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Planting Smiles: Biophilia and Indoor Plants Effects on Mental Health

By Udim Obot April 26, 2022 10:00 AM
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How to set goals that will last through next New Year

By Udim Obot February 09, 2022 11:31 AM
"Building upon a love you already have will be much easier than starting from nothing and building a love for it." Read Full Story

How to Relieve Anxiety about COVID 19

By Alexis Inouye March 13, 2020 06:50 PM
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of panic, changes, and uncertainty. Many people all over the world are beginning to feel the anxiety of not knowing whether they are well-enough prepared or how the Corona Virus will affect them. Empty store shelves and a mix of sarcastic memes and serious warnings in social media can contribute to uncertainty. Read Full Story

5 Fresh and Easy Ways to Strengthen your Relationship Today

By Alexis Inouye February 14, 2020 09:29 AM
It's Valentine's Day! Here are some ideas to make today memorable. Read Full Story

Are Kids Unknowingly Subbing Candy Crush for Connection?

By Alexis Inouye October 30, 2019 06:04 PM
We like to talk about how technology is taking over our children’s lives. Read Full Story

9 ½ Realistic Steps Toward Overcoming Mental Illness

By Alexis Inouye October 09, 2019 10:22 AM
If you’ve been struggling with emotional distress, you’ve probably been encouraged by a friend to go see a counselor or at least scrolled by some post on Instagram about getting help. But, as many times as people may tell you to get help, it can be hard to know how to do that. Read Full Story

6 Ways to Improve Your Relationship this Valentines Day

August 19, 2019 10:48 AM
With Valentine’s day on the horizon, now is the perfect time for couples to contemplate how they can strengthen and improve their relationships. Healthy relationships require a considerable investment of time and effort from both parties involved. While there is no singular foolproof secret to a strong, flourishing relationship, some find that small changes or thoughtful gestures can go a long way. Consider the following suggestions: Read Full Story

Dads Still Matter to Kids Who Have Moved Out

August 19, 2019 10:48 AM
BYU family life professor Larry Nelson's oldest daughter Jessica graduated from high school this spring, so his career researching the transition to adulthood is starting to get personal. Read Full Story

Mikle South Autism Research

By Krysti Dagley August 19, 2019 10:47 AM
A recent study at BYU is shedding light on helping researchers and clinicians find more effective ways of helping children with autism cope with anxiety. Read Full Story

Division of Household Chores in the Home

August 19, 2019 10:47 AM
With many working mothers now being outside of the home for as many hours as their husbands, the division of household chores and childcare is now being investigated by researchers. Read Full Story

Parent's and Children's Behavior Improve Together through Therapy

By Krysti Dagley August 19, 2019 10:46 AM
In years past, research has shown that self-efficacy in parenting helps children develop socially and emotionally. For readers who are about to google “efficacy”, it is “the ability to produce a desired or intended result.” However, Parenting Self-Efficacy, or PSE, is a little bit more specific in definition. PSE is defined as beliefs or judgments about one’s own competency or ability to successfully carry out one’s parenting roles. Read Full Story

How Having Siblings Effect Happiness

August 19, 2019 10:46 AM
Something about having a sister – even a little sister – makes 10 to 14-year-olds a bit less likely to feel down in the dumps. Read Full Story

Predictors of Satisfaction in Marriage

August 19, 2019 10:44 AM
Dr. Jeffry Larson explains predictors of satisfaction and dissatisfaction in marriage Read Full Story

Debunking 12 Myths About Therapy

August 19, 2019 10:44 AM
A main reason people do not commit to receiving help is because of common misunderstandings of therapy. Read on to debunk 12 myths about therapy. Read Full Story

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

August 19, 2019 10:43 AM
In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman suggests that one of the best ways to have a happy and stable relationship is by giving yourself to your partner by letting your partner influence you. Read Full Story

Helping a Loved One Seek Health Assistance

August 19, 2019 10:42 AM
Encouraging a loved one to seek out mental health assistance is a daunting task. Here are a few tips for helping others get help. Read Full Story

Gratitude Journal and Attitude

August 19, 2019 10:41 AM
Research has shown that feelings of gratitude correlate with increased energy, improved mood, and health benefits. Read Full Story

Not sure

August 19, 2019 10:41 AM
Here is a conversation between two young single adults, Mary and Jack, who want to share about their experiences with pornography use. Read Full Story

Pornography in Young Adults

August 19, 2019 10:39 AM
In my dating career, I would often get asked “so…what do you study?” Then came a moment of decision: do I tell the truth? On the occasions that I chose to tell the truth, what ensued was often a little awkward for him…and for me. After all, pornography isn’t the most comfortable topic to discuss on first dates. However, I have since become more comfortable talking about my chosen field of study, and strongly believe in the importance of discussing the topic of pornography! In this post, I am going to briefly discuss two questions that I’ve studied over the past year. Read Full Story

Managing Stress

August 19, 2019 10:38 AM
I remember wondering as an adolescent how nice it must be to be an adult – to enjoy complete independence. I envisioned a carefree world where I could balance all of my responsibilities perfectly. I now find that the older I get, the more fictional this idea becomes. The reality is that life can be a constant circus act of juggling family responsibilities, work commitments, educational pursuits and the hustle of trying to please everyone. Finding balance in the midst of a fire fight of competing interests inevitably causes stress, thus the need to learn to cope well with stress is universal. Read Full Story