Mental Health

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Here's why you should make your bed every morning

Mom was right all along.Image: Getty Images By Morgan Sung2018-10-22 22:53:33 UTC This is You Won’t Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. Making my bed was the one chore I hated the most, but I’ve learned that it’s one of the best tools to tackle my depression.  Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to leave the house until I made

I turned off push notifications, and my introverted self has never felt better

Image: getty images By Morgan Sung2018-09-11 00:10:49 UTC This is You Won’t Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. I’ll admit it: I am that Trash Person who takes approximately three business days to text back.  At the time of writing this, I have eight unread texts, two untouched Facebook group chats with countless conversation threads that I don’t have

Kevin Spacey's alleged predatory behavior shows why men rarely report sexual assault

Netflix has refused to work with Kevin Spacey on its series ‘House of Cards’ after allegations about his predatory behavior became public.Image: Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock By Rebecca Ruiz2017-11-06 22:54:06 UTC In the week since actor Anthony Rapp said Kevin Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him as a teenager, more than a dozen men have come forward with similar accounts.  Their stories indicate the celebrated actor has spent decades preying

How to cope — and help others —after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas

A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival  in Las Vegas, on Oct. 2, 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Rebecca Ruiz2017-10-03 00:44:54 UTC Since a mass shooting in Las Vegas killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds at an oudoor concert Sunday night, people have of course been grappling with intense emotional reactions to the tragedy.  Whether you lived through the trauma

What your Instagram posts might reveal about experiencing depression

Image: Shutterstock / KatePh By Rebecca Ruiz2017-08-08 00:00:00 UTC Whether you realize it or not, you leave a trail of clues about your mental health on social media. Emerging research suggests that words, characters, and even emoji can reveal information about people’s moods and mental well-being.  That might seem obvious when it comes to explicitly emotional posts, but information about mental health can be embedded in even the most standard