Dying of a broken heart: Heart disease, depression and risk of mortality

    Compared to otherwise healthy people, individuals who have heart disease are significantly more likely to suffer from depression. Prevalence estimates of depression following acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) range as high as 40-65 per cent (Januzzi, Stern, Pasternak, … Read More

How Parents Know when to Really Worry

  Almost 10 years ago, while kicking a football in a local suburban park with my son, I came upon an oak tree with six or seven bunches of flowers at the bottom of it. Stuck to the tree with … Read More

Getting to Know You is as Easy as A, B, C or D.

    AFTER a long interview process during the summer, Dionne Glenn was told she had to do one more thing before learning whether she would be hired as a branch manager for Central Bank of Houston: take a simple … Read More

The rapid rise of online psychological assessment for recruitment and selection

  Globalisation and the increasing need for speed and efficiency in test administration and subsequent decision making have driven a marked increase in the use of online psychological testing within organisational settings in recent years. One of the major global … Read More

Top 10 ways to beat the post-Christmas blues

Stay happy after Christmas The post-Christmas period can leave many of us feeling down. Back to work blues, an empty social calendar, festive weight gain, miserable weather and a dwindling bank balance can all contribute to a general feeling of melancholy. Thankfully, … Read More

Beating Christmas stress and anxiety

The Christmas season is meant to be a time of joy, but for many people it can be a time of stress, anxiety, disappointment or loneliness. Christmas comes with high expectations of perfect, happy families enjoying luxurious celebrations and gifts, but not all of … Read More

The Science Of Laughter: 4 Ways Laughing More Leads To A Better Life

1. Laughter is good for your health. Thanks to a natural decrease in stress hormones and an increase in blood flow, you will simultaneously be protecting your body from heart problems when you laugh. You will also generally strengthen your … Read More

7 Truths When You Look Cool On The Outside But Feel Anxious On The Inside

1. You have a great poker face, but half the time you’re screaming on the inside. You’re cool and collected, but you’re also hot and raging. You have a cyclone inside of you that you’re always doing your best to … Read More

7 Tips on How to Manage Everyday Stress

Stress is often described as a feeling of being overloaded, wound-up, tense and worried. Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is important. Fortunately, it’s easy to learn simple techniques that help.   Identify warning signs: Signs you are stressed could include … Read More

45 Life Lessons

    Whatever your age might be, these universal lessons are relatable to anyone who needs a little reminder of what’s important in life. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Life is … Read More