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    1. You Don't Need to Figure Out Your Career So Early

      You Don't Need to Figure Out Your Career So Early

      Here's an interesting article from Psychology Today. It's called a Be in Such a Hurry to Choose Your Career.

      It has some fascinating points to share. Here's one that's absolutely thought-provoking:

      Some people call that skill stacking, where you don't have to be the best at any one thing, but if you have a diversity of experiences, you can overlap them in a way where you create a unique ground to work on or compete on.

      Take a look at the rest of the article for more...

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    2. How Gut Health Can Influence the Rest of Your Body Functions

      How Gut Health Can Influence the Rest of Your Body Functions

      Thought we’d share this intriguing article from the Psychology Today. It’s titled Gut Bacteria Can Influence Your Mood, Thoughts, and Brain.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we piqued our interest:

      What has become evident is that patients with psychiatric disorders have different populations of gut microbes compared to microbes in healthy individuals. Also stress and stress hormones such as cortisol can have a negative impact on our microbiome. And all of these factors interact in complex ways with the immune system. As the knowledge of the exact nature of brain-gut interactions unfold in relation ...

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    3. Why We Should Keep Cultivating Our Social Circles Even as We Grow Old

      Why We Should Keep Cultivating Our Social Circles Even as We Grow Old

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Psychology Today. It’s titled Staying Socially Active May Offset Risk of Cognitive Decline.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      Data analysis revealed that higher amounts of social contact at age 60 were most significantly associated with a lower risk of developing dementia later in life. Those who had daily face-to-face interactions with friends at age 60 were 12 percent less likely to develop dementia than age-matched cohorts who weren't socially engaged on a regular basis.

       To find out more, take a look ...

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    4. Does Brain Size Matter in Dog Cognition?

      Does Brain Size Matter in Dog Cognition?

      Here's an interesting article on Psychology Today. It's called Are Big Dogs Smarter Than Small Dogs?

      In it, author of Canine Corner, Dr. Stanley Coren shares a fascinating theory. Here's a short excerpt:

      Data were obtained from 1,888 dogs, and the results were unambiguous. There was a clear trend indicating that larger dogs were able to accurately remember over a longer period of time than were their smaller counterparts.

      For more context on this, check out the rest of the article at the website linked below...

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    5. Blending with Nature Through Artistic Expression

      Blending with Nature Through Artistic Expression

      Came across this article on Psychology Today and thought we'd share it with you. It's called The Tao of Self-Fulfillment.

      In it, Kenneth Silvestri Ed.D. shares some wisdom on self-fulfilment. Here's a fascinating quote on human creativity and aesthetics that we found thought-provoking:

      Unpredictable outcomes will occur, as they do every moment in nature, yet there is an infinite amount of choice for a new avenue of creativity. Probably, this creativity or aesthetic human attribute is as close as we will get to blending with nature. This can include sharing outcomes through collective activism and artistic ...

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    6. How to Spot Inappropriate Workplace Touching from Co-Workers and Especially from Superiors

      How to Spot Inappropriate Workplace Touching from Co-Workers and Especially from Superiors

      Thought we'd share this fascinating article from Psychology Today. It's titled Gender Rules for Appropriate Workplace Touching and we find very thought-provoking.

      It shares some interesting insights. Here's one of them:

      For men, touch in the workplace is almost exclusively motivated by power. Nancy Henley analyzed nonverbal behavior in Fortune 500 companies and found that touch among men tends to be directed from the top down as a status marker.

      Give the rest of the article a read so you can back yourself with the knowledge and confidence to know when you've been inappropriately touched...

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    7. Methods That Can Help You Be Present in the Moment

      Methods That Can Help You Be Present in the Moment

      Stumbled upon this article from Psychology Today. It's called 7 Ways to Practice Being in the Present Moment.

      It shares with us some excellent tips. Here's one of them:

      Your senses alert you, and inform you about what is going on around you, at least on an unconscious level. So practice paying attention to what you see, smell, hear, taste, and touch. In fact, this works particularly well when you’re feeling anxious and/or depressed. Stop what you’re thinking and consciously feel what your senses are bringing to your attention.

      For more of these interesting tips ...

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    8. Why We Should Avoid Talking Ill About Our Ex In Front of Our Kids

      Why We Should Avoid Talking Ill About Our Ex In Front of Our Kids

      We just had to share this interesting article by Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. It's called How to Talk About Your Ex to Your Kids.

      She shares some thought-provoking points here. This one's particularly fascinating:

      Children know that they are built from both mom and dad and that this is their core identity. When Sophie heard that “trash talk” it was as if the part of her that was her father was being rejected, or that she had to reject it herself to be loyal to her mother. She was at risk of disconnecting from a part of ...

