Why I Don’t Care About Being Popular Anymore
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by Colton Fidelman
2M ago
In middle school, being popular felt like the most important thing in the world. I just wanted to fit in and be liked. I tried so hard to impress the “cool kids” and obsessed over my social media followers. But pursuing popularity made me utterly miserable. I had low self-esteem and based my worth on external validation. I posted endless photos and memes seeking compliments and filtered my true self. I changed how I dressed, talked and acted to gain approval from others. But inside, I felt like a fraud. My insecurity reached its peak after a falling out with friends’ in my freshman year. I re ..read more
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The Science of Happiness: Proven Habits for a Fulfilling Life
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by Mike Szczesny
2M ago
The majority of Americans are not experiencing much happiness these days. According to a poll, only 19% of the surveyed individuals described themselves as "very happy." Other comparable studies also demonstrated low happiness ratings. While not entirely surprising given the turbulent economy and other concerns, these insights reveal that many people are not reaping the benefits of daily fulfillment. Happiness has long been associated with numerous personal and familial benefits. When we are happy, we are less likely to be burdened by the devastating effects of stress, such as an increased ri ..read more
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How To Approach Exercise in 2024
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by Rayen Monzer
3M ago
A survey has been conducted by Forbes to calculate how long New Year’s resolutions last among people…. 53% of people gave up within 3 months, and only 1% made it to the full 12 months. It’s safe to say there is a problem in how we approach goal-setting, and since “improve fitness” was the most common resolution, we have to change how we approach exercising in 2024 to stick to our objectives. But how could one do that? Make It Your Identity…Not Just A Phase As we all know, starting a habit is easy, it’s keeping it up that gets tricky.  This is because most people (myself included) tend to ..read more
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Use These 3 Writing Principles to Boost Self-Confidence
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by Lesley J. Vos
3M ago
How often do you try to persuade people and convey your ideas to others? For students working on essays or professionals engaging in a debate, it's a regular activity. They know the principles of argumentative writing inside and out, and they use them. For others, those principles can become an efficient practice to enhance self-confidence. Even when keeping a journal, writing a diary, or practicing reflective essays, you can implement three fundamental principles of argumentative writing to grow communication skills, self-esteem, and attitude toward yourself. What are these principles? How c ..read more
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5 Simple Habits and Routines to Keep You Away from Depression and Stress
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by jaya
4M ago
One of the major problems facing today’s generation is depression. Excessive workload, changing lifestyle, loneliness, and financial pressure all lead to stress which results in depression. You feel unhappy, non-productive and withdrawn when you are depressed.  Many experts believe that establishing routines filled with healthy habits is a great way to move more efficiently through your day while expending less mental energy and even willpower in the process. Following simple routines like exercising, eating the right food, taking energy supplements, meditating, and getting sufficient sl ..read more
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Mysterious Makes You Attractive and Interesting
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by Yoga
4M ago
In the intricate art of human interaction, one element holds a peculiar allure: mystery. The unknown, the concealed, the enigmatic, these are the elements that infuse our lives with intrigue and charm. This article delves into the captivating world of mystery, exploring its ability to amplify our appeal and the practical ways in which we can cultivate an aura of mystery around ourselves. The Magnetic Appeal of Mystery Mankind has been perennially intrigued by the unseen and the unknown. From ancient myths to contemporary cinema, the concept of mystery has captivated our collective imagination ..read more
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5 Signs You’re Making Life Harder Than It Needs To Be
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by Freeman Fung
5M ago
Life can all of a sudden get busy and stressful. And in today’s world, our stress levels are higher than ever. But many people are actually making their lives much harder than they need to be, all without realizing it. My name’s Freeman and I’m an international life coach who’s gone from surviving to thriving through simple but effective changes. Now I help others to do the same. So how do you know if you’re making your life harder than it needs to be? Here’s a few simple signs that can help you understand yourself, as well as driving more self-awareness and positive change. Sign 1. You’re li ..read more
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The Reverse Engineer Technique to Master Productivity
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by Rayen Monzer
5M ago
(This article was reviewed by the licensed clinical psychologist Fouad Monzer) Do you ever find yourself falling victim to procrastination, fighting the seduction of an enticing Netflix series, or succumb to the endless scroll of social media?  We've all been there. In our quest to conquer these productivity killers, we can take a lesson from the brain's mighty motivator: dopamine.  Whether you’re postponing cleaning your room, working out, or any other task you wish to accomplish, your dopamine levels have something to do with that procrastination. In this article, we'll delve into ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Superfoods: Nourishing the Brain Beyond Basics
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by Nahla Davies
6M ago
Superfoods are nutrient-dense wonders that have captivated the modern world with their potential to revitalize our most important and complex organ, the brain. With gaining popularity the superfoods market is expected to be worth $165 billion in 2023 and grow at roughly 10.24% over the following 5 years.  Don’t be fooled though—superfoods are much more than overpriced protein shakes and berries from the Amazon rainforest. Instead, it’s an intricate mix of ancient traditions, modern scientific research, and innovative culinary practices.  In this comprehensive article, we want to avo ..read more
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Preventing Burnout: Self-Care Practices for Client Wellbeing
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by Stacy Bryant
7M ago
Understanding and addressing burnout has become imperative for maintaining mental health in today's fast-paced world. This guide empowers individuals with tools and strategies to prevent burnout and cultivate a balanced life. Delve into the science of burnout, discover the pivotal role of self-care, and equip yourself with practical techniques to achieve optimal Well-being. The Science of Burnout Unveiling the psychology behind burnout entails exploring its familiar signs and symptoms and comprehending the profound toll it can take on mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Recognizing th ..read more
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