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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Fan or Fanatic?

Football playoffs are here, which means that countless fans are spending their Sundays glued to the television, perched on the edge of their couch cushion and resting their emotional well-being on their team. Sound like an exaggeration? Millions of people every year put their faith in sports teams, with varying degrees of fanaticism. Their love of sports can have real mental health...

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Banish New Year’s Resolutions!

As the New Year approaches, many adults will enter the resolution cycle in a quest to improve themselves. However, 32% of people who make resolutions fail within the first two weeks, with 80% failing after three months. Instead of being hard on yourself for not succeeding at your resolutions, focus on how change really happens. Why Do New Year’s Resolutions Fail? Before you can determine how...

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When the Holidays aren’t so Happy

For many adults and children, the holidays are anything but merry and bright. Whether they resurface past trauma or leave you panicking on the drive over to your mother-in-law’s home, the holidays can wreak havoc on mental health. Bringing Up Past Trauma The holiday season can be filled with triggers of past trauma, from the sound of traditional Christmas carols to the smell of turkey cooking...

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Keep Your Kids off the Naughty List this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping is one of the most stressful parts of the season, and it’s even more stressful when you have to bring children along. To help your children stay on the nice list and steer clear of coal in their stocking, managing your child’s behavior and routine is essential. Stick to a Routine Whenever Possible During the holiday season and winter break, it’s easy to throw routines by...

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Beyond the Turkey

Thanksgiving is about more than wrangling the turkey out of the oven and politely chatting with your aunts and uncles. In fact, the true reason for the holiday is in the name—giving thanks. While it’s great to be thankful for the many blessings you have one day a year, the practice of gratitude is essential for the remaining 364 days as well. What Is Gratitude? Gratitude is a way of life...

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Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s!

If you’re a high school or college student, how do you feel when you get a C? If you’re like many students you feel frustrated, wish that it was a B and resolve to do better on the next exam. However, if you are a perfectionist, a less-than-perfect score on an assignment can mean depression, anxiety and a whole host of other negative feelings. Academic Perfectionism Academic perfectionists...

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Did YOU See What She Was Wearing?

Comparing your accomplishments, appearance and belongings to those of others is an age-old problem, but social media makes it easier than ever before. On a Friday night, you’ll see tagged photos on Facebook, filtered images on Instagram and getting ready videos on Snapchat, all before the events you are missing out on even begin! It’s hard to be comfortable with yourself when you are so...

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Cause of Death: Boredom

When was the last time you were bored? Sitting at a red traffic light waiting for it to turn? Waiting in line at the coffee shop? Now more than ever, teenagers and adults are unable to deal with brief periods of boredom without pulling out their phones to open an app. In a world of more information than ever before, the boredom epidemic is growing. Our Minds Are More Active Than Ever The boredom...

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