Psychology

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  • A woman talking to her colleague in the office
    Careers

    Struggling with small talk now you’re back in the office? You’re not alone

  • woman wearing yellow top and blue skirt
    Life

    How to use colour psychology to help you get through autumn and winter

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    Mental Health

    Dark evenings getting you down? Try the Nordic trend of koselig

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Mental Health

How to get comfortable – really genuinely comfortable – asking for help

Do you find it difficult to accept help from others? It’s time to talk about why this might be…

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Kayleigh Dray
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A woman sat in the sun
Life

You’re not imagining it: the hot weather really can make your anxiety worse

Here’s how to deal with it.

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Lauren Geall
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Moya Crockett
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Health

The real reason you’re so obsessed with that pumpkin spice latte

Autumn – aka pumpkin spice season – is upon us, but what is our favourite drink really doing to our brains?

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Ted Bundy's image on a television screen on the lawn of the Florida State Prison. | Location: Starke, Florida, USA.
TV

The big problem with your insatiable true crime obsession

Can’t quit this gory genre? Here’s how to spot a good true crime from an exploitative AF one...

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Daniela Elser
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Kayleigh Dray
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The rise of the social vampire, and how to handle the one in your life

If you don’t know who the social vampire is in your friendship group, there’s a very high chance it’s you...

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Relationships

How the “death of proximity” is really impacting all of our relationships

We need a new set of rules to forge meaningful connections in the real (and virtual) world.

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Jade Beer
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A woman on her phone at home
Mental Health

How to handle the disappointment of a ‘nothing’ summer

Struggling to come to terms with the fact that September is almost here? Read this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Autumn 2020: Maple tree in the mountains
Long Reads

The Danish concept of “pyt” is your ticket to a soothing September reset

Take a deep cleansing breath and press the ‘pyt’ button.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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A woman thinking about conspiracy theories
News

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? Psychologists have the answer

Eye-opening stuff.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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THE CHAIR (L to R) SANDRA OH as JI-YOON, NANA MENSAH as YAZ, and HOLLAND TAYLOR as JOAN in episode 106 of THE CHAIR Cr. ELIZA MORSE/NETFLIX © 2021
TV

Netflix’s The Chair teaches us a vital lesson about the “dream job”

Sandra Oh gets the job she’s always wanted in this college comedy-drama… and soon discovers she hates it.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Mental Health

Do negative news stories make you anxious? You could have a “sticky mind”

Here’s how to cope with this type of anxiety.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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Blaming women or mental health issues for mass shootings isn’t solving anything

Where does our impulse to ‘explain away’ acts of violence come from?

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Careers

How total and utter silence actually impacts your ability to concentrate

Some consider background noise to be their worst enemy when it comes to getting work done – but what does their need for silence really say about them?

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
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Life

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

Welcome to the reality of navigating life as an awful replier.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Strength

What it really means to be ‘the gym one’ in your friendship group

Read this if fitness is a key part of your identity.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Celeb couples in PDA moments
Relationships

The cold hard truth about PDAs, according to psychologists

It feels as if we’re witnessing *very* public displays of affection at every turn, but what do they really tell us about the couples involved?

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
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TV

Why the world is now addicted to “background TV”

Psychologists have explored how having the TV on in the background *really* impacts your concentration.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Beauty

Why the simple act of having short hair means so much more than we think

Short hair, don’t care? We need to discuss the psychological impact of going for a crop.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Your celebrity crush could be a symptom of burnout. Here’s how to tell

Prepare to feel seen...

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Make-up

“After a year of not wearing make-up, I feel uncomfortable with it on. Help?”

One writer explores her changing relationship with make-up as lockdown eases.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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