Sunday Scaries

Author's Note

I’m Sarah Sloat, the Mind & Body editor at Inverse. Sunday Scaries is a chill series from Inverse for not-chill people. Each weekly article is designed to be a soothing hodgepodge of advice and explanations, with the hope that you’ll walk away feeling ready for the week ahead.

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Sunday Scaries
Super Tuesday: What each leading Dem says about mental health
Sarah Sloat
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
Sarah Sloat
Pre-emptive action is necessary to keep COVID-19 cases from increasing.
Sunday Scaries
Scientists explain the cognitive techniques to use if you want to feel present
Sarah Sloat
Research indicates practicing to be more present will leave you better off.
Mind and Body
Self-Talk Science: Positive Third-Person Speaking Is Good for You
Sarah Sloat
“Positive self-talk can be used to encourage or reinforce our daily or long-term behavioral, cognitive, and emotional goals."
Mind and Body
3 ways pets can improve your mental health immediately
Sarah Sloat
"There is something unique about our relationship with animals."
Mind and Body
How to Stop Cycles of Emotional Exhaustion With Organizational Skills
Sarah Sloat
"We found that emotional exhaustion can leave a person feeling drained and overwhelmed."
Science
A Money Behaviorist Explains Why UBI Can Positively Support Mental Health
Sarah Sloat
What's better: A cash transfer or a psychological intervention?
Mind and Body
How to use "WOOP" to make your wishes come true
Sarah Sloat
"It’s similar to a bicycle: You can learn the skill of riding a bike, but where you go is up to you."
Mind and Body
3 ways you can become a better gift-giver according to science
Sarah Sloat
Here's what the research says.
Mind and Body
As Seasons Change, Psychologists Say It's Important to Savor the Moment
Sarah Sloat
"Instead of planning the next exciting chapter of my life, I try to enjoy the one I’m currently living.”
Look on the bright side
Try this mental technique to make your life better
Sarah Sloat
Silver linings can benefit the brain.