Are you sure it will ever really happen?

Every day, my life is filled with interesting questions and pursuits, so I'm always thinking. Garlic mustard even puts out chemicals that reduce the growth of other plants. Places it grows actually have a lower diversity of native plants. Its hardiness is legendary as well. The average plant sends out …

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Relate New Information to Things You Already Know

And while leaders in the health care industry understand that preventive care is better than reactive care for people and for the economy, it will not be enough to turn the tide. But the drugs for targeting aging that are already in development can do just that, and in the …

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Use It, Don't Abuse It

Our maximum potential life span as a species is thought to be about 115 years, but many people die before the age of 80 after suffering from an average of three diseases. So we have 35 extra years that we can realize, like some of our centenarians have, and we …

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Elaborate and Rehearse

A week later, AFAR informed me that he believed in our research and wanted to contribute a significant amount to the study. Every time I hear about a new investor, it's music to my ears. Metformin Is the Tool, Not the Goal Installing insulation in your attic or weather stripping …

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Negative experiences don't impact overall perspective

After the conference in Spain, the evidence in metformin's favor became overwhelming. In addition to the safety factor--metformin has sixty-plus years of safe use, compared with the unresolved safety issues of many other drugs that can target aging--new clinical trials reported significant reductions in the risk for type 2 diabetes …

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Trouble accepting positive feedback

We're also collecting data on common geriatric conditions, such as fractures and pneumonia, and syndromes, such as frailty and fall-related injuries. When TAME concludes, this information will be made available to the broad research community and health care providers to guide and accelerate the pace of applied geroscience. Although functional …

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Incorporating Self-Esteem in Positive Psychology

For the past few years, Jerry has devoted much of his time to his role as Bernice's caregiver. They moved into a continuing care center after she suffered a stroke, and as his son-in-law and a scientist studying SuperAgers, it's rewarding for me to see the determination he's able to …

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What is the Meaning of Self-esteem?

So he took a job as a controller with a trucking company that offered more opportunity, and he remained in the trucking industry until the early '80s--a career during which he achieved his goal of financial independence and negotiated with Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa. You'd tell him beforehand what it …

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Take the Sting Out of It

In the Youth Garden's Green Ambassadors program for high school students, participants cook a meal each Friday for the entire staff with produce from the garden. Building Relationships and Service to Others With the food eaten and the program over, it was time to go home. But I still had …

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Attitudes and Kin

But we had a workshop to get to. Not right now--afterwards, I promise, I said, hoping that I'd remember to follow up. He ran through the paths ahead of me. We passed by a huge painted monarch butterfly, groups of green plants, and a wooden insect hotel. The main gathering …

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Confidence With People

All of this sounded pretty damn amazing to me. Fortunately the Washington Youth Garden offers weekend workshops to local families. My kids got psyched for the workshop on pollinators. Our garden is fine, but someone else's garden with games and activities? As Slimey the worm from Sesame Street is three-year-old …

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How to Find a Lifemate

Nodding, the teacher responded, These are all things that plants that use wind for pollination do. Farmers plant corn close together. Trees produce a lot of pollen, which is why we sneeze in the springtime. Throughout the activity, the kids were totally engaged. They definitely learned more about pollination techniques …

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Be More Energetic

In these cases, you are uncovering someone else's storyline instead of your own. For a miasm, ask the Divine to show you what happened to the ancestor that initiated the miasm. Usually there is a tragic event, such as a death, famine, loveless marriage, illness, or catastrophe, that created the …

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From Hope to Change

Affirm that the other person is also a fully developed and loving spiritual being. Sense the presence of his or her spirit inside and engage with it. Feel how the unhealthy connections release and only love remains. Call upon the presence of the Divine, which immediately shifts the situation into …

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How to Like Yourself More

This step deserves to be mulled over and pulled apart as one might a treasure chest, searching for all the gold you can find. When you get up in the morning, ask the Divine to support your boundaries in a way that provides the spiritual guidance you need. When you …

