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Ask a Therapist: How Do I Stop Saying Hurtful Things I Don't Mean?
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Two-Thirds of Couples Started Out as Friends, Study Finds
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Yoga Is the Best Way to Feel Less Stress From Work, Research Shows
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Understanding Disability Pride Month
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Study Suggests Writing by Hand Is Best for Learning New Material
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What You Might Not Know about Queer History
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Exploring the Varied Experience of Spirituality Within the LGBTQ+ Community
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Mindfulness Training Helps Kids Sleep Longer, Study Shows
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30-Year Study Shows Teens’ Use of Digital Tech Not Linked to Worse Mental Health
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Chronic Physical Health Conditions Increase Depression Risk Later in Life, Study Shows
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Media Plays a Part in Public’s Mistrust of Science
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These Are The Techniques That Will Curb Impulse Shopping
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Taking Breaks Is Key to Learning, Research Shows
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The Mental Health Challenges of Olympic Athletes During The Pandemic
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People Living with HIV/AIDS Have High Risk of Suicide
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High Sense of Personal Power Leads to Happier Relationships, Study Says
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What’s the Deal with Britney Spears’ Conservatorship?
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Which Insomnia Symptoms Are the Most Predictive of Cognitive Decline?
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Depression in Youth is Associated with Poor Outcomes in Adulthood, 20-Year Study Finds
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Social Media Doesn't Alleviate Boredom, Study Says
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A Quarter of Adults Don’t Want Children—and They’re Just As Happy
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Ask a Therapist: How Do I Make Friends as an Adult?
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People With Mental Illness Feel Physical Symptoms Differently, Here’s Why
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How Early Learning Can Impact the Brain Throughout Adulthood
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Early Risers at Lower Risk of Developing Depression, Study Suggests
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Video Games Could Hold Untapped Potential in Treatment of Mental Illness
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Understanding Aphantasia and Why Some People Can Visualize Better Than Others
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How the Pandemic Impacted Queer People
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Commodification Undermines the Body Positivity Movement, Study Suggests
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Earliest Memories Start at Age Two and a Half, Study Finds
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Gen Z Is the Most Stressed Out Generation Right Now
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Why You Should Tell Your Kids If You’re Seeing a Therapist
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People of Color Up to 50% Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With Migraine
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How to Safely Participate in Pride This Year
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Listening to Music Before Bed May Disrupt Sleep
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How To Make Realistic Expectations For Summer
A person sits on the floor against a wall with a backpack next to them.
Youth Homelessness and Foster Care Create Barriers to College
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Attentive Listening Helps Teens Share Their Challenges, Study Finds
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Systemic Racism Contributes to Psychosis Risk, Study Finds
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Pandemic Significantly Affected Mental Health of Teen Girls
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Laughing Gas May Provide Relief for Treatment-Resistant Depression, Trial Shows
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Men More Likely Than Women to Make 'Extreme' Choices, Study Suggests
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The Gender Pay Gap May Be Internalized Before Entering the Job Market, Study Shows
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The Mental Health Impact of Delays to Gender-Affirming Surgery
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Intense Emotions May Be the Hardest to Understand, Study Shows
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Deep Brain Stimulation Benefits for Parkinson's Can Last at Least 15 Years
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Experts Make Roadmap of Mental Health Goals for the Future
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Long Working Hours Killed Nearly 1 Million People in a Year, WHO Study Reveals
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Young Adults With Schizophrenia Have Highest Suicide Risk
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Yoga and Breathwork May Improve Focus in Kids With ADHD
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Do Transgender Teens Face Greater Risk of Substance Use?
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TV Viewing Habits in Midlife Could Exacerbate Cognitive Decline
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Study Uncovers Clear Link Between Narcissism and Aggressive Behavior
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Anxiety May Play a Role in How Religious Beliefs Are Formed, Study Reveals
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Black Athletes Recognize Fewer Concussion Symptoms Than White Counterparts, Study Finds
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Gambling Habits Increased During Lockdown, Study Finds
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Life Insurance Qualifications May Hinder Mental Health Care
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Meaningful Movies Help People Cope With Life’s Challenges
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How Long Haul COVID Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health
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Managing Kids' Weight and Blood Pressure Linked to Better Brain Health
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