Could You Handle This? How Resilient Are You?

Could You Handle This? How Resilient Are You?
Resilience, the ability to cope with stress in a positive way, poses many benefits, including increased happiness, lower rates of depression and a longer life span. It is not something you’re born with. Rather, it is a skill you can hone through meditation, positive thinking and learning to lean on friends and family, according to Harvard health Publishing. Through...

What I’ve Learned About Building Confidence

What I’ve Learned About Building Confidence
In the workplace or in the classroom, there’s always that one person who seems to feel so sure of themselves. They always have the right answer, and they don’t hesitate to offer up their opinions or add to the conversation. Then there are those who, no matter how knowledgeable or practiced they might be, find the idea of speaking...

Personal Development… Millennial Style

Personal Development… Millennial Style
Millennials just might be the generation most obsessed with personal development. According to a 2015 survey conducted by Field Agent, 94% of adults born between 1981 and 1996 were making commitments to personal development for the New Year. This compares to 84% of baby boomers and 81% of Generation X. Devotion to the task of growth isn’t the only noteworthy...

Morning Trick Feels Better Than Hitting Snooze?

Morning Trick Feels Better Than Hitting Snooze?
Getting a little extra sleep seems harmless. After all, the adult human body needs anywhere from 7 to 9 hours of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. But how can you get up and ready to start your day when you’re constantly hitting the snooze button? Learn how these morning tricks can make a difference in how you...

When it Feels Like You’re Always Wrong

When it Feels Like You're Always Wrong
You’ve heard it a million times: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Eventually, you might get tired of all that trying. What do you do when you feel like you’re always wrong? When your parents criticize your wardrobe or your spouse gets down on your life choices and your boss? Ugh, don’t even think about asking...

When to Unfollow Toxic People on Social Media

When to Unfollow Toxic People on Social Media
Negative online experiences can contribute to common mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety. The American Psychiatric Association reports that young people who interact with multiple social media platforms are three times more likely to experience symptoms. The amount of time spent on platforms doesn’t seem to be a factor, although the type of content consumed may be. Interacting...

Best Self Care Ideas For When You Need It Most

Best Self Care Ideas For When You Need It Most
In school, we’re taught how to add and subtract and how to read, but not really how to take care of ourselves emotionally, mentally, and yes, physically. Self-care can be as essential key to survival, especially during our more difficult times, so it’s important to be prepared ahead of time. Here are a few suggestions to help you integrate...

“Spoiling Yourself” Like This Is Actually Healthy

“Spoiling Yourself” Like This Is Actually Healthy
Life is stressful, and that can make it difficult for you to take care of your health the way you should. Fortunately, a few creature comforts and luxurious indulgences can improve your health and help keep the stress at bay at the same time. So reach for the bubble bath and let the stress of the day melt away....

99 Problems but Social Media Ain’t 1

99 Problems but Social Media Ain’t 1
Social media is supposed to help you feel more connected to your world, from the friends you grew up with to the celebrities you’ve never met. Getting those updates is fun, but they might be seriously messing with your head. Here’s how you know you need a break and what to do about it. Distress Signals When you start comparing yourself...

With Surkus, It’s Your JOB to Party

With Surkus, It’s Your JOB to Party
Like to party and share your experiences and reviews with others? A web application called Surkus gives you the chance to review your favorite hotspots. If you already enjoy a night out on the town with friends, you might as well enjoy some free perks like VIP seating and cutting-edge entertainment. The best part about it is? You get...