How to make friends with your inner critic

Why you still have nightmares about waking up late for a final exam, what they don’t tell you about hypoallergenic dogs, and more.

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How to make friends with your inner critic. We all have an inner critic, built from experiences throughout our lives. While this voice may seem harsh, it is meant to help us survive social rejection by making us embarrass ourselves before others. writing for him Washington Post, Lakeasha Sullivan says that instead of trying to suppress our inner critic, we should befriend him by: giving him a backstory and a name (connecting to his story), countering negative self-talk, being open to painful thoughts and practice mindfulness based on cognitive therapies and techniques.

What they don’t tell you about hypoallergenic dogs. Dog-loving allergy sufferers have long bought the hype of hypoallergenic dogs, primarily short-haired, low-shedding breeds. Surprisingly, scientists have found no difference in dog allergen levels when comparing households with hypoallergenic and non-hypoallergenic dogs. writing for the atlanticSarah Zhang explains why factors like saliva, the size of a particular breed, and the presence of different allergy-inducing proteins are the most important for allergy sufferers when selecting a furry friend.

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Why do you still have nightmares about waking up late for a final exam? Have you ever dreamed of going to school in your underwear? According to dream researchers and analysts, this school theme is very common, regardless of the age of the dreamer. As Kelly Conaboy writes for the atlantic, these dreams are often an expression of anxiety in our waking life, especially stress related to evaluation by an authority figure. In addition, our school years are a formative time and stage for social and psychological development. No matter why you wake up panicking over a forgotten essay, Conaboy gives you tips for escaping the classroom in your dreams.

A lot of good food is thrown away, and these apps allow you to buy it cheaply. From Texas to Singapore, innovative platforms are connecting restaurants and stores with unsold produce to hungry customers in an effort to divert edible food from landfills. Taking a slice from every leftover pizza or box of produce purchased through their apps, these companies are growing and expanding into new markets like hotel buffets and major chain stores. writing for him New York Times, Clare Toeniskoetter looks at the different players using this model and the benefits they promise for consumers, businesses and the environment.

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