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How to befriend your inner critic

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

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How to befriend your inner critic. We all have an inner critic, born out of experiences throughout our lives. While this voice may seem harsh, it is designed to help us survive social rejection and make us feel ashamed in front of others. writing for them washington post, Lakeasha Sullivan says that instead of trying to quell our inner critic, we should instead befriend them by doing the following: giving them a backstory and a name (connecting with your story), countering negative self-talk, being open to painful thoughts being and practicing mindfulness based on cognitive therapies and techniques.

What they don’t tell you about hypoallergenic dogs. Dog-loving allergy sufferers have long joined the hype surrounding hypoallergenic dogs, mostly short-haired and light-shedding breeds. Surprisingly, when comparing homes with hypoallergenic and non-hypoallergenic dogs, scientists found no difference in dogs’ allergen levels. writing for The AtlanticSarah Zhang explains why factors like saliva, the size of a particular breed, and the presence of various allergy-causing proteins are most important to allergy sufferers when choosing a furry friend.

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Why you still have nightmares about waking up late for a final exam. Ever dreamed of going to school in your underwear? According to dream researchers and analysts, this school theme is very common, no matter how old the dreamer is. As Kelly Conaboy writes The Atlantic, these dreams are often an expression of anxiety in our waking life, particularly stress related to being judged by an authority figure. In addition, our school years are a formative time and framework in social and psychological development. No matter why you wake up panicking over a forgotten essay, Conaboy will give you advice on how to escape the classroom in your dreams.

A lot of good food gets thrown away, and these apps let you buy it cheaply. From Texas to Singapore, innovative platforms are connecting restaurants and shops with unsold produce to hungry customers to keep edible food out of landfills. These companies take a portion of every leftover pizza or box of products bought through their apps, and they grow and conquer new markets like hotel buffets and large chain companies. writing for them New York Times, Clare Toeniskoetter breaks down different players using this model and the benefits they promise for consumers, businesses and the environment.

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