How Phones Compromise Our Ability to Connect

A new study shows that when people are on their phones, they smile less, affecting their ability to connect with others.   Mobile phones are ubiquitous. Stand in line at any grocery store or sit in any hospital waiting room, and you see people staring at their phones, presumably catching up on news or work[…]

3 Mind Tricks That Keep You Addicted to Your Phone

Social media channels, app companies—they don’t want you to stop scrolling, so they’ve enlisted the top mind hacks from psychology to keep you craving for more. Here are three ways your mind is being tapped to linger longer and five tips for getting unhooked.   The average person spends a combined total of one entire[…]

Things You Shouldn’t Do During an Argument

Good communication is at the heart of any healthy relationship. And the way you communicate about disagreements can either help or harm your relationship. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you get into an argument.   Conventional wisdom (and research) says that good communication can improve relationships, increasing intimacy, trust, and support. The converse[…]

Ways to Deal With a Workplace Cyberbully

Whether your co-worker is sending threatening emails or you’re being targeted on social media, some workplace bullies use the internet to intimidate others. Here’s how to deal with a cyberbully at work.   Most people consider cyberbullying a teenage issue, but the workplace is not immune to cyberbullying. In fact, workplace bullies often use cyberbullying to intimidate coworkers[…]

The Effects of Storytelling on Well-Being

The art of storytelling has long been a respected skill and important tradition in many cultures. Over the course of history, community elders and their stories have been regarded as a treasure trove of the society’s knowledge, history, and wisdom. Older members of a community were encouraged to share their stories with younger generations, keeping the[…]

Apologies Matter | Here’s How to Give a Good One

Learning how to apologize more effectively can strengthen bonds and help you resolve conflicts and let go of pain more easily.   How To Apologize More Sincerely   Relationships can be wonderful buffers against stress, but relationship conflicts can cause considerable emotional pain and stress. Knowing how to apologize–and when–can repair damage in a relationship, but[…]

How to Give Your Teen Constructive Criticism

When you say, “You shouldn’t do that,” to a teenager, your feedback is likely to be met with an eye roll. By the time kids turn into teens, they don’t think they need much help from adults—especially their parents.   But, just because your teen doesn’t appreciate your words of wisdom, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t[…]

Traits You Need to be a Great Leader

What qualities do you need to be a great leader? Do certain personality characteristics help people become better leaders? According to the trait theory of leadership, people who possess certain innate traits tend to be better leaders.   Researchers including Stogdill and later Mann have found that particular traits are linked to whether a person emerges[…]