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How to Use Social Media to Feel Better

How to Use Social Media to Feel Better

Self-Help Time and time again, we hear about the downsides of social media; about how it can give us all a serious case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), or about how it can lead to comparing ourselves against others constantly. These kinds of things are clearly not a recipe for good mental health and can even result in low self-esteem, anxiety and depression in some cases. A recent study by the...
“But I’m not an Alcoholic!”: The Hidden Signs of Alcohol Addiction

“But I’m not an Alcoholic!”: The Hidden Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Self-Help Alcohol addiction, like many other addictions, is not always obvious. In fact, the nature of addiction can lead people to conceal their habit, make excuses for it, and even convince themselves that they don’t have a problem. Many articles relating to spotting alcohol addiction are aimed at detecting a problem in someone we know. However, very few resources are designed to help us spot...
Communication Styles and Common Myths

Communication Styles and Common Myths

Self-Help In our last blog article, we covered the key (but often unknown) differences between introverts and extroverts. However, understanding these differences is only part of the key to unlocking better relationships with your partner, loved ones, friends and colleagues. Understanding the communication styles of those you interact with is also crucial to making the most of your important...
The Differences Between Introverts and Extroverts

The Differences Between Introverts and Extroverts

Self-Help You may think you know the differences between introverts and extroverts. Introverts are quiet and reserved, whilst extroverts and louder and more confident, right? The truth is, these stereotypes don’t even nearly begin to cover the full depth of differences between introverts and extroverts. Some of these differences are subtle, and some are more obvious. Understanding the key...
The 7 things that REALLY make you unhappy

The 7 things that REALLY make you unhappy

Self-Help Ask any number of people and you’re unlikely to have anyone admit to wanting to be unhappy. And yet, no matter how hard we try, there often seems little we can do to change our perspective on life and find ourselves suddenly happier. The trouble is, we spend so much time chasing the things that we think will make us happy, that we overlook even the simplest things that are making us...
MINIMALISM: Is all your ‘stuff’ making you unhappy?

MINIMALISM: Is all your ‘stuff’ making you unhappy?

Self-Help The term ‘minimalism’ first started to be used in the 20th century, as an architectural and later, an artistic movement. Nowadays, minimalism refers to a philosophy of ‘doing more with less’ and tends to bring to mind people like Marie Kondo and images of frantic de-cluttering of people’s homes. But minimalism is about much more than just cleaning out your unwanted junk. The philosophy...