Psychology

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey team up for mental health TV series

Prince Harry is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for a mental health TV series to help those who “silently suffer”.

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Winter fitness goals: 9 reasons to get moving this week

We get it – it’s wet, wild and windy out there. But here are nine reasons you should get moving this week and give your body and mind a winter pick-me-up.

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Have we lost our ability to be inspired?

There are times in life when we could all use some inspiration. But just how do we find inspiration and why is it important?

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4 simple approaches to overcoming anxiety

Learn how to perform under pressure with this expert advice on how to cope with anxiety.

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How to avoid business burnout

According to a recent study, one in 10 small business owners in Australia have been diagnosed with depression, stress or anxiety, with many admitting they regret starting a business due to the emotional pressure. MiNDFOOD goes in search of the best advice on how to avoid business burnout.

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Ways to be better at ‘Being You’

Many of us, when facing a stressful social or career situation, have heard the same advice: “Just be yourself”, our loved ones will say. But this guidance (as well-meaning as it is) assumes that we really, truly know who we are.

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Sleep Talking: Can ‘Talk Therapy’ help us sleep?

Can sleeping disorders be ‘talked away’?

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Strike a Pose: Why Body Language Matters

Your body language speaks volumes to those around you. Learning to adopt a powerful physical stance in any given situation can have a direct impact on the confidence you feel.

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I tried… A digital detox

Our intrepid columnist, Cat Rodie, decides to confront her phone addiction by spending an entire weekend tech-free … with no texts, emails or social media – a digital detox.

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Why excessive screen time is causing your child to fall behind

While many experts can agree that excessive screen time is not good for the development of kids, new research looks into the reasons why development is stunted.

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Healing in the wake of tragedy

Traumatic events shake us to the very core and the resulting pain can be almost unbearable for many … but […]

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Why antidepressants don’t always work

When neurons are out of shape, antidepressants don’t always work – new research. Salk Institute researchers have discovered differences in […]

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Understanding the virtues of kindness

At a time when people are suffering from the damaging affects of fear and hate, MiNDFOOD talks to experts on the […]

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Coping after a traumatic event: advice on what to do and don’t do

After a traumatic event it is normal to feel distressed and to experience symptoms of stress. With the help of the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation, we unpack the dos and don’t of coping after a traumatic event.

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Researchers identify 12 social cliques and what they say about your standing in society

Researchers have identified 12 peer crowds and their positions in the social hierarchy. Researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

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Five top tips to give your child a head-start in reading

Reading is an essential skill that needs to be cultivated in early childhood to increase cognitive and emotional development. We […]

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Keep your mind focused with this brain training app

A new brain training app, set to improves users’ concentration, could provide a welcome antidote to the daily distractions that […]

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How valuable is Facebook to its users?

Despite recent security and privacy issues, it seems that most people would need to be paid a lot of money […]

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How to make your New Year’s resolutions stick

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions researchers at the University of Scranton have shown that less than 10% of resolutions […]

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The key to a good meal is in your hands

Want to enjoy your Christmas lunch just that little bit more? Put your phone away… Researchers from the University of […]

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Kids are more anxious and depressed because of smartphones

New research from San Diego State University and the University of Georgia has shown a clear link between screen time […]

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Take time out and avoid the stresses of the silly season – here’s how

If the silly season is feeling a bit overwhelming it may be time to carve out some alone time. Solitude […]

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Do you have a healthy personality?

How healthy is your personality? Researchers have identified a healthy personality prototype in a recent study. In general, the researchers […]

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Do you suffer from social jet lag?

If you have different sleep patterns on the weekend than you do during the week you may be suffering the […]

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