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    9. The Healing Quality of Making Art

      The Healing Quality of Making Art

      We just had to share this excellent article from Psychology Today. It's called Art as a Healing Expression: Part 2.

      It features the insights of artist Brandon Breaux. He has some strong feelings about the relationship of art and mental health. Here's a snippet:

      By engaging in the creative process, we quiet the thinking brain and give voice to the unconscious. The cathartic result presents a pathway to understanding ourselves and our mental health—not in pieces, and not only through the veil of diagnosis, but as a whole, integrated person.

      It's a great piece that we ...

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    10. The Importance of Asking Deeper Questions

      The Importance of Asking Deeper Questions

      Came across this fascinating article on Psychology Today. Thought we would share it with you. It's called Find Deeper Meaning by Asking Deeper Questions.

      It's got a lot of interesting ideas. Here's one of them:

      Socrates believed that the wisest person is the person who is most aware of his or her own ignorance. In this regard, he believed that it was best to start by stating “he knew nothing” in recognition that he was open to learning new insights. Humbly, he recognized that there were limits to his own knowledge.

      There are lots more like these ...

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    11. How To Heal Childhood Traumas

      How To Heal Childhood Traumas

      We thought we would share this thought-provoking article from Psychology Today. It's called 4 Ways to Heal Childhood Wounds.

      In it, the bestselling author of Fixing Families, Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. shares with us some tips on how to move on from traumatic childhood experiences that could still haunt us even through adulthood and old age. 

      Hurtful events from the past usually contaminate the present in two ways: One is that events of past get triggered in the everyday. Just as you are skittish and hypervigilant when driving after you've had a car accident, hurtful events ...

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    12. Beauty Care: Feeling Good About Your Looks Past Age 60

      Beauty Care: Feeling Good About Your Looks Past Age 60

      I don’t know about you, but while I don’t find aging fun, I do delight in the challenges it presents. When for decades I rarely thought about personal maintenance, I am now on that track, whether it be paying more attention to exercise and good eating as a way of life, changing up my hair style so I don’t get branded with a single “frozen in time” look the rest of my life, going to an aesthetician or med spa doctor to get the most I can out of my skin, or getting massages for not just ...

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    13. Is Nesting A Good Idea?

      Is Nesting A Good Idea?

      We found this article from Psychology Today's Anne Gold Buscho and immediately thought that we should share it with you. It's called Can Nesting Help You Have a Better Divorce?

      In it, she shares some insights on nesting. Here's a gem that we thought would be helpful.

      Think through the value of nesting for the children and ask yourself if you can set aside your own comfort and prioritize the comfort of your children.  Nesting works best when both parents remain actively involved with their children.

      For more information on whether nesting is for you, give the ...

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    14. How The "Do What You Love" Advice Can Backfire

      How The "Do What You Love" Advice Can Backfire

      We stumbled upon this article called Why You Shouldn't "Do What You Love". It's by Allison E McWilliams Ph.D from Psychology Today.

      In it, she makes some interesting points that we thought we would share here. This one's particularly thought-provoking: 

      What’s important to understand about these three work orientations is that there is no “right answer.” No one orientation is better than the others. What’s important is that you figure out what makes the most sense for you.

      For more context of Dr McWilliams' insights, check the rest of the article out.

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    15. How Burying Yourself With Work Doesn't Help At All

      How Burying Yourself With Work Doesn't Help At All

      Sometimes we use work as an escape from the loneliness and the turmoil of our home life. We tend, therefore, to bury ourselves with tasks and deliverables.

      However, psychologists believe that doing so only adds to our unhappiness and displeasure with our lives. This article from Psychology Today gives us a peek into the supporting study behind it. "Unless you’re under threat, you were designed to saunter. When you can slow down and savor the tasks you’ve been rushing through, ease and stillness keep your energy up, mind clear, and productivity high," it reads.

      This article comes highly ...

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    16. How Workaholism Negatively Affects Your Productivity and How to Deal With It If You Already Have It

      How Workaholism Negatively Affects Your Productivity and How to Deal With It If You Already Have It

      Work addiction is a result of a society that puts a premium on productivity. It's a debilitating affliction that keeps us from performing other important duties well.

      Productivity from workaholism may even be short lived. "Workaholism actually leads to greater costs to organizations too due to stress-related accidents, absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, medical costs and workers’ compensation—all of which cost the U.S. industry over $300 billion annually," this Psych Today article reads. 