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Increase the Ability to Delay Gratification

You begin to react to this foreign protein in much the same way as you would to a bee sting. Naturally, there is no shortage of studies about the brain and its political inclinations. And it seems in general that liberals have a slightly larger anterior cingulate cortex (the part …

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Prevalence of Conscientiousness

Other researchers have found no basis for the genetic myopia theory. The fact that nothing would be the same without dopamine was revealed to us by wretched lab mice (which share about 97. When they are given a substance that blocks dopamine receptors, they stop eating, potentially until they die …

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Trust Is a Critical Factor

Since astigmatism is caused by tension in the muscles around the eyes, the best way to correct it is to release the excess tension. It's all that and much more. Consciousness is the brain's most mysterious characteristic. So mysterious that it attracted the attention of theologians and philosophers long before …

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Use It, Don't Abuse It

Which line can you see? Some literally die for love. The experience of falling in love produces on the brain stimuli that are, in intensity, up there with hunger and thirst. This is all thanks to a powerful cocktail of chemical substances that flood the appropriate parts of the brain …

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Getting rid of distractions might be a challenge

Look at something that you can easily remember - perhaps a flag or a letter on the eye-chart. The wonder of seeing is achieved through a succession of optical mechanisms, starting with the cornea - an actual lens that sends the retina an upside-down image - and finishing with the mental mechanisms that …

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Tips & Affirmations for Enhancing Self-Esteem

In all the examples above, you choose to maintain the status quo because of a variety of factors from the past while ignoring what your present self really wants. By doing so, you neglect your present self and act against the interests of the future self you want to become …

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The Honeymoon Period

But against three professional drivers? On the very first practice lap they all flashed past me going into a series of S turns. I knew they would be fast, but their speed seemed surreal. When you come to accept that your story can still end well even if it has …

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The Uses of Anger

At the beginning of the challenge, my entries were simple sentences or point form things I was thankful for. By the end of the challenge, I noticed that my entries were in greater detail? That got me thinking! Responsibility rests squarely on the cyclist, not the coach. Cycling coaches advise …

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Fun Exercise

The second dream started off in the same way. I went to live on the boat, but as I was learning about the boat, I jumped off and swam across the ocean. Your father tells you that you've always been a disappointment to him? Well, you've got a good job …

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How to Use Body Language

I have seen families out in my neighborhood that I've never seen before, all of them walking, talking, and laughing. I have seen people step up to support those around them via Zoom, Facetime, and other video apps. Whenever I struggled on the field, I would hear this coach's voice …

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Why Does Rapport Work?

Plans are great, but plans without action are just dreams. Pick something you want to do and try it. An introvert speaking up, shaky voice and all, is the type of deviation that benefits us all. Everyone has something to say, and if she doesn't use her singular voice to …

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Cognitive Appraisal

That was when I realized that I had to face up to my reality. It was at Anthony's funeral that I finally understood that life isn't promised, that we aren't guaranteed tomorrow. If I wanted to leave a mark on the world, I was going to have to start working …

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Identifying Your Mental Models and Their Impacts

Maybe you're addicted to social media or unhealthy relationships. Whatever your addiction, it is an enormous roadblock in your life and an impediment to facing up to your reality. The truth is that addictions are a way of escaping reality, and yet, their very existence interferes with you reaching your …

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Additional Tips for Concentration

They do want to living up to your potential. So, as a summary women like to be understood, happiness, respect and they also want honesty. But, as the time goes by, the woman wishes change because she is setting new goals. Why men can't figure women out is because they …

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Elon Musk and the First Principles Mental Model

A hearing aid cannot know from which direction the squeal of tires is coming from and whether it's close by or far away. If a sound isn't correctly assigned a location, it becomes a burden on our brain. Without the ability to spatially locate, people become disoriented and tense up …

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