Psychology

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“Sorry, I completely missed this!” Why are so many of us so bad at replying to messages?

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Lauren Geall
  • The psychology of friendship: “I spent a week telling my friends I loved them and this is what they said back”
    Family & Friends

    “I spent a week telling my friends I loved them and here’s what they said back”

  • A couple stood back to back
    Relationships

    This viral tweet highlights why toxic behaviour isn’t always obvious

  • What happens to our brains when we shop online?
    Fashion

    This is what actually happens to your brain when you shop online

Latest Stories

Gaslighting
Relationships

Why “don’t take it so personally” is the ultimate gaslighting insult

It sows the seeds of crippling self-doubt.

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Anna Brech
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Relationships

Is your friendship “starving” to death? Here’s how to tell (and how to save it)

Yes, a good friendship often can survive long periods of inactivity – but it still needs nourishment from time to time.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Strength

Inspired by this weekend’s race? This is the psychology behind signing up for a marathon

Should everyone take on these big fitness challenges?

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Chloe Gray
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Dating

The cold hard truth about love at first sight, according to psychologists

No one believes in love at first sight until that special someone comes and steals their heart – but what do psychologists make of the romantic phenomenon?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lauren Geall
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How to deal with “news anxiety”, according to experts

Feeling overwhelmed at the minute? Psychologists share their tips for dealing with a “sticky mind”.

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Skincare

Can you think your way to clearer skin?

The emerging field of psychodermatology seems to think so.

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Zeynab Mohamed
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Life

This is why people panic buy, according to a psychologist

Confused about the sudden rush to buy petrol? Read this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Relationships

Have you been targeted by a social vampire? Here’s how to handle it

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

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
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Mental Health

Why autumn has the power to make us happier than ever

It’s all to do with the psychology of change.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Mental Health

“The vital lesson I learned after one seriously lazy weekend”

Could something this simple really be the burnout reliever we all need?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Mental Health

Why uncertainty isn’t always a bad thing (and how to start embracing it)

Do you struggle with not knowing what’s going to happen in the future? Read this.

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

Here’s how to feel more confident making conversation.

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Life

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

Don’t let grey skies ruin your day.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Mental Health

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

Forget hygge; here’s why koselig is the ultimate Nordic trend to embrace this autumn and winter.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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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…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
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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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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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Jade Beer
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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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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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