14 of the Most Common Phobias

As humans have evolved over time, certain people have developed responses to deal with unwelcome situations that we now refer to as phobias. The word phobia comes from the Greek word phobos, which means fear, and is commonly used as a suffix to create a word for an irrational, abnormal, and ongoing fear that affects someone’s life enough to be considered a mental disorder.

Should You Have Children? Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

It’s important to ask yourself a few tough questions before becoming pregnant, because once you’ve started down the path of adding to your family, you can’t go back. It’s important that you and your spouse are on the same page, and to make this easier, we’ve come up with a list of questions that will help you figure out the right time to start your family. Check them out!

How to Survive a Breakup

There are plenty of ways to handle a breakup. If you’ve done it already before, you may think that you’ve found the best possible method, but what you may not realize is that every breakup is different. Luckily, we’re here today to bring you a few tips on how to get through your newest breakup.

How to Deal with a Friend Breakup

It’s a hard truth to hear, but the fact of the matter is not all friendships last forever. Sometimes you bond with people at a job, or in specific circumstances, and once you’ve left that situation, often the friendship deteriorates as well. Or maybe you’re just growing apart from someone that you’ve been friends with for a very long time.

The Highs and Lows of Caffeine Consumption

For some people, the morning hasn’t truly begun until they’ve sat down with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Many people around the world rely on different forms of caffeinated beverages to jumpstart their morning, and put them in a good mood for the start of the work day.

Dear Diary: Dealing with Low Self Esteem

At its core, low self esteem is a biased viewpoint that we hold against ourselves. It’s a little voice that tells us we are not as good as the people around us. There are a few ways that you can combat low self esteem in your daily life. Take a look at this list, and see if you can incorporate some of these helpful strategies into your everyday routine.

Things You Should Know about Introverts (So You Don’t Have to Ask)

Introverts enjoy a rich inner life, and although it may require a bit of effort in order to share it with others, they are eager to express themselves and enjoy being active members of society. Here are a few things you may not have known about introverts and a few tips on how to best engage with them.

15 Ways to Avoid Awkward Social Interactions

One of the most important things to realize as we grow up is that everyone feels awkward sometimes. Some days, you’ll head to work feeling amazing, rocking a great pair of shoes or a killer outfit, and you’ll feel like you can conquer the world. Other days, you’ll leave your house and realize your shirt is on backwards right after someone tells you about that piece of spinach stuck in your teeth.

Purrfect Companions: Benefits of Owning a Pet

Although there are plenty of children who dream about pets, once you move out on your own, there are a lot of factors to consider before adopting an animal. While there are many responsibilities that come with being a pet owner, the benefits greatly outweigh any potential negatives. Here are a few reasons why being a pet owner can greatly improve your life.

14 Ways to Cozy Up Your Dorm Room

If you’re heading into post-secondary education, chances are that right now you’re staring into the abyss of a totally stark, all white (or concrete!) dorm room, wondering how you can possibly feel at home in there for the next year. Luckily for you, we’re here today with a guide to help you make the most out of your tiny, new living space.

At the Heart of Cardio

Cardio is great as a standalone exercise, or as a way to warm up your body for the tougher exercise that’s still to come, but it has its own benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are a few ways for you to improve your cardio routine, so you know you’re getting the best out of your workout.

Start Fresh: How to Succeed in Your First Weeks of College

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably made the decision to star a brand new post-secondary education. Congratulations! Entering college or university is a great step towards building a solid future and investing in yourself. However, college is not only where you receive an education – it’s a chance for you to meet friends and colleagues that share your interests and aspirations.

Common Misconceptions about Autism Deconstructed

Since autism is so misunderstood, we’re here today to clarify some common misconceptions which should set you on the road to being a better and more understanding person when conversing with a person affected by autism.

Combating Prediabetes with Awareness

Type 1 diabetes does not yet have a discoverable cause, but Type 2 is known to be caused by a lack of exercise and poor diet. Prediabetes is the body’s state before a full diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is confirmed, but there are ways to prevent it from occurring. Read on!

Written on Our Skin: A Brief History of Tattoos

At its heart, tattooing is simply the art of making marks on our skin, either permanently or not. It can represent something as meaningful as religious beliefs, ancestry, or status, but it can also be a way to celebrate your individuality and artistic taste.