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A TikTok famous burnout coach reveals 1 essential strategy for recovery

"Tiny betrayals of purpose" eventually lead to burnout.

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A psychologist explains why one unexpected upside of worry is perfect for 2020

Why a feeling with a bad reputation is actually “useful in small amounts."

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Covid-19: What Americans can do to protect their lungs, according to a top expert

Should you wear a mask? The chief medical officer of the American Lung Association explains.

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Psychologists answer 4 important questions for couples self-quarantining

"Don’t feel obligated to do everything together."

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As people socially distance, an emotional support app sees a boost in listeners

Meet HearMe.

Mind and Body

How to deal with COVID-19 anxiety, according to a psychologist

"Perception of uncertainty can lead to productive problem-solving."

Retrain your brain

Anxiety from the news: A psychologist explains how to cope with it in 2020

Coping with stress caused by the news cycle is manageable if we know how to address it.

Mind and Body

Cherry Rose Tan: Why she's fighting for mental health in the tech industry

"One of the most frequent topics that comes up is loneliness."

Mind and Body

Meet the coloring book-creating psychiatrist serving the under-and-uninsured

It's all about the "Pursuit of Capyness."

Mind and Body

The difference between SAD and the winter blues comes down to 1 factor

As of now, three treatment options are the best for SAD.

Mind and Body

2 tips for easing anxiety from the "Lisa Frank" of mental health art

Kate Allan combines whimsy with keeping it real.

Mind and Body

A therapist explains why gardening can be a tool for stronger mental health

"I’ve always wanted to make gardening a prescribed therapy."

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Why a 'normal part of depression' is an incorrect assumption

“The beauty of this is everybody can do it."

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What causes anxiety? 10 scientific facts you need to know

One year later

Use these handy coping mechanisms to help you return to normal life

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Relieve Zoom stress with 1 easy change to your routine

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Brain study reveals what happens when fears take hold

New research suggests early interventions can help prevent fear from progressing into anxiety.

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Scientists reveal a fascinating link between the immune system and anxiety

The immune system affects the mind and body.

Mind and Body

Coronavirus masks have an unintended effect on socially anxious people

For some, coronavirus masks are surprisingly helpful for curbing social anxiety. Experts, however, share some warnings.

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Can stress cause fever? The perplexing science of your internal state

Why stress can be linked to a change in body temperature.

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Scientists explain why stress can age you on a cellular level

A telomere study exemplifies why mental health is simply health.

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To manage coronavirus stress, experiment with a tried-and-true strategy

Expressive writing can benefit both physical and mental health.

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Psychologists recommend combining 2 strategies to combat daily stress

The key is to balance "plans for the future with living in the moment.”

Mind and Body

One easy choice can help anxious people manage their worries -- study

It's time to offload.

Mind and Body

Dating while anxious: How you can protect your heart in a positive way

One of the best ways to achieve self-growth is by choosing to be with others.

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Why the future of treatment-resistant depression is bound to the immune system

An “important molecule of interest” is a bridge between two competing ideas.

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The science of self-care
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4 strategies to combat mental fatigue, supported by science

Here's another reason to have a cup of coffee.

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Brain study explains why only some people want to look into the future

“We're living in a world our brains didn't evolve for.”

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The three feelings that mean you need to learn how to say “no”

Three therapists give Inverse advice on how to establish boundaries.

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5 scientific reasons why being in nature is good for the brain

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Fidgeters, rejoice: Why the vice is actually good for the brain

One unpopular vice is actually helpful for concentration, scientists say.

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2 mental health practices may give the Covid-19 vaccine a boost

Researchers say poor mental health can influence the body’s immunological response.

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Psychologists explain how to spend Thanksgiving alone — and enjoy it

Being alone is very different from being lonely.

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How body image is linked to your 5 senses

Manipulating the senses could pave the way toward better body image.

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Owning a pet during coronavirus has a "buffering" effect on mental health

Pet owners aren't surprised by new research on animal-human bonds and coronavirus lockdowns.

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The 1 step you can take to protect your mental health from politics

The action most critical to the political process is a mental health outlier.

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Daydreaming can help you — if you do it right

The science and benefits of daydreaming explained.

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Why coronavirus is making us angry, and what to do about it

Experts advise on what to do with your Covid-19 anger.

