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This Holiday Rage Room Lets You Smash Christmas Decorations To Release Stress

Oh 2017, you dark and twisty nightmare. I can't wait to bid you farewell. While the holidays should be a time of respite, in 2017 — thanks to Trump's ongoing unethical antics and Mercury Retrograde — there was no rest for the weary. If you're…
By Brandi Neal

Ways To Persevere When You Get Knocked Down

If ever there were a good year to celebrate National Get Up Day — the day on which we celebrate the idea of perseverance, getting up and trying again after falling into a ditch for the fifteenth time — this is it. The quality of perseverance has…
By JR Thorpe

This One Practice May Help Political Stress

A lot of ink has been spilled regarding the different means that folks who are opposed to the Trump administration are going to get through the next four years, politically: protests, calling representatives, and generally agitating. But there's…
By JR Thorpe

6 Ways To Handle Holiday-Induced Stress & Anxiety

The holidays are frequently referred to as "the most wonderful time of the year" and there are certainly many things to love about the season. But, we'd be remiss to ignore the fact that the holidays can be incredibly stressful for many people.…
By Caitlin Flynn

How To Deal With Trauma In Your Life

Trauma is, in its most basic form, "an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster," according to the definition of trauma by the American Psychological Association. If you've experienced trauma at some point in…
By JR Thorpe

15 Ways To Cope With Post-Election Stress

So, it happened. Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States. If you're anything like me you're sitting here confused, betrayed, sleep deprived, angry, hurt, and clutching your eighth caffeinated beverage of the day. It still feels…
By Lea Rose Emery

How To Feel Less Stressed On Election Day

We're nearly there. The election is in its last hours, and we've got to find a way to stay strong. It ain't over till it's over, but in the morass of media onslaughts, constant polls, threats, scandals, misery, social media insanity, and other…
By JR Thorpe

How Trump Is Creating A Mental Health Crisis

No matter what demographic you fall into, there's a good chance this presidential election is stressing you out. A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association in October showed that 52 percent of Americans say that the election is "a…
By Gina M. Florio

Weird Mistakes People Make That Ruin Their Sleep

When it comes to good sleep hygiene, we all know not to have caffeine before bed or spend our last few hours watching TV or playing on our phone. However, there are a number of other common, weird mistakes that people make that can ruin their sleep,…
By Carina Wolff

"Autumn Anxiety" Is A Real Thing

For many people, autumn is a magical time full of cozy, candle-lit nights and pumpkin-flavored-everything. Personally, I think autumn is the best season ever — it means I get to start wearing leggings as pants again, sport flannel shirts on the…
By Elizabeth Enochs

8 Ways To Avoid Burnout At Your First Job

When you get your first job, you might already be a little tired — I mean, jobs are still pretty hard to find these days, and uploading your resume a billion times to a bunch of different employment websites is almost like a full-time job already.…
By Karen Belz

Fight Off Seasonal Affective Disorder

Changes in weather can cause our bodies to do the weirdest things sometimes — for example, when the air pressure drops and things get a little colder, you might feel some aches and pains in your joints and have trouble sleeping, and later in the…
By Gina M. Florio

This School Replaced Detention With Meditation

“Quiet reflection” may not be a phrase you typically associate with children, but one school program shows that yoga and deep breathing might be just what some kids need to thrive. In Baltimore, Robert W. Coleman Elementary School has replaced…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Why Is Anxiety So Common Among Twentysomethings?

Mention the word "anxiety" to almost any millennial and you're bound to see a glimmer of familiarity in their eyes. Even if they don't suffer from an anxiety disorder themselves, odds are that they either know someone who does, or they've at least…
By Gina M. Florio

5 Things To Know About How Forgiveness Works

One of the most brutal aspects of being an adult is learning how to forgive, particularly if the person or people who have harmed you show no remorse and have experienced no justice for their treatment of you. But forgiveness, as increasing amounts…
By JR Thorpe

7 Successful Women Who Overcame Being Fired

Although I’ve worked and left nearly a dozen jobs since I started making money over a decade ago, I can honestly say that I’ve never been fired. (Though I was laid off once because the restaurant I was working at went under. It sucked.) Not…
By Elizabeth Enochs

Why Do People Have Seizures?

If you don't know anybody who has epilepsy, you probably tend to think of it in one form: big, dramatic seizures (usually brought on by flashing lights or brain tumors) that involve bodily spasms, loss of control, and falling out of consciousness.…
By JR Thorpe

When To Tell Someone About Your Mental Illness

There are several different challenges when it comes to dating while mentally ill. The big one, though, is the disclosure problem: when do you disclose your mental illness to someone you're dating, particularly if you're just casual? Is there a set…
By JR Thorpe

3 Struggles Of Being A Depressed Woman In Her 20s

You know what's a really fun thing to be? A woman in her twenties with major depression. I'm not trying to play worse-than-thou with this one; there are many identities in America in 2016 that aren't enjoying themselves in the slightest. But the…
By JR Thorpe

This One Trick Will Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Forget what all those children's books said when we were kids — stress is the scariest monster out there, and it certainly isn't make-believe. Last year, the American Psychological Association reported that average stress levels for Americans rose…
By Gina M. Florio