How America is obsessed with raising self-esteem

In 1991, the children's book The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem was published. Written by Diane Lumans and illustrated by Kim Howard, the message is simple yet powerful: you kid reading ...

A holiday during the war: how to give yourself joy and why it is important

Life under bombs, in the cold and with blackouts or forced flight; separation from loved ones or even their death; fatigue and uncertainty about the future... The war in Ukraine has led to the fact that hundreds of thousands of people, it seems, are simply physically incapable...

Methods of a totalitarian cult: how to recognize that you are being zombied

The antithesis of freedom is not a prison, not a totalitarian state, or even slavery. This is a cult when not only the body, but also the consciousness of a person is captured. According to psychologist Michael Langone, editor-in-chief of a magazine and several books on cult practices,...

Do not buy a house and do not become a lawyer: 6 rules of a happy life from American scientists

In an era of anxiety and uncertainty, Americans are more stressed than ever. So it's no surprise that everyone is looking for ways to add more happiness to their own lives. If you search the American Google for “how to be happy,” you will find over 6,7 billion results. Alex Palmer from ...

Amazon Prime Day: How not to overspend and not fall for the psychological tricks of sales

Amazon's two-day Prime Day sale may seem like the deal of a lifetime. But is this really so? A marketing professor reveals psychological sales tactics, Entrepreneur reports. Whether it's Black Friday hype or clever social media advertising,...

How to train yourself to save money: the advice of psychologists

About half of Americans cannot cover $ 400 of unexpected expenses without selling something or borrowing money. What's more, half of Americans over the age of 55 have no savings other than social security for their retirement period. The savings problem isn't just about ...

Magic amid a pandemic: how to create a festive atmosphere in 2020

Psychologists assure that there is an opportunity to feel the joy of the New Year, hope for the best and a sense of magic, even in a pandemic and isolation. The year 2020 is coming to an end, which, without exaggeration, can be called one of the most difficult over the past few decades. Many months of anxiety for life ...

Coronavirus and psychosomatics: why stress and panic make us vulnerable to infections

The coronavirus is picking up steam again. Many countries are closing their borders again, some have not even reopened them since they closed in March. The world media every day writes about an increase in the number of infected. At this point, it is important not to panic, because stress makes a person more vulnerable. About it…

The pandemic has affected people's psychological health: the effects of isolation

In March 2020, a self-isolation regime was introduced almost around the world. For more than two months, our usual life was paused. At best, the work was transferred online, at worst, it simply disappeared. Meetings with friends are video-only, and calls to elderly parents and grandparents are more often and more disturbing. We were isolated to save us from the coronavirus, but did we succeed ...

How news distorts our worldview and ruins our health

The more you watch and read the news, the more distorted your view of the world becomes. Sounds scary and implausible? The BBC has figured out why this is happening. Before the tragedy struck, Alison Holman was working on a very routine study of the mental health of Americans. ...

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