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Here’s Why Our Brains Respond to Positive Reinforcement Over Punishment

What is the best way to change human behavior? Many people in western society believe it takes a firm hand. Programs like “tough love” became buzzwords in the latter half of the last century, and many people still cling to this method, especially given American society’s emphasis on personal responsibility. However, psychology and neuroscience take umbrage with this approach because …

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5 Ways to Gain More Confidence in Yourself

When a stunningly beautiful person walks into a room, people don’t just notice their beauty. In many cases, people are in awe of the confidence they possess. Confidence is attractive, and anyone can possess it. The key is to believe it for yourself. If you’ve experienced some setbacks or tough times, it’s not uncommon to feel like you could use …

UK MATHS ANXIETY THE WORST IN THE WORLD, GLOBAL SURVEY REVEALS

Female students suffering the most – with anxiety peaking at 14-15 years old 1 December 2021: The inaugural global student survey by leading global maths EdTech, Cuemath, reveals anxiety about maths in the UK is the highest in the world, and that girls are more stressed than boys. Key findings  The UK has the most negative perception towards maths;  Female …

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Feeling Beautiful At Any Size

There is no key definition to what beauty is, as much as some parts of society and some people might make it seem so. We have a widespread problem of how we make people feel about themselves if they do not fit cultural norms of beauty and this can have a profound effect on their self-esteem and mental health. If …

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Test Your Self Esteem

Test Your Self Esteem How highly do you think of yourself? Do you regularly boost yourself by considering all your good points? Our level of self-esteem affects every part of our lives. What we tell ourselves internally (our inner dialogue) influences how we behave as well as how we communicate, verbally and non-verbally, with others.Our inner world mirrors our outer …

How to Stay Motivated in Tough Times

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.   That inspirational saying has been around for years, but it’s so often easier said than done. Going through difficult times or having to deal with a major life event you never thought would happen can make it hard to “get going” anywhere. Tough times tend to happen when you’re least …

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Feel Empowered: How to Feel Safer Walking at Night

Walking alone at night can often feel unsafe, especially if you live in the city. Some people try to avoid going outside when it gets dark, but that can be incredibly restrictive. In winter, the nights draw in quicker and the light can fade even before you’ve left work. Everyone, at least once, will have to walk home alone at …

Using Writing As A Tool For Better Mental Health

Poor mental health is becoming almost as pervasive a problem as Covid itself as a result of this pandemic. With more and more people experiencing traumatic losses, loneliness and unexpected shifts in their lives, it is no surprise that debilitating illnesses such as depression and anxiety are on the rise. To compound the issue, as Ellen Baker, a wellness writer at …

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How Car Accidents Can Affect Your Mental Health

When people talk about getting into a car accident, the damages addressed are often physical. More often than not, no one will talk about the trauma victims have to go through when involved in a car accident. The sad thing about this is, getting compensation can be difficult. Many people will concentrate on the hospital bills of victims and yet …

7 Must-eat Immunity-Boosting Foods

As of December 18, the global coronavirus death toll amounted to 1,668,166. SARS-CoV-2, an acute respiratory syndrome, is affecting 228 countries and territories, in which social distancing measures and health/safety precautions are being taken to reduce the risk of infection. Since COVID-19 is a virus that preys on people with weak immune systems and underlying medical conditions, it’s crucial to …