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Why Your Eyes Are (Literally) the Window to Your Soul

Why Your Eyes Are (Literally) the Window to Your Soul | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the pupils tell us a lot about what’s going on in the mind of another person.
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Let's Stop Using Mental Illnesses As Figures Of Speech

Let's Stop Using Mental Illnesses As Figures Of Speech | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
Using names or acronyms of mental illnesses to hyperbolize innocuous idiosyncrasies and experiences has become pervasive in our cultural dialogue. It is important we end this trend, because making these flippant references trivializes how devastating...
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Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows

Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — "Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study. People who said they were dog lovers in the study tended to be more lively — meaning they were more ener...
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10 Surprising Effects of Lack of Sleep

10 Surprising Effects of Lack of Sleep | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
You know lack of sleep can make you grumpy and foggy. You may not know what it can do to your sex life, memory, health, looks, and ability to lose weight. Here are 10 surprising -- and serious -- effects of sleep loss.
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Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory

Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory
provides your type formula, type description, career choices
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This is a variation of a popular personality test used in business and relationship building.

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Psych Central - Love, Lust or Loser? Quiz

Psych Central - Love, Lust or Loser? Quiz | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
A short quiz to help you test whether you're in love, lust, or with a big fat loser.
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10 ways to nurture wellbeing and build resilience

10 ways to nurture wellbeing and build resilience | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
We live in a busy world where children as well as adults encounter challenges and may find this stressful. Some people are naturally confident and resilient but most of us need some help. So how do...
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Happy vs. Successful: Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Happy vs. Successful: Are Your Goals Making You Miserable? | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
7 goal-setting mistakes that are costing you your happiness and success
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» Dog People, Cat People Have Different Personalities - Psych Central News

» Dog People, Cat People Have Different Personalities - Psych Central News | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that dog owners tend to be more lively, outgoing, and rule-following, while cat owners are typically more introverted, sensitive,
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Both!

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'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

In addition to her well-known autobiographies, Maya Angelou has steadily written poetry over the years. In this video Professor Angelou recites her poem, "An...
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She makes me feel inspired and brave! The stars will glow a little brighter tonight as Maya Angelou joins them. RIP

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10 Ways To Get High -- Naturally

10 Ways To Get High -- Naturally | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
Many of society's favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they aren't creating something out of nothing -- they only work because our brains are se...

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» Concrete Acts to Help Others Can Boost Our Own Happiness - Psych Central News

» Concrete Acts to Help Others Can Boost Our Own Happiness  - Psych Central News | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
A new study by Stanford University researchers suggests that, paradoxically, happiness may actually make us less happy. But researchers also found
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A Dose of Nature: The Secret Prescription to Health and Happiness?

A Dose of Nature: The Secret Prescription to Health and Happiness? | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
Spending our days in windowless office buildings and suburban homes, it's easy to forget about nature. In today's society, the only time many of us spend outdoors is just walking to and from the car. Could this separation from nature have a negative effect on our mental and physical states?
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Hiking is one of my "unstressors", those things that actually add energy and reduce distress. Even if my "hike" is only standing outside the door for a while, I try to get there at least once a day.

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New Jersey School District Eases Pressure on Students, Baring an Ethnic Divide

New Jersey School District Eases Pressure on Students, Baring an Ethnic Divide | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
A superintendent’s letter advocating a “whole child” approach to learning revealed a fissure that broke down roughly along racial lines, with white parents on one side and Asian-Americans on the other.
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▶ Learned Helplessness - YouTube

At home (with children and teens) or in politics, learned helplessness creates those unable to see a path out of their circumstances. Great for those in powe...
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10 Ways to Boost Your Energy in 10 Minutes

10 Ways to Boost Your Energy in 10 Minutes | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
Need a quick energy boost to get you through the day? WebMD recommends 10 pick-me-ups for when you’re feeling tired.
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Huff cinnamon?

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How Accepting The Hook-Up Culture Is Getting 20-Somethings Nowhere

How Accepting The Hook-Up Culture Is Getting 20-Somethings Nowhere | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
To say that our generation is inadequate when it comes to romantic relationships would be the understatement of the year.
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I hear about this pretty regularly from young clients!

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Reinvent Yourself

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Major life changes are never easy, because your instincts and the urgent matters of the day work against you. But when you learn to focus on your future self, you'll be surprised at what you can achieve.
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A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
You'll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism.

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The Surprising Benefits Of Self-Deception

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By Nicole Frehsee

Conventional wisdom reminds us not to kid ourselves, to live in the real world, to set achievable goals. But according to former Wall Street Journal reporter Joseph T. Hallinan's new book, Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power ...
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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou dead at 86

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou dead at 86 | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caret...
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She makes me feel inspired and brave! The stars will glow a little brighter tonight as Maya Angelou joins them. RIP

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10 ways to nurture wellbeing and build resilience ...

10 ways to nurture wellbeing and build resilience ... | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
Positive Psychology has a growing evidence base on what creates wellbeing. Here are my ... Psychologists term this experience Flow and it is a vital skill for maintaining involvement when doing something difficult.

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» What Do We Need To Be Happy? - Thrive

» What Do We Need To Be Happy? - Thrive | Wellspring News -- drink from the well! | Scoop.it
Increasing research evidence has supported Aristotle’s argument that happiness is the whole aim and end of the human existence. Not only do people rank the p
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