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Insights for Success from Neuroscience For the seeker of enlightenment, there is nothing to fear and much to learn from the secrets of neuroscience. Brain tricks — sometimes called hacks — are mental shortcuts designed to enhance life’s success. The richness of these truths can be documented through the research … ...
Online Dating: Quit Bragging Research on why modesty is best for the online dater.
Fierce Warrior Meets the Spiritual Teacher Establishing some heaven on earth. Linda: Long ago, there lived a fierce warrior who had gone bad and turned to thievery and destruction. He was the terror of the land. … ...
Personality change may be early sign of dementia Experts say sharp changes in mood and behavior may precede the memory and thinking problems of dementia.
'Drunkorexia' prevalent among college students This is the name given to behaviors such as skipping meals or exercising heavily to offset calories from a heavy night of drinking, or to pump up alcohol's buzz.
Daydreaming and Imagination – Creativity or Avoidance?... Does Daydreaming Encourage Creative Thinking? There are many reports on the value of mind wandering to encourage creative thinking. But is daydreaming always helpful to be more creative? In his … ...
A Simple, Powerful Way to Cultivate Gratitude I recently read this great post by Lindsey Mead on her blog A Design So Vast. In it, she shares a list of things she loves. The small delicious details, such … ...
Bipolar Lenses Explaining utter darkness to someone who has only lived in the sunlight would be a difficult task. They would have to believe you and trust in something they have never experienced. If you haven’t experienced the darkness, perhaps after reading this you can help someone … ...
Every Accusation is an Autobiography Our partner can be our mirror. Linda: Bill was the playful one of the pair. He had a job, but striving, worry, and stress were not his style. Hard working, … ...
Dogs de-stress families with autistic children, new research shows Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, and funded by the US-based Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation, also found a reduction in the [...]
Brain activity and response to food cues differ in severely obese women, study shows The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The study, published recently in the journal Obesity, compared attitudes and the brain [...]
Study finds online braggers don’t get dates As online dating has become a widely accepted way to attract possible romantic partners, scholars have been taking a closer look at the practice. What makes an online dater successful? Do the same factors that make face-to-face relationships successful also apply in the online dating world? A new study recently published in the National Communication [...]
Narcissists’ True Love: Money Money: Every narcissist’s true love. To a narcissist, money isn’t just fancy ink printed on fancy paper…a necessary evil earned and exchanged for services and products. Nay, it’s much, much … ...
The Importance of Getting Comfortable with Discomfort When we exercise, are we strengthening more than just our body? In a recent article, Brad Stulberg explained how working out strengthens the mind. Physical exertion means having to face something that many of us avoid every day: Discomfort. “In a world where comfort is … ...
The Best Way Of Empathising Might Surprise You Most people are wrong about the best way to empathise with others.  
7 Fun Ways to Connect with Your Partner While your connection with your partner is a serious thing, you don’t have to go about it in a serious way. Being playful and silly with each other is powerful. So is engaging in exciting activities together. According to research, sharing novel, highly exciting experiences … ...
Did the GOP Unconventional Convention Change Your Vote? In politics, the impact of an initial positive impression endures—even in the face of subsequent negative attacks. The GOP convention may particularly impact partisan voters.
How to Say What You Mean without Sounding Like You're Mean In a time when opinions are key to almost any dialogue between people, you may wonder- what’s the best way to express yours? This simple approach will help you find your voice.
Today I Love Adventures Today I love adventures big and small. I love the grand journeys and the quick weekend getaways and everything in between. I love when people look to the road to … ...
Is He Too Weird to Introduce to Your Friends? My last cartoon was about who buys adult movies. Hey, I’m allowed to talk about that! Even with all that’s going on in the news, some part of us remembers … ...