5 Tips to Navigate Any Drinking at Work Situation

Here’s how to unwind with your colleagues without unwinding your entire career.

Is there a line finer than that of drinking at work? On the one hand, gathering around libations after a long day at the office is often the trick to loosening up and creating an unprecedented bond with your coworkers. On the other, it’s a slippery slope to downing one too many and ending up […]

The Surprising Nature of Cringe and Why We’re Drawn to It

We examine the social mechanisms behind the hard-to-watch yet addictive empathy of cringe.

To cringe is to “experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust.” Picture it. You are walking along, minding your own business when suddenly, you catch a glimpse of someone you’ve been crushing on for years. Your heart begins to race. You make eye contact. They smile and wave. You attempt to smile and wave […]


Why Yoga and Psychology Need Each Other

Psychotherapist and yoga instructor, Mariana Caplan makes a case for combining both fields, with powerful effects.

“Yoga saved half my life; psychology saved the other.” With these words, psychotherapist and yoga teacher Mariana Caplan begins her book Yoga & Psyche. Starting in her teens, Caplan followed both fields separately, turning from one to the other when necessary. Initially, she met spiritual teachers who guided and nurtured her, but was left traumatized […]

Don’t Let a Narcissist Ruin Your Life

Learn how to spot narcissists before you get involved—and end relationships with those already in your life.

With nearly 22 million people in North America affected by narcissistic personality disorder, chances are, you’ve either encountered a narcissist in your past or are currently in a relationship with one. They may be a parent, spouse, sibling, friend, or boss. They may even be a public figure you admire, such as a politician, entertainer, […]

How to Make Friends in Your 30s and Beyond

It may not be as effortless, but it’s still possible to forge new friendships as you mature.

The New York Times ran an article “Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?” in 2012. It was so popular—and timeless—that they recently reran it. The central premise is that once we hit, or are nearing midlife, schedules become more demanding, priorities change, and people become pickier about their friends. Plus, we are […]

The Art of Dating Yourself

Why you should make time to try new things and pursue old passions—whether you’re coupled or single, a proud parent or happily child-free.

Why Date Yourself? Dating is an essential part of nearly all our relationships—it’s how we get to know potential romantic partners, nurture existing long-term relationships and friendships, and even for many parents, a way to spend quality one-on-one time with their kids. Though we nurture many relationships in our lives, there’s one we tend to […]

Owning Your Actions In Adulthood

It's time to grow up! Learn how to leave the excuses behind, take responsibility for your life and embrace being an adult.

A month ago I witnessed Eric Thomas, “the hip-hop preacher,” make a profound statement to a room full of hopeful entrepreneurs (I’m paraphrasing here, but it went something like this): People who make excuses for their actions are acting like children, and those who own the decisions they’ve made and the outcomes of those decisions, […]

What are Your Family’s Core Values?

In the rush to get to work, school, and extracurricular events—and eat and sleep—families rarely take the time to talk about what matters most to them.

At a company, it’s important to have a mission. While workers will have unique responsibilities, they still cleave to core values. When you think about it, a family unit isn’t so different. It’s a group of people with their own talents and tasks who are each striving towards individual goals that also strengthen their bond. […]

Are You Being Gaslighted?

Learn how to recognize this tricky form of emotional abuse and take back your life.

Gaslighting. You’ve likely heard the term, but what is it, exactly, and how do you know if you’re a victim? Dr. Robin Stern, who coined the term over a decade ago, details this manipulative form of emotional abuse—as well as how to eliminate it from your life—in her book, The Gaslight Effect. In teaching you […]
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