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The three feelings that mean you need to learn how to say “no”

Three therapists give Inverse advice on how to establish boundaries.

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Personality factors
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What nature’s villain can teach us about being better humans

A true understanding of their character is a critical step toward understanding human health.

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Brain implant study explains the neuroscience of patience

Scientists find serotonin influences specific areas of the brain to promote patient behavior.

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Why one popular personality test is "pseudoscientific at best"

What experts in the study of personality say about the enneagram test.

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Brain scans reveal a critical link between binge drinking and empathy

Data shows binge-drinkers need to work harder to feel empathy for other people in pain.

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3 study-backed ways to increase self-compassion and fight FOMO

New research argues FOMO is not necessarily a social media-specific problem or only an issue for young people.

The new normal

An unexpected trait can help certain people adjust to our 'new normal'

Recent research explores the "psychological immune system."

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One advantageous way humans are more like dogs than Neanderthals

In "Survival of the Friendliest" researchers explain why friendliness is the secret to our success.

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Why scientists want you to realize that being sensitive is a good thing

"Society desperately needs people with these skills."

Science

Why Humor Is So Effective as a Coping Strategy After Tragedy

“The things that are bad in our life can also be good fodder for comedy."

Mind and Body

Spotify Wrapped: What your favorite music says about your personality

"Music is a form of language. It’s a part of human evolution, and it’s deeply embedded into our brains.”

Mind and Body

Gratitude is more than a feeling, it's a hack for better physical health

"This small intervention changed his life."

Mind and Body

Perfectionism Is Becoming More Common, but Experts Have Found a Way Out

"By noticing the perfectionism is getting in the way, we weaken the power of perfectionism."

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Why a critical part of the gut may be “the first brain”

The gastrointestinal tract has its own nervous system.

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To build “healthier cities,” we need to reevaluate urban wellness

Before you move to the suburbs, consider this.

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5 ways moms influence our brains, attitudes, and resilience

The science of motherhood explained.

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Say you're sorry with science

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2 critical emotional states are influenced by gut health — study

New research takes the concept of a "gut feeling" to a whole other level.

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Why daylight saving time can make your brain bloom

Scientists examine the effect of sunlight on the brain’s opioid system.

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There are two ways of using social media — and one is actually good for you

This form of usage "elicits positive feedback from others, social interactions, and even social support."

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If an activity does these 2 things, it could help your brain combat quarantine

Tasks that prompt the mental state of flow can sustain well-being, study finds.

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Covid-19: This simple act is the most patriotic thing you can do right now

Experts explain what it will take to convince anti-mask people to cover up.

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Why experts say you should feel good about playing video games in quarantine

Itching to try Animal Crossing? Now is the time to play.

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How to help communities handle COVID-19 beyond social distancing

Despite the need to stay apart, these online resources make it easy to help.

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Super Tuesday: What each leading Dem says about mental health

Compare and contrast the mental health plans of the leading Democratic candidates.

Flatten the curve

Social distancing: What it means and why it’s important to you

Pre-emptive action is necessary to keep COVID-19 cases from increasing.

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The psychological concept that may change how you process your emotions

Meet mental life.

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Four mental health strategies learned during Covid-19

This long pandemic has ignited cascading effects.

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Why the future of treatment-resistant depression is bound to the immune system

An “important molecule of interest” is a bridge between two competing ideas.

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Why a critical part of the gut may be “the first brain”

The gastrointestinal tract has its own nervous system.

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4 scientific reasons why sleep is so closely linked to death

Interrupted sleep can accelerate biological aging.

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To build “healthier cities,” we need to reevaluate urban wellness

Before you move to the suburbs, consider this.

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What nature’s villain can teach us about being better humans

A true understanding of their character is a critical step toward understanding human health.

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Why your brain may be "sleeping" when your eyes are wide open

A new understanding of sleep may explain why the mind wanders.

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4 strategies to combat mental fatigue, supported by science

Here's another reason to have a cup of coffee.

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What causes anxiety? 10 scientific facts you need to know

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Sleep science: The biggest mistake “successful” people make

Plus three slumber strategies to get you where you need to be.

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Brain study explains why only some people want to look into the future

“We're living in a world our brains didn't evolve for.”