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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Factors That Influence Self-Esteem

You must strive to identify the correct actions. By taking the right actions repeatedly, you'll increase the chances of striking it lucky at some point. How to deal with self-serving bias Some optometrists are opposed to reducing a prescription to less than the results of their test. If your optometrist …

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Examples of High Self-Esteem

Imagine one of your assumptions is that money is evil. If so, what are the chances you end up wealthy? Why would you want to be associated with anything evil? The internal power structure found his views too radical a departure from the then accepted scientific norm. However, Bates went …

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Protecting the Ego

Then ask yourself this question: Why would you ever want to impose that on someone else? Why would you ever want that to be your legacy? A big part of the work we've been doing in this article has been about coming to terms with the legacies you've been left--and …

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The Noble Ability to Agree

But on an occasional basis, an Extreme Productivity Day (okay, I've already given up hoping the folks from Monster Energy will call) is the perfect cure for the I am never going to get this done flu. Let's say you have a major task that will take you eleven or …

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Move the Body!

Plus, the skill you gain will not be wasted if or when you move on to another pursuit. Except for unusual skills--like tech skills, which are constantly on the verge of becoming obsolete even for full-time programmers and developers--the skills you gain will stay in your tool kit. You learn …

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Bias from over Influence by Authority

Recently, I added my creative and artistic abilities to that list. These give me the confidence to make connections with similar minds and talents. It was just the wrong soil for those plants, and unless I changed the soil, my plants were going to keep dying. So, the first thing …

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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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Political Manipulation

When most of us want to say that something is not too intellectually taxing, we say it isn't rocket science. When rocket scientists want to say that something is not too intellectually taxing, they say it's not brain science. Catherine's degree from Princeton is in brain science! She married me …

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Can Pick up on Hidden Motives

Use the same setup and music as previously described. Place a second chair opposite this seat, facing it, at a distance of approximately 2. The chairs should be stable and shouldn't have wheels, so as to convey a sense of stability and security. Armrests are good but not necessary. Now …

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Highly Creative Individuals

Continuous step-by-step training will help you gradually realize what has hurt you and caused a weakening in your sense of hearing. It is like a field full of stones--we can only remove them one by one. By taking the stones from the field and building a windbreak or a house …

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Manipulation Using Empathy Skills

Set reasonable goals. The road to success consists of individual steps. Also, formulate your overall aim. Every step is important. Life itself is a process and not a state, so it's always taking a direction. The immediate goal at first is not to get rid of the symptoms or pain …

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The Ability to Detect Deception

I would see posts from people I follow that caused all kinds of reactions in me, both positive and negative. I would see reactions to my posts that required a response--sometimes an immediate response. I would see things that would get me excited or inspired or angry, and I would …

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How to Interpret Non-verbal Communication

By getting this far, you've done a ton of work to set the stage for your future. The next articles are going to be about doing things that actively make your life better. Let's get started on that right away. It was in 2015 when I realized that I was …

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Narcissism in Relationships

Right now, this isn't about the other person; And granting forgiveness is one of the best and most powerful things you can do for yourself. Rehabber Betha got some help getting to this point, and it made a huge difference for her. Growing up, I didn't have an easy life …

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How the brain affects our health

It allows me to be a better person and a better partner, since I arrive home refreshed and ready to ease into an evening of disconnection. You will learn a lot of terminology that is used in packaging and is designed to get you to buy something, not necessarily because …

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What are your wellness needs?

While there's nothing wrong with journaling about beloved objects, studies show that focusing on your gratitude for the people in your life can help alleviate loneliness and boost self-esteem. Is the concept of our eroding environment so scary that it is easier to look the other way? Or is the …

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Befriending Your Feelings

With perfect use, such as in a laboratory or clinical setting, the OCP is 99% effective. Typical use reflects the rate of unintended pregnancies among all individuals taking the pill. With typical use, the OCP is only 91% effective. This accounts for how women take the pill in everyday life …

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Your Evolutionary Heritage

Didn't we already know that it's far easier to overeat apple pie than apples; The odd thing about the rampant pseudo-science of nutrition - seemingly erudite answers to misguided questions - is that more often than not, we already KNEW the answers, and must allow ourselves to pretend we didn't to take …

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Avoiding the Reflexive No!

They were like two peas in a pod, the living and the dead, they were alike in all respects except on that score. And the dose was very small, very brief, a single diagnostic X-ray, a tiny fraction of the radiation exposure considered safe, and it wasn't repeated. It was …

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When the Sun Just Isn't Good Enough

But by the summer of 2007, vaginal births after cesarean sections were increasingly rare. For years, doctors had stuck to the words of advice from a famous turn-of-the-century obstetrician, Joseph DeLee, who once decreed, Once a Caesarean always a Caesarean. His word was dogma. The fear has always been that …

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Self-deprecation

I turned my life around and became a millionaire in just three years. If someone had told me that they had a plan that would show me how to be a millionaire in 36 months, I would have laughed at them. Yet it happened. Without a doubt there was a …

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You feel afraid of your partner

The family was happy. The alien was happy. Sure, the world isn't perfect, but it's not supposed to be. All we can ever do is hope to talk to ourselves in the way that helps us best. How you talk about the world is how you will experience the world …

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Being fearful of disagreeing with a partner

Refusing to be the villain, she backtracked clarifying that his behavior was what she disliked. He frequently turned things around this way, effectively inhibiting her expressions of anger. Years later, she desperately wanted him out of her home where he had been living free without contributing to expenses. But her …

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Having no fair resolution of issues

instead, he desired that the children should have behaved differently than they did. He felt disrespected and acted out of anger; yet his angry action did nothing to show the children a better path. You might view the turtle as foolish, but you are no different from him when you …

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Laugh off our failures

Your every action elicits a reaction in others. Although we are all responsible solely for what we do in life, it would be unrealistic to deny that our actions influence others and vice versa. In other words, you don't cause others to act in a specific way (or they, you …

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Walk to any destination that is less than one mile away

In making this artifact public he realized several faults in its design and reformulated it. Although it led nowhere, particularly as the auto industry put all kinds of roadblocks before him, the Dymaxion car ended up influencing future designers, and caused many to question the single-minded approach people had to …

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