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  • Depression Is More Common Among Teens Than Many Parents Realize

    Oct 12, 2017
    Teenagers can often seem moody and uncommunicative. Sometimes that's just a teen being a teen. But if there are a number of similar and troubling signs it could be clinical depression, an all-too-common ailment among teenagers and the leading cause of teen suicide.
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  • Making Sure Disagreements At Work Don't Get The Best Of You

    Oct 12, 2017
    It can be a difficult situation when something is happening at work that you know just isn't right. While you can't change your boss's work style, or the type of person he is, you can handle disagreements in a way that can at least leave you feeling good about how you handled things.
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  • Don't Wait For Life To Come To You

    Oct 12, 2017
    Most us find that our lives may not be exactly as we once planned them. We may be disappointed in our relationships, our jobs, even our physical appearance. Such things can leave you feeling sad or frustrated, or it can inspire you to begin taking steps to change things more to your liking.
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  • Some Handy Tips To Make The College Application Process Less Stressful

    Oct 12, 2017
    When it's time to get those college applications completed and submitted, it can produce a lot of stress in many families. The whole choosing and applying to college is extremely stressful, but there are ways to take a logical approach to the whole process, and to solicit some help, that can make it all a bit easier.
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  • Even Remote Tragic Events Can Affect You Personally

    Oct 12, 2017
    Vicarious trauma is when we are negatively affected by happenings, usually terrible, tragic and frightening events, that have occurred far from where we live and to people we don't actually know. Yet the negative effects such events can have on us are very real and quite common.
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  • Volunteering As A Way To Reduce Senior Stress

    Sep 11, 2017
    As someone ages it isn't uncommon to find the amount of stress in one's life increases. From health problems to financial worries, there are a variety of ways that life becomes more difficult and the stress of daily living becomes a real factor. But there are ways to decrease that stress. One of the best is to have a more active social life, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to begin volunteering.
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  • School Morning Chaos Can Be Avoided

    Sep 11, 2017
    School mornings can be a chaotic scene. Nobody wants to get out of bed. Breakfast is something to dawdle over. Then there's those missing homework assignments, school books, essential clothes, and the fact the clock keeps ticking toward that "gonna be late for school" deadline. So here are some suggestions on making school mornings a bit more manageable.
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  • When Moms Think Of Returning To The Work Force

    Sep 11, 2017
    There might be any number of reasons why someone has decided to go job hunting, even though it may have been several years ago that they were last earning a paycheck. Making that decision, and getting out for those first few interviews, can be highly stressful. Here are some suggestions on how to make the process less intimidating.
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  • This Year Take Advantage Of All The School Counselor Has To Offer

    Sep 11, 2017
    What do school counselors do? Most parents aren't really aware of all the services that school counselors can provide. From elementary through high school, your school's counselor has a wide range of advice and assistance to offer. It's well worth contacting your child's school counselor early in the school year and finding out more about how he or she can help make the school year more successful.
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  • Recognizing An Abusive Relationship

    Aug 24, 2017
    Abusive relationships are not an infrequent occurrence. It's important to be able to recognize the elements that make a relationship abusive, whether it's one you're in yourself, or one that someone close to you is experiencing. There is help available.
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