By Sarah Griffiths 27th June 2022 [This article first appeared on at https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220624-why-criticism-lasts-longer-than-praise] Most of us are subjected to insults, sarcastic comments or bad feedback in our everyday lives. But we weren’t built to deal with torrents of criticism. As children we are often told that sticks and stones can break bones, but words can … Read more
Relationship Check Up A healthy relationship means that both members of the couple are… 1. Communicating with each other: Talking about problems without screaming and shouting; listening to each other, and respecting their viewpoint; being willing to adapt, and to sometimes change their mind. 2. Showing respect for one another: Valuing the other person’s culture, … Read more
How touch influences who we are attracted to
09 NOVEMBER 2021|LOVE & SEX
The reason that some people demand attention while others are happier by themselves reveals a little about the inner workings of the romantic, social, and parental relationships we form.
According to Attachment Theory in developmental psychology, our childhood shapes how we seek affection as adults.
Script by Will Park
Animation by Michal Bialozej
Those who work with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing to treat trauma share the pros and cons. By Locke Hughes Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a research-backed type of therapy people use for trauma and anxiety. Trauma doesn’t always look the same. Whether it’s a failed relationship, an unspeakable act of violence … Read more
If You’ve Never Heard of ‘Trauma Bonding,’ This Explainer Is For You by Dimple Punjaabi September 11, 2020 People often don’t realize they have formed a trauma bond. It’s possible that many of us have had at least one such relationship in our lives. The first step to breaking free is acceptance of such a … Read more
This article was first published on the BBC website and can be found at https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210414-why-some-narcissists-actually-hate-themselves People who chronically brag and boast are grating – and, at times, repellent. But a surprising truth about narcissists might help us feel unexpected compassion for them. In a world where humility is valued, some of the most grating people … Read more
How to escape your motivational trough when you’re flagging By Bryan Lufkin 11th February 2021 Your get-up-and-go has tanked as the pandemic has dragged on. But there are ways to kickstart your motivation – even when it seems like you’ve tried everything. Early on, a friend of mine likened the pandemic to enduring a long-haul … Read more