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Are you Suffering from Social Anxiety?

[one_half] Social anxiety is the third most prevalent mental health concern in the USA, yet like many mental health issues its lack of direct physical symptoms may mean that it goes undetected – or may not receive the respect it deserves. For many people, the feeling of being perpetually embarrassed or being judged by others…

37 Ways to Be Happier

[one_half] What does it take to be happy? Despite happiness being the unstated goal of many of our lives, we don’t know an awful lot about our positive emotions – with around eight times more scientific research devoted to depression. Yet on an individual level, we sense it can be beneficial to pay attention to…

How to Look Confident Even When You’re Not

[one_half] We’ve all found ourselves in situations where we feel less than confident – whether that’s giving a presentation, interviewing for a new job, or having to socialize with people we haven’t met before. But we also all know that being – or appearing – confident can help us get on better in our lives….

Why Bad Habits are so Easy to Make and so Hard to Break

[one_half] We all have good and bad habits, but it’s the bad ones that threaten to disrupt our health, our work and our relationships. By their very nature, these habits are hard to break – but psychologists and neuroscientists alike are working to crack the software in our heads that is responsible for these damaging…

8 Ways to Conquer Self-Doubt

[one_half] Everyone struggles with feelings of insecurity and self-doubt from time to time, even those who might otherwise project the most assured and confident persona. A little self-doubt is not only normal, it’s sometimes desirable. According to the psychotherapist Adam Phillips, self-doubt and anxiety serves an important function: “If worrying can persecute us, it can…

How to start taking risks (and why you should do it)

[one_half] We’d all like to be described as mavericks, trendsetters and risk-takers, but how often do we get noticed for stuff that isn’t just making a really good pot of coffee? Or making an excellent pie chart? Stepping out of your comfort zone to do something different can be refreshing to extraordinary. You never know:…

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person

[one_half] “We may have underestimated just how restricted our restrictiveness makes us.” — Adam Philips We all have two lives – the life we live and the life we want. In the latter, we imagine an idealized version of ourselves; swaggering through life with a powerful, self-assured confidence. But life is never quite so simple….

Virtual Reality That’s Ready to Blow You Away

[one_half] “Yeah, I’ve heard that one before” you might think, as your mind wanders back to the virtual reality promises of the 1990s. Gigantic headsets, sweaty pods and extortionate prices were the theme back then. Fast forward to 2015, and today’s virtual reality headsets are coming to a living room near you. Lighter, and actually…