The Truth About Introverts

The Truth About Introverts

Have you ever been to a social event where the ice breaker question, “What is your Myers Briggs?” pops up? Myers Briggs personality tests have recently become popular tools for determining personalities. References to the difference between extroverts and introverts can be easily found on popular websites such as Buzzfeed and Facebook. Introverts are often portrayed as shy, quiet, and even anti-social individuals who would much rather skip the fun to be alone. Humorous posts such as memes and quizzes encourage negative ideas of introversion. It’s time to finally dig into these social myths and uncover the truth about introverts!

Test-Taking Anxiety: What It Is + How To Fight It

At UCLA, especially with the quarter system, we’re stuck in what seems like an endless storm of midterms and finals. This sometimes gets the best of us by breeding test-taking anxiety. But what exactly does test-taking anxiety entail? This article delves into the hows and whys of test-taking anxiety while providing meaningful and realistic ways to combat it.

Living to 100: Managing Stress for a Longer Life

Living to 100: Managing Stress for a Longer Life

With almost half a million people worldwide who are 100 years of age or older, there is now research that points to what these centenarians have in common. While good diet, frequent exercise, and other lifestyle factors are important, one factor seems to dominate them all: successful stress management...

How To: Stop and Smell the Roses

How To: Stop and Smell the Roses

At a loss for time? Try doing nothing: relaxation can go a long way for the heart, mind, and body. Busy-ness is an addiction of the modern-day century. Think that’s too grand a statement? 

Mood Boosting Habits

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed, feeling cranky, being a Debbie Downer, acting like a party pooper, being down in the dumps, and getting asked “why the long face?” No matter how it is described, a bad mood can put a damper not only on the individual, but on people around them. But what exactly does it mean to be in a bad mood?

The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity

Inspirational quote of the day: “believe in yourself.” The first step towards success is optimism and confidence--even when it comes to optimizing your physical health. In fact, a positive attitude can benefit your bodily health more than you may think...

The Science of Happiness

Millions of people devoted their time and energy to chasing “happiness” and even more time attempting to define and quantify it.  Even the Founding Fathers of the United States believed that all shared an equal right to the “pursuit of happiness.”  So what exactly is this elusive “happiness” and why does it have such a hold on humanity?

Making Sense of Happiness

It has long been known that utilizing the five senses can stimulate regions of the brain associated with emotions and memory. Sensory receptors located throughout the body and head connect to nerve fibers that convey feelings of sensation to the brain, indirectly or directly causing emotional responses...

Musical Beats for Sleep and Stress Relief

Musical Beats for Sleep and Stress Relief

With midterms, finals, and the overall stress-inducing problems of college, stressing out seems to be an integral part of university life. Work, lack of sleep, and personal problems can all contribute to feelings of stress...

How Nature Can Help Your Mind

How Nature Can Help Your Mind

It is no secret that hectic urban environments and fast-paced technological lifestyles can lead to mental fatigue. Media, traffic, and social and emotional stressors can all bombard us with engaging stimuli that unintentionally wear out our minds. Although at times...