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Friday, July 28, 2017
creative brain

What makes us creative—and what kind of creative?

Find your typeCreativity is hot in psychology research, and researchers are finding creative ways to explore it. They’ve shown that openness to experience is the key personality trait associated with creativity. But what does...
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The FoMO phenomenon: Why you may have a fear of missing out

Rate this article and enter to win“Vvvt. Vvvt.” You feel your cell phone vibrate, alerting you to a new status update or text message. No matter that you’re driving; you need to see what...
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Summer safety

June is National Safety Month. Here’s a checklist for summer safety: Always wear seat belts in vehicles. Wear a reflective vest and lights (front and back) when biking, running/walking, skateboarding, etc. at night. Check bike and other...
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Best friends for never?: “How I handled my frenemy”

Rate this article and enter to winEver had a friend or colleague who routinely made you feel unhappy about yourself and your life? Just as positive relationships are known to be good for our...
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Keep in touch: Creative ways to connect

Rate this article and enter to winMaybe you chose to go to school just a short drive or train ride away from where you grew up. Perhaps you went away, but you’re close enough...
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The social WEB: Pros and cons of online connections

Rate this article and enter to winThere is a statistic that says 4.8 billion people own a cell phone, but only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. While the validity of this statement may be...
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Budgeting for the year ahead: Track, spend, and save

Rate this article and enter to winNow a fourth-year at Ashford University in Iowa, Teresa R. grew up the middle child of five. “Our family never had a lot of money and with five...
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Why not me?: Jealousy, envy, & how to tell the difference

Rate this article and enter to winEnvy and jealousy are deeply painful emotions. They bring a debilitating sense of woundedness and powerlessness. It is normal to experience these feelings from time to time, but...
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Roommate resolutions: Finding common ground for stress-free living

Rate this article and enter to winWhether you’re a night owl living with an early bird or a neatnik whose roommate’s idea of cleaning is to relocate the dust bunnies, sharing space with someone...
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Active listener or problem solver? How to help friends through tough times

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us have had someone we’re close to struggle through a rough patch. Wanting to help the person feel better, we may try to offer a quick...