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A neuroscientist says a simple question can defuse the anxiety you feel when your morning alarm goes off

According to one scientist, that feeling of morning dread could really just be your body trying to tell you something.
Does your employment contract have a clawback clause?

People who feel drained after work might blame it on overflowing inboxes and endless to-do lists, but there could be a more insidious factor at play

Work stress has a lot to do with "surface acting," or hiding your real feelings in an effort to please coworkers and clients.
Negative emotions can be overwhelming.

5 negative emotions, including anger and guilt, that you can turn into positives

We often feel overwhelmed by negative emotions like shame, guilt, and jealousy, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Smile and the whole world smiles with you — or maybe not.

I tried smiling at everyone all day — here’s how it affected my outlook on life

Smile and the whole world smiles with you, the saying goes. So I tried smiling all day to see if it had any impact on my mood.
Feeling bad can sometimes work in our favour.

Science suggests we’re better at detecting lies when we’re in a bad mood — here’s why negative emotions can sometimes do us go...

Not jumping for joy doesn't mean everything is awful. Here's how some bad moods can be beneficial.
Crying is how we release a whole range of emotions.

Crying once a week can reduce stress, according to a Japanese professor who calls himself a ‘tears teacher’

'The act of crying is more effective than laughing or sleeping in reducing stress,' he said.
Botox makes it harder to make certain facial expressions — and this could impact your sex life.

Getting Botox could make sex less enjoyable because your face isn’t as expressive

Botox makes it harder to make certain facial expressions — and this could impact your sex life. Previous research has shown how smiling, frowning, and the inhibiting of facial expressions can have a powerful psychological impact.
If you need a pick me up, try a hug.

Hugs can improve our relationships, according to science — especially after an argument

Hugging has been shown to have numerous psychological and physiological benefits. According to a new study, having a cuddle after an argument can help improve your relationship.

You probably won’t find the skills most important to success on a résumé — here are 21 ways to build them

Emotional intelligence — the ability to identify and manage emotions — can help you succeed at work and in relationships. Here are 21 practical strategies for increasing your EQ right away.

We evolved to find sex disgusting, according to a new study — and women may feel it more than men

A new study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has identified six common types of disgust that evolved to protect us from diseases.