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Romance scammers: Who they are, what they do, and how you can protect your heart and wallet

In 2020, reported losses from romance scams totaled $304 million.  Heartbroken victims reported losing not only their money, but also their dignity and the futures they’d envisioned with their loved ones. You can take practical steps to protect yourself from romance scammers, like learning to identify the psychological biases these…

How to protect yourself from mind control techniques and cult recruitment (it’s not as far-fetched as you think)

Brainwashing is an outdated psychological concept, but narcissistic cult leaders can still exercise extreme influence over smart, sane, “regular” people.  You can protect yourself from cultic mind control techniques by learning the warning signs and asking the right questions.  Destructive cults use love-bombing, isolation, and phobia indoctrination to overwhelm cognition. …

Your “Hot Girl Summer” checklist for mental health wellbeing in a post-pandemic world

This year, “Hot Girl Summer” has a different meaning — in a post-pandemic world, it’s about self-assurance and self-compassion as we face what we’ve been through and acknowledge the mental challenges ahead. There are (at least) five mental obstacles that we have to navigate during our reemergence, one being anxiety:…

Boredom can be destructive—if you are bored at home, deepen your connections, remember your goals, rejuvenate an old hobby, and additional tips

Due to COVID-19, many of us are forced to stay at home for the foreseeable future either alone or with a couple friends or family members. In either case, we’re struggling with social distancing as we adjust to a new normal; feelings like anxiety and loneliness overwhelm us. Many of…

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