Great temptation and lurking dangers

He bent the rules and used some controversial tactics to stifle Tyson and take the win. In the rematch, he opened up in the same way. Tyson quickly became frustrated and responded by biting off a piece of Holyfield's ear. This got him disqualified and banned from boxing. Years later …

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Set everything to restart with release

Her nine-year-old classmates began calling her Loser Muslim after her teacher said that she should be transferred to another classroom. Soon her younger siblings were targeted by bullying, too. Eventually even her best friend turned her back on her. This heart-wrenching story reveals how prejudice can flare up when people …

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The Collateral Damage of Doom and Gloom

Lewis et al. Troxel et al. Although perceiving frequent discrimination predicts poorer well-being, this correlation also implies that those who do not perceive frequent experiences of prejudice fare much better psychologically. Later, we will discuss how particular ways of perceiving and reacting to discrimination can sometimes buffer people from the …

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The Strength of Empathy, Kindness, and Compassion

Silence can communicate a multitude of things: happiness, satisfaction, a sense of contentment and wellbeing. But more often than not it communicates dissatisfaction, contempt, anger, pouting, sulking and attitudes that say, Who gives a darn? When silence prevails, there is little opportunity to resolve issues and move forward in a …

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Are there exceptions?

Coping with Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination Reducing Prejudice History is littered with examples of the physical, psychological, and economic harm that prejudice can cause to people. This harm has often been obvious and severe, as in atrocities such as genocide, enslavement, and colonization. And these atrocities often continue to affect …

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Cognitive therapy

How does someone develop this personality profile? Adorno's idea was that children raised by strict and authoritarian parents learn to stifle any impulses that fall outside social conventions. They then expect the same strict adherence to authority and convention from others and are willing to punish those who deviate from …

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Talking like a therapist

We don't expect this to really happen to us--it only happens to others. But sickness and death do happen to us, even though we resist its presence. Joyce and I were married for 48 years, and after struggling with cancerous brain tumors for four years, she died and went into …

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Destructive thinking

This means their behavior is more stable across situations. In fact, low self-monitors are more likely to choose situations where they can just be themselves. Audience-Monitoring Errors Does careful self-monitoring ensure that people accurately understand the impression their audience is forming of them? Unfortunately, people often have difficulty getting beyond …

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State the facts

I don't know if we're going to get a tomorrow. I always say I could die in a car accident on the way to my treatment. Yeah you need to live a Front Row life, because this is the only one. QUESTIONS MAKE THE MOMENT One way to cultivate a …

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Discover your potential

For this to occur, the devotee must gain perfection in Sila or the principles of human behavior that promote an orderly and peaceful existence in any community. As a yogi or yogini, you must learn to quiet your thoughts (Samadhi) as this is the only way to attain knowledge (Prajna …

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Reframing: Cleverness or denial of reality?

Ramanujacharya, the father of Vishishtadvaita Vedanta, teaches that divine bliss only comes about by divine grace, which is attained by the total surrender of one's will and ego to the divine. The word thought originates from the old English word boht or geboht, both of which mean conceived in mind …

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Engaging in impudent behavior

Although research on BIRGing shows that people sometimes gain self-esteem by affiliating with very successful others, other evidence suggests that people could lose self-esteem by comparing themselves with more successful others. How can other people's successes trigger opposite effects? Abe Tesser's (1988) self-evaluation maintenance model proposes that people adjust how …

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Forming an Alliance

Attaining samadhi is not something one can do on a whim. One cannot choose to practice dharana. Certain steps must be simultaneously taken for one to master each limb of yoga, and the same goes for samadhi. The mind must be still, free from external chatter to enter into dharana …

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Our interaction with friends as a couple

In this article, we will explore the potential roadblocks you may encounter as you implement your roadmap to living your destiny. I hope your roadmap makes you feel energized and inspired to wake up each morning and live your purpose with passion and courage. Anytime we commit to making positive …

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Quality of free time together

