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Weekend homeschool links: October 22

This week’s Martin family news on Instagram: We have our first driver in the house!!!. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission from some of the links on this page. What’s Your Homeschool Mom Personality? Take Jamie’s quiz now and receive a free personality report...
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Why We Look for Love in the Winter

There’s a lot of things to love about Love, Actually. One, that it summarizes our lives when Sam, played by Thomas Sangster, says, “Let’s get the shit kicked out of us by love!” A lot of things bring the 10 storylines together; chief among them: the winter. It’s not like...
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Happy Daze: Dealing With Triggering Situations

With the recently reported case of sexual assault on campus, as well as the Take Back the Night event, it is important to remember to address what emotional triggering looks like, how it can be managed, and how to help someone else when they are triggered. Being emotionally triggered refers to experiencing something that affects your emotional state through causing overwhelming distress. This can impact behavior and one’s ability to think clearly in the moment. When you do become triggered, it is important to be able to recognize and manage your emotional state as well as help others.

Expert Tips to Deal With Trauma Dumping and Toxic Positivity

Do you have someone in your life who is guilty of trauma dumping or toxic positivity? Psychiatrist Dr. Ish Major shares his expert tips on how to deal with these problematic behaviors. Trauma dumping is the oversharing of traumatic experiences without asking permission or considering the receiver's capacity to hear...

Dreaming About Ghosts – Symbolism and Interpretation

Dreaming about ghosts can be terrifying, especially when they seem so real. Even someone who doesn’t believe in them can find these dreams unsettling. Some people believe that dreams are a way for ghosts, or deceased souls, to make contact with the living, while others believe that dreaming of a ghost could mean that there’s something wrong with the dreamer’s mentality.

Study on Laughter and Health Produces Incredible Results

The saying goes: Laughter is the best medicine. But what’s the secret behind laughter? Does it really have healing potential?. While researchers haven’t quite pinned down the connection between laughter, a positive attitude, and improved health, a recent study on laughter and health determined that laughter does have healing qualities.

Why so many people hate the super-rich — but still love Elon Musk and Bill Gates, according to psychology

You might admire Bill Gates' workhorse mentality or Elon Musk's brazen attitude and ideas, but also feel conflicted about wealth inequality. Now, psychologists and marketing experts can explain that disconnect. The Ohio State University and Cornell University published new research on Monday showing why people tend to admire individual billionaires,...

The Thing You See First Reveals The What’s Troubling You In Life: Psychology Test

What is the biggest problem or trouble in your life right now? Job, finance, relationship, or health? Find out with this simple psychology test!. According to psychologists, our subconscious mind defines all reactions and automatic actions that we can become aware of if we think about them. For instance, once you are a skilled driver you stop thinking of which gears to use or which mirror to look at. But you can always become aware of how you were driving once you sit and think about it. Our subconscious mind has a huge effect on every action we take but is constantly overlooked.

12 Prescriptions for Happiness That Will Change Your Life

Commonly known as the “helper’s high,” dispensing goodwill boosts your mood, calms you down, and even relieves you of stress-related illnesses. Brain scans of benevolent people show stronger immune systems, calmer dispositions, and greater emotional health. Think about what you want people to think about you and reciprocate the favor. Looking for and dispensing goodwill—respect, caring and positive regard—boosts your happiness.
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Pestered by the paranormal? This West Haven couple says they can help

WEST HAVEN — Sometimes the apparition in your bedroom is just the shadow of tree branches blowing in the wind, illuminated by headlights from passing cars. So say John and Diana McManus, married paranormal investigators and West Haven residents. The couple has volunteered their services through their Liberty Ghost Hunters group since 2017, looking to first comfort homeowners instead of alarm them.