Psychology

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  • Why am I being ghosted? These are the personality types most likely to ghost you after a date, according to psychology
    Dating

    These are the 3 personality types that are most likely to ghost you

  • An illustration of a woman on her phone with a pink background
    Life

    “Sorry, I completely missed this!” Why are some people so bad at replying to messages?

  • Keir Starmer has been called boring by his shadow cabinet
    Life

    This is why being boring is the worst insult of all

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I haven’t made any friends at work – how do I fix this?”
Careers

“After two years, I still haven’t made any friends at work – how do I fix this?”

When friendship seems off the cards at work, what do you do?

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The Honest Boss
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A woman sat in the sun
Life

Feeling anxious? Here’s why the hot weather could be to blame

You’re not imagining it – high temperatures really can cause anxiety levels to spike.

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Lauren Geall
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Moya Crockett
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A woman commuting on the London underground/tube
Life

This is why public transport brings out the worst in all of us, according to psychologists

What is it about public transport that has the capacity to turn us into the worst versions of ourselves? Stylist investigates.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Why being over responsible can be a sign of people pleasing, and what you can do about it
Mental Health

“I’ve always played the ‘mum friend’, but am I actually just a people-pleaser?”

There is such a thing as being too responsible.

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Amy Beecham
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Amy Beecham
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What is “semi-ghosting” – and why does it hurt more than the real thing?

It turns out there’s a name for when flaky goes too far.

An illustration of a confused woman with question marks over her head
Mental Health

This is why your brain feels like mush when you return to work after a break

Struggling to focus after the big bank holiday weekend? You’re not alone.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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woman looking at mobile phone
Mental Health

This is what your profile picture really says about your personality

You’ll never look at photos on social media the same way again.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Bridgerton Ruby Barker
Entertainment

Bridgerton’s Ruby Barker has a vital mental health reminder after revealing her own hospitalisation

The actor has shared that she’s been “struggling since Bridgerton”.

Posted by
Morgan Cormack
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What are green flags and how can we identify them in ourselves?
Life

Why we should all be paying more attention to our “green flags”

We all have them. So why aren’t we shouting about them?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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7 signs you’re emotionally drained, according to a psychologist
Mental Health

7 tell-tale signs you’re emotionally drained, according to a psychologist

Sound relatable?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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5 of the most common boundary setting mistakes and how you can avoid making them, according to a therapist
Life

5 common boundary setting mistakes – and how you can avoid making them

It’s not easy, but it is doable when you know what to avoid, says one therapist.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Lauren Geall
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The 4 key factors that shape our wellbeing, according to psychologists

Understanding what ‘wellbeing’ really means is the key to making positive, long-lasting change.

Woman resting on a clock taking recovery time for work stress
Mental Health

Why taking recovery time from work is vital for your mental health – and how to do it properly

Do you feel guilty about taking a sick day after an illness? Here are some expert tips on taking a day off and making sure it feels like a day off.

Posted by
Meg Walters
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People hiding behind toxic positivity masks
Mental Health

Are you wearing a “positivity mask”? Here’s why it’s time to stop hiding behind it

A positivity mask is a dangerous, toxic way to hide from the difficult truth – here’s how to stop.

Posted by
Meg Walters
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Book covers
Books

It’s not déjà vu: books you love are starting to look the same. Here’s why

Turns out, we do judge books by their covers.

Posted by
Alice Kemp-Habib
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A head with squiggles inside representing a brain
Mental Health

What happens inside our brains when we’re feeling lonely?

A psychologist explains what’s really going on.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Rejection emotions: what are they, why are they so powerful and how can we learn to manage them?
Life

The surprisingly simple reason feeling rejected hurts so much – and how we can overcome it

If you’re feeling particularly sensitive to knock-backs right now, this could be why.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Psychology: the rise of ‘trauma dumping’, and how to handle it when a friend overshares
Relationships

“Trauma dumping” is the toxic trend we need to watch out for in our friendships

“Your friends are not your therapist.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Posted by
Amy Beecham
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This surprising personality trait is the one thing daters look for in a partner in 2022

It turns out looks really aren’t everything…

How “grudge-dumping” can poison our relationships without us even realising
Life

What is “grudge-dumping” and why should we avoid it?

The way we deal with unresolved anger can be very telling.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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