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Making friends at work: 6 simple do’s and don’ts to help you maintain professional bonds and boundaries

It’s great to have friends at work, but our workplace connections can require some social navigating. For many people, getting to know their coworkers is a little awkward.   Despite how stiff water cooler talk can be, getting past that phase (by becoming friends at work) is beneficial for you and…

Addressing women’s mental health issues: How to combat social stigma and gain the confidence needed to seek help 

Gender may play a significant role in the development of mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression, creating unique circumstances for women.  Unfortunately, women are also more likely to be viewed as frail or fragile for expressing what they’re suffering from to those around them. And many fear that…

Dealing with workplace manipulation: Identify the signs, spot dark personality traits, and communicate more effectively 

Workplace manipulation happens when a supervisor or coworker uses guilt, shame, coercion, or other tactics to exploit another member of the team.  If your boss is a workplace manipulator, watch out for traits and behavioral qualities that indicate they might have dark personality traits.  Dark personality traits (narcissism, machiavellianism, psychopathy)…

Safe drinking tips for college students: Preserve your physical and mental health while under the influence

Alcohol plays a social role in many college students’ experiences, as they celebrate the end of final exams or football victories. While there’s nothing wrong with having a drink if you’re of legal drinking age, it’s important to have a game plan first, which is where our safe drinking tips…

Exceptional, not disordered: How we can all help neurodiverse children belong 

Neurodiversity is a term coined by sociologist Judy Singer to refer to natural variations in the human brain, driven by epigenetics.  The neurodiversity movement rejects the idea that people with ADHD, autism, and other neurodevelopmental conditions are somehow defective. As a society we need to value and accommodate neurodiverse children…

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