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How to Heal a Broken Heart

How to Heal a Broken Heart

Published 04 December, 2013 | Relationship Advice

As with any of life's difficulties, having a strategy to help you through heartbreak and come out stronger makes the difference between extended emotional agony and a swifter-than-you-could-have-believed recovery.

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Would you like to be unnaturally bouncy in the morning?

How to Wake Up Bright and Breezy

Published 06 October, 2011 | Sleep Problems

Have you ever noticed that the average amount of sleep people seem to need is always 'five more minutes'? The dreaded alarm goes off or your partner yells at you to WAKE UP! And it's "just give me five more minutes" - as if 300 more measly seconds will replenish the awakener all they need for the day ahead.

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Let them know where the uncrossable line lies

5 Golden Keys to Assertiveness and Setting Boundaries

Published 13 September, 2011 | Communication Skills

My girlfriend said she was impressed; but I wasn't pleased with the way I'd 'handled' the situation. For years afterwards (and still now, it appears), I would use this incident as an example of how not to be assertive.

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You can tell someone's personality type by what's written under their hair.

So, What Are the 'Personality Types', Really?

Published 08 September, 2011 | Relationship Advice

We're all interested in human personality and motivation. Personality tests, quizzes, and analysis are massively popular search terms. Sit down in any public space for a little while and eavesdrop on conversations people have about the people in their lives. We all love to talk personality types.

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Everyone approves of puppies

Do You Want to Stop Seeking Approval?

Published 18 August, 2011 | Social Anxiety

One grave problem with chronic approval seeking is that it leaves you vulnerable to being manipulated by others. People pick up that you're anxious to please them, that your main priority is that 'everything be okay'. Another problem with being too eager to gain approval is that it can get in the way of actually being effective in a situation.

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