There's a difference between a love of shopping and the pathological need to purchase. The latter is on the rise, experts say, and it's as serious as any other addiction.
"It's a tiny achievement that reminds me I'm capable, even when my brain says I'm not."
Symptom-checkers are convenient, but they're also mostly wrong, new research shows.
For many people with severe social anxiety, isolation has offered a mental health "holiday". But holidays can't last forever.
"This research can be used to argue for stricter alcohol policy."
"I was even scared by the hairdryer, because it made so much noise. I felt very overwhelmed for about six months."
"Take the trip, ask for the sabbatical, move overseas."
"I realised that my body was not – and never will be – a problem to be solved."
A silent celebration of the mundane.
From exotic beach landscapes, royalty, and fairy tales to James Bond-style set ups made to resemble action film posters, pre-wedding photos are an integral part of China's wedding culture.