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Hint: It’s not who you think

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The most important skill we’ll take from this time

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There’s a simple reason affirmations don’t work

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How to turn short-term compassion into long-term empathy

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Woman riding train while wearing a face mask.
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How to get things done when it feels like the zombies are always encroaching

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A person playing Minecraft on an XBOX connected to a monitor.
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One step to overcome impostor syndrome

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Like a muscle, your ability to feel pleasure can deteriorate if you don’t use it

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For every big life decision, I consult my 6-year-old self and my 90-year-old self

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Businesswoman sitting near windows in office conference room holding digital tablet looking out.
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How to channel good news into fresh-start energy

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A senior couple walking joyfully through the park wearing masks
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Ashley Abramson

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.

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