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6 Surprising Drawbacks of Being Too Nice

When you're "too nice," it can be detrimental to your well-being. Here are six ways that being too nice can seriously hold you bac...

How to Turn a Fight Quickly Into Makeup Sex

These communication tactics create a harm-free environment, keeping that fight-or-flight part of the brain in check....

How the Creepy Clown Epidemic Is Escalating a Real Phobia

Clown sighting have been breaking out all over the United States. And it absolutely needs to end right now. ...

Why Is Nonverbal Communication Important?

If you rely solely on spoken words to unearth the intent and meaning of communication with your significant other, you are likely ...

What Are the Physical Side Effects of Sadness?

Though both terms are often used interchangeably, sadness is generally regarded -- from a clinical standpoint -- as the precursor ...

Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Unhealthy relationships can occur in friendship, while dating and in marriage. Any association that is harmful to your emotional, ...

Extreme Disobedience in Children

Disobedience in children is one of the most common complaints brought to the attention of pediatricians and other care providers a...

8 Signs You Need a Digital Detox

As I try to write this article, I’m simultaneously streaming a DJ set on Mixcloud, reading an article on qz.com about Trent Reznor, researching its author on Twitter and periodically checking Facebook. My mental landscape is cluttered with platforms and advertising; windows and videos clamor for pixelated precedence; and I can’t seem to focus. Sound familiar? Making the cognitive leap from ingesting and processing information to applying that knowledge requires the discipline to silence the distractions. Yet the distractions keep growing, with on-demand entertainment fighting for our attention and social media becoming more insistent, pushing all types of notifications into our purview. It would be no surprise, therefore, that many of us may need a digital detox. Here are eight signs that you need to unplug, along with recommendations on how to detox.

10 Things to Never Say to Someone With Depression

Depression is undoubtedly common -- 6.7 percent of people 18 and older had at least one depressive episode in 2013, according to the National Institute of Mental Health -- and it’s likely you’ll eventually have to deal with a loved one who’s suffering. Trouble is, there’s no playbook to advise you what you should or (worse yet) shouldn’t say to them. One thing is clear, though: If you suspect a loved one is suffering from depression, speak up. “Saying something might not only prompt them to get treatment, it also validates their feelings and makes the person feel less alone, both of which are invaluable to somebody who’s depressed,” says Susan J. Noonan, M.D., M.P.H., board-certified physician consulting with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and author of “Managing Your Depression.” Noonan speaks from experience: She suffered her first bout of depression as a teenager. When talking with your loved one, avoid saying the following 10 things.

LIVESTRONG.COM Members' Powerful Quit-Smoking Success Stories

Are you looking for motivation in your personal quest to quit smoking? Find inspiration in these LIVESTRONG.com members' stories of how they successfully came out on top in the battle against nicotine! Read all about their journey, including struggles along the way and their best advice that they want to share with others who are also working toward the goal of beating that awful addiction. They did it, and so can you! Check back frequently -- new success stories are added often!
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