Manage The Stress Of Social Media Social Comparison

Give Yourself A Break From Stressful Social Comparisons! A very telling study found that women report involvement with the social media site Pinterest as being stressful. The key stressor here is the social comparison that they find themselves engaging in. There are so many amazing projects to do, crafts to make, and ways to look at life,[…]

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[…]

Ten Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.   If you[…]

The Truth About Freudian Slips

When you accidentally use the wrong word in a conversation, does it actually reveal something about your unconscious mind? Here’s what you should know about Freudian slips (as well as some famous slip-ups that have made headlines).   A Freudian slip is a verbal or memory mistake that is believed to be linked to the unconscious mind.[…]

Why Experiencing Joy and Pain in a Group Is So Powerful

Brené Brown explains how to overcome our sense of disconnection and find our common humanity.    Today, our culture is in crisis. Many people have retreated to their ideological bunkers to hate from afar, dehumanizing others rather than risk having real, meaningful conversations across their differences.   How will we find our way back to[…]

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[…]