      This highly informative article certainly got us here at Co-Creation Magazine be aware of the depressing situation. We recommend that you read it as ...

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    17. An Introvert Opens Up

      An Introvert Opens Up

      Introverts are generally invisible at both personal and professional events. Sometimes you don't even notice that they're there. However, Sophia Dembling's experience of sharing her personal struggles through social media made her feel that she's not actually invisible. In this article on Psychology Today, she shares with us her wonderful experience.

      "First, I realized that, despite my best efforts, I was not actually invisible. People see me. Apparently a lot of people. That was surprising in itself," it reads. The outpouring of support overwhelmed her and permanently changed her view on what being an introvert is ...

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    18. How To Avoid Burnout

      How To Avoid Burnout

      There are boundaries in the workplace that you shouldn't cross. However, sometimes you want to make things work so badly that you take on more responsibilities even when it's no longer your job to do so. "A lack of boundaries will cause you to take on workloads, priorities or burdens that aren’t yours to carry," writes Susan Biali in this Psychology Today article.

      It's important to set these boundaries and have the discipline not to go past them. Having a work environment where no one is burnt out is defintely going to help your office work ...

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    19. The Irony of Workaholism

      The Irony of Workaholism

      Technology, by definition, was supposed to help make things including work, easier for us. It's pretty sad that it failed. Instead of making helping us carry the load, it seems to have made companies and society, in general, put more and more. Workaholism, therefore, has taken over the workforce.

      However, workaholism may not be what it's cut out to be. In this article from Psychology Today, Emma Seppala P.h.D shares with us how workaholism can be counterproductive. "Workaholism actually leads to greater costs to organizations too due to stress-related accidents, absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, medical ...

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    20. Transcending Your Suffering Through Loving Kindness

      Transcending Your Suffering Through Loving Kindness

      No one wants to live a life filled only with suffering. However, some of us don't even know that we're trapped in a cycle of turmoil. This article from Psychology Today helps us with this dilemma.

      In this piece, Steven Stosny shares with us his thoughts on suffering and how to overcome it. "Those who condemn others are the least likely to know they’re suffering," he writes. Which makes it a dangerous kind of suffering.

      Luckily, there's a cure. He suggests that we should learn loving kindness or meta-meditation. It's kind of a difficult article ...

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    21. This Book is Going to Teach Us How to be Crazy Happy

      This Book is Going to Teach Us How to be Crazy Happy

      Practical Tools for Being Crazy Happy is a book by Susanna Mittermaier that helps readers become happier with life. It's a simple premise but the impact is huge on any reader. In this interview, Mittermaier defines what it is to be crazy happy and how we can achieve that.

      "Being crazy happy is the choice to be happy even if it might seem crazy. Happiness creates a space where we are not the effect of the reality of problems and difficulties that are being made real every day and where we can create beyond it," says the author. It ...

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    22. Detoxing Your Social Groups Can Be Just As Important to Your Happiness This Coming Year

      Detoxing Your Social Groups Can Be Just As Important to Your Happiness This Coming Year

      Our minds like clean beginnings and clean endings so there's no better time to make fresh start than the New Year. This is why we do our resolutions list at this time of the year.

      The perennial ones will be there for sure, such as working out and managing finances better. However, there are often forgotten segments of our lives that also needs a refresh from time to time - our social circles. "Social support has long been demonstrated as one of the leading indicators of happiness and one of the greatest buffers of stress," writes Michael Woodward P.h ...

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    23. How A Good Idea Can Be Bad For Brilliant Ones

      How A Good Idea Can Be Bad For Brilliant Ones

      Thinking creatively is a skill that is difficult to teach yet highly sought after by recruitment officers and head hunters. Schools, therefore, have a hard time meeting the demands of industries when it comes to this regard.

      This article from Psychology Today's Tara Thiagarajan Ph.D. and Jennifer Newson Ph.D., shares with us one probable culprit why most of us can't think more creatively. They posit that having a good idea might be blocking the birth of a great idea."For example, researchers at the University of California showed that people who were better at “forgetting” recent ...

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    24. Why Baby Talk and Making Those Weird Faces Are More Worth So Much More Than Cheap Laughs

      Why Baby Talk and Making Those Weird Faces Are More Worth So Much More Than Cheap Laughs

      From baby talk to making weird faces, human parents always try to recreate whatever it is that made their babies smile for the first time. A baby's smile is just so precious to look at. It warms the heart and melts the soul. In this article from Psych Today, we learn why we should try even harder to make our babies smile.

      "The first real social smile happens at around three months old. What may not have occurred to you in a conscious way is that beginning then—or even sooner—you can help your child develop a hearty ...

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