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Tips for Staying Organized at Work

Monday, 15 January 2018 06:00  by Anna R.
Staying organized at work can improve productivity and reduce stress. Here are some of the best ways to stay organized at work. 1. Organize Your Office Getting organized at work starts with your physical space. Whether you have an office, a cubicle or just a desk, keeping your workspace neat will help you stay organized and increase your efficiency. The key is to only store supplies, items and files you use frequently within reach. Things you only need occasionally can be kept in a closet, file drawer or other space…
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has several types within the overarching disorder. Although people may use the term “personality disorder” to mean different things, the clinical definition and diagnosis are based on the idea that an individual displays patterns of behavior that make it difficult or impossible to get along with other people. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is just one classification of personality disorders. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder that is characterized by unstable behaviors, moods and relationships. This serious mental illness…

The Benefits of Being Neat and Organized

Thursday, 04 January 2018 05:45  by Taylor S.
It’s easy for your life – at work and at home – to quickly become messy and unorganized. Unfortunately, this can lead to added stress in your life and make your day to day activities less efficient. Thankfully, messiness is not a character trait, it’s a habit – and the good thing about habits is that they can be changed! By taking on the responsibility yourself and getting things neat and tidy, you can reap the benefits, including: 1. Saved Time Maintaining order in your life is much easier than…

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Weight

Friday, 29 December 2017 05:00  by Courtney B.
Everything you eat and drink affects your body. Alcohol, especially in large quantities, can change your brain chemistry and have physiological effects as well. It can interfere with your cardiovascular system, alter your regular heartbeat and increase blood pressure. Other changes that alcohol causes in your brain can affect your weight, too. How Does Alcohol Affect Your Weight? When drinking alcohol becomes a habit, it starts to crowd other activities out of your schedule. You may find yourself spending more time each week drinking, and then drinking becomes a daily…
If you or a loved one are struggling with prescription drug abuse, you are not alone. In 2015, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found 18.9 million people misused psychotherapeutic drugs in the past year, such as pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives. The number of prescriptions doctors are writing has skyrocketed in the past decade by as much as 400 percent. Prescription drug abuse often begins as a result of physical pain. An individual receives a pain medication for surgery or injury, but when they no longer…

Stress and Alcohol Consumption

Monday, 18 December 2017 05:36  by Rachel P.
Drinking is a common end-of-day activity and can be part of a daily relaxation routine. It can seem harmless, especially if everyone is doing it. Work can be stressful, so a drink or two might help you unwind and get ready for your evening. Drinking to relax is a habit that many people have, but is it a good idea? Having a drink may make you feel relaxed, but if you’re using it as a coping mechanism for stress then you could be headed for trouble. The Problems with Drinking…
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition commonly associated with military service, but PTSD is more wide-spread in our society. Anyone who has experienced trauma, from a car accident to a natural disaster, could be vulnerable to developing PTSD. In many cases, the trauma is not an isolated incident but an ongoing occurrence. The type of PTSD that often develops from domestic violence or child abuse is called Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD. What Causes C-PTSD? Experiencing a traumatic event, whether you are injured in the incident or…

Drug Abuse in College Students

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:00  by Anna T.
College can be a wonderful experience for students, both academically and socially. It is an opportunity for young people to explore new ideas and information in pursuit of a rewarding career. They can interact with people from different areas and backgrounds as they explore a greater portion of the world around them. College is also the first time many students are away from home and managing their own daily environment. The transition to making all of their own decisions can be bumpy for some students. Drugs and alcohol are often…
Allergies are a natural part of the immune system where it reacts to what it perceives to be foreign invaders. Many people suffer from allergies to food, pollen, dust or other substances they encounter in their environments. Some food allergies are severe and can be deadly. Other allergies are merely annoying with congestion, itchiness and even skin reactions like rashes and bumps. Suffering from allergies is a fairly common experience, although most people do not find them debilitating. There are also over-the-counter medicines that can help treat the symptoms. In…
In many parts of the world, wintertime means cold weather. Cold temperatures can put stress on the body and mind. The shorter days mean less sunshine which lowers vitamin D levels, the dry air can cause dry skin, and the threat of colds and other viruses hover like shadows over social gatherings and public spaces. The idea of exercising outside is similar to the thought of jumping into a tub of ice. Overall, a lot of us would rather skip winter altogether and hibernate under a mound of comforters. We'll…

The Number of People with Depression Is Increasing

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 05:00  by Annie F.
Depression can be caused by a variety of factors, but one of its most common catalysts is stress. In recent years, the number of people experiencing anxiety or depression has increased. It’s easy to understand why when we consider the 24-hour news cycle reporting trauma and tragedies taking place around the world. Our electronic age also places higher demands on people to accomplish more in shorter periods of time. Depression Statistics The number of people suffering from depression worldwide is increasing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 350…

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:00  by Taylor S.
While the later decades of the twentieth century saw more women entering the work force and placing higher importance on their careers, many struggled to balance a full-time job with the realities of managing other responsibilities at home. Even in our modern society, women are often expected to take on multiple roles, building a career while maintaining a household and even taking the lead in social responsibilities and event planning. Benefits of Work-Life Balance Work-life balance is easy to understand, though not always so easy to implement. It means creating…

The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:00  by Courtney B.
Social media like Facebook and Twitter have changed everyday life in many ways. Information and opinions from people hundreds of miles away are delivered to you in an instant. In many ways, though, social media is like a 24-hour a day soap opera. Once you are hooked, it is hard to turn away. However, spending too much time with social media can have negative consequences on your mental health. Why Social Media Is Bad for Mental Health There are some positive aspects to social media, like keeping in touch with…
In this digital era, smartphones are something both young and old find central to their lives. Smartphones have their advantages. They can connect people across the county and globally. They provide us with quick information and can be invaluable in an emergency. How much is too much, though? Approximately 90% of the population of the whole world is using mobile phones, and the time they spend on these phones is increasing — but usage of mobile phones can have some negative health impacts. Can Cell Phones Cause Depression? The constant…
Natural disasters affect millions of people every year. Earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fires, hurricanes and tsunamis are catastrophic events that destroy homes and lives. While we can prepare for natural disasters and predict them to some extent, nothing can completely stop them from happening. Statistics tend to count up the lives lost and economic devastation of these events, but it is less easy to quantify the psychological impact of a disaster. The people left in the wake of these events have lost homes, loved ones and sometimes an entire way of…
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