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Mental Health/Well-Being

Are Your Close Friendships Harming Your Romantic Relationship?

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Having your psychological needs met by people other than your partner is great for your well-being but can be problematic for your relationship.

More Stigma Leads to Worse Physical Health

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We know that people who are stigmatized experience poorer health. But why?

Does Adversity Really Make Us Stronger? Usually Not

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Nietzsche famously said “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” but growing evidence suggests it usually doesn’t.

Four Disruptive Teenagers, Four Reasons Why

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Teenagers can be oppositional, defiant, and aggressive for quite different reasons, and those reasons can affect how they fare in life.

Forget Your Worries and Find Your Flow

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Flow activities (try Tetris™!) can make waiting for important news easier.

Viewing Pornography to Deal with Affection Deprivation

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People view pornography for many reasons, but one is to deal with a shortage of affection.