Posts tagged "emotions"

Science Says Men & Women Process Emotions Differently

A study by the University of Basel discovered there's some truth to the cliched belief that men and women process their feelings differently. Maybe John Gray was on to something?  The study, which will be published in the Journal of Neuroscience, "focused on determining the gender-dependent relationship between emotions, memory performance and brain activity." The results show…
By: Claire Hannum / January 22, 2015

86 Of The Best Feelings In The Entire World

The past week has been kinda a bummer for me, and I’ve hit the point where I’ll search for a little happiness just about anywhere. When I saw that someone had asked the Reddit community “What is the best feeling in the world?”, I clicked expecting to see a mix of classics (like peeling the protective…
By: College Candy / July 28, 2014

The Emotional Life Cycle Of Playing The Lottery (In GIFs)

Guess what? I didn’t win the New York Lotto AGAIN. For some reason, my family is fascinated with the Lotto. Not Vegas style gambling, just your average convenience store lottery. Since my early childhood, I remember them purchasing tickets but never winning anything significant. As an adult, I find myself…
By: Sophie Leon / April 21, 2014

This Feelings Map Explains So Much

The feelings map you see above is a visual representation of the findings from a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, which found that emotions influence our bodies in consistent, universal ways. Finnish researchers asked 701 participants in three countries to identify where they felt certain sensations while reading…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 1, 2014

Which Way Are You Spiraling Today?

Every member of The Frisky staff has cried today. It's the equivalent of a moon circle in here. I passed around this Emotional Guidance Scale so we could all identify where we were at. If it's possible to be in both spirals at once, I am simultaneously a number 5 upward (optimism), number 21 downward…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 8, 2012

How To Express Emotions According To “Homeland”‘s Carrie Mathison

A lot of attention has been given to actress Claire Danes and her epic cry face. When that chin starts to wobble, you know crumple face is not far behind. But in order to play bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison on "Homeland," Claire has mastered the art of conveying a whole range of emotions with just her…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 23, 2012

10 Things You Should Never Say To An Emotional Woman

It's a rare man who knows how to deal with an emotional woman. I know that "feelings" scare a lot of dudes and in their fear and perfectly admirable desire to "fix things," they become inert, inept, or insensitive. I'll never forget the first time my most serious boyfriend saw me cry. He didn't say…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 3, 2011

Girl Talk: How Do You Get Self-Esteem?

Last week, I had dinner with a friend and a gauntlet of sorts was thrown: shape up and get some self-esteem, Julie, because you're really bringing everybody down. Well okay, I thought. I get that. Nobody wants to hang out with a sad sack. But I just don't know how you go about acquiring self-esteem.
By: Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2011

6 Times I’ve Cried In The Dressing Room And Why

I'm not big on crying in public, I swear, but dressing rooms are a different story. Maybe it's the sting of the harsh lighting. Maybe being surrounded by mirrors makes me feel raw and introspective. Maybe I take the phrase "retail therapy" a little too seriously. Whatever the reason, I have something of a history…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 7, 2011

Thank You To The Crazy Whisperers

We all have moments where we are not our best selves. Maybe our hormones are going haywire because we are pregnant, just got on birth control, or just got off birth control. Maybe we have been sleeping for three hours a night for the past six weeks because it's finals time. Or maybe we're just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2011

How Do You Know You Really Like Someone?

One of the things I've been thinking about during this drinking/dating/sex sabbatical of mine is how you know you actually like someone. I've come to realize that in addition to being an extreme emotions junkie, I'm what Dr. Drew might call a "love-a-holic." A motivating factor in my desire to sleep with someone…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2011