I never got a chance to be a better friend! One problem is that the goal still is a broad vision, and you haven't yet specified how you will implement it. Gollwitzer claims that we'll be more successful if we create implementation intentions, mental rules that link particular situational cues …

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The level of our financial security

An image shows Brehm's free choice paradigm in which left side box is titled as Initial item ranking, followed by a downward bullet list, read as toaster, blender, mixer, waffle iron, tea pot, food dehydrator, mug warmer, meat thermometer, egg peeler, and knife sharpener. This box is further divided into …

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Amount of free time together

And how a science-based goal-setting approach is a better alternative for producing positive habits and behavioral changes that are aligned with our purpose and vision. Most of us have probably tried the ritual of New Year's resolutions, where we state our intentions for the coming year, such as losing weight …

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Quit letting others put you down

Besides, the negotiation skill employed by the highest state official enables the country to realize power through the treaties signed by these people to assist the state get to its level. I can be myself and let go of what doesn't matter, which is almost always my trying to do …

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Creative, Innovative, and Proactive

If something is going wrong physically or mentally, always look to one of your medications as the possible culprit. I'm grateful. YOU: Well, you folks decide on your representative group, and let's get started. Differences with Coworkers Managers are often reluctant to involve themselves in disputes between and among employees …

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The Titans of Health

Convincing someone with a lie requires you to possess the story straight and it should be accompanied with the proper choice of words and visual communication. Remember what matters. Calm the crazy. Trust yourself. CASE STUDY #1: PUTTING AWAY MARKERS My kids color all the time, so we have a …

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Going National

That's likely to change. Researchers are also going to places like the rain forests, the Himalayas, the ocean floor, and the Antarctic in search of new species of plants and microorganisms that have had to adapt to extreme conditions. Such adaptation may give them unique properties that can be effectively …

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Less is More

Reaching for the phone, forgetting to make myself meals, losing all effectiveness at what I didn't care about. I'LL OFFER SOMETHING that has been working for me while I write this article. I've been implementing the Pomodoro Technique--where I write for twenty-five minutes and then take a five-minute break. I …

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The Power of No

Record your dreams. For instance, let's say you had a dream that you were flying. You might write about the experience, how it felt, and what it might mean. List what you're grateful for. As an example, you might list off your cat, your family, your singing voice, and your …

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Hockey Girl

Although technology keeps advancing and is allegedly supposed to make our lives easier, I would argue the exact opposite. We have never been more plugged in. From the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, we are constantly bombarded by emails, text messages, and notifications. Our …

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No Maid Service

Overexposure to everything happening in the world, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, is a recipe for overwhelming stress. We're just not equipped to run as fast as the world seems to run at times, particularly when it comes to social media. A study from the Intergenerational Foundation …

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Thirteen (Part One)

Alcohol, tobacco, and various other mind-bending substances were traditionally used for medicine, ceremony, and celebration. In some cultures addiction to these substances was considered sinful and was treated with ridicule, punishment, and even exorcism. When the world of medicine changed, however, it changed fast. In the nineteenth century active plant …

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Accept a contrary outcome with equanimity

Try incorporating this practice of gratitude into your day and you'll be amazed at how your perception of food changes. Try to eat fruits and vegetables that are all different types of colors so you get a wide variety of vitamins and minerals The benefits of water are countless. Carry …

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It is okay to select a certain outcome

Managing stress can be a huge part of your life at this stage. You can be eating healthy food and exercising regularly, but if you don't find a way to manage stress, you might find yourself on a steep incline through menopause rather than cruising through the mayhem. Stress can …

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This introduces an element of surprise that can sometimes stir a reader or audience. If all of your reasons are pretty much of equal force, begin with the simplest reasons, the most obvious reasons, and the reasons most likely to be familiar to your audience. From these, move on to …

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Loving Yourself Now

I soon realized he did indeed have strong character, and I believe what he says to himself makes him who he is--both on and off the playing field. It's hard to believe this mountain of a man experienced racism and was once told by his teacher, You won't amount to …

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