Stress

Feeling like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Losing sleep worrying about tests and schoolwork? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You’re not alone. Everyone experiences stress at times — adults, teens, and even kids. But there are ways to minimize stress and manage the stress that’s […]

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Rejection & How To Handle It

Harry Potter was rejected. So were Bella and Edward. If authors J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer hadn’t kept trying with publisher after publisher, we’d all have missed out on some great adventures. Life is about going for things. And when we do, rejection is always a possibility. Big or Small, Rejection Affects Us All Rejection […]

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Good Reasons to Smile

When we feel great, a smile comes naturally. It’s an outward sign of joy, happiness, appreciation, amusement, excitement, or contentment. It’s not natural to smile when we’re sad or upset. But it turns out that smiling might be the best thing to do when you’re ready to shift into a brighter mood. Smiling Can Lift […]

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Dealing With Anger

When Tempers Flare Do you lose your temper and wonder why? Are there days when you feel like you just wake up angry? Some of it may be the changes your body’s going through: All those hormones you hear so much about can cause mood swings and confused emotions. Some of it may be stress: […]

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Choosing Your Mood

Have you ever been in a bad mood that you just can’t shake? Or had a pile of homework but realized you’re not in the mood to get it done? Sometimes we feel at the mercy of our moods — but moods aren’t things that just happen to us. We can influence and change them. […]

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5 Ways To Shake Shyness

Having a shy style isn’t necessarily a problem. It’s perfectly OK to take time to warm up to new people and situations. But shyness blocks some people from being as comfortable or sociable as they’d like to be. Some people want to feel less shy so they can have more fun socializing and being themselves […]

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5 Ways to Deal With Anxiety

Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time. Here are 5 ways to help manage them: Become a relaxation expert. We all think we know how to relax. But chilling out in front of the TV or computer isn’t true relaxation. (Depending on what you’re watching or doing, it could even make you […]

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3 Ways to Practice Gratitude

Everyone can benefit from making an effort to practice gratitude every day. These 3 steps can help you start feeling more grateful, and appreciative of the good things in your life: Notice good things, look for them, appreciate them. Savor, absorb, and really pay attention to those good things. Express your gratitude to yourself, write it down, or […]

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3 Ways to Increase Positive Emotions

Positive emotions don’t just feel good — they’re good for you. Research shows that people feel and do their best when they experience at least three times as many positive emotions as negative ones. Ready to boost your positivity ratio? Here are 3 ways to increase positive emotions in everyday life: Identify and track your positive […]

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Why Do People Get Depressed

Depression is very common in teens. It affects people of every age, economic situation, and race. So what causes it? Why do some people get depressed but others don’t? No One Reason for Depression Lots of things play a role in whether a person gets depressed. They include things like our genes, brain chemistry, and medical […]

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