleaning routine (or lifestyle) is taking a toll on your mental health? The Benefits of Removing...

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How Will Technology Impact the Future of Interpersonal Relationships?

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn and texting are all powerful tools for building new relationships and strengthening the ones that you already have. With many more technological advances on the horizon, interpersonal relationships are sure to keep changing with the times. More Connection Than Ever Before There are so many ways to stay connected thanks to technology, from emailing...

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Are You An Introvert or Socially Anxious?

Extroverts are gregarious, out-going people who are the life of the party, life of the cubicle and life of the coffee shop. It’s easy for introverts to feel like the red-headed stepchildren of their exciting extrovert counterparts, but introverts have unique strengths that make them special. However, many times “introvert” is used to describe someone who is actually coping with social...

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Who Am I?

Identity is a broad term that encompasses everything about you. Do you value money or getting the latest Tesla before anyone else? Do you value time spent with family or time spent in the classroom? While our backgrounds can inform our identities to a certain extent, there are a number of other intersecting experiences and influences that come together to make us who we are. Self-Identity...

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Find Your IRL Happily Ever After

Love is everywhere on the silver screen this time of year, and plenty of teens and adults swoon when taking in the seemingly-perfect relationships of Hollywood. However, authentic relationship-building is often anything but glamorous. “This Isn’t Anything Like the Movies!” After the honeymoon period of any new friendship or relationship is over, it’s easy to wonder where the magic went....

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Vacation from Vacation

Countless Americans work from “vacation to vacation,” and return to work only to start another countdown until they can leave again. While vacations have been shown to temporarily relieve employee burnout, long vacations aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. The Positive Impacts of Traditional Vacations In a study at Tel Aviv University, researchers surveyed accountants about their...

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