How to Deal With Life in Long-Term Isolation

Sure, you’re not floating 250 miles above the ground, but you can still use the same tactics astronauts use to keep going.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

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What to Do When You Can’t Catch a Break

Researchers say the key to breaking the cycle is to detach yourself from the frustrations you feel — without pretending the pain doesn’t exist.

#anxiety-and-stress, #emotions, #kross-ethan, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Why Waiting for Election Day Is So Agonizing

Here’s what you can do about it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #emotions, #optimism, #pessimism, #presidential-election-of-2020, #superstitions

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How to Talk About the Election With Your Kids

Even if you’re stressed.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Become a Better Listener. Your Family Will Thank You.

Effective communication skills are more important than ever in our close-quarters existence.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #marriages, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How to Get Your Friends to Stop Treating You Like a Therapist

Maintaining our own emotional equilibrium is essential if we’re to be fully present for our companions.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #empathy, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders

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Football’s Boo Birds Are All Cooped Up

N.F.L. fans in the Northeast, lusty booers in normal times, have had to watch their teams’ dim performances from afar, without recourse. “I have no way to release my venom,” one Jets fan said.

#emotions, #football, #new-jersey, #new-york-giants, #new-york-jets, #northeastern-states-us, #pederson-doug, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-eagles

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The Science Behind Your Child’s Tantrums

And how to nip them in the bud before they start.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #children-and-childhood, #emotions, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #tantrums-in-children

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How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

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What We Dream When We Dream About Covid-19

Several recent studies shed light on the pandemic preoccupations of sleepers.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dreams, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sleep, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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An ‘Awe Walk’ Might Do Wonders for Your Well-Being

Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #elderly, #emotions, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #walking

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Dear Teenagers, Here’s How to Protect Your Emotional Well-Being

Guidance for teenagers on staying steady in the turmoil of the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Family Displaced After a Disaster? Here’s How to Cope

Experts offer advice on how to recognize the signs of trauma and re-establish some normalcy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #parenting, #wildfires

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The Trouble With Empathy

Can we really be taught to feel each other’s pain?

#against-empathy-the-case-for-rational-compassion-book, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bloom-paul, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #education-k-12, #emotions, #empathy, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hooks-bell, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #salovey-peter

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In an Era of Face Masks, We’re All a Little More Face Blind

Your brain’s powers of facial recognition are going to need some time to get used to the coverings we’re wearing to keep each other healthy.

#emotions, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #masks, #prosopagnosia-brain-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #your-feed-science

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Helping Children With Pandemic Grief

Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #parenting

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I Hope This Email Finds You Well

Just wanted to check in!

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #e-mail, #emotions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

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Should You Say Yes to That Favor? Well …

Instead of just agreeing to a request while letting the disdain slowly build, make a well-informed decision.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists

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When Face Masks Hide Your Smile and Other Emotions.

Face coverings may be here for a while. How can we adapt to a world where facial expressions are invisible?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #emotions, #face, #masks, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Tsunami or Ripple? The Pandemic’s Mental Toll Is an Open Question

Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emotions, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #kaiser-family-foundation, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olfson-mark-1958, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’

The digital companions may sound like science fiction. But when social isolation became the norm, they helped deal with the loneliness, some users say.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #luka, #mobile-applications, #psychology-and-psychologists, #text-messaging

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In a World ‘So Upside Down,’ the Virus Is Taking a Toll on Young People’s Mental Health

The shuttering of the American education system has cut off young people from school staff members who helped them navigate the pressures of adolescence and cope with trauma.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states

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How Confinement During the Pandemic Has Affected Spain’s Children

Families everywhere can take lessons from Spain as it struggles to help children cope.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spain

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Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids

Boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children have a lot of both right now.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #eating-disorders, #emotions, #food, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘I Can’t Turn My Brain Off’: PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers

Before Covid-19, health care workers were already vulnerable to depression and suicide. Mental health experts now fear even more will be prone to trauma-related disorders.

#anxiety-and-stress, #christianacare, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #fear-emotion, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Coronavirus May Have Long-Term Social Behavior Effects

Fear of others may linger long after the pandemic is over. But so may a new sense of community.

#altruism, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #sociology

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Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions

Psychological health includes being able to bear unpleasant feelings.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Yes, Even Introverts Can Be Lonely Right Now

Introverts crave connection, too — we just need more boundaries.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

They are used to serving as vessels for others’ grief and fear, but the outbreak has changed how they practice their work, and how they feel.

#chaplains, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #religion-and-belief, #your-feed-science

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The Fine Line Between Helpful and Harmful Authenticity

When we express ourselves, let’s not forget to think of others.

#emotions, #gender, #hiring-and-promotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #public-speaking

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The Science of Helping Out

During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #weight

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Burnout Isn’t Just in Your Head. It’s in Your Circumstances.

We can fight emotional exhaustion by decreasing demands, increasing support and enhancing control.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists

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