If Sexual Content is Invading Our Youth, Who Are the Invaders?

According to columnist “Chuck Norris” of Townhall.com: MTV’s reality shows “Jersey Shore” and “16 and Pregnant” are only the beginnings of a television tidal wave of explicitly sexual content that is invading the hearts and minds of America’s youth. While the word “invasion” captures the ubiquity of sex in the media, it actually does a […]

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6 Ways Self-Criticism
Hurts Your Relationships

Self-criticism is rarely constructive. It’s based on the belief that you’re not good enough. Nowhere inherent in that belief is a concrete definition or metric of “good,” let alone “enough.” Any self-criticism based on your not being good enough is actually counter-productive to cultivating healthy relationships, because it: Tweet

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Being Nice Can Hurt Your Relationships

People assume that being nice goes along with being happy and having healthy relationships. But “nice” has come to be associated with dysfunctional people-pleasing. Pleasing others (often at the expense of yourself) as your top priority is the opposite of being nice. Firstly, it’s mean to you. Tweet

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Why You Can Never Be
100% Politically Correct

When you were young, you thought, said and did things that weren’t politically correct. But someone corrected you, and you learned. Here you are now. Political correctness is something you care about, or you’re at least well versed in what it means. Because it’s part of the society you live in. Tweet

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On Tiger Moms, Hypocrisy
& Defining Success

In the Wall Street Journal excerpt of her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua claims that Chinese mothers are superior. Why? Because of tough love. The “[Chinese] solution to substandard performance is always to excoriate, punish and shame the child.” Tweet

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How Twitter Minimizes a User’s Frustrations (Right Under Their Nose)

When Twitter is down due to maintenance or too much traffic, you get to see pastel-colored cartoons on the homepage. Twitter uses an illustration by Yiying Lu’s as their “Fail Whale” — which shows up whenever Twitter is over capacity. Tweet

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3 Days Left to Sign Up
for Mindful Emotions

Mindful Emotions is an in-depth, interactive online training that teaches you how to work with your emotions in constructive, healthy, and effective ways. Mindful Emotions is all about getting really mindful of your emotions so you can partner with them to more successfully work toward your life goals and values. As such, it takes off […]

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How Emotionally Honest are You?

Honesty isn’t just about telling other people the truth. Because you can’t tell anyone the truth if you don’t admit it to yourself first. The foundation for real honesty is self-honesty. And self-honesty is hard because it’s often uncomfortable. Tweet

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How to Mindfully Use the Internet to
Improve Your Emotional Well-Being

When it comes to emotional well-being, internet use is a double-edged sword. It can empower you make healthier choices, educate yourself, and connect with supportive communities. But it can also fuel compulsive habits (like shopping, gambling or consuming celebrity gossip), make you feel alienated, or overload you with unsettling information about the state of the […]

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