Does the type of mask you wear make a difference? Actually, yes. It is recommended to use a medical grade face mask with a snug but comfortable fit, made from a soft and breathable material. A good fit will not only help to protect you and others from Covid-19, but also prevents you from having to constantly adjust your face masks, which reduces the spread of bacteria to your face and stops it from rubbing against your skin. With the wide array of face masks available these days, how do you know which is best for your skin while offering you the protection needed against Covid-19?
Why personalize your desk space? Not surprisingly, how our desk space is ordered and what’s to be seen on and around it can affect how we feel. A sterile desk space can compromise our work performance and our commitment to…
How common is poor sleep? Occasionally depriving ourselves of food (by fasting) is good for our health. In contrast, continual sleep deprivation leads to poor health. Researchers in the U.S found that 70% of the population have inadequate sleep (Harvard…
None of us are immune to the trials and tribulations of life. However, these setbacks don’t have to spell the end of our happiness.
Passive aggressive behavior can affect the whole dynamics of an office, so what should you do if you encounter it?
Produced from a wide variety of plants, essential oils can freshen up a space with its comforting and invigorating aromas. But did you know these concentrated oils are more than mere olfactory stimulants? They provide a host of physical and emotional health benefits too. We find out more in this article. But, first, how are essential oils made?
Consider this permission to cut yourself some slack.
And no, it’s not about narcissism.
When your family member or good friend is suffering from depression, it can be hard to know what to do or even say. Here is some advice to get you started.
In the past few years, several companies across the US have adopted snooze-friendly policies. Two examples: Google’s legendary sleep pods, and publishing giant The Huffington Post’s designated rooms for napping. For the latter, the push for health and wellness in…
It’s more potent than a vitamin pill: from instant mood boosts to greater self-satisfaction, helping others puts us in the pink of mental health. So what is the science behind this secret to happiness, and how can we avoid getting big headed from helping others?
Living in a fast-paced and highly competitive society like Singapore can take its toll on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Here’s how to find your own pocket of peace, no matter where you are.
Being rejected can sometimes feel like your world is ending. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are tried-and-tested ways to bounce back from rejection.
Have you ever looked back on some of your most trying times and wondered how you managed to come out of them unscathed? Stronger, even? The answer lies within you.
Stress. There’s more to it than meets the eye.
We interview a neuropsychologist and learn why – like everything in life – positive thinking should be taken only in moderation.
With a brand new year just a couple of weeks away, this means it’s time once again for us to review and reflect on the past 12 months - a notion that can be daunting for some. But, it doesn’t have to be.
A chronic form of anxiety disorder that affects twice as many women as men, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) manifests in symptoms that can be debilitating for the sufferer if not properly managed. In this article, we speak to clinical director…
Great reads to add to your bookshelf or Kindle, as recommended by 5 inspiring self-starters.
Feeling a little lonely? Don't worry – it’s completely normal and simply part of what it means to be human. That said; there are ways to make space for these feelings of loneliness and ease the discomfort. Ms Ho Shee Wai, Director and Registered Psychologist of The Counselling Place, shows us how.
You feel like you’re trapped in a glass case of emotion. The slightest trip could set you off, transforming you into either a trembling, crying wreck, or a seething, frothy rage. One minute you feel over the moon; in the next minute, you feel as though you’re being pulled under.