Why Won’t They Understand? Here are 10 Reasons.

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Why won’t they understand?  Why don’t they get it?  Why can’t they just listen to me? When was the last time you were seeking helpful advice, affirmation, empathy, or help but received anything except that?  I know people who are afflicted with physical but not obvious ailments who have encountered unsolicited advice, condemnation, or no …

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Good peer relationships are essential to adolescent wellness

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Good Peer Relationships and Adolescent Wellness Peer relationships that are good and wholesome are essential to teen wellness. Social isolation hurts humans of all ages, but a new wave of studies published this year shows just how sensitive teens are to their social environment. To start, a new longitudinal study in Psychological Science suggests that …

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Pursuing happiness makes you unhappy, but only if …

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Are you pursuing happiness? Americans want to be happy. But some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. A new study sheds some light on this peculiar American contradiction, suggesting that the relationship between pursuing happiness and decreased well-being, far from being universal, may actually be …

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