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12 Ways To Cope With Existential Worry

Despite what the current culture of Aspirational Internet Lives would have you believe, most forms of stress, anxiety, and worry aren't only normal, they're healthy. In fact, if we weren't capable of experiencing and feeling these things, we would be…
By Brianna Wiest

These Thinking Styles Make You More Anxious

If social anxiety is something that affects your life, you know just how seriously debilitating it can be. Clinically known as social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, it is the fear of being judged or evaluated negatively by people, and often lead…
By Brianna Wiest

When You Want A Relationship For The Wrong Reasons

Many people desire romantic relationships. I'm not going to say everybody because that's simply untrue, but it has been pitched to us as a sort of end-goal kind of a fairytale scenario: love, in the form of a romantic partner in particular, is suppos…
By Brianna Wiest

Questions To Ask Before You Make A Big Life Change

If we're being completely honest, life is nothing but a series of scary, big changes. (Isn't that what they say? That the only constant in life is change? Yes, yes it is, and that's because it's true.) It's really not a matter of knowing when to make…
By Brianna Wiest

Why Intelligent People Prefer To Socialize Less

If you're a relatively intelligent person, two things are likely true: you socialize less than your peers, and you have anxiety about whether or not that's normal and sane and acceptable. As most of us already know, intelligent people tend to be more…
By Brianna Wiest

12 Strategies For Looking At A Problem Clearly

Feelings are not facts. A feeling can be valid — as in, something you are definitely experiencing — but feeling that something is true does not necessarily make it true. This is important to understand, because we see the adverse effects of this kind…
By Brianna Wiest

How To Get Over Your Jealousy Of Others' Successes

Jealousy isn't called an ugly, green-eyed monster for no reason — and the truth is that more often than not, it's one that tends to stay hidden under the bed. Sometimes, the feeling of envy is very intense and you're aware of it, but a lot of the tim…
By Brianna Wiest

12 Ways To Get Over Your Thought Addiction

Determining whether or not you have an addiction to your thoughts isn't as simple as one may imagine. The reality is that people can become addicted to just about anything. When human beings get to the point of craving something beyond their self-con…
By Brianna Wiest

How To Not Psych Out In Your New Relationship

Here's something beautiful and horrifying and true: the Love of Your Life will not necessarily be the happiest relationship ever. In fact, the more your feelings are deeply involved, the scarier it's going to be. The more worthwhile you find a person…
By Brianna Wiest

Read This If You Want To Make Friends As An Adult

Among the endless stream of irrational, secret fears most twentysomething and emerging adults have is: What the hell happened to all of my friends?! It's a weird, tragic paradox: you begin to realize just how wonderful and important it is to have peo…
By Brianna Wiest

Traveling And Marriage Aren't Your Only Options

In the world of "new social norms social media has either created or just perpetually reinforces," there seem to be two camps of twentysomethings: those focused on being backpacking, self-exploring world travelers, and those who are settling down, ta…
By Brianna Wiest

13 Signs You're Seriously Overthinking Your Life

Sometimes, the biggest problems we have in life revolve more around the fact that we focus more on what we think about them than, well, anything else. Reflection is important. Self-awareness is crucial. But either way, overthinking (and then, of co…
By Brianna Wiest

11 Signs You're Actually Happier Than You Realize

The funny thing about happiness is that it's more about realizing what you have than it is achieving what you don't. Sure, goals are important, and a crucial component of happiness is having something to work toward and look forward to each day. But …
By Brianna Wiest

11 Things To Do When Your Thoughts Begin To Spiral

There is not a single person among us who has not, or is not, living with some kind of anxiety or skewed version of reality. This isn't because we're all seeing things incorrectly, it's because life is confusing and fear feels real and we want to pro…
By Brianna Wiest

16 Things To Know About Yourself By Your Mid-20s

There is a nearly endless stream of content about what you should and shouldn't do and know and have done and by what age, and it's a thing over which many people rightfully take issue with — the idea that anybody functions on the same timeline of gr…
By Brianna Wiest

4 Health-Related Reasons To Move Out OF The City

It wouldn't take more than a weekend trip to the beach to convince you, but a new study is confirming what we (and every real estate listing on the East Coast) already know: living near water can reduce stress. It's not only a pleasing aesthetic loca…
By Brianna Wiest

This Device Matches The Aroma To Your Mood

The digital age has innovated countless ways to improve your quality of life: you can order dinner, a date, and check out your stock options all with a tiny little glowing screen that fits in the palm of your hand. So it shouldn't come as a surprise …
By Brianna Wiest

"Girl Eat World" Will Give Your Taste Buds FOMO

Listen up, anyone whose passions include food and travel: This is going to be your newest life inspiration. "Girl Eat World" is an Instagram of magnificent proportions, on which one blogger documents all the absolutely delicious things she tries, hel…
By Brianna Wiest

This Prof's "Resume Of Failures" Is Mad Inspiring

Though we know that our failures aren't what count — it's what we do with them that matters — sometimes it can be difficult to really remember when all we see on social media is the highlight reel of people's lives, only the most curated and notewort…
By Brianna Wiest

These 100-Year-Old Twins Have Never Been Separated

Though we know that the bond between siblings (particularly twins) can be incredibly strong, the story of these two 100-year-old twins who have never been separated is seriously going to give you some #FridayFeels. Living that long is an incredible f…
By Brianna Wiest